New Hopes, Looming Threats | EPW Editorial

The extreme Right in Israel and the United States are standing in the way of justice to the Palestinians.The new spirit of assertion by the hitherto supine al-Fatah leadership of Palestine and the degree of support it has received from governments across the world...

Political blunders and nationalization prospects

If the government was a person, it would be barely able to stand today, having shot itself in both feet over the past week. Timing the introduction of the controversial and bitterly resisted e-tolling system to start the day before a fuel price rise to record levels...

The ballot box and a youth wage subsidy

The battle for the electoral support of the millions of unemployed, unskilled and mostly ill-educated youth — perhaps the most crucial voting bloc for the 2014 elections — is now in the open. It came with the decision by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to march on Cosatu...