2019-01-16: Social Media Postees

'Zebra' Tribal Body Paint Cuts Fly Bites 10-Fold: Study
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-16
Traditional white-striped bodypainting practiced by Indigenous communities mimics zebra stripes to reduce the number of potentially harmful horsefly bites a person receives by up to 10-fold, according to new research published Wednesday. | RELATED: | Romeo the Frog Finds Love, Saves His Species From Extinction | Tribes in Africa, Australia and southeast Asia have practiced bodypainting in cultural ceremonies for generations. Traditionally mixed from clay, chalk, ash and cattle dung,…
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Ivory Coast urges calm as ICC weighs Gbagbo's return home
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-16
Daughter of former president says father intends to go home as anti-Gbagbo protests erupted in Abidjan.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/ivory-coast-u…

Clashes between rival groups kill at least two people in Libya
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-16
Wednesday's fighting in Tripoli violated a UN-brokered ceasefire signed four months ago.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/clashes-rival…

NYT Faces Backlash Over Graphic Images of Nairobi Attack
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-16
New York Times (NYT) faced a huge backlash over their article "Shabab Claim Responsibility for Deadly Assault on Nairobi Hotel-Office Complex" which covered the recent Nairobi attacks. | RELATED: | Kenya: Upscale Hotel Under Attack With Heavy Gunfire | At least 15 people have been killed and 30 wounded Tuesday following an attack on a luxury hotel complex in Kenya's capital Nairobi. | Heavy gunfire exchange a…
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What's the future of the ICC after Gbagbo's acquittal?>
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-16
Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo was arrested in Abidjan in 2011 and charged with crimes against humanity.
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Kenya: al-Shabaab-claimed Hotel Attack Kills More Than A Dozen
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-16
Kenyan authorities say that at least 15 people have been killed and 30 wounded Tuesday following an attack on a luxury hotel complex in the country's capital Nairobi. | RELATED: | Kenya: Upscale Hotel Under Attack With Heavy Gunfire | "That (attack) began with an attack at I&M bank with an explosion that targeted three vehicles in the parking lot and a suicide bomb," Ken…
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Kenyan Forces Kill Hotel Assailants Who Took 14 Lives
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-16
Kenyan security forces have killed the militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, taking at least 14 lives and forcing hundreds of others to make terrifying escapes, the government said Wednesday. | RELATED: | Kenya: al-Shabaab-Claimed Hotel Attack Kills More Than A Dozen | More than 700 civilians were evacuated from the DusitD2 complex after a 20-hour siege that echoed a 2013 assault that killed 67 people in Nairobi's Westgate shopping center in the same neighborhoo…
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Kenya attack death toll rises to 21; siege over
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-16
More than 700 people were rescued after the hotel complex was attacked, but dozens remain unaccounted for.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/kenya-preside…

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Kassala: Witnesses
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-16
People take to the streets in Kassala for the first time since protests began against President al-Bashir in December.
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Despite crackdown, Zimbabwe fuel protests continue
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-16
Prominent protest leader Mawarire arrested as part of security crackdown after clashes enter third day.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/crackdown-zim…

The Green New Deal Must be Centered on African American and Indigenous Workers to Differentiate Itself From the Democratic Party: Part Two
Andrew Stewart | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-16
This is the second 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…
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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

The Fall of Biafra. Landmark in Nigerian History
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-15
January 15th is a significant date in Nigerian history. On that day in 1966, a group of middle-ranking army officers staged a mutiny which overthrew the civilian government that had ruled Nigeria since it had been granted independence from Britain … | The post The Fall of Biafra. Landmark in Nigerian History appeared first on Global Research.
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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.
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Il ´grande gioco ª delle basi in Africa
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-15
I militari italiani in missione a Gibuti hanno donato alcune macchine da cucire all'organizzazione umanitaria che assiste i rifugiati in questo piccolo paese del Corno d'Africa, situato in posizione strategica sulla fondamentale rotta commerciale Asia-Europa all'imboccatura del Mar Rosso di … | The post Il ´grande gioco ª delle basi in Africa appeared first on Global Research.
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O ´grande jogo ª das bases em àÅfrica
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-15
Os soldados italianos, em missà£o no Djibuti, doaram algumas máquinas de costura à organizaàßà£o humanitária que ajuda os refugiados neste pequeno país do Corno de àÅfrica, situado em posiàßà£o estratégica e localizado na rota comercial fundamental da àÅsia-Europa, até à … | The post O ´grande jogo ª das bases em àÅfrica appeared first on Global Research.
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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…
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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…
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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 ?…
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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…
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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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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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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

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

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