DPAI Support Ground-Breaking South African Policy Against Apartheid Israel

It is with much pleasure that Don’t Play Apartheid Israel applauds the ground-breaking policy of the South African government expressed by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Ebrahim Ebrahim, to discourage South Africans from visiting Israel. As Ebrahim said, Israel is indeed “an occupying power and is doing all sorts of things in the . . . → Read More if you dare: DPAI Support Ground-Breaking South African Policy Against Apartheid Israel

South African Artists Against Apartheid Ask the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Respect Boycott of Israel

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS c/o Warner Music 75 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10019 USA 23 May 2012 Dear Red Hot Chili Peppers, South African Artists to Red Hot Chili Peppers: Don’t Entertain Apartheid, Choose the Right Side of History! We are South Africans artists who have recently learned that in the course of your . . . → Read More if you dare: South African Artists Against Apartheid Ask the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Respect Boycott of Israel

Boycott of Apartheid Israel Is For Human Rights, Justice and Freedom

Members of the Irish media absorbed in pillorying human rights activists who called on Irish band Dervish to boycott apartheid Israel might instead consider the declaration of South African Artists Against Apartheid below. It appears these Irish ‘journalists’ are incapable of reading the threads on Dervish’s facebook wall in order to ascertain the facts about . . . → Read More if you dare: Boycott of Apartheid Israel Is For Human Rights, Justice and Freedom

BDS Maroc : Rocking the Casbah with Anti-Normalisation

In the wake of BDS Maroc’s successful campaign against the orientalist Mediterranean Delight Belly Dance Festival in Marrakech, more anti-normalisation initiatives are in train. BDS Maroc is calling for cancellation of an Israeli company [HP Indigo] printing industry exhibition and associated sales activities, while Moroccan Palestinian solidarity organisations are demanding the Moroccan government criminalise normalisation . . . → Read More if you dare: BDS Maroc : Rocking the Casbah with Anti-Normalisation

As’ad Abukhalil : The US and the Arab Uprisings

As’ad AbuKhalil – The US and the Arab Uprisings from International Socialist on Vimeo. Author and blogger As’ad AbuKhalil discusses the role of the US in supporting dictatorial regimes in the Middle East and North Africa both before and after the uprisings that swept the region in the spring of 2011. This presentation was . . . → Read More if you dare: As’ad Abukhalil : The US and the Arab Uprisings

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Offers Solidarity with Marrickville Council

Since a delightful presentiment from Lee Rhiannon on last night’s Q&A, parts of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s letter of support and solidarity to Marrickville Council have surfaced. The letter will be presented to Council tonight. Marrickville Council has the admirable fortitude to embrace human rights and justice for Palestinians. Firstly on the Coalition for Justice & . . . → Read More if you dare: Archbishop Desmond Tutu Offers Solidarity with Marrickville Council

Muammar Mary Poppins Gaddafi

The Language of a DictatorRecently landed from Venezuela? reports of his resignation and flight have been greatly misinterpreted. Yet Gaddafi’s hours remaining in power seem numbered. I predict his destination will be to Zimbabwe, to seek consolation from his good friend and fellow pan-Africanist tyrant Mugabe. In case Mugabe’s regime topples as part of . . . → Read More if you dare: Muammar Mary Poppins Gaddafi

After the Tyrant of Tunisia Fled

Whilst Ben Ali commiserates with 1.5 tons of gold and his new Saudi hosts on the loss of his holiday homes and yachts which he and his family pilfered, the Dark Prince of Ziostan seizes upon the tyrant’s ousting as yet another reason to delay the peace talks charade. ‘Talking of Peace Talks’ is . . . → Read More if you dare: After the Tyrant of Tunisia Fled