2021-09-17: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-09-16). Pooch walk protests cop assault on Nikkita Brown. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — On Sunday evening, September 12, a group of concerned Chicagoans and their dogs gathered at North Avenue Beach for a Pooch Walk to reclaim the space where a Chicago Police Department (CPD) officer attacked African American woman Nikkita Brown while she was walking her dog on August 28 at 12: 12 a.m. | The cop, who has had 24 misconduct allegations against him, approached Brown under the pretense of her being in the park after it closed, despite there being several white people still present in the park. When she began to film him, the officer moved toward her. She asked him to keep a social dis…

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-16). Rwanda's Military Is the French Proxy on African Soil. towardfreedom.org Why did Rwanda intervene in Mozambique in July 2021 to defend, essentially, two major energy companies? The answer lies in a very peculiar set of events that took place in the months before the troops left Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-09-16). Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the U.S. Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder of the Continent—But Where Is the Outcry? globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-16). Luke Stewart was sleeping in his car, then cops killed him. therealnews.com On March 13, 2017, officer Matthew Rhodes of the Euclid Police Department in Ohio killed Luke Stewart, an unarmed African-American man who was sleeping in his car when Rhodes and his partner Louis Catalani first approached. Without announcing themselves as police officers or turning on their dashcams, Catalani and Rhodes aggressively tried to wrestle Stewart out of the car, escalating the situation with every passing second as Stewart panicked and put his car in drive. Within minutes, Stewart was on the ground, dead, with three bullets in his chest, one in his wrist, and a fatal shot to his neck. Under the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the US Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder of the Continent. libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov Black Lives Matter should promote Pan-African solidarity and denounce U.S. imperialism in Africa The Black Lives Matter movement has had a major impact in raising awareness about police brutality and the ongoing persecution of Black people in the United States but has been remarkably parochial in evading discussion of U.S. imperialism in Africa…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-16). French Troops Killed ISIS Leader In Greater Sahara: Macron. southfront.org Lehbib Ould Ali Ould Said Ould Yumani, aka Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi. Click to see full-size image. | Early on September 16, France's President Emmanuel Macron announced that French troops had killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi leader of ISIS in the Greater Sahara (IS-GS). | "This is another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel," Macron said on Twitter. "With our African, European and American partners, we will continue this fight." | IS-GS has been active across large swathes of the Sahel region,…

Staff (2021-09-16). As Wealthy Nations Debate Giving Booster Vaccine Shots, Calls Grow for Global Vaccine Equity. democracynow.org As the debate over booster vaccine shots heats up in the United States, global health leaders have issued an urgent call for global vaccine equity. The WHO reports vaccination rates on the African continent fall far below its target for 70% of the population of all countries to be vaccinated by mid-2022. "The science is not completely behind the need for booster shots yet," says Zane Dangor, special adviser to the foreign minister of South Africa, who has called on the U.S. to come up with a proposal for allowing other countries to manufacture vaccines. "This is an emergency that affects all of us because variant…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). Why Canada Must Confront the Myths of its Imperial Past. libya360.wordpress.com Yves Engler The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1886-1889) emerging out of the dense forest onto the plains of Africa. Led in part by Canadian William Grant Stairs, the expedition helped Belgian King Leopold II conquer the resource-rich Katanga region of the Congo. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Troubling history of the Royal Military College and its…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-16). Algerian journalist Mohamed Moulouj placed in pre-trial detention on terrorism charges. peoplesdispatch.org Mohamed Mouloudj faces charges such as spreading false news, harming national unity, and belonging to a terrorist group. The authorities also arrested several prominent civil society figures, including academics, journalists and a Hirak activist…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-16). Abrams Finds Culprit in Venezuelan Opposition: Capriles. orinocotribune.com Former US special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, blamed opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski for having divided the Venezuelan right, adding this opinion to the many explanations already proposed for the failure in the US-led "regime"-change operation against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. | During an interview with the Miami-based extreme right Venezuelan journalist, Carla Angola, Donald Trump's employee dismissed Capriles' performance at a time when the White House accelerated its plans to overthrow the Venezuelan president. | "I am a critic," said Abrams, summarizing his opinion of H…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). El Salvador: Declaration by Popular Movements on Bicentennial of Independence. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Thousands march in San Salvador on the 200th anniversary of Central American independence. September 15, 2021. Photo: Oscar Leiva Marinero Salvadorans marched through the streets of the capital by the thousands on Wednesday, in the largest anti-government protest since Nayib Bukele took office. On the Bicentennial of Central America's independence from Spain, social…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). The "United States" Isn't a Nation, It's a Terrorist Organization. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea The idea that the United States represents an actual nation is a myth designed to comfort us in the face of the horrifying reality we on this continent are living out. This is a reality where an entire landmass has been illegally annexed, and put under an occupation which continues throughout the vast…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). Hunger Stalks the United States. libya360.wordpress.com Kei Pritsker and Eugene Puryear 12 April 2021: A volunteer from the Philadelphia Liberation Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, poses with a box filled with groceries and fliers providing news. (Photographs courtesy of Peoples Dispatch) The Unity and Survival programme of the Philadelphia Liberation Center provided essential food support to a struggling population as the pandemic…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-16). Anonymous Source Rebukes Anonymous Claims That Mali Is Hiring "Wagner PMC" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | French Defence Minister Florence Parly has warned Mali against an alleged deal with Russian mercenaries. | This comes amid rumors that the country's military government is close to hiring 1,000 mercenaries. | These are, of course, from MSM favorite mythical Wagner PMC. | Two anonymous French sources told the AFP news agency that the Malian government was nearing a deal with the controversial Russian firm, which would underline Moscow's growing influence in the region."If the Malian author…

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2021-09-16: News Headlines

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-09-16). Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the U.S. Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder of the Continent—But Where Is the Outcry? globalresearch.ca

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the US Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder of the Continent. libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov Black Lives Matter should promote Pan-African solidarity and denounce U.S. imperialism in Africa The Black Lives Matter movement has had a major impact in raising awareness about police brutality and the ongoing persecution of Black people in the United States but has been remarkably parochial in evading discussion of U.S. imperialism in Africa…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). Why Canada Must Confront the Myths of its Imperial Past. libya360.wordpress.com Yves Engler The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1886-1889) emerging out of the dense forest onto the plains of Africa. Led in part by Canadian William Grant Stairs, the expedition helped Belgian King Leopold II conquer the resource-rich Katanga region of the Congo. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Troubling history of the Royal Military College and its…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-16). French Troops Killed ISIS Leader In Greater Sahara: Macron. southfront.org Lehbib Ould Ali Ould Said Ould Yumani, aka Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi. Click to see full-size image. | Early on September 16, France's President Emmanuel Macron announced that French troops had killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi leader of ISIS in the Greater Sahara (IS-GS). | "This is another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel," Macron said on Twitter. "With our African, European and American partners, we will continue this fight." | IS-GS has been active across large swathes of the Sahel region,…

Staff (2021-09-16). As Wealthy Nations Debate Giving Booster Vaccine Shots, Calls Grow for Global Vaccine Equity. democracynow.org As the debate over booster vaccine shots heats up in the United States, global health leaders have issued an urgent call for global vaccine equity. The WHO reports vaccination rates on the African continent fall far below its target for 70% of the population of all countries to be vaccinated by mid-2022. "The science is not completely behind the need for booster shots yet," says Zane Dangor, special adviser to the foreign minister of South Africa, who has called on the U.S. to come up with a proposal for allowing other countries to manufacture vaccines. "This is an emergency that affects all of us because variant…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-16). Algerian journalist Mohamed Moulouj placed in pre-trial detention on terrorism charges. peoplesdispatch.org Mohamed Mouloudj faces charges such as spreading false news, harming national unity, and belonging to a terrorist group. The authorities also arrested several prominent civil society figures, including academics, journalists and a Hirak activist…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-16). Abrams Finds Culprit in Venezuelan Opposition: Capriles. orinocotribune.com Former US special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, blamed opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski for having divided the Venezuelan right, adding this opinion to the many explanations already proposed for the failure in the US-led "regime"-change operation against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. | During an interview with the Miami-based extreme right Venezuelan journalist, Carla Angola, Donald Trump's employee dismissed Capriles' performance at a time when the White House accelerated its plans to overthrow the Venezuelan president. | "I am a critic," said Abrams, summarizing his opinion of H…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). El Salvador: Declaration by Popular Movements on Bicentennial of Independence. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Thousands march in San Salvador on the 200th anniversary of Central American independence. September 15, 2021. Photo: Oscar Leiva Marinero Salvadorans marched through the streets of the capital by the thousands on Wednesday, in the largest anti-government protest since Nayib Bukele took office. On the Bicentennial of Central America's independence from Spain, social…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). The "United States" Isn't a Nation, It's a Terrorist Organization. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea The idea that the United States represents an actual nation is a myth designed to comfort us in the face of the horrifying reality we on this continent are living out. This is a reality where an entire landmass has been illegally annexed, and put under an occupation which continues throughout the vast…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-16). Hunger Stalks the United States. libya360.wordpress.com Kei Pritsker and Eugene Puryear 12 April 2021: A volunteer from the Philadelphia Liberation Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, poses with a box filled with groceries and fliers providing news. (Photographs courtesy of Peoples Dispatch) The Unity and Survival programme of the Philadelphia Liberation Center provided essential food support to a struggling population as the pandemic…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-16). Anonymous Source Rebukes Anonymous Claims That Mali Is Hiring "Wagner PMC" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | French Defence Minister Florence Parly has warned Mali against an alleged deal with Russian mercenaries. | This comes amid rumors that the country's military government is close to hiring 1,000 mercenaries. | These are, of course, from MSM favorite mythical Wagner PMC. | Two anonymous French sources told the AFP news agency that the Malian government was nearing a deal with the controversial Russian firm, which would underline Moscow's growing influence in the region."If the Malian author…

Owen Schalk (2021-09-15). Canada's colonies: Going for gold (mines) in Africa. peoplesworld.org Much of West Africa continues to be dominated by the mechanisms of global neocolonialism. This neocolonialism is political (see the French hand in the murder of Burkinabé president Thomas Sankara, or the U.S. role in the coup against Ghanian president Kwame Nkrumah), economic (evidenced by Global North control over important regional industries), and monetary (France can …

_____ (2021-09-15). The U.S. is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria Into a Proxy for Its Africa Wars. strategic-culture.org Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria's military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China's influence on the continent. | By TJ COLES | Last month, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). US resumes military aid to Egypt even as jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah threatens to commit suicide. peoplesdispatch.org US president Joe Biden had said during his presidential campaign last year that there will be no more "blank checks for Trump's favorite dictator," referring to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-09-15). Guinean Coup Leaders Respond to Suspensions from ECOWAS and AU. globalresearch.ca

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-09-15). What lies ahead for Guinea after coup by US-trained military unit? peoplesdispatch.org The coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has claimed that he will put an end to the corruption and human rights abuses committed under the rule of ousted president Alpha Conde, whom he had served as a henchman. However, his close links to the US and France indicate other motives behind the coup…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-15). Joà£o Pedro Stedile: 'Brazilians are Hungry Because They Have No Income, Not Because of a Lack of Production'. libya360.wordpress.com Brasil de Fato "The problems of the working class areonly get worse", says Joà£o Pedro Stedile. Photo: José Eduardo Bernardes For Stedile, large sections of the bourgeoisie have already manifested their deep dissatisfaction with the Bolsonaro government but have not reached a consensus about an alternative "The Bolsonaro government is a reflection of the crisis….

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-15). Venezuela Advances Towards a New Geopolitical Approach (Part I). libya360.wordpress.com Luis Bonilla-Molina — Jacobin América Latina Researcher Luis Bonilla-Molina draws some preliminary conclusions about the ongoing Mexico negotiations between the government and US-backed opposition. Venezuela is a nuisance to Latin American and Western elites: it dared to propose a different path to neoliberal capitalism right when no other options were thought to exist. Both local…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-15). Nicaragua Denies Vote to Argentina for Presidency of CELAC. libya360.wordpress.com The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) of Nicaragua communicated today that it will not grant its vote to Argentina for the pro tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac). Nicaragua will not support Argentina for Pro Tempore Presidency of CELAC, saying the government of Argentina has become "an instrument of…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-15). El Salvador Protests Bukele's Authoritarian Rule on Bicentennial. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News A major mobilization is expected in El Salvador on Wednesday against Nayib Bukele's militarization, political persecution, and in rejection of the new Bitcoin law. The country's social movements will mark '200 Years of Resistance' on the Bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence of the Peoples of Central America, observed on September 15th. El…

Richard C. Gross (2021-09-15). A Confederacy of the Malicious. counterpunch.org "Men that make envy and crooked malice nourishment, dare bite the best." — William Shakespeare People are getting sick and dying because Republicans are focused on attacking President Joe Biden for violating individual freedom for mandating injecting vaccines to combat the coronavirus, a systematic undermining of a policy implemented to save lives. These extremist Trumpist

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). Activists in Tunisia reject calls by president to amend constitution. peoplesdispatch.org President Kais Saied had last week indicated his intent to bring changes to the 2014 constitution. This is months after he sacked the prime minister and suspended the parliament in what many called was a 'presidential coup' to wrest total power in the country…

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