The Folly of Israeli Apartheid Knows No Boundaries

October 25, 2015

The aim of the resistance is to free Palestine and to give Palestinians the rights they deserve, says Miko Peled. The courtroom in Jerusalem was small with whitewashed walls and a few simple, uncomfortable wooden benches. The air conditioner didn’t work well, so the room was either too cold or...

The Literature Police: Apartheid Censorship and Its Cultural Consequences

July 30, 2014

Do South Africa’s new laws on censorship constitute a major departure from the Apartheid era? Undoubtedly the most peculiar feature of the repressive system the Nationalist government set up in 1963 is that it put an inordinate, if not wholly unlimited, amount of power in the hands of a group...

Nelson Mandela: A Man for the Ages

December 14, 2013

A eulogy for a leader who uplifted humanity. On Sunday, we bid a final farewell to this generation’s most beloved leader. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a man for the ages, will be laid to rest. Leaders and dignitaries from all over the world have flocked to little-known Qunu, in South Africa,...

The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

December 09, 2013

Mandela has become a symbol of what one can achieve with true dedication to a cause. Background When Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in 1918, South Africa was a country entirely different from what it is today. Since colonial times, people of color in South Africa were seen as...

Mubarakism Without Mubarak: The Struggle for Egypt (Part 3)

July 20, 2013

Call it a coup or not, but Egypt now has Mubarakism without Mubarak. This is the last of a three part series. Read part one here. The leftists are claiming that their support for the coup and their alliance with the Mubarakist comprador bourgeoisie are actually anti-imperialist in nature, and are...

South Africa Beyond Mandela

South Africans ponder over what lies ahead in the post-Mandela years. By Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills Nelson Mandela’s leadership has been justly celebrated. He is rightly recognised as one of the great figures of our time. Many will also ask how South Africa will fare without Mandela...

When America Met Mandela

July 04, 2013

"Take your guns, pangas, and knives and throw them into the sea" (Nelson Mandela). By Francis Njubi Nesbitt "Who is this man Mandela?" The US News & World Report asked in January 1990. Apparently no one knew much, since the magazine could only come up with three short...