Toutes les contributions (7)
30 novembre 2015
La décolonisation, les races et les classes politiques ont fusionnées dans une bataille épique. Une victoire historique sur le néolibéralisme sud-africain a été gagnée le 23 octobre, après l’explosion de trois semaines de mobilisation militante, la plus intense ici depuis l’abolition de l’apartheid en (...)
2 May 2007
Repression against Zimbabwe’s political and civil society opposition has intensified in recent weeks, apparently at the behest of president Robert Mugabe, to the point that Southern African neighbors have taken notice.
26 avril 2007
Au Zimbabwe, la répression contre l’opposition s’est nettement intensifiée au cours des dernières semaines. Apparemment, les ordres viendraient du président Robert Mugabe lui-même. Sauf que cette fois, même ses plus fidèles alliés commencent à s’inquiéter.
28 November 2005
Climate change damage, the subject of a major Montreal ‘Conference of Parties 11’ which aims to update the Kyoto Protocol from November 28-December 9, is apparent to anyone following the news. The ferocity of recent Gulf Coast hurricanes was blamed by a leading British climate scientist upon a 3 (...)
8 November 2005
Exactly how much wealth does Africa lose every year? Third World repayments of $340 billion each year flow northwards to service a $2.2 trillion debt, more than five times the G8’s development aid budget, notes Patrick Bond. In addition Africa’s citizens experience depletion of assets like forests and mineral resources, and suffer the impact of pollution as a result of mining. In this context, Bond argues that those who claim international integration can enrich Africa are wrong.
20 January 2004
A rare activist-driven win for some of Africa’s wretchedly poor women, men and children leaves me humbled. In June 2002, I wrote a ZNet column’Corporate cost-benefit analysis and culpable HIV/AIDS homicide’in which the main prediction proved partly wrong within a few weeks. I have been waiting for a chance to correct the mistake. My error, excessive pessimism, was compounded by another event I would not have considered possible: the November 19 announcement that the South African government will now finally begin providing anti-retroviral (ARV) medicines to hundreds of thousands of people who are HIV+.
2 June 2003
The June G8 meeting in Evian, France may not, after all, feature the once-anticipated spoils-of-war squabbles between the warmongering coalition (US, UK and Italy) and their ephemeral opponents (Germany, France, Russia, Japan and Canada). But China’s invitation to attend will distract attention from a promise by French premier Jacques Chirac to loosen up Northern agricultural barriers to trade which hold back African exports.