‘F*** the poor!’ is the message from a top executive at African Bank

In a terrifying glimpse this week into the dark heart of unsecured lending in South Africa, a former top executive of African Bank, Tami Sokutu, scorned the poor who were sucked into debt by easy loans from his now failed company.   Sokutu, who made more than R50-million in share options and earned another R35-million […]

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PHROC Launches an Urgent Appeal Calling for International Intervention on Behalf of Palestinian Civilians in Gaza

The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) calls for an urgent intervention on behalf of the international community to protect civilian victims of the Israeli aerial bombardment and ground invasion – so-called “Operation Protective Edge” – in the Gaza Strip. As of 3 pm on 30 July, at least 1,263 Palestinian civilians had been killed, […]

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION. Bethlehem, 13 th of August 2014

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities conducts a Preliminary Assessment of The Intentional Destruction of Palestinian Cultural Heritage in Gaza Her Excellency, Rula Ma’ayah, Palestinian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, calls on the international community, especially the UNESCO, World Heritage Committee, ICOMOS, ICCROM, IUCN, ICOM, WAC, IAU and other international organizations to condemn the Israeli […]

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Tragedy in Île-à-Vache, Haiti, Tourism Predator

The following is adapted from a presentation by Jessica Hsu of Other Worlds and Jean Claudy Aristil of Radio VKM Les Cayes at the Executive Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism conference in St. Georges, Grenada held from July 8 – July 11, 2014. A large-scale tourism project planned for the Haitian island of Île-à-Vache […]

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NO more vultures!

Don´t owe, won´t pay: YES to life! NO more vultures! This past June 16th, the Supreme Court of the U.S. announced two highly pernicious decisions not only for Argentina and its people, but for all those who defend sovereignty and the primacy of human rights over the claims of big capital. The Court rejected Argentina´s […]

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Pérez Esquivel to Griesa: It is just not to pay illegitimate and unfair debts

Buenos Aires, 6/27/14 – In a letter delivered yesterday to the New York office of Judge Thomas Griesa[1], Adolfo Pérez Esquivel refers to the immorality and injustice of paying the bonds now in the hands of hedge funds, and offers a more personal reflection on the distinction between legal and legitimate, law and justice. “It […]

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