South Africa: Land Occupation Defies a Broken System

Xolisa Phillip Abahlali baseMjondolo Visit any black area in the Eastern Cape and you will find a section called eNdlovini. This has a double meaning: the first literal translation is “at the elephant/place of the elephant”. The second meaning is more nuanced and slightly loaded: “the place at which we charged in and settled”. The…

Libya: Shameful EU Policies Fuel Surge in Detention of Migrants and Refugees

A surge in migrants and refugees intercepted at sea by the Libyan authorities has seen at least 2,600 people transferred, in the past two months alone, to squalid detention centres where they face torture and extortion. The global human rights organisation accuses European governments of complicity in these abuses by actively supporting the Libyan authorities…

Imperial Road to Conquest: Peace and Disarmament Agreements

James Petras Internationalist 360° Introduction In recent years US imperial strategy has sought to lessen the cost of defeating and overthrowing independent countries. The means and method are fairly straight forward. World-wide propaganda campaigns which demonize the adversary; the enlistment and collaboration of European and regional allies (England, France, Saudi Arabia and Israel); the recruitment,…

South Africa’s Legacy of Landmark Struggles Endures

The history of May Day in South Africa is closely associated with that of the struggle against apartheid Picture of 25 April strike, (New Frame/ Daylin Paul) Musawenkosi Cabe / The Dawn News May Day marks the renewal of vows by the working class to continue its fight against its exploitation by the capitalist class….

Kwesi Pratt: US Military Deal Taking Ghana Back into Slavery

“My position and the position of people like me is radically different from some of the positions I’m hearing around. I have heard people say that let’s review the agreement….let’s change some clauses, no matter the number of clauses we change in this agreement will remain a very bad agreement”; Kwesi Pratt Jnr’s posturing on…

Hundreds Resist Demolition of Shacks in South Africa

Some have been asked to rebuild their shacks over holes left behind after toilets were demolished. Pavan Kulkarni Abahlali baseMjondolo Residents of the Vusimuzi settlement are furious that their only shelter has been torn down with no clarity being provided on their future Hundreds of residents of the township of Tembisa in South Africa strongly…