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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Post-Script: Germany’s Colonial Legacy

The recent controversy around Günter Grass’s criticisms of Germany’s arms trade with Israel is an interesting post-script to the Namibian genocide controversy. The Nobel prize-winning author has written a poem – called ‘What needs to be said’ – which argues that historical guilt is the reason for the sale of arms to Israel, a monstrous form of

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

‘Why is the US sending its troops to finish off a fractured band of bush fighters in the middle of Africa?’

President Barack Obama’s decision to send 100 armed “special forces” to the Central African Republic to flush out Joseph Kony’s 400 odd fighters (link to the announcement) has elicited the range of predictable responses. John Pilger deplored...

Monday, April 26th, 2010

“Trade” between Iran and Zimbabwe

The talks about trade opportunities between Iran and Zimbabwe during a visit to Zimbabwe by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is all just bombast and hides other sinister political motives (like vote buying in Zimbabwe’s elections by...