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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.

United Nations intervention urgently needed to stop colonial carnage in West Papua

If the world and international media ignores West Papua now, the Indonesian security services may turn it into a bloodbath.

Foreign aid for Rwanda, suffering for Rwandans and Congolese

Asked how Kagame fits all the money gained by plundering Congo’s immense resources into his budget, David Himbara, a former member of Kagame’s cabinet, replied, “DR Congo money does not go into the Rwandan economy. The loot goes into offshore accounts of Crystal Ventures Ltd and its owner, Kagame.”
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Jonathan & Nathan: Rio de Janeiro favelas vs. police

I hope his life changes, because mine has already changed. How so? I don’t want him to experience what I’ve experienced.
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Brazil-Unreported: Rio police kill 434 people in first 3 months of 2019

Data show that 434 people died from police confrontations during the first three months of 2019. It’s the highest number of deaths resulting from police interventions in the past 20 years.

Davey D talks about communities most affected by Trump’s plans to resume the federal...

Trump’s interest in reinstating the death penalty is a tool to continue to oppress marginalized communities, including advocating using the death penalty against drug dealers.
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Brazil-Unreported: 6 youths killed in 5 days during police confrontations in Rio de Janeiro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50KTpAWGclQ Brazil-Unreported, an endeavor of Brazil's Mekim-na-Save Projek (Open-Learning Project), is a public translation, “localization” and subtitling service dedicated to bridging linguistic divides in the Black...

Venezuela: An axis of hope, dignity and defiance stands up to the triumvirate of...

We, the peoples of the Global South have the natural resources and power to humble the Empire. It is a well substantiated fact that if Europe and the US were denied access to our resources for two weeks, their economies would grind to a halt.

Rwanda’s Victoire Ingabire: I will not live in fear of prison or assassination

I want the government to show us who killed all these members of the opposition in Rwanda and what happened to those who have disappeared.

The cheapest way to save the planet grows like a weed

“As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating. New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities, a figure the scientists describe as ‘mind-blowing.’”

Russiagate fanatic Michael Isikoff’s curious project

The Democratic National Press (DNP) had to find someone to blame besides the Democrats and their own thieving national committee, so we were subjected to the two-year, $30 million Russiagate investigation that finally ended with the grudging conclusion that there’s no evidence to indict Trump.

‘Election Meddling Command Posts’ from CNN to Yahoo News and the DNC

Assange put corporate states and their armies on notice that they can no longer operate in secret. And the US, with the help of its state-corporate press, put him on notice that they’re coming to get him and that anyone else publishing classified docs could be next.

Human rights team finds US-backed Haitian government culpable in Lasalin massacre

On April 1, 2019, our team went to Lasalin and interviewed survivors and eye-witnesses of the November massacre. The report demonstrates that the Lasalin massacre was in fact an attack facilitated by government officials and directly conducted by Haitian National Police officers working closely with paramilitary elements.

House passes Ilhan Omar’s amendment requiring some basis for any foreign bases

By a vote of 219 to 210, at 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar requiring that the U.S. military provide Congress with the cost and the supposed national security benefits of every foreign military base or foreign military operation.

Julian Assange and press freedom: Following up on a Berkeley forum

“My educated guess based upon the second [US] indictment is that Assange has a pretty good chance of getting a temporary restraining order and then a judgment on the merits in the ECHR. But people really need to organize in Britain to bring public pressure to bear upon the government against extradition." - Law Professor Francis Boyle

Statement issued at the meeting of Libyan National Forces to support the Libyan Armed...

Libya must embark on a comprehensive redevelopment process, aimed at harnessing the wealth that Allah has bestowed on Libya for the benefit of all the Libyan people.

What, to the slave, is the Fourth of July?

Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.

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Urgent action alert: Stop prison officials from blocking Shaka Shakur’s access...

Shaka Shakur is a politically active incarcerated New Afrikan who was transferred on Dec. 18, 2018, from the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) to the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) as part of a campaign by prison officials to neutralize his activism.

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

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.

Byron Allen v. Comcast Case Could Tear Down America’s Oldest and...

“If the Supreme Court narrows this law, it would give corporations cover – allowing them to cover up racial discrimination ... A bad decision in this case could have impact on everyday businesses owned by Black people across our country.”

‘Remembering James: The Life and Music of James Brown’ runs through...

The Black Repertory Group is kicking off its 56th uninterrupted theater season with the life and music of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. The nationally touring musical “Remembering James” is running Thursdays-Sundays through Nov. 24.

‘Mumia Abu-Jamal is just one step away from freedom,’ says Maureen...

Philadelphia police have been violent and racist and corrupt for decades. They have a lot to lose if Mumia wins – because when Mumia wins, the forces that support Black dignity and freedom are winning.