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Unholy alliance: Israel, apartheid South Africa and nukes

Sasha Polakow-Suransky's book "Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa" has ripped the lid off the secret world of unholy alliances and weapons of mass destruction.

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World Notes: Uganda, Romania, Australia

Water strife in Africa, missile defense in Romania, refugee rights in Australia.

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World Notes: Afghanistan, Greece, Egypt, South Africa, Ecuador, Cuba

Afghanistan's women and children, Greece and arms dealers, Egypt's protest upsurge, South African transport strike, Ecuador's water, Cuba's no-nukes stand.

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World Notes: Venezuela, Hungary, Tanzania

Venezuela and China sign major deals, reactionaries win in Hungary, Tanzania grants citizenship to refugees.

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World Notes: Senegal, Kyrgyzstan, Israel

French military leaving Senegal, Kyrgyzstan coup impacts Afghanistan, Israel's nukes remain.

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Death of South African rightist highlights ongoing problems

The death of far-right white supremacist Eugene Terre'Blanche, beaten and slashed on his farm on April 3, highlights problems South Africa still faces on labor, land and racism.

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World Notes: S. Africa, Spain, E. Timor

No land for South Africa's black women, Spanish workers take a hit, Indonesian impunity still reverberates in East Timor.

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World Notes: Somalia, Cuba, Russia

Somalia danger signs; new Cuban Five campaign; Russians still like "Soviet."

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South Africa honors 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s freedom

Thousands of South Africans and political leaders paid tribute to freedom-fighter and world peace crusader Nelson Mandela last week.

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World Notes

In World Notes this week: Canada, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Cuba, Afghanistan.

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