A new stage in the global crisis | by Andre Damon

Friday’s disastrous US jobs report, which showed the worst payrolls growth in a year, capped a week of dismal economic news from every part of the world. These developments reveal that claims of an economic recovery are not only premature but utterly fictitious....

Return of the one-state solution | by Phil Gasper

The case for a single democratic secular state in historic Palestine. ISRAEL’S BRUTAL rampage in the Gaza Strip in December and January claimed the lives of more than 1,300 Palestinians, the majority of them unarmed civilians according to the Israeli human rights...

Freedom vs dignity in art debate | by Nickolaus Bauer

How far can artists go in satirising or sending up the powerful? That is the essence of the ­brouhaha over Brett Murray’s contentious The Spear painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed in a pose reminiscent of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin....