Month: Oct 2010

IT’S ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE 2ND MAYIHLOME ANNUAL LECTURE

It is with great pleasure that the Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAC) of Azania cordially invites all committed activists to the 2nd Mayihlome Annual Lecture to be held on Saturday, 30th October 2010 at the Central University of Technology – Welkom Campus from 16h00, under the theme “The Struggle for Economic Liberation in Neocolonial Times”, to be delivered By Liepollo Lebohang Pheko.

In a nutshell, the Annual Mayihlome Lecture is a public political platform to promote discourse over challenges facing the poor African masses in Azania and the whole African world, from a pan Africanist point of view.

The target constituency for this Annual lecture is young people, especially students, young women, the working class and the poor masses in general.

THE DANGERS OF SUPPRESSING FREEDOM OF THE PRESS FAR EXCEED THE APPETITE TO COVER UP ANC RULING ELITE CORRUPTION

The implications of the proposed Protection of Information Bill and Media Appeals Tribunal are far-reaching than ordinary people realize or can imagine. Almost all the articles and submissions I have read and heard only point to the corrupt ruling elite’s desire to cover their dirty tracks through these two repressive instruments. However, there is no mention of the adverse international trade agreements and their attendant vices such as the widespread use of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Companies are not required to label foodstuffs containing GMO’s under the World Trade Organization rules.

Since proponents of the WTO-driven globalization are the US and Europe, the ANC ruling elite is inadvertently or consciously doing the bidding for imperialists and neo-colonialists. South Africa allows the use of GMO’s while in many European and African countries they are forbidden because of the environmental and health dangers they pose to societies. In Europe foodstuffs containing GMO’s are required to be properly labeled.

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