2019-02-12: Social Media Postees

Africa: Teachers call on politicians to reject privatization
Education International | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-12
Education International's African leaders have released a statement February 11 calling on their Heads of States to reject privatization and to invest in quality public education for all. Entrenched inequality, especially for girls and the socially disadvantaged, will be made far worse by the privatization of education, cautions the statement by the Education International (EI) …
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Boxing and Pan-Africanism: Kwame Nkrumah Meets Roy Ankrah
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-12
African boxing and boxers merged into the consciousness of the different societies fighting for liberation from colonial control and as such the careers of the most successful ones became entwined with the nationalist sentiments of the day as the connection … | The post Boxing and Pan-Africanism: Kwame Nkrumah Meets Roy Ankrah appeared first on Global Research.
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WHO Request US$43.5M For Urgent Medical Aid in War-Torn Libya
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-12
The World Health Organization (WHO) have requested US$43.5 million in order to shore up the cost of supporting its health-related operations in Libya. | RELATED: | Libyan Journalist Killed By Shrapnel While Covering Clashes | A 2017 WHO report indicates that 17.5 percent of hospitals and 20 percent of health centers are damaged, or partially damaged. Thi…
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Trudeau Faces Corruption Probe Related to Millions in Bribes
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-12
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing the investigations for illegally protecting an engineering firm SNC Lavalin from criminal fraud and corruption charges on bribing millions of dollars to the Libyan government. Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner launched the probe. | RELATED: | Mexican Migrants Kept as Slaves in Canada, Released…
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Egypt: A Move to Enhance Authoritarian Rule
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-12
Egyptian policemen standing guard outside a polling station with an electoral banner depicting incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seen with a caption reading in Arabic 'for the sake of Egypt we will continue the story of a nation', in the capital Cairo's central neighborhood of Zamalek, March 26, 2018. | © 2018 Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images | (Beirut) — Proposed amendments to Egypt's constitution, including granting the armed…
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Resisting the Weaponization of Ignorance in the Age of Trump
Shared by candice | truthout.org | 2019-02-12
Ignorance now rules the U.S. Not the simple, if somewhat innocent ignorance that comes from an absence of knowledge, but a malicious ignorance forged in the arrogance of refusing to think hard about an issue. We most recently saw this exemplified in Donald Trump's disingenuousness 2019 State of the Union address in which he lied about the amount of drugs streaming across the southern border, demonized the immigrant community with racist attacks, misrepresented the facts regarding the degree of violence at the border, and employed an antiwar rhetoric while he has repeatedly threatened war with Iran and Venezuel…
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Remembering Alison Des Forges, 10 Years Later
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-12
Alison Des Forges | Ten years ago today, our beloved colleague Alison Des Forges died in the crash of Flight 3407 traveling from Newark to her home in Buffalo. Alison had recently been in Uganda to meet with her research team that, to my great fortune, included me. A colleague and I had just finished documenting a series of massacres by the Lord's Resistance Army, headed by Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony. While in Kampal…
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Tunisia: Scant Help to Bring Home ISIS Members' Children
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-12

| February 11, 2019 Video | Video: Children of ISIS Members Trapped in Squalid Camps and Prisons: | Tunisian officials have been dragging their feet on helping bring home Tunisian children held without charge in foreign camps and prisons for families of Islamic State (also known as ISIS) members. |

| (Tunis) — Tunisian officials hav…
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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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'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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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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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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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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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…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/south-africa-searche…

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