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Thursday, January 28, 2021
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World News & Views

World News & Views

The latest from San Francisco Bay View.

Gov. Newsom nominates CLBC Chair Dr. Shirley Weber as secretary of state

Undeniably qualified and supported, Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber accepted Gov. Newsom’s nomination to be the first African American woman California Secretary of State. Also heard are prominent voices from the Black community who expressed disappointment at Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ seat not being filled by either one of two most probable Black women, each highly qualified to continue the work and maintain a woman’s place in the Senate.

Remembering a humble giant, Qassem Soleimani

We are all human beings, capable of bringing great gifts to the world and causing great pain. How we are perceived by others often depends on who is telling the story, if the story is experiential or rhetoric and how open we are to listening from our core being to feel the truth.

Interview with Tina Collins of Code Tenderloin

Tenderloin, San Francisco – Bay View Editor Malik Washington stops by homelessness and workforce development organization Code Tenderloin to interview case manager Tina Collins.

CORE Nigeria: “We will fight for our total liberation”

“The genie of resistance is out of the bottle.” Exploited and oppressed Nigerian masses have had enough of the illegitimate regime of retired Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari wielding a constant whip of brutality. The Nigerian people are not going quietly up the road to liberation.

Urgent appeal to President Trump

Baba Jaharhara as always, honors our sacred connections with those ascending into the ancestral realm, while educating and revealing things going on and to explore – a couple of murals emerging, reparations legislation, a petition to Pres. Trump to release Elder and political prisoners, a congratulations and a fundraiser to sustain the blessings.

CORE Nigeria: “We will fight for our total liberation”

The recent police killing of a young man in Ughelli, Nigeria, sparked the people’s uprising against SARS’ increasing police brutality in the militarization of politics and social life, along with a strong clientelist trend of administration. The streets are quiet now – temporarily – the people are not satisfied.

Stop the massacres in Haiti: End US and UN support for the criminal regime...

The Haitian people continue to resist the deadly slide into dictatorship – from the moment of the US-backed coup d’ etat against President Aristide on Feb. 29, 2004, to this very minute, with escalating massacres, extrajudicial killings, rapes and unchecked reign of terror against the people by the criminal regime of Jovenel Moise. Their cry is our call to action.

Election 2020: Results show California may not be that liberal after all

A tedious effort to follow up on how propositions and measures fared in an election event, Quinci LeGardye of California Black Media does the work and delivers the results, like it or not.

‘The man who heals women’ calls for an International Criminal Tribunal for Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Dr. Denis Mukwege is receiving death threats, and not for the first time. Dr. Mukwege has won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Sakharov Prize and a long list of other human rights awards for treating women victims of sexual violence used as a weapon in the resource wars that plague eastern Congo. He founded Panzi Hospital in Congo’s South Kivu Province for surgical and post-surgical treatment of victims.

We need each other

This pandemic should finally show us all that women deserve equal pay, as they are the main ones on the front lines. This pandemic should show us that our elderly should have better protection, not just from the government, but from the community and especially families. Our children deserve better protection. We are all paying a price for not valuing ALL human life.

The Gates Foundation’s ‘Green Revolution’ in Africa: Agribusiness wins, small scale farmers lose

Fourteen years ago, the Bill and Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundations launched the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) with the stated goal of doubling productivity and incomes by 2020 for 30 million small-scale farming households while reducing food insecurity by half in 20 countries. Just published, “False Promises: The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA),” concludes that the number of Africans suffering extreme hunger has increased by 30 percent in the 13 countries that AGRA eventually focused on.

Fare thee well, President Nkurunziza

Burundi happens to be the birthplace of my hero, Prince Louis Rwagasore. Burundians are not drawn to spinning or showcasing their country, so little is known outside of the biases and prejudices of archived material or contemporary writers, largely Anglophones.

Rwanda: ‘Victoire Ingabire should be arrested at least, killed at best’

There has been another murder. Nine armed men killed Pastor Theoneste Bapfakurera when they mistook him for shopkeeper Theophile Ntirutwa, a member of your opposition party.

Viet Nam vs. COVID-19: How one small nation defeated a global enemy

Viet Nam and the Vietnamese people have confronted the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and their quick and united national response has produced remarkable results and earned the recognition of top public health experts and organizations around the world.

Solidarity and love for one’s neighbors defeat the blockade’s barriers

The United States has not been able to control COVID-19. The Donald Trump administration did not react in time, played down the reality, and as a result tens of thousands of people have died. Yet the government finds time to attack Cuba.

‘Operation Black 1st: Flatten the Enemy’: Venezuelans capture terrorists

Members of the small fishing town of Chuao on the Aragua coast of Venezuela helped identify and capture mercenaries, thus spoiling a terrorist invasion. The operation was titled “Operation Black 1st: Flatten The Enemy.”...

Alone we are weak, together we are strong, all together WE ARE LAVALAS: Lavalas...

Haiti Action Committee is honored to circulate this statement from Fanmi Lavalas, the people’s party in Haiti, at a moment when the coronavirus has made its deadly march into Haiti. Faced with government inaction, repression and corruption, Haitians have turned to each other and to the popular movement to meet the challenge. We urge you to distribute this statement widely.

Resisting COVID-19 in Haiti

On March 19, 2020, shortly after international institutions announced that millions of dollars would be available to impoverished countries with COVID-19 cases, Haitian authorities finally addressed the coronavirus pandemic by declaring two cases in the country. Haitians were outraged by silence and inaction of authorities as news spread of preventative measures being implemented in neighboring Dominican Republic and other countries.

Get out Cuba’s way

Nearly six weeks since shelter-in-place and quarantine orders in the United States and worldwide because of the COVID-19 outbreak, countries all over the world have been pummeled with more than 3.3 million confirmed cases and 235,000 deaths worldwide.