2019-09-30: Social Media Postees

Nigerian Police Free 19 Women, Girls From Lagos 'Baby Factory'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
Police in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies. | The girls and women, aged from 15 to 28, had been brought from all over Nigeria with promises of work, Lagos police said on Monday. Four babies were also found. | RELATED: | Hundreds of Nigerians Leave South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks | "Baby factories", as such premises are widely known, are most common in par…

Kamel Daoud and the Paradoxes of Liberation
Robyn Creswell | thenation.com | 2019-09-30
Kamel Daoud and the Paradoxes of Liberation…

My Russia Hot-Air Balloon
Elizabeth Keyes | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
Wouldn't you like to ride in my Russia hot-air balloon? Wouldn't you like to malign in my Russia hot-air balloon? We'll rig the vote with media folk together, you and I, For we can LIE!!! Up, up and unaware in my propaganda tool, my Russia hot-air balloon! The world's a surreal place in my propaganda…

Media Event ~ 9th Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-09-30
California State Capitol Park | Camillia Grove ~ near 12th and L St | Downtown Sacramento…

Trump's Attack on LA Homelessness Ignores the Causes
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-30
Jacqueline Luqman talks with LA Times reporter Gale Holland about how acknowledging the issues that contribute to a high percentage of African American homelessness in LA County might inform the solutions for everyone.

Stage set for successful 2020 Burundi elections, Foreign Minister tells General Assembly
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-30
With organizational and financial preparations for Burundi's 2020 elections well underway, Ezechiel Nibigira, Minister of Foreign Affairs, told the UN General Assembly on Monday the Government is wary of, and will not tolerate, any outside interference in the polls.

Monday's Daily Brief: Hopes rise for peace in Syria and Yemen, UNGA speeches end, Guterres saddened by India flood deaths
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-30
'Sign of hope' for long-suffering Syrians as new committee forms; Yemen prisoner release signals hope for Yemen; Assembly President closes formal Debate; Refugees evacuated from Libya to Rwanda; Multilingualism observed on World Day.

Scores of distressed refugees rescued after Mediterranean ordeal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-29
Libya's coast guard has rescued about 70 Europe-bound refugees after days in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the UN refugee agency. | UNHCR said the people have disembarked back in Libya. | The previous day, it said a boat carrying at least 50 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean. | Update on boat in distress: Some 70 persons have disembarked back in Libya by the coast guards, after days in distress at sea. UNHCR partner @IMC_Worldwide at the port to provide support. 2…

Egyptian Progressive Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Re-Arrested
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-29
Alaa Abdel Fattah, an Egyptian progressive activist is suspected of being re-arrested from the police station where he was forced to spend every night, his family said Sunday. | RELATED: | Authorities in Egypt Arrest Award-Winning Human Rights Lawyer | As part of his probation, he is supposed to spend 12 hours every night at the police station in Cairo. However, the 37-year-old activist failed to show up Sunday morning. | His family was informed by authorities that Fattah had been ta…

The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Defeats Tulsi Gabbard
Christian Sorensen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-29
The military-industrial-congressional complex (MIC) is the noxious alliance comprised of the Pentagon, the war industry, and Capitol Hill. U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard has spoken out against U.S. military interventions in such sovereign nations as Iraq, Syria, and Libya. While Gabbard's public discussion of the costs of war rankles some within the MIC, she does not …

We Won't Back Any Candidate for Elections: Algerian Army Chief
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-29
Algeria's army stated Sunday that it won't back any political leader for the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for next December to choose a successor to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. | RELATED: | Algeria Jails Top Figures of Bouteflika Era | "We affirm that only the people will pick the next president through ballot boxes, and the army will not support anyone," a defense ministry statement quoted Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah. | "The gang and its acol…

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-29
The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal

'Lift U.S. sanctions off Zimbabwe'
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-09-29
The Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement and Friends of Zimbabwe organized a march from 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue to the United Nations on Sept. 21 and demanded an end to the deadly economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Zimbabwe in southern Africa. The organizers repeatedly chanted "Sanctions kill." . . . | Continue reading 'Lift U.S. sanctions off Zimbabwe' at Workers.org…

Anti-Sisi protesters return to Egypt's streets in teeth of fierce repression
wsws.org | 2019-09-28
Security forces placed Cairo on a police state lockdown after arresting some 2,000 people in the space of a week.

US Census report: Inequality grew rapidly in 2018 to record levels
wsws.org | 2019-09-28
The US is now as unequal as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and less equal than Kenya, Mexico and Malaysia.

Still recovering from devastating cyclones, Mozambique, in UN address, warns of global warming's 'nefarious consequences'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The Foreign Minister of Mozambique told the United Nations on Saturday that the world must work harder to reverse the "nefarious consequences of global warming".

At UN, Sudanese Prime Minister says 'great revolution has succeeded,' country will rebuild, restore values
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The "great revolution" of Sudan has succeeded and the Government and people and will now rebuild and restore the values ‚Äã‚Äãof human coexistence and social cohesion in the country as they try and turn the page on three decades of "abhorrent oppression, discrimination and warfare," Prime Minister Abdullah Adam Hamdok told the United Nations on Friday evening.

Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
Organized criminal networks continue to pose a threat to Guinea-Bissau and undermine stability in the West African nation, Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa said in her speech on Saturday to the UN General Assembly.

A New Satire of FBI Terrorism Stings Draws Its Characters From Real Cases
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-09-28
It's a sunny day in Miami Beach as pretty young men and women dance by a pool. A disc jockey stands in a poolside booth, playing music. | Nearby, an FBI informant named Nura and another man, Malik, train their eyes on a drink cart being pushed through the crowd. Malik believes there's a bomb on the cart. All he has to do is dial the number on the phone Nura is holding. | "The bomb will only take out the men, right?" Malik asks, suddenly unsure if he wants to move forward in the attack. | "What?" Nura replies, baffled by the question. | "The men are the soldiers. The women are not the soldiers. Only the men." | "Y…

Central African Republic: Three UN peacekeepers killed following helicopter crash
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-27
Three peacekeepers were killed and a fourth was severely injured after a helicopter crashed on Friday morning local time, in the west of the Central African Republic, the UN mission to the country (MINUSCA) has confirmed.

A Twenty-First Century Children's Crusade
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
"You Had Your Future, And So Should We" This was the chant of thousands of demonstrators, most of them under 20 years of age, as they marched through New York City on 23 September 2019. At about the same time, millions of other young people were demonstrating across the globe: in Australia, India, South Africa,…

Does the USA Have a Slavery Habit?
Geoffrey McDonald | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
As part of its "1619 Project" on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in North America, the New York Times Magazine ran an essay with the somewhat radical message in its title: "American Capitalism Is Brutal. You Can Trace That to the Plantation" (Matthew Desmond, 8/14/19). But how will studying…

Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi, Trump's "Favorite Dictator"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came to power following the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi and launched a widespread crackdown on d…

Egypt's Arab Spring Isn't Over
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
The recent wave of protests against Egypt's President El-Sisi were sparked by anger at corruption, but also because of the growing inequality in Egypt, says Prof. Angela Joya.

International Human Rights Bodies Provide a Case for Reparations
aclu.org | 2019-09-24
International human rights programs provide models for reparations. | It is common for nations where mass atrocities have taken place to engage in the process of reparation and repair. This process happened in Germany after the Holocaust, South Africa after apartheid, and here in the United States, forty years after the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. As a result, international human rights bodies have sought to lend their expertise to the process, often by holding hearings an…

Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-24
Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities : AnalysisAs the University of Cape Town weighs refraining from relations with Israeli Universities enabling the gross violation of Palestinian human rights, renowned South African international law scholar Prof. John Dugard finds that UCT "would be acting in accordance with So…

In Landmark UN Complaint, 16 Children Accuse Nations of Failing to Protect Them from Climate Change
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-24
Youth climate activists from around the world also attended the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday, where they spoke at UNICEF about a landmark new climate complaint they filed with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Hailing from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Marshall Islands and Tunisia, the young representatives spoke about why they feel compelled to act on the climate crisis. Among the youth climate activists were Alexandria Villaseñor of New York and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

History will judge Mugabe's legacy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-23
Alan BroughtonIssue 1239 Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change MDC ZANU-PFSeptember 23, 2019Zimbabwe's independence leader and former president Robert Mugabe is remembered for his leadership of the succ…