Dreaming of an African Pope
Gather round children and hear “[all] Africans seem naturally networked to religion.” Bow thy heads in shame yea northern heathens for the “Catholic Church, the largest Christian denomination, is part of the fabric of all African societies.” Heaven forbid you should get on your high horse and talk of gross generalizations swathed in the tropes [...]
From Horses to Donkeys – What will we find next?
As we all thought the horse meat scandal was coming to a close after serious EU crisis talks over the past few weeks, and many UK supermarkets running around like headless chickens trying to pull out all contaminated produce from the shelves. Whilst we were all worried about horse being found in our burgers and [...]
Port Natal – Durban Harbour 40s, 50s and 60s
A tad of nostalgia? No, this is relevant and historic. Look what Africa’s busiest seaport looked like 60 (or more) years ago. I am very grateful to Lois Crawley and Cecil Gaze (fellow customs colleagues in Durban) for sharing these historic gems. For purposes of contrast see the modern-day harbour (above). Real estate in the harbour area is in [...]
South Africa in Apartheid and After at SFMOMA, Art Practical
“More and more he is convinced that English is an unfit medium for the truth of South Africa.”—J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace. South Africa in Apartheid and After, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is a photographic investigation of the troubled country by three photographers: David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, and Billy Monk. All native South [...]
South Africa: Donkey meat sold as beef to people strangely
A study published by the local Stellenbosch University found that 99 of 139 samples contained species not declared in the product label that was sold on the market to consumers. A study published by the local Stellenbosch University found that 99 of 139 samples contained species not declared in the product label that was sold [...]
Understanding the US/NATO Profit-Driven Military Agenda
by Michel Chossudovsky Available to order from Global Research in print AND pdf formats! The US has embarked on a military adventure, “a long war”, which threatens the future of humanity. US/NATO weapons of mass destruction are portrayed as instruments of peace. Mini-nukes are said to be “harmless to the surrounding civilian population”. Pre-emptive nuclear [...]
Threats to the Environment and the XL Keystone Project: “It’s Not About Oil Pipelines, It’s About Tar Sands”
The same day that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was promising a “fair and transparent” review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast, the CEO of the company building that pipeline, TransCanada’s Russ Girling, was reported as saying that his company’s “Plan A” was finishing a different [...]
The Value of Life vs. War and Mayhem. How Many Deaths Are Worth The Price?
When former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was asked whether half a million dead Iraqi children who perished under US sanctions was a price worth paying to try to remove Saddam Hussein, she replied that it was. Ask David Cameron or Nicolas Sarkozy whether the destruction of Libya and all the lives lost was [...]
Shaka Zulu: the Hippie?
Shaka Zulu – heard of him? Of course you have – one of the most revered and feared Sub-Sahara African leaders of all time. Pretty much all of the articles that have been written about him portray him as the unifier of many smaller chiefdoms into one great Zulu nation as well as a great [...]
College Education in America: “Learning to Be Stupid in the Culture of Cash”
Incisive and provocative analysis first published by Global Research in August 2003. You might think that reading about a Podunk University’s English teacher’s attempt to connect the dots between the poverty of American education and the gullibility of the American public may be a little trivial, considering we’ve embarked on the first, openly-confessed imperial adventure [...]