Tunisia: 2 Outsiders Claim Victory in First-Round of Voting
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
Partial election results showed two political outsiders leading the race to become the Tunisian president Monday after exit polls showed them advancing to a second-round runoff next month that could upend politics in the north African country. | RELATED: | Tunisia: Meet Main Candidates in Sunday's Presidential Election | With 27 percent of votes counted, the i…
Tunisia: People Vote in Highly-Anticipated Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
Tunisians were casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy's economic ills dominating the agenda. | RELATED: | Tunisia: Meet Main Candidates in Sunday's Presidential Election | Polling stations opened at 8 am local time from the capital Tunis on the Mediterranean coastline to the cork forests of the northwest, the mining towns of the interior and sand-swept Saharan villages in the south.
West African Presidents Pledge US$1 Billion to Fight Terrorism
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The head of the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced Saturday that West African leaders pledged US$1 billion to fight the constantly growing threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region. | RELATED: | Bomb Explodes Under Bus in Mali, at Least 14 Killed | The fifteen state members of the ECOWAS joined by the presidents of Mauritania and Chad met for an extraordinary summit on Sept. 12 in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, to talk about issues related t…
Strikes Have Followed Me All My Life: The Thirty-Seventh Newsletter (2019)
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
Strikes have followed Sala all her life, as they followed Emma Mashinini. These are militants who understand that social divisions favour the wealthy, while social unity favours the poor. Those fires in the South African spazas mirror the attacks on the houses, schools, and health centres in Milagro Sala's Jujuy province. Tears are not enough […] | Source…
How to find a Tiger in Africa
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-14
Agostinho Neto declaring independence of Angola 11 November 1975 What I want to do here is something very simple. I want to explain how I began to search for Agostinho Neto. I also want to explain the perspective that shapes this search.1 When I was told about the plans for a colloquium I was asked …
Donald Trump Just Admitted That It Makes Sense for America's Enemies to Get Nuclear Weapons
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Trump noted that the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 sent foreign leaders a lesson: Disarmament can lead to your own personal doom.
Friday's Daily Brief: 12 million may miss school, Bangladesh and Mali updates, Kenya's malaria vaccine, land degradation pact
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-13
A recap of Friday's top stories: 12 million children may never go to school; Monsoon rains crush Rohingya shelters; 3.9 million Malians in need of humanitarian aid; Kenya launches malaria vaccine; and agreement made to neutralize land degradation.
The world must recognise Western Sahara
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
self-determination Tony Iltis Tecber Ahmed SalehIssue 1237 Western Sahara Moroccan occupation of Western SaharaSeptember 13, 2019Tecber Ahmed Saleh, a health w…
"Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.
Obscured by Mushroom Clouds
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Not all atrocities are created equal — except that all are equally atrocious. Auschwitz, Srebrenica, Rwanda, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Memorial Day weekend, 1921, and many other scenes of modern genocide besides, are easily seen as crimes against humanity of the worst magnitude. Yet, if you add Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the mass murderous mix in the …
Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Appalling' conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-11
A recap of Wednesday's top stories: 'Inhumane conditions' in Syria's Al Hol camp worsening; SDG progress risks going backward; food insecurity in South Sudan; Arab League petitioned to support Palestine refugees; and mining in Mongolia should boost development.
'All efforts must be made' to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-10
Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau's new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, briefing members on the state of the nation, and the UN peacebuilding office there (UNIOGBIS).
An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-10
Hundreds of African migrants in Mexico are protesting the country's refusal to grant them transit visas to travel to the United States or Canada, where they want to apply for asylum. For months, thousands of African migrants have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border. Many of them have been sleeping in tent cities, cooking on the streets and bathing their children in buckets, without the promise of shelter, food or work permits. The long waits for African migrants began in June, when it was reported that Mexican immigration authorities were ignori…
Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-28
Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid: UpdateFilmmakers denounce "Close up," a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. | Cultural BoycottAugust 28, 2019 | B…
Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-08-26
Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project: In the NewsLeonidas Kioussis | Catherine COLOMB-NANCY | (EuropeAid Co-Operation Office of the European Commission) | Rosamaria Gili | (European Commission Delegation in Morocco) Cultural BoycottFebruary 16, 2006 | By: | | Israeli filmmakers, producers, scholars and artists …