Greece’s parliament approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill Monday to secure a second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy, as buildings burned across central Athens and violence spread around the country.
Cinemas, cafes, shops and banks were set ablaze in … Read the rest
The government is considering handing control of passenger train services from the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to cities, Beeld newspaper reported on Monday.
Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin said the government wanted cities to develop programs for a … Read the rest
A Sowetan journalist has testified in court that suspended national police commissioner General Bheki Cele used the words “shoot to kill”, the newspaper reported on Monday.
Mhlaba Memela testified against Cele, who had denied saying this, in the High Court … Read the rest
Arguments in mitigation of ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema’s suspension from the ruling party begin on Monday.
ANC spokesman Keith Khoza said proceedings would start on Monday, but could not confirm if they would be held at the party’s … Read the rest
‘Unless the DA wishes to court middle-class black voters only, its confident foray into identity politics might backfire’
THE news about Lindiwe Mazibuko’s election as Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary leader had hardly been announced when inveterate blogger Anton Barnard published … Read the rest
The multicultural dream that the US and Britain foresaw in South Africa is simply not going to happen. In fact, it is not even being realised in their own countries, backed up by huge globalised economies.
If things continue like … Read the rest
It could be the beginning of the end for No Child Left Behind.
The goal was lofty: Get all children up to par in math and reading by 2014. But the nation isn’t getting there, and now some states are … Read the rest
NEW YORK (AP) — A news report says Apple plans to unveil a new iPad early next month.
AllThingsD, a website affiliated with The Wall Street Journal, says Apple Inc. is holding an event in San Francisco the first week … Read the rest
“The ideas he put forth aren’t really appropriate for national dialogue, much less the dialogue on MSNBC.” So decreed MSNBC president Phil Griffin about Patrick J. Buchanan’s grand historical synthesis, “Suicide of a Superpower: Will American Survive to 2025?” Mr.
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Growing poverty, unemployment and equality around the world indicate capitalism is a scam and must be scrapped, Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini said on Thursday.
“The world is looking for a way out,” Dlamini told delegates attending the sixth Presidential Council … Read the rest
(Reuters) – A bill to legalize gay marriage in Washington state won final legislative approval on Wednesday in a largely party-line vote that moved the state to the cusp of becoming the seventh in the nation to recognize same-sex nuptials.… Read the rest
(Reuters) – Greek leaders clinched a long-stalled deal on reforms and austerity measures needed to secure a bailout and avoid a messy default, government sources said, hours before the country’s financial backers were to meet in Brussels on Thursday.
Athens’ … Read the rest
Mikhail Gorbachev said Thursday that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has “exhausted” his potential as Russia’s leader and his inability to change the Kremlin’s political system might prompt more massive anti-government protests.
Putin – who became prime minister after serving as … Read the rest
Yesterday NUMSA, the National Mineworkers Union of South Africa, issued a document replete with Marxist references to the class struggle, calling for the nationalisation of mines in South Africa. It based its policy position on two fundamental ANC documents: the … Read the rest