Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

South Africa | South Africa: Four years after Marikana killings, Lonmin fails to improve ‘appalling’ housing for thousands of workers

British platinum mining giant Lonmin Plc is still failing to deliver adequate housing for its workforce in Marikana, in spite of the resounding wake-up call it received in the wake of the killing of 34 striking mine workers in 2012, Amnesty International revealed today in a new report.

USA | A media lesson in how to whitewash war crimes in Eastern Ukraine

Bloomberg News has provided an example of the fantasy reporting which dominates Western media over the military conflict in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. In a report published on August 18, Bloomberg ‘disappears’ the two year-plus military offensive by Ukraine and its allied, extremist paramilitaries against the people of eastern Ukraine.

Israel | Swastikas, Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Ukraine Synagogue

By: David Israel

The front doorway of a synagogue in Kolomia in western Ukraine was sprayed with a swastika and anti-Semitic slogans Thursday night, an official of the local Jewish community has told TPS. The official, Jacob Zlishiker, said the identity of the perpetrator is not known, and added that these things are routine in this city, and police are treating them very seriously.