The UN is part of Palestine’s problem | by Frank Barat

At the United Nations building in New York City on Friday, 23 September 2011, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority and chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) addresses the General Assembly in his bid to obtain full recognition of...
Inching towards default in Europe | by James Meadway

Inching towards default in Europe | by James Meadway

EU ministers have delayed payment of an €8bn loan disbursal to Greece after the PASOK government admitted it would not meet deficit targets. Without the money, the Greek state may not be able to pay its workers over the next month. These targets were set as part of...
Where does Al Jazeera stand? | by Joseph Daher

Where does Al Jazeera stand? | by Joseph Daher

Joseph Daher looks at the role of Al Jazeera as both a tool of Qatar’s political and economic interests, but which also sometimes shares sympathy with popular movements in the region.Al Jazeera television has recently been subject to debate, following the resignation...
Zimbabwe: A tale of two Chinas | by Khadija Sharife

Zimbabwe: A tale of two Chinas | by Khadija Sharife

‘The last time I spoke to my mum, she said “mwanangu tichiri musango” – meaning my son, we are still in the bush,’ said ‘China’, a Zimbabwean civil society activist based in South Africa.In late March this year, China’s mother was forced to flee...