Hugo Chávez and Me | by Tariq Ali

Hugo Chávez and Me | by Tariq Ali

Once I asked whether he preferred enemies who hated him because they knew what he was doing or those who frothed and foamed out of ignorance. He laughed. The former was preferable, he explained, because they made him feel that he was on the right track. Hugo...
East African Opposition, Really? | by Andre Vltchek

East African Opposition, Really? | by Andre Vltchek

In the three Western outposts of the eastern part of Africa – Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya – the opposition had either been totally smashed or is rotting in jail. Alternatively, it has ‘ceased to exist’. In East Africa, those who are in power and those who...