China calls on Japan to respect the victories of the Anti-Fascist War

Image: China’s Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian By BO Staff Writer China has cautioned that certain political elements in Japan have been misusing the Ukraine issue as a guise “to deliberately play up external threats and fish for stronger military forces and capability”. It called on Japan to look at its past, respect the …

Gates Foundation agriculture project in Africa flunks review

By Stacy Malkan The first major evaluation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s controversial efforts to expand capital-intensive, high-input agriculture in Africa found that the 15-year-effort has failed to achieve its goals of improving food security. The Gates-led Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) aimed to transform agriculture in Africa by increasing …

Liberation before Education vs Education for Liberation

Image: BLF President By Andile Mngxitama In the 80s, during the height of the revolutionary upheaval, two competing slogans sprung up. The UDF inspired COSAS called for ‘liberation before education’ and be ‘pass one pass all’! The school and the factory were seen as legitimate enemy installations and often were torched to the ground. The …

Ex-guerrilla Petro wins Colombian Presidential Primary

Colombian presidential candidate for the ‘Colombia Humana’ political party and Historic Pact Coalition, Gustavo Petro (C), delivers a speech next to Camilo Romero (2-R) and Francia Marquez (R) after winning the coalition during parliamentary elections in Bogota on March 13, 2022. Photograph:( AFP ) Colombians voted for senator and former guerrilla Gustavo Petro as the …