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168 children killed in drone strikes in Pakistan since start of campaign As many as 168 children have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan during the past seven years as the CIA has intensified its secret programme against militants along the Afghan border. In an extensive analysis of open-source documents, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that 2,292 people had been killed by US missiles, including as many as 775 civilians.

168 children killed in drone strikes in Pakistan since start of campaign As many as 168 children have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan during the past seven years as the CIA has intensified its secret programme against militants … Continue reading

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African Archbishop Desmond TutuTony: Bush and Blair should face trial over Iraq war! Nobel peace prizewinner and hero of the anti-apartheid movement has called for Tony Blair and George Bush to be hauled before the international criminal court in The Hague and delivered a damning critique of the physical and moral devastation caused by the Iraqwar. Tutu accuses the former British and US leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction and says the invasion left the world more destabilised and divided “than any other conflict in history”. “The then leaders of the United States and Great Britain,” Tutu argues, “fabricated the grounds to behave like playground bullies and drive us further apart. They have driven us to the edge of a precipice where we now stand – with the spectre of Syria and Iran before us.” Comment: Very important initiative, we should all support it, in the churches, trade unions, political parties, from Occupy to ask our governments around the world, to bring them to court! In the face of the threats of Israel ministerpresident Netanyahu and his defense minster Barak, to attack Iran in an illegal war, the world should show, that the world will not accept this anymore and will people who order such criminal wars, will be taken to court!

Tony Blair should face trial over Iraq war, says Desmond Tutu Anti-apartheid hero attacks former prime minister over ‘double standards on war crimes’ Share909 Email Toby Helm, political editor The Observer, Sunday 2 September 2012 Jump to comments (742) Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called … Continue reading

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Global food prices soared by 10 percent in July from a month ago, with maize and soybean reaching all-time peaks due to an unprecedented summer of droughts and high temperatures in both the United States and Eastern Europe, according to the World Bank Group’s latest Food Price Watch report. From June to July, maize and wheat rose by 25 percent each, soybeans by 17 percent, and only rice went down, by 4 percent. Overall, the World Bank’s Food Price Index, which tracks the price of internationally traded food commodities, was 6 percent higher than in July of last year, and 1 percent over the previous peak of February 2011. Droughts have severe economic, poverty and nutritional effects. In Malawi, for instance, it is projected that future severe droughts observed once in 25 years could increase poverty by 17 percent, hitting especially hard rural poor communities. And in India, dismal losses from droughts occurred between 1970 and 2002 to have reduced 60-80 percent of households’ normal yearly incomes in the affected communities. “We cannot allow these historic price hikes to turn into a lifetime of perils as families take their children out of school and eat less nutritious food to compensate for the high prices,”said Kim. “Countries must strengthen their targeted programs to ease the pressure on the most vulnerable population, and implement the right policies.”

Severe Droughts Drive Food Prices Higher, Threatening the Poor August 30, 2012 In 5th paragraph starting “Sharp domestic price increases…” please read in sentence “…including 113 percent in some markets in Mozambique…” instead of “including 113 percent in Mozambique” (adds … Continue reading

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XXIV Congress of the Socialist International, Cape Town For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity: The agenda includes four key themes: ‘For an economy with jobs, growth and social protection: the social democratic response to the financial crisis’; The struggle for rights and freedoms: strengthening representative democracy and gaining new democracies in the world’; ‘For a common road to peace, sustainability and cooperation: the need to secure multilateralism’; ‘For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity among people and between nations’.

XXIV Congress XXIV Congress of the Socialist International, Cape Town For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity 30 August-01 September 2012   The XXIV Congress of the Socialist International opened on Thursday 30 August 2012 in Cape … Continue reading

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Palestinian farmers ordered to leave lands: Israel sends written message to West Bank farmers giving them 45 days to leave lands and uproot palm trees.

Palestinian farmers ordered to leave lands Israel sends written message to West Bank farmers giving them 45 days to leave lands and uproot palm trees. Last Modified: 29 Aug 2012 23:24 inShare Email Print Share Feedback The Palestinian Authority said the … Continue reading

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Israel condemns South Africa for re-labelling of West Bank products South African ambassador summoned over move to label items as coming from occupied Palestinian territories not settlements. A diplomatic row has been growing as Israel summoned the South African ambassador to explain his country’s decision to label products from West Bank settlements as coming from the occupied Palestinian territories.”This is in line with South Africa’s stance that recognises the 1948 borders delineated by the United Nations and does not recognise occupied territories beyond these borders as being part of the state of Israel.” In 2010 the archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu likened the treatment of Palestinians to the injustice of racial apartheid, urging a South African opera company to cancel its tour of the Israel. Last week South Africa’s deputy foreign minister Ebrahim Ebrahim recommended against visiting Israel. “Israel is an occupier country which is oppressing Palestine, so it’s not proper for South Africans to associate with Israel,” he told City Press newspaper. “We discourage people from going there except if it has to do with the peace process.” An international boycott of South Africa in 1980s was a crucial factor in forcing the apartheid regime to eventually surrender power. Israel was one of the last countries to sign up to the campaign.

Israel condemns South Africa for re-labelling of West Bank products South African ambassador summoned over move to label items as coming from occupied Palestinian territories not settlements David Smith in Johannesburg guardian.co.uk, Thursday 23 August 2012 16.11 BST Jump to … Continue reading

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South Africa is one of the most social splitted countries worldwide – this has not changed after the end of apartheid! Only that some black people belong now also to the rich class! The structure of exploiting the workers and the rich resources has not changed! And now even the methods of repression starting to get similar to the time of apartheid!

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