The future Gaddafi foresaw

  Libya, ISIS and the unaffordable luxury of hindsight Ahmad Barqawi 2015-03-12, Issue 717   The “revolutionary” lynching and sodomization of Gaddafi amidst manic chants of “Allahu Akbar”, lauded by many at the time as some sort of a warped triumph of the good of popular will over the evil of dictatorship, was nothing but…

Freedom Rider: Media Silence on Libya ~ US-NATO Installed Islamic State Libya

Freedom Rider: Media Silence on Libya by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley “They used the dubious doctrine of Responsibility to Protect, R2P, as a means of getting away with murder.” Despite the all-encompassing belief in democracy and a free press, Americans have very little democracy left and perhaps the worst media in the…

Empire or Republic: Imperial Wars, Scaremongering and the Ebola Epidemic

“You Can’t Have Wars and Public Health” ~ By Prof. James Petras Washington escalates its military interventions abroad, launching simultaneous air and ground attacks in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan; multiplying drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia; training, arming and financing proxy mercenaries in Jordan, the Gulf States and Iraq; and dispatching National Guard battalions to…

For Moment, the World Embraces the Cuba Model – and Slaps the Empire ~ by Glen Ford

“For Cuba, service to oppressed and exploited peoples is a revolutionary act of the highest moral caliber.”   Revolutionary Cuba has always been a miracle and gift to all humankind. This week, the nations of the world – with two savage exceptions – instructed their emissaries at the UN General Assembly to tell the world’s…

Muslim Exodus Threatens Food Crisis in the Central African Republic

A displaced person’s camp in the Central African Republic. The food security crisis will worsen with the fleeing of Muslim traders., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photoson Flickr. Muslim exodus threatens food crisis in Central African Republic Tue, Feb 11 2014 By Media Coulibaly BANGUI (Reuters) – An exodus of Muslim traders fleeing attacks…

Historic Rwanda Genocide Trial in France

France: some twenty years after Paul Kagame’s U.S. supported invasion of Rwanda resulted in genocide, the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) with 95 indictments (exclusively of Black Africans) since 1994, is being phased out. On February 4th France under its laws of universal jurisdiction charged Pascal Simbikangwa with complicity in genocide. Referred to…

Street Sellers of Nairobi

Jimmy Kariuki sells hats on from his own bicycle in Mathare slums, Nairobi, Kenya Filippo Romano/LUZ/Redux   Peter Abok, 22, is a student and sells hot pots in the slums of Nairobi. He earns between 250 to 400 Kenyan shillings (KS) per day and half of the money goes to the Indian wholesaler Filippo Romano/LUZ/Redux…

Angola says Greek oil tanker `faked` hijacking

  Δεν είναι η πρώτη περίεργη είδηση τελευταία με πρωταγωνιστές Έλληνες εφοπλιστές. Στις 5 Μαρτίου, το Πρακτορείο REUTERS είχε αποκαλύψει ότι Ελληνικές ναυτιλιακές εταιρείες, μεταφέρουν πετρέλαιο στην Συρία, παρά τις κυρώσεις που έχουν επιβληθεί από την ΕΕ. Επίσης ακριβώς την ίδια πρακτική, είχε ακολουθήσει και στον εμφύλιο της Λιβύης το 2011. Συγκεκριμένα σύμφωνα με το…

The Untold Horror of Human Trafficking

Eritrean refugees protest in front of the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel (25 Nov 2011) demanding protection of human rights on way to Israel via Sinai desert, Egypt. Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org (used with permission) About 30,000 people have been trafficked to Sinai, Egypt, over the last five years. Cairo-based journalist Bel Trew…

Somalia Struggles After Devastating Cyclone

  Somalia flooding in the Middle Shabelle region of the Horn of Africa state. A cyclone also hit the northern region of Puntland., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Somalia: Somalis struggle after devastating cyclone: Aid agencies NOVEMBER 29, 2013 More than 100,000 people are struggling in Somalia’s cyclone-hit northeastern Puntland region, aid…

Muslim Brotherhood leader’s arrest ordered for ‘inciting violence’

RT An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, MENA state agency reports. Badie was charged with inciting violent clashes outside the Republican Guard headquarters which left over 55 dead and hundreds injured.   The arrest of other senior Brotherhood officials were also ordered, including Badie’s deputy Mahmoud Ezzat, and…

War and Water: Hydropolitics Propel Balkanization in Africa

SOURCE Wherever there are reports of melting glaciers and a future of diminished water resources, there is an increasing Balkanization of nation-states. Those who manipulate world events for maximum profit understand that it is much easier to control water resources if one is dealing with a multitude of warring and jealous mini-states than it is…

Peace Keepers or Biological Warfare Agents ?

  PEACE-KEEPERS OR BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS ? By Venatrix Fulmen   A Call to End the Deadly Impact of Foreign Troopers on Innocent Civilians OUTBREAK   +++Cholera+++RiftValleyFever+++MarburgFever+++DengueFever+ ++YellowFever+++HIV/AIDS+++Malaria+++AvianFlu+++SwineFlu++ +++HantaVirus+++ and so on – these lines run through the news tickers of media agencies every day. In well-off societies, at least the pharmaceutical industries are interested…

Hypocrisy and Terror : The U.S., Britain, and biochemical weapons

In the “war on terrorism,” President George W. Bush and British prime minister science m Tony Blair seem to be setting their sights on Iraq as a possible target because of its alleged (and unsubstantiated) possession of biological and chemical weapons. It should be kept in mind, however, that the U.S. and Britain have a…

The Arms Trade : Who sells the weaponry?

Who sells the weaponry? [Not the breaking news but a good mapping of the arms trade behind the regional conflicts] by Gideon Burrows Unsurprisingly, the West dominates the world arms market in terms of sales. Over the last six or so years, the US has towered over the other countries in weapons sales, clocking up…

Almighty says ! ( When shit hits the fan ),…..” Syria’s failure to lose “….L.M.AO.

Wed May 22, 2013 12:20PM GMT 41   By Gordon Duff The timing of events in Syria has been a particular disaster for the United States. Through “sequestration,” the governments imposed austerity measures, military forces in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean have been scaled back as have other operations including intelligence gatherin.” Related Interviews: ‘Fox…

Ops, ..AGAIN ??…Russian Pacific Fleet Warships Enter Mediterranean For First Time In Decades, To Park In Cyprus

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/16/2013 11:12 -0400 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-16/russian-pacific-fleet-warships-enter-mediterranean-first-time-decades Earlier we reported that the US has now officially landed a Marine force in Israel as well as an assault ship, in a visit that the US Navy promptly assured “is not associated with, nor a reaction to, any world events.” It seems we were not…

Zimbabwean women’s activist launches raw, powerful autobiography

  “The first words I said to my mother were ‘Report him, there is a police officer,’ and in return my mother said ‘Shhh!’ narrated author and women’s rights activist Betty Makoni.   On Saturday 13 April the Zimbabwean founder of Girl-Child Network (GCN), launched her official autobiography Never Again at the Purfleet Hotel in Essex,…

The Marikana massacre: a glimpse of the men behind the numbers

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT. SENSITIVE VIEWERS ADVISED The Police Are shouting “CEASE FIRE” AFTER THEY KILLED THOSE PEOPLE??? The City Press, a mainstream newspaper in South Africa, has published short obituaries of the striking miners gunned down by the ANC government. Stelega Gadlela (50) His first name was Stelega, a word Swazi language…

World Bank Insider: Western Power Structures Collapse

World Bank Whistleblower: “Precious Metals To Serve As An Underpinning For Paper Currencies” I had the opportunity to speak with one of the bravest and most astute women in the Western world today: With Karin Hudes, führere Senior Advisor at the World Bank – which now appears as a whistleblower. It was a very important debate, because Karin Hudes worked 20…

International Outcry against California’s Forest Offset Scam

Global civil society rejects REDD in climate law   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2013   Contacts:   Miya Yoshitani, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (510)-417-1775 miya@apen4ej.org Tom BK Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network (218) 760 0442 ien@igc.org Anabela Lemos, No REDD in Africa Network, Friends of the Earth-Mozambique +258 21 496668 anabela.ja.mz@gmail.com       Indigenous…

Nigeria, Russia, and a private-security ship

October 31, 2012 A few comments on what’s going on at sea. Earlier this month, Nigerian authorities seized a ship operated by the Moran Security Group.  In the usual manner, the ship, M/V Myre Seadiver, is flagged by the Cook Islands, was built in Norway in the 1960s, was Norwegian owned and flagged for most…

African Misadventures

Payvand.com – Iran has succeeded in derailing its relationship with not one but three West African states in the embarrassing fallout surrounding a secret arms shipment. The row has left the Iranian administration’s hopes of expanding its political influence and trade ties with African states in tatters.   Senegal broke off diplomatic relations with Tehran…

Blood Money? Shock revelations and media half-truths on South African mine violence

Last month, violence erupted at a South African platinum mine when at least 13 men were wounded by security guards who fired rubber bullets and hacked at workers with machetes, allegedly to end a confrontation between two rival unions. March 11, 2013 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is the world´s largest platinum producer, located in the…

Hidden voices: art and the erasure of memory in post-apartheid South Africa

Posted on April 24, 2013   Panel discussion E-vite Why have some artistic voices remained hidden after the end of apartheid in 1994? This was the topic at a panel discussion at Iziko South African National Gallery (Iziko SANG) in which I participated, along with artists Vuyile Voyiya and Dathini Mzayiya, and art historian Julie…

S.Africa : Apartheid didn’t die

It’s a very sensitive issue that I was personally avoiding to touch. I was reading a book- a real book,not an e-book- the other day and it  mentioned the 1994 S.Africa killings and all that that we would like to  push in the back part of our minds.I am fully aware of the fact that…