2019-01-13: Social Media Postees

Israeli minister visits Egypt following invitation from Cairo
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-13
Energy Minister is set to attend a regional forum on natural gas, a major issue of cooperation between the two nations.
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Egypt University Expels Woman Student for Hugging Male Friend
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-13
Egypt's Al-Azhar university on Sunday said it had expelled a female student after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of undermining the school's reputation. | RELATED: | Saudi Woman Arrives in Canada After Being Granted Asylum | The video, which went viral earlier this month, showed a young man carrying a bouquet of flowers kneeling before a young woman and then hugging her in what appeared to be a marriage proposal.
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Spring's Early Arrival Poses Deadly Threat to Migrant Birds
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-13
Biologists have identified another tale of conflict and bloodshed as African migrant birds compete with European natives for resources in a fast-warming world. | Death rates among male pied flycatchers — African carnivores that migrate each spring to the Netherlands to breed — have risen in the 10 years between 2007 and 2016, as winters have warmed and springs have arrived earlier. | And in some years, almost one in 10 of the male migrant flycat…
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Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters: Witnesses
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-13
Protest organisers vow to stage new demonstrations, including for the first time in the region of war-torn Darfur.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/sudan-police-…

Southern Africa Bloc Urges DR Congo Election Vote Recount
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-13
The Democratic Republic of Congo should recount the votes of its contested presidential election that the runner-up says was rigged, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said Sunday. | RELATED: | DR Congo Opposition Leader Felix Tshisekedi Wins Election | The Dec. 30 poll was supposed to mark Congo's first uncontested democratic transfer of power in 59 years of restive independence and the beginning of a new era following 18 years of chaotic rule by President Joseph Kabil…
telesurenglish.net/news/Southern-Africa-…

Pompeo's US Jingoism and Anti-Iran Warmongering Rejected by Mideast Public
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-01-12
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mrs. Susan Pompeo speak to staff and family members of U.S. Embassy Cairo in Egypt, on Jan. 10, 2019. (Photo: U.S. State Department) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Africa's Place in the Radical Imagination
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-01-12
How does a geographic area occupy both a physical existence and a figment of our imagination, now even further tangled in Wakanda fantasies? What is the cultural, political, affective, discursive space in which impression or illusion (or desire) takes primacy over materiality? | Our leftist politics are as much an act of generating new futurities as they are destroying and remaking new structures and/or repurposing existing ones. But often, in the process of dreaming that constitutes our radicalisms, we retreat into ahistorical and erasing revisionisms as opposed to situating our political visions within some…
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Everything the Western Mainstream Media Outlets Get Wrong When Covering Poor Countries
Tamara Pearson | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-11
If you want to find out what's happening in a poor country, be sure to add tourists to your Google News search. "Canadian and Italian tourists feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso," was the recent headline in the BBC, a day after clashes there claimed 46 lives. The BBC didn't cover the clashes online, nor did they…
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Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme! Vive la France in Black Africa!
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-11
"Hotel Rwanda" is a touchstone of interventionist ideology, writes Ann Garrison. Debunking that script helps show why the closure of the assassination case against Rwanda's President Paul Kagame serves Western interests. By Ann Garrison Black Agenda Report Most Westerners believe… Read more ?…
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Who or What Brought Down Dag Hammarskjà∂ld?
Joseph Majerle III — Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-11
If you believe that Dag Hammarskjà∂ld was the victim of a plot, it can be concluded that the truth about his death has been covered up to shift the blame away from the usual suspects, including the CIA and various mercenary organizations that were then arming themselves across southern Africa. Hammarskjà∂ld and his liberal internationalism were getting in the way of corporate profits, if not Cold War politics, and it was decided–somewhere, somehow–to cut him down to size. Maybe the plotters did not intend to kill him? Maybe they simply wanted to scare him away? But the facts about the Hammar…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/11/who-or-what-…

A Bloody Day of Protest in Sudan
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-10
This picture taken on January 9, 2019 shows tear gas fumes erupting during a protest in the Sudanese capital Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman. | © 2019 AFP/Getty Images | Yesterday's protest in the Sudanese city of Omdurman was particularly bloody. Government security forces responded to peaceful demonstrations with live ammunition, rubber bullets, and tear gas, killing at least three protesters and injuring several others, in broad daylight. As in pr…
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Egyptian President's Regrettable "60 Minutes"
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-10
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi was hoping to demonstrate that he was a reliable ally of United States and Israel in the Middle East and worthy of international recognition, but the 60 minutes interview took another turn says Professor Seif Da'na | The post Egyptian President's Regrettable "60 Minutes" appeared first on The Real News Network.
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How we can defeat the neo-Nazis
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-08
On January 5, convicted neo-Nazi criminals Blair Cottrell, Neil Erikson and their followers, gathered on the foreshore of St Kilda Beach 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 counter protesters. | 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

Can the Sudanese people bring down the dictator?
SAM_W | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-07
In late December Green Left Weekly spoke to Younis Hamad Birama and Khalid Hassan from the Democratic Consciousness Forum, a Perth-based democratic and secular organisation founded by Sudanese refugees, about the wave of protests sweeping Sudan following the dramatic increase in the price of bread. Despite a brutal crackdown by security forces, including the killing of at least 40 people, the protests have spread and intensified, growing…
greenleft.org.au/content/can-sudanese-people-bring-down-dictator

As Most Diverse Congress in History Takes Office, Dems Push to End Shutdown Without Funding for Wall
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-04
The 116th Congress made history Thursday, swearing in the most diverse group of lawmakers ever and more than 100 women in the House, including the first two Native American women, the first two Latina women from Texas and the first two Muslim women. The first-ever African-American women congressmembers from Connecticut and Massachusetts were sworn in, as was Colorado's first-ever African-American member of Congress. The first-ever and now second female House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and House Democrats sought to end the government shutdown as their first order of business, passing a package of spending bills that w…
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Occupied Western Sahara: A rare look inside Africa's last colony
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-13
In an exclusive broadcast, US-based independent news outlet Democracy Now! broke the media blockade and visited the occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and occupying power Morocco's violent crackdown. | Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands of Sahrawi people have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1700-mile wall…
greenleft.org.au/content/occupied-western-sahara-rare-look-inside-africas-last-colony

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