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Pretoria permanently withdraws its ambassador from Israel

            Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. (Photo by Gallo Images / Thapelo Maphakela) April 5, 2019 Peter Fabricius International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says withdrawing SA ambassador is just ‘stage one’ in downgrading relations with Tel Aviv. The South African government has implemented what International Relations Minister …

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Yellow Vests and Red Unions Strike Together

On Tuesday, February 5, as the government of Emmanuel Macron pushed harsh repressive laws against demonstrators through the National Assembly, the Yellow Vests joined with France’s unions for the first time in a day-long, nation-wide “General Strike.” At the very moment when in Paris the lower house was voting to …

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The Global Left and the Danger of a Dirty War in Venezuela

Lucas Koerner warns that the Global North “left” critique of “authoritarianism” in Venezuela serves as ideological cover for the current coup and impending dirty war pushed by Washington. In a recent piece for Jacobin, Gabriel Hetland mapped out what he believes should be the “left” position vis-à-vis the ongoing US-led …

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Musharraf must clarify pro-Israel statements, Sherry

ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2019: PPP Parliamentary Leader in Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman criticized former President Pervez Musharraf over his statements regarding Pakistan’s ties with Israel – a state Pakistan has refused to recognize since its inception. Rehman said, “The entire country is shell-shocked over Pervez Musharraf’s pro-Israel statements in his …

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Yellow Vests and Red Unions Strike Together

By Richard Greeman Global Research,  On Tuesday, February 5, as the government of Emmanuel Macron pushed harsh repressive laws against demonstrators through the National Assembly, the Yellow Vests joined with France’s unions for the first time in a day-long, nation-wide “General Strike.” At the very moment when in Paris the …

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US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart

This article was originally published in 2016. Americans have been trained by decades of Cold War propaganda to look for any confirmation that ‘socialism means poverty.’ But in the case of Venezuela and other states not governed by the free market, this cliche simply doesn’t ring true. *** The political …

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When Reactionary Politics Become University ‘Ethics’

Tim Anderson Quite a number of people have asked me what is happening with the review of my ‘suspension pending expulsion’ from the University of Sydney, following managers’ attempts to censor some of my public comments. I give an update here, along with the discussion of one matter that emerged …

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Statement: For a full withdrawal — U.S. out of the Middle East!

By Party for Socialism and Liberation The slogan “U.S. Out of the Middle East” should not be controversial for any leftist or class-conscious worker. The decision to remove 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria must be extended to include the over 5,000 estimated “contractors” — i.e. mercenaries — in Syria. U.S. …

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