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Nicaragua joins South Africa at the ICJ in support of Palestine
Africa, Nicaragua, South Africa

Nicaragua joins South Africa at the ICJ in support of Palestine

The way that different countries have responded to the ongoing genocide in Gaza says everything about which interests their governments really represent. Proletarian writers Subscribe to our  channel The anti-imperialist solidarity between the revolutionaries and national-liberation movements of Nicaragua and Palestine is not new, but it is testament to the principled leadership of the Sandinistas that Nicaragua is willing to put itself forward against zionism on the world stage, knowing full well that this will bring the opprobrium of international finance capital down on its head. While Yemen has been the first state actor to deliver full practical solidarity with the Palestinian struggle, and South Africa was the first to have recourse to international l...
‘Israel’ Goes to Court for the Crime of Genocide
Africa, Gaza, Holocaust, Human Rights, Palestine Affairs, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA, West Bank, ZIO-NAZI

‘Israel’ Goes to Court for the Crime of Genocide

The Biden Administration will lie, cheat and go to war to protect its “best friend” PHILIP GIRALDI  A friend of mine who follows international developments closely recently observed that the United States and Israel have “own goaled” themselves to become widely perceived as together the two most evil governments on earth. It is a judgement that is hard to disagree with regarding the Jewish state if one examines the abundant evidence that Israel is systematically committing war crimes against the largely unarmed Palestinian civilian population in an effort to bring about ethnic cleansing or even genocide in Gaza and on the West Bank. The process would include removing the Palestinians physically and/or killing them if they resist, which is what is currently taking place. Somethin...
BRICS Member South Africa Takes Zionism to Court
Africa, Gaza, Holocaust, Human Rights, Palestine Affairs, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA, West Bank, ZIO-NAZI

BRICS Member South Africa Takes Zionism to Court

PEPE ESCOBAR  Pretoria’s genocide case against Israel is crucial, not just to stop Tel Aviv’s carnage in Gaza, but to plant the first flag of mutipolarism in the globe’s courtrooms: this is the first case of many that will seek to halt western impunity and restore international law as envisioned in the UN Charter. Nothing less than the full concept of international law will be on trial this week in The Hague. The whole world is watching. It took an African nation, not an Arab or Muslim nation, but significantly a BRICS member, to try to break the iron chains deployed by Zionism via fear, financial might, and non-stop threats, enslaving not only Palestine but substantial swathes of the planet. By a twist of historical poetic justice, South Africa, a nation that knows one or...
A Crack in a 75-year-old Wall of Impunity: South Africa Challenges ‘Israeli’ Genocide in Court
Africa, Gaza, Holocaust, Human Rights, Palestine Affairs, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA, West Bank, ZIO-NAZI

A Crack in a 75-year-old Wall of Impunity: South Africa Challenges ‘Israeli’ Genocide in Court

South Africa’s painstakingly compiled genocide case against the Israeli government isn’t just an important legal document — it’s a rallying cry for civil society. By Craig Mokhiber and Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Focus  1948 was a year of tragic irony. That year saw the adoption of both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, together promising a world in which human rights would be protected by the rule of law. That same year, South Africa adopted apartheid and Israeli forces carried out the Nakba, the violent mass dispossession of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. Both systems relied on western colonial support. In short, the modern international human rights movement was born...
Apartheid
Africa, South Africa

Apartheid

Posted by: John Phoenix After its election victory in 1948, the National Party (some of whose leaders had been locked up as Nazi sympathisers during the Second World War), guided by the racist ideology of apartheid, built a state to entrench white supremacy. Through more than 40 pieces of legislation enacted by the whites-only Parliament, the majority of the country’s population were disenfranchised, forcibly evicted from their homes and from fertile land that they and their ancestors had cultivated for generations, and dumped in poor, bleak, rural surroundings or in townships to serve as a source of cheap labour. Apartheid began at birth, with each child registered on the basis of his or her race. Inter-racial marriage and sex were outlawed under the Prohibition of Mixed Ma...
South African envoy comments on Nazi-Hamas truce
Africa, Gaza, Holocaust, Human Rights, South Africa, West Bank, ZIO-NAZI

South African envoy comments on Nazi-Hamas truce

South African envoy comments on Israel-Hamas truce Pretoria acknowledged the pause in fighting but hopes "to see a permanent ceasefire" between the sides, Mzuvukile Maqetuka told RT Mzuvukile Maqetuka, South African Ambassador Extraordinaire Plenipotentiary ©  RT South Africa’s Ambassador to Russia Mzuvukile Maqetuka commented on the Israel-Hamas hostilities and Russia’s grain deliveries to Africa in an exclusive interview to RT on Monday. Speaking to RT during the Primakov Readings, an international forum in Moscow, Maqetuka said the ceasefire that has been agreed upon by Israel and Hamas "is a positive aspect" in the conflict, because it has resulted in a pause in the death of women and children on both sides.  The foreign ministry of Qatar, which was r...
Clashing Anniversaries in South Africa
Africa, South Africa

Clashing Anniversaries in South Africa

BY RICHARD PITHOUSE On 20 August 2023 Abahlali baseMjondolo held an event at the eKhenana Commune in Durban to commemorate four of their comrades who were murdered last year. Photo: Zodwa Nsibande. In the 1980s millions of people were organised into militant trade unions and community organisations across South Africa. At the time it was argued that South Africa, along with Haiti and the Philippines, was one of the most mobilised countries on the planet. This year the anniversaries of two key moments in building this incoming tide of popular democratising power have been marked. The first was the fiftieth anniversary of the strikes in Durban which began on 9 January 1973 and opened the sequence of struggle that built a formidable trade union movement. Brought together in t...
Mischief-Making in Pretoria-Moscow-Washington Foreign and Trade Policies
Russia, South Africa

Mischief-Making in Pretoria-Moscow-Washington Foreign and Trade Policies

BY PATRICK BOND Photograph Source: Kremlin.ru – CC BY 4.0 Has the South African government unequivocally sided with Russia, as witnessed not just in February’s joint military exercises (alongside China) but also in allegedly selling weapons to Moscow late last year? Will the relationship prevent President Cyril Ramaphosa from having Vladimir Putin arrested at the Johannesburg summit, in late August, of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-Johannesburg bloc – as the International Criminal Court arrest warrant (for abuse of captured Ukrainian children) requires? And will any of these factors threaten the single largest component of South Africa’s export trade, the African Growth and Opportunity Act duty-free imports to the United States, worth several billion dollars last year alone...
South Africa: the Politics of Death
Africa, South Africa

South Africa: the Politics of Death

BY RICHARD PITHOUSE Lindokuhle Mnguni speaking outside the home of Nokuthula Mabaso on the morning after she was assassinated, 6 May 2022. Photo: Richard Pithouse. Last week the tenth anniversary of the massacre of striking miners at Marikana was marked in South Africa. The televised state murder became one of the ruptures in the flow of time that generates a before and after in national consciousness. It took its place with the massacres by the apartheid state in Soweto in 1976 and Sharpeville in 1960. Of course, national consciousness is fractured by class, among other things. The insurgent strike at Marikana, and its repression, swiftly sparked a self-organized farm workers’ strike in the orchards and vineyards in the Western Cape, and a series of urban land occupations ac...
Nazi Regime offered to sell South Africa nuclear warheads
Africa, South Africa, ZIO-NAZI

Nazi Regime offered to sell South Africa nuclear warheads

Flashback: Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear warheads  CONTACT@IFAMERICANSKNEW.ORG   (Guardian) British newspaper reveals documents from 1970’s allegedly recording a meeting in which Israel makes deal to sell nuclear weapons to apartheid regime. reposted from Ynet News, May 24, 2010 British newspaper the Guardian on Monday published secret South African documents reveled in a new book, according to which Israel allegedly offered to sell the apartheid regime nuclear warheads. The documents, if proven to be true, are the first official documents that prove Israel possess nuclear weapons. The papers allegedly document a meeting between senior officials of the two countries in 1975, in which South African Defense Minister PW Botha reque...