2019-02-09: Social Media Postees

DR Congo: Death Toll from Second Ebola Outbreak Rises to 492
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-09
The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Friday estimated that there have been 492 deaths due to the recent Ebola outbreak that is affecting North Kivu and Ituri, two provinces in the northeast of the country. | RELATED: | DR Congo: New Ebola Cases Set Devastating One-Day Record | In a report with figures up until Feb. 6, the autho…
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The US Is More Afraid of Losing Africa to Russia than to China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
The creative "Democratic Security" (counter-Hybrid Warfare) model that Russia is successfully applying in the Central African Republic prompted the head of AFRICOM to warn about its possible export to other African countries, which terrifies the US to no end because … | The post The US Is More Afraid of Losing Africa to Russia than to China appeared first on Global Research.
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Prior to 2011 NATO War, Libya had the Highest Standard of Living in Africa
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
In 2011, NATO launched an illegal, savage attack against the country with the Highest Human Development Index in Africa. Let us see where Libya stands today. | When Cameron, Sarkozy, Obama, Clinton and that sickening clique of warmongering, interfering, imperialist thugs … | The post Prior to 2011 NATO War, Libya had the Highest Standard of Living in Africa appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump Refuses to Put Sanctions on Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-09
The United States Trump administration signaled Friday it was unlikely to meet a deadline to report to Congress on whether it intends to impose sanctions on those responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, prompting an angry backlash on Capitol Hill. | RELATED: | Morocco Suspends Participation in Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen | Republican and Democratic lawmakers triggered a provision of the Global Magnitsky human rights act in October, giving the administra…
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Rape Victim Lands Behind Bars in Tunisia
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-09
| Imagine seeking police assistance after being gang raped — and finding yourself behind bars. This is what happened to 22-year-old A.F., who was arrested on charges of homosexual conduct after he went to a police station in the southern Tunisian town of Sfax in January to report the assault. | Instead of treating A.F. as a victim in need of support, police detained him and subjected him to a forced anal examinationat a local hospital. These unscientific and invasive "exams," in…
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SA Socialist Revolutionary Workers' Party Vows to Resist Privatization
SA NUMSA General Secretary Irwin Jim | indybay.org | 2019-02-09
NUMSA General Secretary Irvin Jim of South Africa NUMSA and with the Socialist Revolutionary Workers' Party statement against the privatization of Escom, the nationalized energy company and the need to have workers in control of the development of fossil free energy plan.
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Zimbabwe: Anti-Government Protest Death Toll Rises to 17
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-08
Thursday Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) raised the number of extra-judicial killings to 17 in protests suppressed by security forces since Jan. 14. | RELATED: | Zimbabwe: Women Protest Rapes by Security Forces Amid Crackdown | "The violations of human rights that started as the state's response to mass protests on January 14, 2019, following the increase in fuel prices immediately took a widespread systematic character, the dominant actors being the Zimbabwe Nation…
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Sierra Leone: New Policy Hands Life Sentences to Child Rapists
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-08
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio, Thursday, declared rape and sexual violence as a "national emergency" and established life imprisonment for child rapists. | RELATED: | Honduras: 30 Femicides in January with 95% Impunity Rate | "[This] historic declaration is a landmark in tackling sexual gender based-violence in Sierra Leone and this was made possible by the tireless voices of survivors (women & girls) and activist who have been working on this issue away from the spotlight, w…
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Sudanese Teacher Beaten to Death by Police: Investigator
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-08
A Sudanese teacher arrested after protests last week died due to injuries caused by a "solid object," according to the head of a state investigations committee citing a medical report Thursday. | RELATED: | Sudan's Al-Bashir Bows to Pressure, Will Release Reporters | The announcement came as hundreds of people gathered across the capital — responding to a call by activists for a "procession for victims of torture and arrests" — in some of the biggest anti-government rallies in week…
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International Book Fair Honors Algeria, Cuban Revolution
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-08
Thursday Cuba inaugurated the 28th edition of its International Book Fair (FIL 2019), which has Algeria as the guest of honor, more than 4,000 titles on sale and 400 authors and publishers from 44 countries. | RELATED: | Cuban Music Icon Silvio Rodriguez Backs Venezuela Against Coup | "The attendance of so many national and foreign guests confirms that this fair is one of the region's most important cultural events," Juan Rodriguez, the president of the Cuban Book Institute, sa…
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Morocco: Free Facebook Commentator
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-08
(Beirut) — Moroccan authorities should free an entrepreneur who was sentenced to two years in prison in violation of his right to free speech and review his conviction given its abusive nature, Human Rights Watch said today. An appeal of Soufian al-Nguad's conviction is underway and continues on February 11, 2019. | Soufian al-Nguad, from his Facebook account. | © 2018 Private | A court of first instance in Tetouan, a city in northern…
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Swiss Prosecutors Squander Opportunity to Counter Kleptocracy
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-08
In December 2016, authorities seized a yacht reportedly worth $100 million from Teodorin Obiang, the president's eldest son and vice president, as part of an ongoing Swiss investigation into money-laundering. | © 2009 Madmack66 (Wikimedia Commons) creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ | The son of the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodorin Nguema Obiang, who is also vice president, kept a US$100-million superyacht in the Netherlands and 25 exotic cars in Switzerland. The yacht is worth more than Equatorial…
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Honoring Frank Robinson's legacy
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-08
Wouldn't it be incredible sport fans if we could say racism in the big leagues ended the day Jackie Robinson Broke the color line? Or when then the first African-American major league manager was hired? Or…or. or… There were countless moments in history where the scourge of racism in sports could have been defeated. There …
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'The View' host under fire for blackface costume (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-08
A clip from ABC's popular chat show 'The View' has resurfaced amid the ongoing media uproar over blackface costumes. It shows the panel discussing host Joy Behar's "beautiful African woman" costume. | …
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Morocco Suspends Participation in Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-08
Morocco has suspended its participation in the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition in Yemen , government officials said. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Recruited Darfur Children for War on Yemen: Report | Speaking on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly about the issue, two officials told the Associated Press Thursday that Rabat had also recalled its ambassador to the kingdom, saying the country would not take part in any military interventions or min…
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Marzieh Hashemi: taken captive by Democracy
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-07
The unmotivated arrest and custody of Iranian journalist Marzieh Hashemi, an American national working for Press TV, has shown the whole world once again how the paragon of the Free World tramples on reporters' rights. Marzieh Hashemi, the face of the Iranian channel, an African-American with dual citizenship, was detained at an airport in St […] | The post Marzieh Hashemi: taken captive by Democracy appeared first on United World International.
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Pushing Back Trump's Attack on Reproductive Choice
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-07
A woman walks past a mural on a Family Health Options clinic in the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya, May 16, 2017. © 2017 Reuters | United States lawmakers — including many female legislators elected in the recent mid-term elections — are pushing back against President Donald Trump's attacks on the reproductive rights of women outside the US. | Today, lawmakers re-introduced the Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act (Global HER Act). The act, introduced in 2017, would bar the US from restricting fund…
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"Liar-in-Chief": Rep. Ilhan Omar Slams Trump's SOTU Remarks on Border, Venezuela, Israel & More
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-06
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for bipartisan unity while he attacked Democrats and the Robert Mueller investigation, denounced efforts to expand abortion rights in Virginia and New York, attacked immigrants and reiterated his demand for a border wall–with no mention of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which delayed his address by a week. Women in Congress wore all white to the speech in a nod to the movement for women's suffrage. After the address, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams made history, becoming the first African-Americ…
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Egypt's Parliament Paves Way for Sisi to Stay in Power Until 2034
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-06
(MEE) — An Egyptian parliamentary committee has approved a string of amendments to the country's constitution, one of which could allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to stay in power until 2034. On Tuesday, two-thirds of parliament members voted in favour of the request, submitted by 155 lawmakers to parliamentary speaker Ali Abdelaal on Sunday, to amend a series …

Egypt's Parliament Paves Way for Sisi to Stay in Power Until 2034

The Same Media That Opposed Democracy in South Africa Now Warn Against It in Israel/Palestine
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-02-01
Richard Neely wrote in the New York Times ( 9/20/81), "Whites are not just potentially at war against nonwhites — everyone is potentially at war against everyone else," suggesting the inevitable demise of Asians in South Africa under a one person, one vote system. | When apartheid reigned in South Africa, Western media commentary frequently suggested that if a one person, one vote system were adopted, black South Africans would massacre whites, oppress them or force them to flee. The same line of…
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South Africa Searches for a 
Financial Parachute
Patrick Bond | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
An open, frank public discussion about the IMF's regrettable history and current agenda is sorely needed…
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A Modern-Day Lynching?: "Always in Season" Looks at 2014 Hanging in NC & Legacy of Racial Terrorism
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-01
As we mark the beginning of Black History Month, we look at "Always in Season," a disturbing new documentary that examines lynching in the United States both past and present. It interviews Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which built the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery to remember the more than 4,000 African Americans lynched in the United States. It also looks closely at the case of Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old African-American high school student who, on August 29, 2014, was found hanging from two belts attached to a wooden swing set in a largely white trailer park…
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