2019-02-11: Social Media Postees

The Cynicism of Empire: Sen. Rubio Tells Venezuelans to Overthrow Their Government…or Starve!
Daniel McAdams | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-11
There is a sad disregard for human life among the neocon regime-changers. The devastation of Iraq, with its million dead, was a mere stepping stone to a "re-making" of the Middle East. A Libya turned into a modern day slave … | The post The Cynicism of Empire: Sen. Rubio Tells Venezuelans to Overthrow Their Government…or Starve! appeared first on Global Research.
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SA Socialist Revolutionary Workers' Party Vows to Resist Privatization
SA NUMSA General Secretary Irwin Jim | indybay.org | 2019-02-11
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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'Indentured servants!?' Virginia 'blackface' governor's euphemism for slavery triggers 2nd roasting
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-11
Already facing calls to resign over his 'blackface' scandal, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam triggered more outrage, mockery and some serious fact-checking, after referring to the first Africans in the US as "indentured servants." | …
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Kagame Steps Down, Egypt's Sisi Takes Head of African Union
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-10
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passed the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the body's powers. | RELATED: | Ugandan Minister Under Fire Over Saying 'Curvy Women' a Tourist Attraction | The meeting highlighted the "links between the Mediterranean and Lake Victoria," as a metaphor for sub-Saharan Africa. | "Egypt has an interest in Africa, they want to str…
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SADC Condemns Intervention, Interference in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-10
The South African Development Community (SADC), a group consisting of 15 African nations, issued a statement condemning the violation of international law in U.S. backed coup actions against Venezuela. | RELATED | We Don't Want Another Vietnam War in Latin America: Maduro | In a letter dated Feb. 10, President of the Republic of Namibia and chairperson of SADC Hage Geingob noted the community's concern with "attempts by the leaders of some countries to interfere in the affairs and so…
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Fury at HIV Data Leak in Conservative Singapore
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-10
Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call saying information about his condition had been published online. | RELATED: | Zimbabwe Pastor Convicted For Peddling Natural 'HIV Cure' | Rico was one of 14,200 people whose HIV status, name and address were dumped on the internet by a U.S. man who is believed to have obtained the confidential data from hi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Fury-at-HIV-Data…

Sudan: Video Footage Shows Extreme Violence, Abuse
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-10

| February 10, 2019 Video | Sudan: Video Footage Shows Extreme Violence, Abuse: | Human Rights Watch released a video on February 11, 2019 that shows government forces' extreme violence and shocking abuses against protesters during weeks of largely peaceful protests across the country. The United Nations Human Rights Council should urgently respond to the human rights crisis in Sudan at its March se…
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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/1/a_modern_d…

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