Why then are some supporters of the Palestinian struggle so keen to use the ‘Apartheid State’ designation for Israel? Because the word Apartheid confers on Israel the status of pariah state – to be boycotted, sanctioned etc in the same way that the actual apartheid state was.
For relief from the disgusting spectacle of the US elections, I turned to My Octopus Teacher (released on Netflix September 2020). This documentary records an unlikely but fascinating bond that […]
Within less than a month of joining the war against Germany in 1914, New Zealand had seized its first colonial conquest from Germany. On 29 August 1914, troops from the New Zealand warships Moeraki and Monowai stepped […]
One thing you will not find in the contemporary writings marking the centenary of the beginning of the Great War is a satisfactory explanation of the causes of that war. […]
Among the bourgeois politicians who lined up to eulogise Nelson Mandela over the past week, the competition for Awards in the categories Most Convenient Amnesia and Greatest Hypocrite Of All was fierce. […]
Their Mandela was a saintly figure, whom they first recognised in the early 1990s. His chief characteristic was the ability to forgive unspeakable crimes – their crimes. He was prepared to […]