Israelis have long had a sweet tooth for Ben & Jerry’s.
AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov
Ben & Jerry’s decision to no longer sell ice cream in the occupied territories comes as Israel continues to lose the support of a group of Americans who once were stalwart allies.
The post-apartheid system of participatory democracy is generally considered to have failed.
The challenge for the deepening of South Africa’s democracy is that the very existence of vanguardism prevents the realisation of empowered citizens.
Nelson Mandela garnered much support from the UK during apartheid in opposition of the then government’s stance.
From the early 1980s, local governments in the UK began renaming streets, housing estates and community centres after Mandela as an act of protest.
China hopes to make more microprocessor chips in China, which makes it a great industry to lead a boycott.
If companies in key industries collectively shunned the Chinese market, that would force China’s leaders to take notice, with less risk of blowback.
Spanish activists protest against retailers using factories in a building in Bangladesh which collapsed, killing more than 600 people.
“Shaming campaigns” have been successful in attracting attention to transnational issues like inhumane working conditions and environmental degradation. But shaming guilty corporations is only the first step.
President-elect Donald Trump’s stance on climate change is very different to Barack Obama’s.
If Trump forsakes US support for the 2015 Paris Climate Accord as well as Obama’s bilateral climate agreement with China, the resultant rise of global warming will wreak havoc throughout Africa.
Sol Plaatje never stopped learning, nor teaching.
How did Sol Plaatje, a man with only four years of formal schooling, become one of South Africa’s most brilliant and committed public educators?
During his 1966 visit to South Africa, US Senator Robert F Kennedy met with ANC leader Chief Albert Luthuli.
Fifty years ago US Senator Robert F Kennedy visited South Africa. A new documentary about RFK’s visit puts the spotlight on an important part of the country’s history.
Dockworkers in Australia, pictured here alongside other trade union members in a march through central Melbourne, acted in solidarity with South African workers in the 1980s.
The Anti-Apartheid Movement reminds us that ordinary people can make a difference in the fight for workers’ rights, even halfway across the planet.