[Translated from GegenStandpunkt: Politische Vierteljahreszeitschrift 1-94, Gegenstandpunkt Verlag, Munich]
This article was written in 1994 in the wake of the first free elections in South Africa. It consists of a correct analysis of the process of nation-building through the creation of a new national people, the handing over of power to the blacks with the guaranteed maintenance of the capitalist economy based on untouched private property.
There is an article on Canada's boreal forests by Christopher Pala and an article on overfishing in West Africa in The Ecologist by Dawn Starin.
There’s an A-list celebrity who’s skipping Thanksgiving this year. Guess who? It’s Angelina Jolie. A source close to the star said that Angie won’t be celebrating it because it is all about abuses and murder by the whites against the native Indians.
The 16th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or better known as COP16, will be held in Cancun, Mexico next week. From November 29th to December 10th international leaders will make another attempt to form a binding legal agreement that can work towards solving the climate crisis.
Windsor's 2011 Radical History Conference is calling out to grassroots organizations, community activists and interested persons to submit materials to display at our conference on February 4th, 5th and 6th. Do you have an interest in the history of grassroots movements, in social change, or human liberation? We want to hear from you!
The abandonment of these fundamental principles upon which all international law was constructed, has since been trumped by the American government of claiming the right to set up their own military tribunals to condemn as criminals any persons who resist the agenda...
By Zahir Ebrahim
In today's modernity, Islam is principally subverted in the same mold by introducing “beneficial cognitive diversity” into that original singular formulation of “straight-path”. The sophistication of its subversion however that is evidently running circles around the Muslim minds today, relies in its employment of complex political theory called Hegelian Dialectic. This is the underlying philosophy in the “good Muslim” vs. “bad Muslim” dialectic, and in Presidential statements like “either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists”.
This Monday is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. South of the border, the Yanks will be celebrating Columbus Day. Two holidays born out of racism and genocide, but celebrated by all, as strange as that may seem...The essay presented below is a description of the American Thanksgiving, but is applicable to the Canadian one as well. A poem appears after that, presenting a side of Christopher Columbus that we don’t always hear about.
As long as we continue to prop up the very system of capitalism, whether it be through corporate conceived sustainable economic development projects, or economic bailouts, we will never truly address the root causes of poverty.
I recently blogged very critically about BC NDP leader Carole James addressing a business audience in Vancouver and in the course of it took liberties which I don’t usually take. Blogging has a way of subtly lowering journalistic standards, something that as a journalist I have to be acutely aware of.
“If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen.” Those are the words from 58-year-old Zeituni Onyango...
Thanks to the Supreme Court's 5-4 January ruling that it is unconstitutional to limit corporate campaign contributions, this year's election cycle is on pace to shatter previous election spending records.