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World News & Views

The latest from San Francisco Bay View.

Can COVID-19 take down NATO?

DEFENDER Europe 20, NATO’s latest anti-Russian war games, began in February. On March 13, the German army announced that it would not participate and withdrew its troops for fear of spreading the coronavirus. On March 11, Norway’s armed forces canceled Cold Response, more anti-Russian war games.

If all lives matter, lift U.S. sanctions against Iran to curb the spread of...

I’d like to put to the test the moral commitment of every Amerikan who jumped on and rode the “all lives matter” bandwagon.

Marielle Franco speaks about her background & political perspective (2017) [English translation]

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“5 Li’l Joyous Minutes” with Marielle Franco [English and Spanish translation]

Marielle Franco, daughter, mother, black activist, LGBTQ activist, human rights defender and former Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, speaks. This month (March 14) marks the 1-year anniversary of her unsolved assassination. Let's look back at some of what she had to say, lesser the commentary and input from pundits.

Victoire Ingabire and International Women’s Day

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza remains in Rwanda, where President Paul Kagame’s government has forbidden her to leave. Earlier this month, gospel singer Kizito Mihigo, whom the government had also forbidden to leave Rwanda, died after being apprehended trying to cross Rwanda’s southern border into Burundi. The government said that he committed suicide, but few Rwandans believe that.

Earth Island Institute takes on Big Plastic

“These plastics peddlers knew that our nation’s disposal and recycling capabilities would be overrun, and their products would end up polluting our waterways.” – Earth Island Institute Board President Josh Floum

No repeat of US military occupation of Haiti

Intensifying protests led by popular movements in Haiti, calling for the resignation of corrupt, US-supported President Jovenal Moise have persisted for over a year in spite of violent repression and killings of demonstrators by government death squads, bringing day-to-day business to a standstill.

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

Is Rwanda under Kagame a shining example of good news from Africa?

In an article titled “Rwanda Is a Shining Example of Good News from Africa” published in Stuff, writer Phil Quin has a line that I love: “But the truth, as always, is more nuanced and, especially over the past decade or so, Africa is in many ways coming into its own.”

What lessons have we learned from the war in Vietnam?

The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975. During the Vietnam War, approximately 4 million Vietnamese were killed and over 58,000 Americans died.

Moms 4 Housing: Un-Wedgewooding the world must be led by Mama Power

Moms 4 Housing and all the beautiful people who stood together with the Moms are sheroes and heroes who manifested something capitalism tries very hard to kill: People Power. But they also manifested MAMA POWER, which, like all of us mamaz and daughters know, can take down a developer or real estate snake any day.

California prisoners call for end to machismo and femicide in Mexico

https://youtu.be/UB69VbhxmUk From: Prisoners at California Correctional Institution (CCI), P.O. Box 1905, Tehachapi, CA 93581 To: Mr. Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the Mexican Republic, Plaza de La Constitucion, S/N Centro Cuahutemoc, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico 06066 Issue:...

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.

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.