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The Apartheid State of Israel and the Palestinian Resistance

When you look at the history of the South African struggle for liberation one cannot help but notice the tremendous role played by youth in fighting against the apartheid system and the many other struggles in the world that resemble this kind of youth insurgency. Young people...

Khashoggi Assassination: How Safe Are South African Critics of Saudi Arabia?

What certainty do South African critics of Saudi Arabia have that they will not face the same tragic fate that befell Jamal Khashoggi? There are South African commentators who have taken public positions to express their disdain for Saudi war crimes in Yemen.  They form part of a...

Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

The MRN has observed with grave concern the inability of the Saudi authorities in Riyadh or in the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul to explain the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  Khashoggi has been a critic of the Saudi regime’s reform program, planned and plotted by...

Occupied Childhood: Ahed Tamimi Pens a Heartfelt Letter About Life in and After Prison

  In a heartfelt letter, 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi tells the story of her arrest and eight months in an Israeli prison – and the struggles she faces as a symbol of resistance. “I am a child of the Israeli occupation. It has always been there. My first real...
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Peaceful Protest is Difficult to Sustain When Your Occupier is Israel

I am currently working in one of the busiest, and most specialised, trauma centres in Johannesburg, South Africa. When coming on for duty over a weekend shift, one can be sure that it will be an exceptionally busy one, with a multitude of patients with gunshot wounds (including...