The African National Congress, which celebrated its centenary in January, went from being a violent resistence movement to a peaceful de facto state party in South Africa [REUTERS] Exeter, United Kingdom - The Arab Spring has precipitated the rise of new politicians: formerly excluded or incarcerated non-state actors who are, today, either claimants of the state [...]
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From prisoners to rulers: Mobilising for Arab democracy Militant movements, such as the African National Congress, often go through growing pains before societal integration.
First the video of United States Marines urinating on bodies of Afghans who had been killed. Then the revelation that copies of the Quran had been burned at Bagram Air Base, which also serves as an American prison camp in Afghanistan. Nearly thirty Afghans and several NATO troopsdied in the violent reaction. The [...]
S Africa’s ANC celebrates 100 years Africa’s oldest liberation movement holds weekend of lavish celebrations, amid criticism for not delivering on promises.
The ANC, which began as a liberation movement, has led democratic South Africa as its ruling party since 1994 [AFP] Tens of thousands of revelers waved the green and gold colours of the African National Congress (ANC), as South Africa‘s ruling party and Africa’s oldest liberation movement celebrated its 100th anniversary. But at the same time, many [...]
Celebration and criticism as the ANC turns 100 Reflecting on the first 100 years of Africa‘s oldest liberation movement, celebrating its centenary today. South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) celebrates its 100th anniversary ceremony on January 8, 2012 [EPA] New York, NY - The invitation came by email, inviting “CDE Danny Schechter” to the ceremony marking the [...]
AP / Schalk van Zuydam Protesters shout during a rally outside the U.N. climate change summit in Durban, South Africa. By Amy Goodman DURBAN, South Africa—High above the pavement, overlooking Durban’s famous South Beach and the pounding surf of the Indian Ocean, and just blocks from the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where up to 20,000 [...]
A woman wears symbolic tapes across her lips at a protest rally against the ANC’s new secrecy law. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer accuses the ANC of apartheid-style censorship Secrecy law to muzzle press will affect all writers, says poet and fighter against black oppression Read the letter reddit this Comments (0) Tracy [...]
Who are the Global Terrorists? Noam Chomsky Ken Booth & Tim Dunne (eds.), Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order, Palgrave Macmillan, May, 2002 After the atrocities of 11 September, the victim declared a “war on terrorism,” targeting not just the suspected perpetrators, but the country [...]
In the occupied Palestinian Territories, a “matrix of control has been put into place that curbs Palestinians‘ most basic human rights” [GALLO/GETTY] The crime of apartheid In order to keep Israel a “Jewish” state, racist policies amounting to apartheid have been used against Palestinians. Frank Barat Last Modified: 07 Sep 2011 11:02 South [...]
Under the cover of democracy US and its allies assist will be using neoliberal economic policies to make sure new Arab governments stay in line. Joseph Massad Last Modified: 08 Jun 2011 14:17 In many Arab countries, especially Egypt, the World Bank makes sure that the country’s wealth is in the hands of the governing elite [...]