The Price Of Torching Mosques | by Jonathan Cook

Nazareth: Jewish far-right groups responsible for a series of arson attacks on West Bank mosques over the past year broke dangerous ground last week when they turned their attention for the first time to holy places inside Israel. A mosque was torched, followed days...
Romance, grace and football | by Mark Espin

Romance, grace and football | by Mark Espin

When people write about football they often employ a series of overstated adjectives and nauseating hyperbole. The death of Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira in December last year required that football writers be much more careful about their use of language when...
Zille’s new ‘War on drugs’

Zille’s new ‘War on drugs’

In yet another shameless publicity stunt, designed to appeal to the most reactionary strata of the DA’s support base,Western Cape premier and self-appointed leader of South Africa’s opposition; Helen Zille called on president Zuma to deploy SANDF troops to the...
It’s the coal, stupid

It’s the coal, stupid

South AfrIca’s coal-fuelled development path delivers jobs that are less than decent and results in massively negative externalities – water contamination, air pollution, loss of farmland and community commons and livelihoods. With theexception of Sasol, coal is...