2019-01-18: News Headlines

aljazeera (2019-01-18). Citing 'serious doubts', AU urges delay to final DRC vote results. aljazeera.com African Union agrees to urgently send 'high-level delegation' to Kinshasa to find way out of DRC's political crisis.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-01-18). Video: The "Great Game" of Military Bases in Africa. globalresearch.ca Italian soldiers on mission in Djibouti have offered sewing machines to the humanitarian organisation which aids the refugees in this tiny country in the Horn of Africa. It is situated in a strategic position on the most important commercial Asia-Europe …

amnesty (2019-01-18). Madagascar: Next president must tackle historic rights violations. amnesty.org The next president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, must tackle historic human rights violations, including excessive use of pretrial detention and arbitrary detentions of human rights defenders, Amnesty International said ahead of his inauguration tomorrow. | In recent years there has been a spike in human rights violations in the island nation. Thousands of people are held in unjustified and prolonged pre-trial detention, while environmental rights defenders have been targeted simply for working to protect the country's natural resources, such as rosewood. | Rajoelina was declared the president-elect of Madagasc…

amnesty (2019-01-18). Morocco: Abandon Attempts to Dissolve Cultural Group. amnesty.org Moroccan authorities should immediately abandon attempts to dissolve the cultural group Racines, over critical comments made by guests on an online talk show it hosted, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. | Racines, a Casablanca-based association, was targeted because its office was used as a venue to record an episode of the talk show '1 DàÆner 2 Cons' (One Dinner, Two Fools) on August 5, 2018. Human Rights Watch's Ahmed Benchemsi was one of six guests invited to comment on Moroccan news during the episode tha…

amnesty (2019-01-18). EU leaders must fix "broken system" that leaves people adrift at sea. amnesty.org European leaders must urgently act to fix a system which deters states from assisting refugees and migrants in peril at sea, said Amnesty International in an analysis published today. | Cut adrift in the Mediterranean outlines how the outsourcing of European border control to the Libyan authorities, in combination with a system which fails to share responsibility for asylum-seekers fairly across Europe, has created a situation where asylum-seekers and migrants are frequently left adrift in the Mediterranean. It also sets…

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-18). Morocco: Abandon Attempts to Dissolve Cultural Group. hrw.org | | Screenshot from an episode of the online show "1 DàÆner 2 Cons", recorded in Casablanca, Morocco. | © 2018 1D2C / YouTube | (Tunis) — Moroccan authorities should immediately abandon attempts to dissolve the cultural group Racines, over critical comments made by guests on an online talk show it hosted, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. | Racines, a Casablanca-based association, was targeted because its o…

WSWS (2019-01-18). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2019-01-18). Zimbabwe's government cracks down on protest over fuel price increase. wsws.org President Emmerson Mnangagwa finds himself at the head of a government that is increasingly viewed with hostility by the Zimbabwean population.

WSWS (2019-01-18). General strike of 700,000 public sector workers shakes Tunisia. wsws.org Eight years after the ouster of Tunisian dictator Ben Ali in 2011, renewed mass struggles are erupting.

teleSUR (2019-01-17). DR Congo: UN Raises Ethnic Violence Death Toll to 890. telesurenglish.net The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) said Wednesday that violence from ethnic groups have caused hundreds of deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). | RELATED: | Southern Africa Bloc Urges DR Congo Election Vote Recount | "At least 890 people were killed between Dec. 16 and 18 in four villages in Yumbi territory, Mai-Ndombe province… in what appears to have been clashes between the Banunu and Batende communities," UNCHR said in a statement whic…

aljazeera (2019-01-17). Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?>. aljazeera.com Al-Qaeda-linked group has carried out more than 20 attacks in Kenya in the past five years.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2019. democracynow.org Speaker Pelosi to Trump: Cancel or Postpone State of the Union, Federal Employees and Contractors Demand End to Government Shutdown, Trump to Propose Biggest Space-Based Missile Program Since "Star Wars", Andrew Wheeler, at EPA Confirmation Hearing, Downplays Climate Risks, Climate Study Finds Ocean Temperatures Hit Record High in 2018, Syria: Four Americans Among 19 Killed in ISIS Suicide Attack, Zimbabwe: Five Killed as Government Attacks Fuel Hike Protesters, Kenya: Death Toll in al-Shabab Attack on Nairobi Hotel Rises to 21, British PM Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote, NYT: Trump Inaugural Committee To…

aljazeera (2019-01-17). Zimbabwe accused of violent crackdown on protests. aljazeera.com Rights groups say the security forces have responded to demonstrators with 'unprecedented use of excessive force'.

aljazeera (2019-01-17). Doctor and child killed as protests break out across Sudan. aljazeera.com Police fire tear gas as demonstrations calling for President Bashir's resignation try to march on presidential palace.

aljazeera (2019-01-17). Is Kenya containing the threat from al-Shabab?>. aljazeera.com Nairobi hotel attack, that killed 21 people, raised concerns about security situation in Kenya.

aljazeera (2019-01-17). Ghana: Undercover journalist Hussein-Suale shot dead. aljazeera.com Ahmed Hussein-Suale had previously uncovered massive corruption in Ghana's football leagues.

Andrew Stewart (2019-01-17). The Green New Deal Must be Centered on African American and Indigenous Workers to Differentiate Itself From the Democratic Party: Part Three. counterpunch.org This is the third of a three part series regarding the Green New Deal. I will argue in the course of this series the method by which the Green Party should articulate a Green New Deal proposal that is radically different and distinct from that proposed by the Democratic Party, even its Progressive Caucus. Green More

Mark Gruenberg (2019-01-17). If income gap is a chasm, wealth gap is Grand Canyon. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —If the "income gap" between the rich and the rest of us is a chasm, then the less-discussed "wealth gap" — especially between whites and African-Americans — is the Grand Canyon. At least that's what the figures show in a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies, the third in its series comparing …

amnesty (2019-01-17). Egypt: Lawyer Detained in Undisclosed Location: Hoda Abdelmoniem. amnesty.org On 15 January 2019, Hoda Abdelmoniem appeared before the prosecution for investigation, and her pre-trial detention was renewed for 15 days. Hoda told her daughter that she is being detained in an undisclosed location. | Hoda's last appearance before the public prosecution was on 21 November 2018, after her 20 days of enforced disappearance. From 2 December 2018 until 14 January 2019, Hoda's lawyer and family could not find her in any prison and did not know about her fate and whereabouts.

amnesty (2019-01-17). Egypt: Arbitrary Detention Extended: Islam Khalil. amnesty.org On 8 January 2019, the Cairo Criminal Court renewed Islam Khalil's detention for a further 45 days. Islam Khalil was a victim of an enforced disappearance and has been held in pre-trial detention on trumped-up charges since 10 March 2018. He is being denied access to necessary health care. The charges, of which Islam Khalil maintains his innocence, are believed to have been brought against him in retaliation for his political activism. The four other co-defendants who were facing the same charges denied knowing Islam Khalil and were released on probation on 4 September.

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-17). Mauritania: Repressive Laws Restrict Peaceful Speech. hrw.org | | People wait to cast their vote on September 1, 2018 outside a polling station in Nouakchott for the country's legislative, regional and local elections. | © 2018 Ahmed Ould Mohamed Ould Elhadj/AFP/Getty Images | (Geneva) — Mauritanian authorities used a litany of harsh and overbroad laws on terrorism, cybercrime, apostasy, and criminal defamation to prosecute and jail human rights defenders, activists, bloggers, and politica…

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-17). Libya: Civilians Under Threat from Militias. hrw.org | | Armed forces allied to internationally recognized government fight with armed group in Tripoli, Libya September 22, 2018. | © 2018 Hani Amara/Reuters | (Geneva) — Unaccountable and violent armed groups maintain a stranglehold on Libya, while civilians pay the price in the divided country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. Libyan authorities should prioritize ju…

Tyler Durden (2019-01-17). American CEO Who Worked at Building 7 on 9/11 Killed in Nairobi Terror Attack. theantimedia.com (ZH) — In a shocking new development regarding Tuesday's brazen terror attack on an upscale hotel in Kenya's capital of Nairobi which left 15 dead as Somali-based al-Shabab militants stormed through the complex with automatic weapons, the lone American citizen identified among the dead was a 9/11 survivor. The victim, Jason Spindler, was confirmed by family members to have …

RT (2019-01-17). 'Reschedule your excursion': Trump cancels Pelosi's foreign trips over shutdown. rt.com President Donald Trump has canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's upcoming trips to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan, citing the ongoing government shutdown, one day after Pelosi threatened to cancel his State of the Union address. |

Democracy Now! (2019-01-16). Headlines for January 16, 2019. democracynow.org British PM Theresa May's Brexit Deal Rejected by MPs in Historic Loss, Trump Orders 50,000 Idled Government Employees to Work Without Pay, Sen. Mitch McConnell Blocks Another Vote to End Government Shutdown, Government Shutdown Takes a Toll on Indian Country, Aviation Security, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Admin Citizenship Question on 2020 Census, Senate Opens Confirmation Hearings for William Barr as Attorney General, Kenya: Al-Shabab Claims Nairobi Hotel Attack That Leaves 14 Dead, Colombian Drug Lord Says Former Mexican President Took $100M Bribe, Former Ivory Coast President Acquitted of Crimes Against Humanit…

kathy_f (2019-01-16). Samir Amin on value in a divided world. greenleft.org.au Modern Imperialism, Monopoly Finance Capital and Marx's Law of Value
| By Samir Amin
| Monthly Review Press, 2018 | One of the most obvious and abhorrent features of the global economy is the stark division of the world into a wealthy "North" and a poor "South". Egyptian-born economist Samir Amin, who passed away in August, often referred to this divide as one of "centre" and "periphery". | Amin, former director of the Third World Forum in Senegal, was renowned as one of the most significant theorists in the field of global economics, uneven development and imperialism. His work is a major reference point…

kathy_f (2019-01-16). Zimbabwe: Fuel hike sparks protests. greenleft.org.au Protesters barricaded roads and burned tires in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, on January 14 after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a huge fuel price hike in a bid to stem a deepening economic crisis. | Cash shortages have plunged Zimbabwe's economy into disarray, threatening widespread social unrest and undermining Mnangagwa's efforts to win back foreign investors sidelined under his predecessor Robert Mugabe. | Police fired tear gas to disperse youths protesting outside the high court in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo, according to video footage from the Centre for Innovation and Technology, a local news…

Rachel Johnson (2019-01-15). NAACP President Derrick Johnson Responds to Federal Judge Jesse Furman's Ruling on the 2020 Census. naacp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2019 CONTACT: Malik Russell/mrussell@naacpnet.org Derrick Johnson, President of NAACP, issued the following statement on federal Judge Jesse M. Furman's ruling to block of the Trump Administration's plan to put a question about citizenship on the 2020 census: "The ruling by Judge Jesse M. Furman is a step in the right direction to […]

Rachel Johnson (2019-01-15). NAACP Statement on CBS Election 2020 News Team. naacp.org Contact: Malik Russell/mrussell@naacpnet.org BALTIMORE (January 15, 2019) — The nation's leading civil rights organization issued the following statement: "CBS News' decision to not include Black reporters on their 2020 Election news team further proves the voting power and voices of Black America continue to be undervalued. As the voting bloc which will most certainly heavily determine […]

amnesty (2019-01-15). Zimbabwe: Crackdown escalates on protests over massive fuel price hikes, hundreds arrested. amnesty.org Eight people reportedly killed | Authorities shut down internet | 200 people arbitrarily detained | The Zimbabwean authorities must ensure that the security forces exercise restraint and respect the rights of people protesting against massive fuel price hikes, Amnesty International said on the second day of the national 'shutdown'. | | As a result of the crackdown at least eight p…

amnesty (2019-01-15). Cote d'Ivoire: Acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence. amnesty.org Following today's International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to acquit Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry Amnesty International's West and Central Africa Director said: | "The acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé will be seen as a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence in Cote d'Ivoire. However, the judges found that the Office of the Prosecutor had not presented evidence needed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. The Chamber ordered both accused to be immediately released. |

Consortiumnews (2019-01-14). A Workers' Struggle in India to 'Make the Land Proud' as Global Unrest Spreads. consortiumnews.com This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, as social unrest grows in Morocco, Sudan, Nigeria and Los Angeles. Workers Around the World Greet 2019 With Wave of Demonstrations By Vijay Prashad… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2019-01-10). Headlines for January 10, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Walks Out of Shutdown Negotiations After "Temper Tantrum", Unions for Federal Workers to Protest as Shutdown Enters 20th Day, Donald Trump Jr. Compares Immigrants to Zoo Animals, Trump Nominates Ex-Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as Permanent EPA Head, Congo: Felix Tshisekedi Declared Provisional President-Elect, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Meets Egyptian Leader el-Sisi, Campaigners Mark 100 Days Since Jamal Khashoggi's Assassination, After Weeks Stranded at Sea, Asylum Seekers Granted Access to Malta, Lebanon: Winter Storms Bring Death and Misery to Syrian Refugees, Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Ex-Manag…

pip.hinman (2019-01-08). How we can defeat the neo-Nazis. greenleft.org.au Convicted neo-Nazi criminals Blair Cottrell, Neil Erikson and their followers, gathered on the foreshore of St Kilda Beach on January 5 to vilify Sudanese Australians and once again scapegoat that community as "African gangs". | The group of 100 to 150 predominantly white males from various neo-Nazi gangs — The Lads, Soldiers of Odin and the Proud Boys — were racist and hostile towards the gathering counterprotesters. | Erikson, a convicted stalker and former head of the neo-Nazi group the United Patriot Front, knows how to do hate speech and play the game on social media. | The rally to "reclaim St K…

Paul Kawika Martin (2018-12-04). With INF Ultimatum, Trump's Maximalist Approach Strikes Again. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — December 4, 2018 — In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the U.S. will formally announce its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 60 days if Russia does not come into compliance with the treaty by then, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy […]

2019-01-18: Social Media Postees

Citing 'serious doubts', AU urges delay to final DRC vote results
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-18
African Union agrees to urgently send 'high-level delegation' to Kinshasa to find way out of DRC's political crisis.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/citing-doubts…

Video: The "Great Game" of Military Bases in Africa
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-18
Italian soldiers on mission in Djibouti have offered sewing machines to the humanitarian organisation which aids the refugees in this tiny country in the Horn of Africa. It is situated in a strategic position on the most important commercial Asia-Europe … | The post Video: The "Great Game" of Military Bases in Africa appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-great-game-milit…

Madagascar: Next president must tackle historic rights violations
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-18
The next president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, must tackle historic human rights violations, including excessive use of pretrial detention and arbitrary detentions of human rights defenders, Amnesty International said ahead of his inauguration tomorrow. | In recent years there has been a spike in human rights violations in the island nation. Thousands of people are held in unjustified and prolonged pre-trial detention, while environmental rights defenders have been targeted simply for working to protect the country's natural resources, such as rosewood. | Rajoelina was declared the president-elect of Madagasc…
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/01/madag…

Morocco: Abandon Attempts to Dissolve Cultural Group
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-18
Moroccan authorities should immediately abandon attempts to dissolve the cultural group Racines, over critical comments made by guests on an online talk show it hosted, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. | Racines, a Casablanca-based association, was targeted because its office was used as a venue to record an episode of the talk show '1 DàÆner 2 Cons' (One Dinner, Two Fools) on August 5, 2018. Human Rights Watch's Ahmed Benchemsi was one of six guests invited to comment on Moroccan news during the episode tha…
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/01/moroc…

EU leaders must fix "broken system" that leaves people adrift at sea
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-18
European leaders must urgently act to fix a system which deters states from assisting refugees and migrants in peril at sea, said Amnesty International in an analysis published today. | Cut adrift in the Mediterranean outlines how the outsourcing of European border control to the Libyan authorities, in combination with a system which fails to share responsibility for asylum-seekers fairly across Europe, has created a situation where asylum-seekers and migrants are frequently left adrift in the Mediterranean. It also sets…
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Morocco: Abandon Attempts to Dissolve Cultural Group
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-18
Screenshot from an episode of the online show "1 DàÆner 2 Cons", recorded in Casablanca, Morocco. | © 2018 1D2C / YouTube | (Tunis) — Moroccan authorities should immediately abandon attempts to dissolve the cultural group Racines, over critical comments made by guests on an online talk show it hosted, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. | Racines, a Casablanca-based association, was targeted because its o…
hrw.org/news/2019/01/18/morocco-abandon-…

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-18
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/18/euro…

Zimbabwe's government cracks down on protest over fuel price increase
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-18
President Emmerson Mnangagwa finds himself at the head of a government that is increasingly viewed with hostility by the Zimbabwean population.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/18/zimb…

General strike of 700,000 public sector workers shakes Tunisia
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-18
Eight years after the ouster of Tunisian dictator Ben Ali in 2011, renewed mass struggles are erupting.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/18/tuni…

Is Kenya containing the threat from al-Shabab?>
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-17
Nairobi hotel attack, that killed 21 people, raised concerns about security situation in Kenya.
aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/201…

Doctor and child killed as protests break out across Sudan
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-17
Police fire tear gas as demonstrations calling for President Bashir's resignation try to march on presidential palace.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/sudan-protest…

Zimbabwe accused of violent crackdown on protests
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-17
Rights groups say the security forces have responded to demonstrators with 'unprecedented use of excessive force'.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/zimbabwe-accu…

DR Congo: UN Raises Ethnic Violence Death Toll to 890
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-17
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) said Wednesday that violence from ethnic groups have caused hundreds of deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). | RELATED: | Southern Africa Bloc Urges DR Congo Election Vote Recount | "At least 890 people were killed between Dec. 16 and 18 in four villages in Yumbi territory, Mai-Ndombe province… in what appears to have been clashes between the Banunu and Batende communities," UNCHR said in a statement whic…
telesurenglish.net/news/DR-Congo-UN-Rais…

Ghana: Undercover journalist Hussein-Suale shot dead
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-17
Ahmed Hussein-Suale had previously uncovered massive corruption in Ghana's football leagues.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/undercover-gh…

Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?>
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-17
Al-Qaeda-linked group has carried out more than 20 attacks in Kenya in the past five years.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/kenya-al-shab…

The Green New Deal Must be Centered on African American and Indigenous Workers to Differentiate Itself From the Democratic Party: Part Three
Andrew Stewart | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-17
This is the third of a three part series regarding the Green New Deal. I will argue in the course of this series the method by which the Green Party should articulate a Green New Deal proposal that is radically different and distinct from that proposed by the Democratic Party, even its Progressive Caucus. Green…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/17/the-green-ne…

If income gap is a chasm, wealth gap is Grand Canyon
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-17
WASHINGTON –If the "income gap" between the rich and the rest of us is a chasm, then the less-discussed "wealth gap" — especially between whites and African-Americans — is the Grand Canyon. At least that's what the figures show in a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies, the third in its series comparing …
peoplesworld.org/article/if-income-gap-i…

Egypt: Arbitrary Detention Extended: Islam Khalil
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-17
On 8 January 2019, the Cairo Criminal Court renewed Islam Khalil's detention for a further 45 days. Islam Khalil was a victim of an enforced disappearance and has been held in pre-trial detention on trumped-up charges since 10 March 2018. He is being denied access to necessary health care. The charges, of which Islam Khalil maintains his innocence, are believed to have been brought against him in retaliation for his political activism. The four other co-defendants who were facing the same charges denied knowing Islam Khalil and were released on probation on 4 September.
amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/9703/2019…

Egypt: Lawyer Detained in Undisclosed Location: Hoda Abdelmoniem
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-17
On 15 January 2019, Hoda Abdelmoniem appeared before the prosecution for investigation, and her pre-trial detention was renewed for 15 days. Hoda told her daughter that she is being detained in an undisclosed location. | Hoda's last appearance before the public prosecution was on 21 November 2018, after her 20 days of enforced disappearance. From 2 December 2018 until 14 January 2019, Hoda's lawyer and family could not find her in any prison and did not know about her fate and whereabouts.
amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/9705/2019…

Mauritania: Repressive Laws Restrict Peaceful Speech
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-17
People wait to cast their vote on September 1, 2018 outside a polling station in Nouakchott for the country's legislative, regional and local elections. | © 2018 Ahmed Ould Mohamed Ould Elhadj/AFP/Getty Images | (Geneva) — Mauritanian authorities used a litany of harsh and overbroad laws on terrorism, cybercrime, apostasy, and criminal defamation to prosecute and jail human rights defenders, activists, bloggers, and politica…
hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/mauritania-repre…

Libya: Civilians Under Threat from Militias
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-17
Armed forces allied to internationally recognized government fight with armed group in Tripoli, Libya September 22, 2018. | © 2018 Hani Amara/Reuters | (Geneva) — Unaccountable and violent armed groups maintain a stranglehold on Libya, while civilians pay the price in the divided country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. Libyan authorities should prioritize ju…
hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/libya-civilians-…

American CEO Who Worked at Building 7 on 9/11 Killed in Nairobi Terror Attack
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-17
(ZH) — In a shocking new development regarding Tuesday's brazen terror attack on an upscale hotel in Kenya's capital of Nairobi which left 15 dead as Somali-based al-Shabab militants stormed through the complex with automatic weapons, the lone American citizen identified among the dead was a 9/11 survivor. The victim, Jason Spindler, was confirmed by family members to have …

American CEO Who Worked at Building 7 on 9/11 Killed in Nairobi Terror Attack

'Reschedule your excursion': Trump cancels Pelosi's foreign trips over shutdown
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-17
President Donald Trump has canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's upcoming trips to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan, citing the ongoing government shutdown, one day after Pelosi threatened to cancel his State of the Union address. | …
rt.com/usa/449067-trump-denies-plane-pel…

Samir Amin on value in a divided world
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-16
Modern Imperialism, Monopoly Finance Capital and Marx's Law of Value | By Samir Amin | Monthly Review Press, 2018 | One of the most obvious and abhorrent features of the global economy is the stark division of the world into a wealthy "North" and a poor "South". Egyptian-born economist Samir Amin, who passed away in August, often referred to this divide as one of "centre" and "periphery". | Amin, former director of the Third World Forum in Senegal, was renowned as one of the most significant theorists in the field of global economics, uneven development and imperialism. His work is a major reference point…
greenleft.org.au/content/samir-amin-value-divided-world

Zimbabwe: Fuel hike sparks protests
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-16
Protesters barricaded roads and burned tires in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, on January 14 after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a huge fuel price hike in a bid to stem a deepening economic crisis. | Cash shortages have plunged Zimbabwe's economy into disarray, threatening widespread social unrest and undermining Mnangagwa's efforts to win back foreign investors sidelined under his predecessor Robert Mugabe. | Police fired tear gas to disperse youths protesting outside the high court in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo, according to video footage from the Centre for Innovation and Technology, a local news…
greenleft.org.au/content/zimbabwe-fuel-hike-sparks-protests

NAACP President Derrick Johnson Responds to Federal Judge Jesse Furman's Ruling on the 2020 Census
Rachel Johnson | naacp.org | 2019-01-15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2019 CONTACT: Malik Russell/mrussell@naacpnet.org Derrick Johnson, President of NAACP, issued the following statement on federal Judge Jesse M. Furman's ruling to block of the Trump Administration's plan to put a question about citizenship on the 2020 census: "The ruling by Judge Jesse M. Furman is a step in the right direction to […] | The post NAACP President Derrick Johnson Responds to Federal Judge Jesse Furman's Ruling on the 2020 Census app…
naacp.org/latest/naacp-president-derrick…

NAACP Statement on CBS Election 2020 News Team
Rachel Johnson | naacp.org | 2019-01-15
Contact: Malik Russell/mrussell@naacpnet.org BALTIMORE (January 15, 2019) — The nation's leading civil rights organization issued the following statement: "CBS News' decision to not include Black reporters on their 2020 Election news team further proves the voting power and voices of Black America continue to be undervalued. As the voting bloc which will most certainly heavily determine […] | The post NAACP Statement on CBS Election 2020 News Team appeared first on NAACP.
naacp.org/latest/naacp-statement-cbs-ele…

Zimbabwe: Crackdown escalates on protests over massive fuel price hikes, hundreds arrested
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-15
Eight people reportedly killed | Authorities shut down internet | 200 people arbitrarily detained | The Zimbabwean authorities must ensure that the security forces exercise restraint and respect the rights of people protesting against massive fuel price hikes, Amnesty International said on the second day of the national 'shutdown'. | | As a result of the crackdown at least eight p…
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/01/zimba…

A Workers' Struggle in India to 'Make the Land Proud' as Global Unrest Spreads
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-14
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, as social unrest grows in Morocco, Sudan, Nigeria and Los Angeles. Workers Around the World Greet 2019 With Wave of Demonstrations By Vijay Prashad… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/14/a-workers-…

The Groveland Four: Florida Pardons Men Falsely Accused in Jim Crow-Era Rape Case in 1949
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-14
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has granted posthumous pardons to four young African-American men accused of raping a white woman near Groveland, Florida, in 1949. Two men were brutally murdered as a result of the false accusations. The case is now seen as a racially charged miscarriage of justice emblematic of the Jim Crow South. The story of the "Groveland Four," now 70 years old, has continued to haunt the state of Florida. We speak with Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America," and Carol Greenlee, daughter of Charle…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/14/the_grove…

How we can defeat the neo-Nazis
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-08
Convicted neo-Nazi criminals Blair Cottrell, Neil Erikson and their followers, gathered on the foreshore of St Kilda Beach on January 5 to vilify Sudanese Australians and once again scapegoat that community as "African gangs". | The group of 100 to 150 predominantly white males from various neo-Nazi gangs — The Lads, Soldiers of Odin and the Proud Boys — were racist and hostile towards the gathering counterprotesters. | Erikson, a convicted stalker and former head of the neo-Nazi group the United Patriot Front, knows how to do hate speech and play the game on social media. | The rally to "reclaim St K…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-we-can-defeat-neo-nazis