What to look forward to (or not) in 2019

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2019


It’s going to be a politically busy 2019 though there’s no certainty it’ll be a happy new year. On New Year’s Day, Jair Bolsonaro was inaugurated president of Brazil. The man dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics” has promised to “break the system”, but that might be more the mould – democratic norms etc – … Continue reading “What to look forward to (or not) in 2019”

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Trump on South Africa shows poisonous mess he’s serving up on presidential china

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2018


South Africa has hit back at Donald Trump’s dangerous, false, racist and race-baiting comment about white farmers being wrongly dispossessed, but here’s what’s clear: The current US president will target – for cynical domestic political reasons – anywhere and everywhere that there is either a mixed white and black population and/or, a Christian community. Mr … Continue reading “Trump on South Africa shows poisonous mess he’s serving up on presidential china”

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Israel’s response to UN agency’s ‘apartheid’ finding is a distraction from the real issues

by Rashmee

Posted on March 17, 2017 / The Independent


In response to being called an “apartheid regime” by a UN regional commission, Israel compared the report to Nazi propaganda tabloid Der Sturmer, and foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon tweeted: “Don’t read it without anti nausea pills”. It’s a particularly low trick to use past victimhood to dismiss contemporary criticism, and it’s such a trite … Continue reading “Israel’s response to UN agency’s ‘apartheid’ finding is a distraction from the real issues”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK