Die chaos in die onderwys behoef sekerlik nie debateer te word nie. As die onderwys owerheid egter na vier jaar eers tot die besef kom dat hulle stakende onderwysers se salarisse behoort af te trek en dan agterkom dat hulle nie meer rekord het van wie gestaak het en wie nie, kan ‘n mens ‘n idee vorm waar die oorsprong vir die chaos setel. Om egter dan te besluit om deur die bank salarisse af te trek waardeur pligsgetroue onderwysers onregmatig benadeel word, is aanduidend van die minagting wat die regime vir onderwys en opvoeding het.
Stalled sale a saving grace
By Ellen Brown
When a spokeswoman for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said at a news conference on March 17 that Japan has the financial means to recover from its devastating tsunami, skeptical bloggers wondered what she meant. Was it a polite way of saying, "You're on your own?"
Spokeswoman Caroline Atkinson said, "The most important policy priority is to address the humanitarian needs, the infrastructure needs and reconstruction and addressing the nuclear situation. We believe that the Japanese economy is a strong and wealthy society and the government has the full financial resources to address those needs."
Asked whether Japan had asked for IMF assistance, she said, "Japan has not requested any financial assistance from the IMF."
Countering Chinese Influence in Africa
by Emile Schepers Global Research
U.S. participation in the war in Libya appears to be coordinated out of a former French Foreign Legion base in Djibouti, a tiny country of a half million souls at the very tip of the Horn of Africa. This is the forward base of AFRICOM, the unified command for African action set up in 2007 by former President George W. Bush and his Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who has continued in that post under President Barack Obama. Why the United States has set up such a special Africa operation, and what this portends, bears examination.
By PATRICK COCKBURN
The president of
President Assad needs to convince Syrians that he is sincere in promising to dismantle the arbitrary powers of the ruling Ba'ath party, the security services and his own family. In the week since the demonstrations first started, the government has spoken of reforms, but has allowed its forces to open fire repeatedly on marches and rallies, killing at least 61 people. The crisis in
“The Fabulous Years 1960-1966” waarvan die Financial Mail in ‘n voorbladopskrif basuin het en die eertydse Rand Daily Mail wat in Julie 1966 skryf: “The Nation is suffering from a surfeit of prosperity!” (‘n Oordaad van voorspoed!) Dit was die era van Dr. Hendrik French Verwoerd, wat gebou het op die fondasie van President Paul Kruger, Genl. Hertzog, Dr. Malan en Adv. Strydom!
Toe belastings billik, Inflasie ‘n onbekende woord was, rentekoerse laag en die toekoms rooskleurig was.
Wat het geword van ‘n Weermag en Polisie wat onder die heel bestes in die wêreld getel het?
By Kevin MacDonald
The recent TOO article by Dr. Lasha Darkmoon on Rachel Corrie is indicative of the emotional appeal of the Palestinian cause. There is a powerful moral message: An attractive young woman motivated by a sense of moral idealism brutally murdered while trying to help an oppressed people — people who are ethnically and religiously different from herself. On the face of it, it would appear to be a case of self-sacrificing altruism.
There are other similar examples of what Christopher Donovan labels the “Amy Biehl Syndrome,” after the young woman who was murdered by a crowd of South African Blacks she had come to help.
Jared Taylor’s Open Letter to Alexandra Wallace
By Jared Taylor
[James Fulford writes: We're reposting this Open Letter, which Jared Taylor posted last night on American Renaissance, with added links because it's important—since we last blogged, Miss Wallace has been forced to drop out of UCLA, where she was a member of white minority group on the UCLA campus. Her experience is instructive as to what the rest of us can expect if we allow ourselves to become a minority. Do not expect affirmative action or reparations.]