Monthly Archives: December 2013

Our Press: Bedazzled by the Cleptocracy

Bill Moyers Essay: The End Game for Democracy “If More People Knew The Secrets Those In Power Keep From Us All, We Would Toss Them Out On Their Ear” via:

Diversity Israeli-Style

  On Wednesday, a Red Cross blood clinic at the Israeli parliament rejected a donation from a Black member. The law allows Ethiopian Jews to immigrate and marry other Jews. Nevertheless, they are the most discriminated against, more than the Arab Muslim and Christian Israelis based strictly on their dark skin. While Zionists discriminate against all non-Jews, a rigid hierarchy […]

The Media’s Hypocritical Oath – Mandela And Economic Apartheid

The Media’s Hypocritical Oath – Mandela And Economic Apartheid By David Edwards   What does it mean when a notoriously profit-driven, warmongering, climate-killing media system mourns, with one impassioned voice, the death of a principled freedom fighter like Nelson Mandela? Does it mean that the corporate system has a heart, that it cares? Or does […]

Mandela and the Devil’s Bargain

Creating the Ruling Class by KEVIN CARSON The end of apartheid in South Africa was neither the first nor the last people’s revolution to be betrayed by its own victorious leadership. Perhaps the premier example was Russia’s Bolshevik victory in 1917. Compare the party’s policies after the October Revolution to its rhetoric before. Lenin’s book […]

Don’t Blame Mandela for Our Failure

by RON JACOBS Like most radicals my age, I remember the moment I heard Nelson Mandela would walk free. I also remember exactly when I heard the apartheid regime was finally gone. I also recall Nelson Mandela’s victory tour in the wake of the moment. When Mandela won the 1994 election, I wondered how the […]


The Legacy of Nelson Mandela: A Dissenting Opinion

By Jonathan Cook Offering a dissenting opinion at this moment of a general outpouring of grief at Nelson Mandela’s death is not likely to court popularity. It is also likely to be misunderstood. So let me start by recognising Mandela’s huge achievement in helping to bring down South African apartheid, and make clear my enormous respect […]