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Palestine, Israel and the need for freedom of speech

Antony Loewenstein May 18, 2009 14 Comments

Holocaust denial warrants condemnation, but too often any criticism against Jews or Zionism is automatically slammed.

Kofi Annan: Africa must establish a green economy

Crikey May 18, 2009

Africa is being harshly affected by climate change, but it's not all bad news, says Kofi Annan: climate change opens up new economic opportunities for countries on the continent.

Iran’s potatoes-for-votes scandal

Crikey May 18, 2009

Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are accusing him of buying off voters with free potatoes.

Pakistan forces reluctant to fight

Crikey May 13, 2009

A series of historical events have created a reluctant Pakistan army, and this will only become more precarious as the Taliban gains further ground. What happened for this to occur?

Taliban’s popularity rises after massacre of the Pashtuns

Crikey May 12, 2009

Thousands of injured and starving Pashtuns fell in droves from the mountains of the Hindu Kush this week. Benjamin Gilmour listens to their stories.

Dear President-elect Zuma…

Crikey May 11, 2009

One of the bright spots of Thabo Mbeki's checkered legacy was his progressive stance on women, writes Colleen Lowe Morna. What will you do, with the cards already stacked against you?

Reconstructing Jerusalem

Crikey May 11, 2009

The pattern of Israeli construction in East Jerusalem is meant to erase the Clinton parameters for peace.

30% chance of coup in Pakistan, say analysts

Crikey May 8, 2009

A top private risk analysis firm gave embattled Pakistan a three-in-ten chance of a military coup even before the latest offensive by Taliban rebels.

Jacob Zuma’s three first ladies

Crikey May 8, 2009

The question that has South Africa's media all of a twitter is: "Who amongst Jacob Zuma's three wives will be the country's next first lady?"

Crikey wrap: Obama and Pakistan, how the pundits see it

Crikey Intern May 7, 2009

As fighting along the Afghanistan and Pakistan borders increases, President Obama faces a major world political dilemma. Here's what the pundits had to say.