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MDC says it has a better way

HARARE (FinalCall.com)–The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is the opposition to the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) Party here, but it’s not opposition for opposition sake, according to one of its leaders, Renson Gasela, the shadow minister of Land and Agriculture. But it would be hard to tell that by the headlines in the decidedly...

Are White Farmers reaping what they have sown?

HARARE–David Hasluck asks a question that has been asked for nearly a century in this southern African country.  Only this time, the question comes from the other side of the table. “Where’s the justice in this?” he ponders, speaking to Black reporters from America on the spacious property that houses the Commercial Farmers Union building on the outskirts of...

Are White Farmers reaping what they have sown?

HARARE–David Hasluck asks a question that has been asked for nearly a century in this southern African country.  Only this time, the question comes from the other side of the table. “Where’s the justice in this?” he ponders, speaking to Black reporters from America on the spacious property that houses the Commercial Farmers Union building on the outskirts of...

Diplomats warn that U.S. strike at Iraq would undermine UN

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)–The credibility of the United Nations is being seriously undermined by a U.S. decision that may eventually lead to a unilateral military attack on Iraq, UN diplomats, U.S. academics and Middle East experts warn. "This is a crucial test for the survival of the world body,’’ laments a long-time Asian diplomat. "The American determination to...

Special Report on Zimbabwe land crisis

Press delegation's visit to Zimbabwe fulfills a promise Visit to war memorial a blessed moment HARARE (FinalCall.com)–On a long stretch of rural road that cuts through vast open countryside outside the capital city, Menard Muzariri and Alan Graham live just miles from each other but are otherwise worlds apart. Mr. Muzariri, 48, a Black farmer who acquired his land last December,...

South Africa wants proof of Africa-Iraq nuclear connection

***image1***JOHANNESBURG (IPS)–The government of President Thabo Mbeki has raised strong objections to a British intelligence dossier that suggests that an African country may have discussed selling uranium to Iraq for use in its efforts to develop nuclear weapons. British Prime Minister Tony Blair recently released an intelligence dossier on Iraq’s alleged attempts to develop nuclear weapons. The report says: “There is...

Secretary General of League of Arab States charges: ‘Israel has become above the law’

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)–The Secretary General of the League of Arab States told an audience of about 500 people here that the United States must become an "honest broker" in Middle East conflicts, particularly the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the current dispute over allowing UN weapons inspectors into Iraq. "When we talk about freedom, we cannot forget about our brothers...

Secretary General of League of Arab States charges: ‘Israel has become above the law’

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)–The Secretary General of the League of Arab States told an audience of about 500 people here that the United States must become an "honest broker" in Middle East conflicts, particularly the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the current dispute over allowing UN weapons inspectors into Iraq. "When we talk about freedom, we cannot forget about our brothers...

Assata Shakur: From exile with love

Former Black Panther Assata Shakur speaks to America from Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (FinalCall.com) - Assata Shakur is a Black American folk hero. She is a freedom fighter that escaped the chains of oppression. She made it to the other side. She is a sister that defied the definitions of expected behavior by a Black woman. Her life is the subject of...

Farrakhan welcomed in Holy City Mecca

That experience for Muslims from America-people whose lives have been reclaimed from among the "living dead" by the teaching of Islam-going from 47th Street and Nowhere Drive, to touching the Kabah itself, is profound. In times of great joy, or even when there is tribulation, the exclamation heard among Muslims is sublime: "Allah-u-akbar (God is great)" "Alham-du lillah (All...