Update workers gather for Klerksdorp COSATU march

Picture: REUTERS/Matthews Baloyi (SOUTH AFRICA)- Members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) marched through the streets of Johannesburg, to protest against a jump in electricity, food and fuel prices on July 23, 2008. A 10 000 strong march is...

Did sri lanka secure peace?

Did Sri Lanka Secure Peace? Whilst the Sri Lankan government celebrates a military victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE or Tamil Tigers), the prospects for permanent peace seem remote given that the underlying causes for the rebellion have not been...

Your apology is not convincing

By Abdel Bari Atwan (source: Middle East Monitor) It was right that the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad did apologize for the actions of elements within the security apparatus under his authority. They had attacked a gathering of representatives of PLO...

Israels lies

Israel’s Lies Henry Siegman Western governments and most of the Western media have accepted anumber of Israeli claims justifying the military assault on Gaza: thatHamas consistently violated the six-month truce that Israel observedand then refused to extend it; that...

The necessity of cultural boycott

The necessity of cultural boycott Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada The international movement to boycott Israel has gained irrepressible momentum. (Mushir Abdelrahman/MaanImages) June 23, 2009 If there is anything new in the never-ending sad story of Palestine it...