By Ernst Wolff, Alex Lantier, December 22, 2012
On Thursday the UN Security Council authorized foreign intervention in Mali, under the pretext of freeing northern Mali from occupation by Islamist forces.
By Bill Van Auken, December 21, 2012
The disciplining of four State Department officials and the report issued by the inquiry into the attack on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya amount to an official coverup of the real issues involved.
By Alex Lantier, December 21, 2012
On December 19-20, French President François Hollande made a 36-hour visit to Algeria, to expand military and trade ties between France and its former colony.
By Antoine Lerougetel, Alex Lantier, December 19, 2012
At the last minute, the UGTT union called off a one-day national strike called against the assault by Islamist thugs of UGTT members.
By Julie Hyland, December 18, 2012
The British government has agreed to pay £2.23 million to Libyan Sami al-Saadi and his family, who were kidnapped with the aid of MI6 and rendered to Tripoli.
By Johannes Stern, December 17, 2012
On Saturday the first round of voting on Egypt’s new Islamist and military-backed constitution took place in ten of the country’s 27 governorates.
By Ernst Wolff, December 15, 2012
Mali’s Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra was arrested and forced to resign by the country’s military junta on Monday night.
By Chris Marsden, December 12, 2012
Over a hundred thousand people demonstrated in Cairo yesterday against a referendum scheduled for December 15 on an Islamist constitution that enshrines the authority of the military.
By Patrick Martin, December 10, 2012
Army officers have been given the power to arrest civilians to maintain “public order.”
By Antoine Lerougetel, December 10, 2012
The UGTT union has called a one-day national strike for December 13, amid rising working class protests and clashes with right-wing Islamist groups.
By Johannes Stern, December 8, 2012
Mass protests against the US-backed Islamist government of President Mohamed Mursi spread throughout Egypt yesterday.
By Iqra Qalam, Jashua Lumet, December 8, 2012
The Congress of South African Trade Unions has called off a strike in the Western Cape Province in a bid to contain growing anger and resistance among farm workers.