Ken Livingstone is an English politician, he served as the Mayor of London between 2000 and 2008. He is also a former MP and a former member of the Labour Party. We have to separate the issues of anti-Semitism from the debate and criticism of Israeli government policies. No Jew should be demonized because of Tel Aviv’s mistreatment of Palestinians. France’s President Emmanuel Macron has said that the rising tide of anti-Semitic incidents in France is because anti-Semitism is hiding behind anti-Zionism and he is considering passing a law to make it illegal for people to say or write anti-Zionist comments. Speaking to the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutes he said “France seeks to define anti-Zionism as a modern day form of anti-Semitism.” Also on rt.com Anti-Zionism equals Anti-Semitism? Macron fuels debate on how to define anti-Jewish hate Were such a law to be passed it would impinge on the freedom of people to talk about events in … [Read more...] about Macron’s attempt to silence legitimate criticism of Israel won’t tackle the rise of anti-Semitism
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Date created : 13/02/2019 - 16:33 Johannesburg (AFP) Thousands of South African workers staged nationwide demonstrations on Wednesday to protest against high unemployment and government policies they say have failed to create jobs and are deepening poverty.Workers dressed in red t-shirts, showing their loyalty to the trade union movement, gathered in the eastern port city of Durban, Johannesburg and other locations for open-air rallies three months ahead of the country's general election.Companies in South Africa, notably in the mining sector, have shed tens of thousands of jobs in recent years in what unions have termed a "jobs bloodbath" as the economy of Africa's most industrialised nation struggles for growth.South Africa has a near-record 27 percent unemployment rate, and trade unions say that 9.3 million employable people need jobs.Zingiswa Losi, president of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), led the march in Durban, which was attended by about 6,000 … [Read more...] about Thousands protest against job losses in South Africa
Peter Hain 15 December 2018 9:00 AM 15 December 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Apartheid, Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit Hennie van VuurenHurst & Co., pp.620, £25 Around 1970 I was labelled ‘Public Enemy No. 1’ by white South Africa’s newspapers for leading militant anti-apartheid protests which stopped all-white sports tours to Britain. And a year ago when, under parliamentary privilege in the House of Lords, I exposed looting, corruption and money-laundering by former President Zuma and his cronies the Gupta brothers, some jaundiced white South Africans again attacked me — this time for having helped deliver ‘corrupt black majority rule’. The current struggle against [Jacob Zuma-inspired] corruption in South Africa is undermined by a basic lack of appreciation of the nature of that corruption and the criminal networks that facilitate it — namely, that they are continuities of … [Read more...] about How apartheid poisoned the world
Sometimes on your travels, there are conversations that really stick with you. In Sri Lanka, having witnessed the first Test series win for an England cricket team on this island in 17 years, it was one of my final conversations with a local that I simply couldn’t shake. When travelling for work I make a habit of talking to taxi drivers, hoteliers, anyone local really. Individuals seem to appreciate you taking an interest in their country and while the views you hear tend to vary wildly across a broad scale, when you gather them all together at the end you begin to build a picture of what people (in this case Sri Lankans) feel about their country. Arriving for the beginning of a Test series on this beautiful island, a teardrop falling from the Asian subcontinent and into the Indian Ocean, you wouldn’t have known that the headlines internationally were of a political crisis. “If we take it out to the streets, there will be a … [Read more...] about Can sport heal the wounds of war?
African Union leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body, the main story in this morning's Kenyan Daily Nation tells us. The proposed reforms are intended to streamline and empower the African Union, an ambitious effort for an organisation often seen as toothless and donor-dependent, and analysts say time for forging a deal is short. Egypt, which will assume the chairmanship of the AU early next year, has little interest in the reforms, according to the International Crisis Group. The special summit is being held at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa this Saturday and Sunday at the insistence of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the current AU Chairman and pioneer of the reforms. So far South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Comoros, Togo and Ghana have confirmed they will be sending their presidents. Nigeria and Mozambique will be sending foreign ministers to the two-day summit. SABC funds parties, … [Read more...] about African press review 15 November 2018