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Blum: Anti-Empire Report
Nov 03, 2010
The left in America is desperate; desperate for someone who can inspire them, if not lead them to a better world; or at least make them laugh.
Bond: Palestine Liberation
Oct 13, 2010
On a full-day drive through the Jordan Valley late last month, we skirted the earth’s oldest city and the lowest inhabited point, 400 meters below sea level. For 10,000 years, people have lived along the river separating the present-day West Bank and Jordan.
Bennis: One Nation Rallies
Oct 08, 2010
His always-identifiable, once-in-a-generation voice booming across the sun-drenched National Mall, the legendary actor-activist Harry Belafonte evoked the words of his long-ago friend and colleague, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bond: South African Development Goals
Sep 29, 2010
Since coming to power after a palace coup against Thabo Mbeki exactly two years ago, the new government’s performance has been miserable. For example, roughly 1.5 million jobs have been lost, in spite of a major economic burst before and during the mid-2010 World Cup.
Blum: Things Which Don't Go Away
Sep 02, 2010
But no American should be allowed to forget that the nation of Iraq, the society of Iraq, have been destroyed, ruined, a failed state.
Bennis: Mosque Hysteria
Aug 29, 2010
At its core, the controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic community center in downtown Manhattan is not about religion. It’s about war.
Bohmer: Olympia Food Coop Israel Boycott
Aug 26, 2010
The decision by the board of the Olympia Food Coop to not buy Israeli made goods and boycott them is a positive and important contribution towards ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Bond: S. African Public Sector Strike
Aug 23, 2010
The two major civil service unions on strike against the South African government vow to intensify pressure in coming days, in a struggle pitting a million members of the middle and lower ranks of society against a confident government leadership fresh from hosting the World Cup.
Boyle: Israeli Apartheid State
Aug 20, 2010
I'm not going to go through the entire history of the Israeli divestment/disinvestment movement, except to say that in the late summer of 2002 the President of Harvard, Larry Summers accused those of us Harvard alumni involved in the Harvard divestment campaign of being anti-Semitic.
Bond: Africa Looting & WTO
Aug 16, 2010
The continent’s own elites, together with the West and now China are still making Africans progressively poorer, thanks to the extraction of raw materials. Reinvestment is negligible and the prices, royalties and taxes paid are inadequate to compensate the wasting away of Africa’s natural wealth. Anti-extraction campaigns by (un)civil society are the only hope for a reversal of these neocolonial relations.
Bennis: Israel & the UN
Aug 11, 2010
What a coup for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon! Israel just agreed it will cooperate with a UN-backed international investigation into its lethal May 31 raid on the Mavi Marmara, the ship attempting to break the siege of Gaza. Nine Turkish nationals, one of them also a U.S. citizen, were killed by Israeli commandos who attacked the ship from assault helicopters and naval speedboats.
Bond: South Africa "War on Poverty"
Aug 07, 2010
Shortly before Pretoria’s presidential power change from Thabo Mbeki to Jacob Zuma two years ago, the South African state announced its War on Poverty (WoP). What news from the front, in the immediate wake of World Cup host duties that showed observers how very pleasant life is for the rich and middle-class here?
Bohmer: Economic Policies We Need
Aug 05, 2010
This is the third and final part of a ZNet commentary series about global economic crisis and relating to Greece, by Peter Bohmer and Robin Hahnel. Hahnel spoke at the Greek anti-authoritarian movement’s B-Festival in Athens last May and Bohmer will be speaking at the festival in Thessaloniki in September.
Bennis: Wikileaks Afghan War Diary
Jul 30, 2010
The leaks just fill in details of what we already knew: that the Afghan War is too costly to continue.
Bohmer: Center Left & Fiscal Austerity?
Jul 25, 2010
This is the second of a three part ZNet commentary series this month, about global economic crisis and relating to Greece, by Peter Bohmer and Robin Hahnel.
Bello: Greece Tragedy
Jul 17, 2010
Cafés are full in Athens, and droves of tourists still visit the Parthenon and go island-hopping in the fabled Aegean. But beneath the summery surface, there is confusion, anger, and despair as this country plunges into its worst economic crisis in decades.
Bohmer: Has The World Gone Mad?
Jul 13, 2010
This is the first of a three part ZNet commentary series this month, about global economic crisis and relating to Greece, by Peter Bohmer and Robin Hahnel.
Bond: Fifa Forbids Free Speech
Jul 09, 2010
Acting against our alleged ‘ambush marketing’ and ‘incitement’ (sic), the South African Police Service, newly augmented with 40,000 additional cadre for the World Cup, detained several of us here in Durban last weekend.
Bond: World Cup Curse & Xenophobia
Jun 29, 2010
Soccer-loving cynics have long predicted problems now growing worse here in South Africa because of World Cup hosting duties...
Blum: Anti-Empire Report
Jun 17, 2010
The worst thing that ever happened to the Jewish people is the Holocaust. The second worst thing that ever happened to the Jewish people is the state of Israel.