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Patrick Bond: The World Bank Blinks — South Africa’s Neoliberal State Subsidises Corporates, Evacuates Pro-Poor Fiscal Space

Patrick Bond directs the University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Civil Society. Counterpunch November 18, 2014 “South Africa is achieving a sizable reduction in poverty and inequality through its fiscal tools.” This was the main claim by the World Bank’s Pretoria-based country director Asad Alam last week, in the foreword to the November 2014 report, “Fiscal […]

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Murder, Torture And Political Prosecution By Extremist Buddhists Sparks Mass Exodus Of Myanmar’s Rohingya

Bouts of vicious violence, together with discriminatory government policies, have sent an estimated 100,000 Rohingya fleeing this Buddhist-majority nation by boat in the last two years, according to the Arakan Project, a human-rights group that monitors the Rohingya By Esther Htusan MintPress News November 17, 2014 SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The captain of the small […]

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Compromise in Libya, a fraught task but not an impossible one

Virginie Collombier -Virginie Collombier is a researcher at the European University Institute of Florence, Italy; associated to the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Center (NOREF). Middle East Eye Tuesday 18 November 2014 18:37 GMT In early October Libya’s Supreme Court ruled that the poor organisation of last year’s parliamentary elections made the vote ‘unconstitutional’. In doing so […]

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For young Israelis, the other side ‘simply does not exist’

Tel Aviv youth enjoy night-life and try to forget the trauma of war and the suffering of its victims but the toll of living in a militarised nation can take its toll Giulia Bertoluzzi and Costanza Spocci Middle East Eye Sunday 16 November 2014 15:40 GMT TEL AVIV – Packed with small vintage bars and […]

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Support for Israel in the U.S. Jewish community continues to erode

Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark and Donna Nevel Both Donna Nevel and Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark are members of Jewish Voice for Peace and Donna serves on the JVP board. They are also members of the coordinating committee of The Nakba Education Project, U.S., and Donna is a founding member of Jews Say No! Mondoweiss on November 18, […]

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Haaretz obtains full document of EU-proposed sanctions against Israel

Sanctions could apply to Israeli politicians opposed to the two-state solution, which could include Bennett and Rivlin; steps against European companies working in settlements; punitive measures against Palestinians over ‘negative measures.’ By Barak Ravid HAARETZ 17:00 17.11.14 An internal European Union document on proposed sanctions against Israel, which Haaretz obtained in its entirety on Monday, […]

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In landslide, UCLA student govt votes to divest from Israeli occupation

Adam Horowitz Mondoweiss on November 19, 2014 Last night the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) undergraduate student government voted 8-2-2 to pass a resolution calling on the university to divest from companies profiting from Israeli human rights abuses and occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. According to a […]

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