2019-02-10: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-02-10). 'The Last Stylebender' Downs The 'Spider' as Silva Passes Torch. telesurenglish.net It was mentor vs. protege Saturday night in the Octagon as Brazilian legend Anderson Silva main-evented UFC 234 against Nigerian sensation Israel Adesanya. | RELATED: | Brazilian UFC Fighter Recovers After Christmas Grenade Attack | The long-awaited showdown between master and student wasn't supposed to main-event at all, but a late hernia injury to Middleweight Champion, and hometown hero, Robert Whittaker, meant that his title defence against Mexican-American Kelvin Gastelum w…

SA NUMSA General Secretary Irwin Jim (2019-02-10). SA Socialist Revolutionary Workers' Party Vows to Resist Privatization. indybay.org 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.

teleSUR (2019-02-09). DR Congo: Death Toll From Second Ebola Outbreak Rises to 492. telesurenglish.net 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…

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey (2019-02-09). Prior to 2011 NATO War, Libya had the Highest Standard of Living in Africa. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Andrew Korybko (2019-02-09). The US Is More Afraid of Losing Africa to Russia than to China. globalresearch.ca 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 …

teleSUR (2019-02-09). Trump Refuses to Put Sanctions on Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder. telesurenglish.net 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…

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-09). Rape Victim Lands Behind Bars in Tunisia. hrw.org | 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…

Al Neal (2019-02-08). Honoring Frank Robinson's legacy. peoplesworld.org 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 …

RT (2019-02-08). 'The View' host under fire for blackface costume (VIDEO). rt.com 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.

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-08). Swiss Prosecutors Squander Opportunity to Counter Kleptocracy. hrw.org | | 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…

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-08). Morocco: Free Facebook Commentator. hrw.org (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…

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-07). Pushing Back Trump's Attack on Reproductive Choice. hrw.org | | 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…

unitedEditor (2019-02-07). Marzieh Hashemi: taken captive by Democracy. uwidata.com 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 […]

Democracy Now! (2019-02-06). "Liar-in-Chief": Rep. Ilhan Omar Slams Trump's SOTU Remarks on Border, Venezuela, Israel & More. democracynow.org 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…

Middle East Eye (2019-02-06). Egypt's Parliament Paves Way for Sisi to Stay in Power Until 2034. theantimedia.com (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 …

Democracy Now! (2019-02-05). Headlines for February 5, 2019. democracynow.org Venezuela: European Leaders, Lima Group Recognize Guaidó as President, VA Gov. Northam Delays Resignation Decision over Racist Yearbook Photo, VA Lt. Gov. Fairfax Denies 2004 Sexual Assault Accusation, Old Photo of Sen. McConnell in Front of Confederate Flag Resurfaces, Dems Invite Targets of Trump Policies to SOTU Address, Trump to Nominate David Malpass to Head World Bank, Trump to Nominate Ex-Oil Lobbyist Bernhardt as Head of Interior Dept., Iraqi President Salih Blasts Trump for Saying U.S. Troops Will Monitor Iran from Iraq, Somalia: Al-Shabab Claims Car Bomb & Shooting That Kills At Least 12, U.K. Panel: Sa…

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-05). Iran: Environmentalists' Flawed Trial. hrw.org | | A campaign poster showing environmental activists, Taher Ghadirian, Niloufar Bayani, Amirhossein Khaleghi, Houman Jokar, Sam Rajabi, Sepideh Kashani, Morad Tahbaz and Abdolreza Kouhpayeh, who have been in detention for six months. | © 2018 #anyhopefornature Campaign | (Beirut) — Iran's judicial authorities are violating fair trial standards in the case of eight environmentalists who have been detained for over a year, Human Rights Watch said today.

Democracy Now! (2019-02-04). Headlines for February 4, 2019. democracynow.org Calls Mount for VA Gov. Northam to Resign over Racist Yearbook Photo, Trump Sends Aid to Venezuela, Says Military Intervention "An Option", Trump: U.S. Should Maintain Troops in Iraq to "Watch" Iran, Trump Floats Another Gov't Shutdown or Nat'l Emergency over Border Wall Funding, El Salvador Elects Outsider Nayib Bukele as President, Mexico Denies Entry to U.S Lawyers & Journalists Working with Migrants, Iraq: Gunman Shoots Novelist Alaa Mashzoub, Amnesty Int'l: Boko Haram Killed At Least 60 in Nigeria Attack Last Week, Russia Suspends INF in Response to U.S. Withdrawal, U.N.: At Least 29 Children Died on Way to…

Patrick Bond (2019-02-01). South Africa Searches for a ‚Ä®Financial Parachute. zcomm.org An open, frank public discussion about the IMF's regrettable history and current agenda is sorely needed…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-01). Headlines for February 1, 2019. democracynow.org WSJ: After Venezuela, U.S. to Target Cuba in Effort to Reshape Latin America, Venezuela: Guaidó Seeks Support from Russia, China as Maduro Gov't Remains Defiant, U.S. Announces Withdrawal from INF, Sen. Sanders Proposes Expanding Estate Tax for Wealthiest Americans, Senate Bill Opposes U.S. Withdrawal from Syria & Afghanistan, Trump Dismisses Funding Talks 2 Weeks Ahead of Gov't Shutdown Deadline, Progressive Dems: "Not Another Dollar" for DHS, Court: Syrian Gov't Responsible for Killing War Reporter Marie Colvin, Somalia: U.S. Airstrike Kills 24 al-Shabab Militants, Reports: EPA Won't Set Limits on Harmful Chemi…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-01). A Modern-Day Lynching?: "Always in Season" Looks at 2014 Hanging in NC & Legacy of Racial Terrorism. democracynow.org 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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