Nature’s Revenge of Plunder

By Jacklyn CockWe are living at a time of environmental crisis. This crisis means that we face serious threats to the natural resource base on which all economic activities depend. These threats are not ‘natural’ and inevitable. They are social in their causes and...
Zimbabwe: A tale of two Chinas | by Khadija Sharife

Zimbabwe: A tale of two Chinas | by Khadija Sharife

‘The last time I spoke to my mum, she said “mwanangu tichiri musango” – meaning my son, we are still in the bush,’ said ‘China’, a Zimbabwean civil society activist based in South Africa.In late March this year, China’s mother was forced to flee...

The UN is part of Palestine’s problem | by Frank Barat

At the United Nations building in New York City on Friday, 23 September 2011, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority and chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) addresses the General Assembly in his bid to obtain full recognition of...