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Dennis Vincent Brutus, 1924-2009

World-renowned political organizer and one of Africa’s most celebrated poets, Dennis Brutus, died early on December 26 in Cape Town, in his sleep, aged 85. Even in his last days, Brutus was fully engaged, advocating social protest against those responsible for climate change, and promoting reparations to black South Africans from corporations that benefited from [...]

US court allows apartheid cases against US corporations

Victims of South Africa’s apartheid-era government can sue General Motors, IBM, Ford Daimler, defense firm Rheinmetall. Claims against banks UBS and Barclays were dismissed. The case against electronics firm Fujitsu can be refiled. That level of wilful blindness in the face of crimes in violation of the law of nations cannot defeat an otherwise clear [...]

South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) Refusing to offload a ship coming from Israel to South Africa carrying Israeli Goods

The Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) in Canada commends the members of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) in Durban for making history by being the first group of workers to refuse to offload a ship coming from Israel and carrying Israeli goods (statement from union and South African Solidarity Organizations below). [...]

Victims of apartheid can sue multinationals

Thousands of South Africans who suffered under apartheid won the right yesterday to sue a number of companies, including BP, Citigroup and Ford, for allegedly helping to perpetrate human rights abuses.

We fought apartheid; we see no reason to celebrate it in Israel now!

We, South Africans who faced the might of unjust and brutal apartheid machinery in South Africa and fought against it with all our strength, with the objective to live in a just, democratic society, refuse today to celebrate the existence of an Apartheid state in the Middle East. While Israel and its apologists around the [...]

Honouring The ‘Unbreakable Promise’

John Pilger: Almost fourteen years after South Africa’s first democratic elections and the fall of racial apartheid, John Pilger describes, in an address at Rhodes University, the dream and reality of the new South Africa and the responsibility of its new elite.