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World News & Views

The latest from San Francisco Bay View.

How the New York Fed strangles Iraq

Every time there’s an economic crisis anywhere in the world, pretty much it’s all resolved through the New York Fed. If they want to cut you off from the global economy, they can do so at the flick of a switch.

Foul murder of another nation’s hero, an American disgrace

When the U.S. murders a military strategist more successful than their own grotesquely over-armed losers, Pentagon apologists pretend that he (and not they) is the bloodthirsty killer spreading chaos throughout the Middle East.

Afrophobia in Azania: What’s the word?

We must welcome our brothers and sisters from every corner of Africa. This increasingly Pan-African climate must be used to call for one socialist Africa and the total destruction of settler capitalism and neo-colonialism.

Details demolish allegations against popular ousted AU Ambassador Dr Arikana Quao

“Too often what we hear [about Africa] is not what is going on,” Dr. Quao said, such as the constant reports of Africans killing Africans with no reportage of the facts that multi-national corporations often fund such carnage to facilitate easier extraction of valuable resources.

Christmas dispatches from Bethlehem

“Other people around the world are allowed to travel to Bethlehem. We think Gaza’s Christians should have that right, too,” said Wadie Abu Nassar, an adviser to local church leaders.
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Brazil-Unreported: 1,546 people killed by Rio de Janeiro police between January – October 2019

"Black people are dying, black people are being detained, black people are being enslaved."

Pachamama and the Pope

The American TFP describes its three values – tradition, family and property – as a protective wall against socialism and called the Amazon “a huge ‘green slum’ divided into tribal ghettos.”

Should UN peacekeepers leave the Democratic Republic of Congo?

The UN troops in DRC are called “peacekeepers,” but MONUSCO’s real mission is managing the “silent violence” in which perpetrators cannot be readily identified, atrocities go unreported, and resources are smuggled out of DRC through Rwanda and Uganda.

Congo: Millions die while the UN keeps the peace

“There’s been killed 8 million people and you say you’re making fictitious peace and you’re telling us that this is peace when aggressors are not named!” – Congolese Swiss historian Bénédicte Kumbi Njoko

Victoire Ingabire walks a knife edge in Rwanda

Victoire Ingabire “is a convicted criminal who was never rehabilitated. She is not a politician, an opposition leader, but a criminal.” – New Times of Rwanda, Paul Kagame’s newspaper

Rwanda exports 2,163 kg of gold, UAE imports 12,539 kg of it

The final 2019 UN Group of Experts Report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirms that Congo’s eastern neighbor Rwanda remains a haven for smuggling Congolese minerals.

Black Alliance for Peace stands in revolutionary solidarity with the people of Bolivia

With the forced resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales and the physical assaults against leaders of the Movement for Socialism, the progress made by indigenous and working-class people of Bolivia is under serious assault.

Donald in the Donbass, Biden in the crossfire

“Zelensky is desperate to end the war. His electoral landslide was the result of this promise, and his anti-corruption theme, which is related. His presidency – even his life – depends on it,” says Princeton and NYU Professor Emeritus Stephen F. Cohen. So why did Zelensky want another $400 million worth of military aid that could only escalate the war?

Volunteering on the border: Our trip to El Paso and Casa Del Refugiado

One Brazilian family explained that the food they were provided in detention was cookies and chips.

Rwanda: Victoire Ingabire endures relentless interrogation

The powerful and wealthy nations who send foreign aid to Rwanda need to understand that they are supporting an unstable, unsustainable government because there is no space for people to speak freely and peacefully and engage in real democratic process in Rwanda. Shutting down political space risks the return of mass violence to Rwanda sooner or later. I have devoted my life to preventing its return.

Russian pride and US exceptionalism

“We wanted socialism with a human face, but we got [long pause] very harsh capitalism.”

The Lasalin Massacre and the human rights crisis in Haiti

On Nov. 13, 2018, police and other paramilitary personnel entered the neighborhood of Lasalin in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. What followed was a massacre of the civilian population.

Rwanda: Murder of dissidents continues as migrants are shipped in

“I know that the killers want me and other members of the opposition to be afraid and stop our democratic struggle. But Rwandan people need to be free in our country. Fear of being arrested again or being assassinated will never stop our struggle.”

Stop the Massacres in Haiti Week of Action

It is time for the U.S. to be held accountable for its continued support of the repressive regime now in power in Haiti: Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Peckham Federal Building in San Jose, 280 S. First St, at 2:00 p.m.

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A tribute to San Francisco’s first Black surgeon, Dr. Oscar Jackson

The most amazing person I ever met was Dr. Oscar Jackson, an eminent Black San Francisco surgeon, businessman, military officer, world traveler, explorer, philanthropist, fraternity brother, husband, father and remarkable storyteller.

The struggle to build housing when you are homeless

POOR and Homefulness have launched an effort to work with conscious legislators to exempt poor and homeless people from exorbitant building permit fees and requirements which make it impossible for homeless and poor people to manifest our own solutions and stay in our neighborhoods and communities.

The shocking death of Rwandan gospel singer and dissident Kizito Mihigo

“Kizito Mihigo had been persecuted for advocating compassion for all the victims of the genocide, Hutu, Tutsi and Twa, refusing to blame all Hutu people for the Rwandan Genocide. Kagame has become fiercely vengeful with dissident Tutsis because they are breaking up his constituency.” – Professor Joseph Bukeye

Bloomberg’s bigoted remarks: Black voters will decide 3/3 whether his apologies...

“We put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” said Michael Bloomberg. “Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. … The way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them against the wall and frisk them.”

Unheard Voices calls for Alabama Corrections Commissioner Dunn to meet with...

“Months and years of retaliation (have been) endured … by countless (prisoners) who have … made sacrifices that those of us who have never been incarcerated cannot truly understand – all in order to seek accountability, to end prison slavery, and to stop the construction of new prisons that will take from us our children and grandchildren.” – Unheard Voices