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Nazi Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Tulkarem
Human Rights, Palestine Affairs, West Bank, Zimbabwe

Nazi Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Tulkarem

Nazi soldiers abducted two Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, from Bethlehem and Tulkarem, in the Nazi occupied West Bank. Several Nazi army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, stormed and ransacked homes before abducting Jamal Salem Deeriyya, 15, and Wael Ahmad Deeriyya, 24. The Nazi soldiers also invaded the Jenin refugee camp, in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, before breaking into and ransacking several homes. Furthermore, the Nazi army abducted Nidal Sabbagh, from the Jenin refugee camp, after stopping him at a military roadblock near Tulkarem. In addition, the Nazi army phoned former political prisoner Mohammad Shadi Jarrar, in addition to Ayman Jamal Abu ar-Rob, and summoned them for interrogation at the Salem military base west o...
Zimbabwe

“It is homeland or death”: The Zanu-PF on the rise once again!

NOVANEWS Photograph by Wilson Kakurira showing First Lady and Zanu-PF Women’s League secretary Dr. Grace Mugabe, flanked by Zanu-PF Provincial chairman Samuel Undenge and Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs Mandi Chimene, saluting the revolutionary party’s supporters at a rally near St John’s Primary School in Buhera on February 18 (Courtesy of The Herald) In the year of 2013, there were a round of elections and votes, which would again would show that the chains of neo-colonialism were broken. Once again, Black nationalism was victorious, with the Zanu-PF garnering over 61% of the popular vote, and the MDC-T garnering about 35% of the popular vote in the presidential election, in which there were five contenders and about 3.5 million voted. At the same time, in the Hous...
Zimbabwe

A “corrective measure”?: Zimbabwe, Black power, and Western imperialism

NOVANEWS From an article in The Herald titled “No Military Takeover in Zimbabwe” The article adds the following caption about this photo: “free movement of people in the Capital city as the Army calls for peace and calmness.” Recently the bourgeois media has been up in arms over Zimbabwe. But what is it all about? What is going on? After one user asked what was going on, writing that “there is a decided lack of information, but things don’t look very good. Robert Mugabe has made significant efforts to keep Zimbabwe free of domination by Western imperialism and Western capitalism. Further information would be appreciated,” some comrades on /r/communism (obviously tarred as a “rush to defend Mugabe” by anti-communist subreddits like /r/enoughcommiespam and /r/Zimbabwe) responded by saying...
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Imperial machinations, Mnangagwa, and gleeful capitalists

NOVANEWS This is a graphic I created on 12/13/2017, and revised on 12/14/2017, to represent the continuing counter-revolution in Zimbabwe since Mugabe’s resignation on Nov 21 and Mnangagwa’s ascendancy the next day thanks to the ZDF’s coup d’etat. The counter-revolution of President Mnangagwa in Zimbabwe continues afoot. The Zimbabwean Communist Party, as I noted previously, is no help, so the Zimbabwean proletariat are on their own as the socially democratic gains of the Black nationalist ruling party, the Zanu-PF, albeit limited by the fact that they originally accepted neocolonialism before the late 1990s as noted before, are being chipped away. Recent Developments Recently, on the same day that the Politburo of the Zanu-PF met, the royalty for platinum mining was slashedso that “al...
China, Zimbabwe

“It is homeland or death”: Breaking the neo-colonial chains in Zimbabwe

NOVANEWS Flag of the independent Republic of Zimbabwe currently. In 1996, the neo-colonial chains, of the post-independence period, began to be broken. In the presidential election that year, Mugabe was elected with over 92% of the vote, while Abel Muzorewa of the United Parties, the moderate opposition party, gained 4.8% of the vote. It was this year, the same year that Mugabe became the chair of the defense arm of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), that the Zanu-PF government began to back away from ESAP, as they realized its disastrous results. The following year, in 1997, the chains holding Zimbabwe to Britain were completely snapped. The government began to seize land owned by a “handful of white farmers” which some called a “steadily increasing autocracy,” not rea...
Africa, Zimbabwe

Military is complicit in Mugabe misrule

NOVANEWS Statement of the Global Pan African Movement on the intervention in Zimbabwe AFP Julia Lynne Walker The Global Pan African Movement condemns the military intervention in Zimbabwe in no uncertain terms. The generals of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces have been part of the repressive government. The huge problems of Zimbabwe cannot be resolved by the same soldiers who have been partners with Mugabe in the past 37 years. On November 14, the military of Zimbabwe seized the radio and television operations of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, ZBC. By the morning of November 15 the world woke up to the news that the top officers of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) had intervened to place Mr. Robert Mugabe in custody. In the typical fashion ...
Africa, Zimbabwe

Opportunity for a new political culture in Zimbabwe

NOVANEWS Daily Maverick Esau J. Mavindidze The political crisis offers citizens an opportunity to examine the path Zimbabwe has traveled since independence. Zimbabwe needs to build a new democracy. Citizens must ask themselves whether they want to join the rat race towards self-enrichment of a few or work towards solutions that benefit all. That requires a new leadership that is totally accountable and dedicated to the people. The events of the past 48 hours have been more than dramatic and have kept most of us on edge. Now that we are no longer speculating and a clearer picture has emerged, we need to start thinking about what brought us here, and more importantly, where we are going from here as a nation. Given where we have been, perhaps this moment was in...
Africa, Zimbabwe

Mugabe seen smiling, posing for photos with military chief amid apparent power struggle

NOVANEWS MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses party supporters upon his arrival in Mahusekwa, about 150 kms east of Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday, March, 5, 2008. AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been seen for the first time since military action began on Wednesday. Mugabe was photographed smiling and shaking hands with the country's military chief. The military chief is also leading an apparent transfer of power that the military has insisted is not a coup. The president, who had been under house arrest, has so far resisted pressure to step down. HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s fate hung in the balance on Friday as he apparently resisted efforts to step down in the wake o...
Africa, Zimbabwe

For Zimbabwe, a Coup Isn’t the Answer

NOVANEWS By GLEN MPANINOV President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, center, during the country’s 37th Independence Day celebration in April. CreditJekesai Njikizana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images There is no doubt that the events of the last 48 hours in Zimbabwe mark the beginning of the end of Robert Mugabe’s reign. The dictator’s 37-year-rulewas distinguished by untold suffering, high inflation, shortages of water, electricity and money. Millions of Zimbabweans left the country in search of better opportunities. The majority of those who remained were left to live in poverty and illness. In a confusing sequence of events on Tuesday and Wednesday, the military seized the state television broadcaster ZBC, and in an effort to downplay what was happening said there was no coup, b...
Africa, Zimbabwe

As Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Refuses to Resign, Advocates Say Coup “Is Not the Answer” for Meaningful Reform

NOVANEWS By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!  In Zimbabwe, longtime leader Robert Mugabe is refusing to resign as president amid a growing political crisis. Last week Mugabe was placed under house arrest after Zimbabwe's military seized parliament, courts, government offices, and the main airport in the capital, Harare. The apparent coup came a week after President Mugabe ousted his Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who's since been named by the military as interim president. Members of Zimbabwe's ruling party are preparing to meet to discuss Mugabe's impeachment, after the deadline for him to resign came and went this morning. On Sunday, Mugabe gave a televised address acknowledging the country's problems, but did not mention stepping down. Zimbabwe's ruling party, ZANU-PF,...