Daily Archives: 2019-09-26

2019-09-26: News Headlines

Staff (2019-09-25). Egypt's Arab Spring Isn't Over. therealnews.com The recent wave of protests against Egypt's President El-Sisi were sparked by anger at corruption, but also because of the growing inequality in Egypt, says Prof. Angela Joya.

J.B. Gerald (2019-09-25). Genocide Warnings for Three African States. dissidentvoice.org These genocide warnings concern current threats to the peoples of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi. Beyond the primary concern for all the people in national groups, a pattern is emerging globally which should remind North Americans of past genocides against native American peoples: the masses of people forced from their homelands, the refugee …

United Nations (2019-09-25). Signs DR Congo Ebola outbreak finally 'on the retreat' but risk of international spread, 'still high'. un.org The second worst Ebola outbreak in history is "on the retreat" said the UN's health agency chief on Wednesday, warning however that there is no room for complacency, with dozens of new cases each week still being recorded in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Egypt's Sisi Faces Growing Dissent as Protests Spread. telesurenglish.net Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah El-Sisi is facing a growing campaign of dissent from his countrymen as protests have spread to several cities across the North African nation. | RELATED: | Trump Gives Full Support to Egyptian Counterpart over Protests | Driven by grievances over economic austerity and allegations of official corruption, the protesters have called on the military strongman to step down from the presidency after more than five years in power. | The Egyptian secur…

teleSUR (2019-09-25). Algeria Jails Top Figures of Bouteflika Era. telesurenglish.net Algeria's government ‚Äã‚Äãjailed Wednesday its once-untouchable spy chief, its former de facto ruler and two other figureheads of the ruling elite, as the army seeks to quell mass protests demanding a purge of old power brokers. | RELATED: | Thousands March in Algeria, Reject Elections Before Elites Quit | The military court in Blida, south of Algiers, issued 15-year terms for "conspiring against the army" and against "the authority of the s…

United Nations (2019-09-25). UN chief urges scaled up response for peace, across troubled Sahel's region. un.org Humanitarian and development responses for Mali and Africa's wider Sahel region "are falling short", and support must be scaled up to ensure a hopeful future for its people, the Secretary-General told world leaders at a special high level meeting inside UN Headquarters on Wednesday.

United Nations (2019-09-25). Central African Republic President says country 'remains fragile', despite progress on peace deal. un.org President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic (CAR), addressing the UN General Assembly's annual general debate, spotlighted "modest but sure" progress in implementing the landmark peace agreement signed by his Government and 14 armed groups on 6 February 2019.

United Nations (2019-09-25). Libya facing 'serious crisis' fueled by outsiders bent on dividing the county, UN Assembly told. un.org Libya is experiencing "a serious crisis because of negative foreign interference," Faiez Mustafa Sarraj told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday evening.

United Nations (2019-09-25). Mali President outlines achievements and challenges since 2015 peace deal. un.org A 2015 peace deal for Mali has led to a "progressive return of trust between parties", President Ibrahim Boubacar KeàØta told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday evening.

United Nations (2019-09-25). Liberian President credits UN for '16 years of unbroken peace', outlines plan to reduce poverty, boost growth. un.org "Liberia is a UN success story", President George Manneh Weah told the annual United Nations high-level generalral debate in New York on Wednesday.

Amy Goodman (2019-09-25). In landmark UN complaint, 16 children accuse nations of failing to protect them from climate change. nationofchange.org Youth climate activists from around the world also attended the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday, where they spoke at UNICEF about a landmark new climate complaint they filed with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Hailing from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Marshall Islands and Tunisia, the young representatives spoke about why …

United Nations (2019-09-25). 'Milestone agreement' paves the way for new UN Human Rights Office in Sudan. un.org "With this milestone agreement, we are poised to accompany Sudan through an important moment in its history" — the words of UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday, as she signed a deal between the UN and the newly-constituted Government of Sudan to open a Human Rights Office in the capital, Khartoum.

Staff (2019-09-25). Headlines for September 25, 2019. democracynow.org Pelosi Launches Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump, IPCC: World Must Cut Greenhouse Emissions or Face Catastrophic Sea Level Rise, Bolsonaro Faces Condemnation For Defending Deforestation of Amazon in U.N. Speech, Trump Denounces Iran, Venezuela & Calls for Countries to Embrace Nationalism at U.N., Pakistani PM Demands World to Address Crisis in Kashmir, U.K. Parliament Reconvenes After Court Declares Boris Johnson's Parliament Suspension Illegal, Egyptian Authorities Arrest At Least 900 Following Anti-Government Protests, Spain to Exhume Body of Former Dictator Francisco Franco from State Mausoleum, Nig…

PACBI (2019-09-24). Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities. bdsmovement.net Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities : AnalysisAs the University of Cape Town weighs refraining from relations with Israeli Universities enabling the gross violation of Palestinian human rights, renowned South African international law scholar Prof. John Dugard finds that UCT "would be acting in accordance with So…

ACLU (2019-09-24). International Human Rights Bodies Provide a Case for Reparations. aclu.org International human rights programs provide models for reparations. | It is common for nations where mass atrocities have taken place to engage in the process of reparation and repair. This process happened in Germany after the Holocaust, South Africa after apartheid, and here in the United States, forty years after the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. As a result, international human rights bodies have sought to lend their expertise to the process, often by holding hearings an…

United Nations (2019-09-24). Despite lagging in the Global Goals, Africa can meet the 2030 deadline: Rwandan President. un.org Although some of the world's fastest growing economies can be found in Africa, the continent is falling behind in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Rwandan President Paul Kagame told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Staff (2019-09-24). In Landmark UN Complaint, 16 Children Accuse Nations of Failing to Protect Them from Climate Change. democracynow.org Youth climate activists from around the world also attended the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday, where they spoke at UNICEF about a landmark new climate complaint they filed with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Hailing from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Marshall Islands and Tunisia, the young representatives spoke about why they feel compelled to act on the climate crisis. Among the youth climate activists were Alexandria Villaseñor of New York and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Staff (2019-09-23). The Modern Day Scramble for Africa. therealnews.com From the US to China to Israel to Russia, governments are positioning resources — both civilian and military — in various African nations for various reasons. Jacqueline Luqman talks to Maurice Carney about who are the players on the continent, what do they want, what does this mean for the future of Africa and Africans,…

Eds. (2019-09-23). Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war. mronline.org Four million people participated in the global climate strike across every continent on Friday, many of them students who skipped school on that day. Demonstrations at more than 5,800 locations in 161 countries began in Australia and the Pacific, moved to Asia, Antarctica, Africa and Europe, and then to North and South America. This is […] | Source

Staff (2019-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2019. democracynow.org 4 Million Take to the Streets for Global Climate Strike, Trump Admin Ignored CBP Report Linking Climate Change and Increased Migration, Honduran Woman and 21-Month-Old Son Die While Attempting to Reach U.S., New Deal Would Force Asylum Seekers to Return to El Salvador Despite Obvious Dangers, Calls for Impeachment Grow as Trump Acknowledges Ukraine Phone Call About Bidens, U.S. to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Impose Iran Sanctions, as Rouhani Heads to UNGA with Peace Plan, Arab Parties in Israel Back Benny Gantz in Bid to End Netanyahu's Rule, Egyptians Take to Street in Rare Protest Against President Sisi, Gov't…

susan_p (2019-09-23). History will judge Mugabe's legacy. greenleft.org.au Alan BroughtonIssue 1239 Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change MDC ZANU-PFSeptember 23, 2019Zimbabwe's independence leader and former president Robert Mugabe is remembered for his leadership of the succ…

Middle East Eye (2019-09-21). Protests Break Out in Cairo as Egyptians Demand President Sisi's Removal. theantimedia.com "The people want to topple the regime," shouted demonstrators in Tahrir Square.

Staff (2019-09-20). "Young People Have Had Enough": Global Climate Strike Youth Activists on Why They Are Marching Today. democracynow.org Today is the Global Climate Strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. As people took to the streets in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, we host a roundtable discussion with youth activists organizing marches in the United States — in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis — ahead of next week's U.N. Climate Action Summit. We are joined by Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate justice activist originally from Mexico who is an organizer with Fridays for Future New York and a student at Beacon High School in New York; Katie Eder, a 19-year-old climate justice activist wh…

Staff (2019-09-19). Meet the Beauty Queen Who Inspired Gambia's Me Too Movement After Accusing Ex-Dictator of Rape. democracynow.org In Gambia, an ongoing public truth and reconciliation commission is investigating the atrocities of former President Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the West African country of 2 million people for 22 years before his regime ended in 2016. In widely shared public testimony that has been live-streamed to tens of thousands of people, survivors and members of Jammeh's death squad who killed migrants, journalists and civilians during the president's reign are telling their stories for the world to hear. One such survivor is Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, who says the former president raped her in 2015. We speak with Jallow, a Gambia…

PACBI (2019-08-28). Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against "Close Up" Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net 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…

PACBI (2019-08-26). Israeli Filmmakers Letter on Greenhouse Project. bdsmovement.net 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

2019-09-26: Social Media Postees

Genocide Warnings for Three African States
J.B. Gerald | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-25
These genocide warnings concern current threats to the peoples of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi. Beyond the primary concern for all the people in national groups, a pattern is emerging globally which should remind North Americans of past genocides against native American peoples: the masses of people forced from their homelands, the refugee …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/genocide-warnings-for-three-african-states/

Signs DR Congo Ebola outbreak finally 'on the retreat' but risk of international spread, 'still high'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-25
The second worst Ebola outbreak in history is "on the retreat" said the UN's health agency chief on Wednesday, warning however that there is no room for complacency, with dozens of new cases each week still being recorded in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047552

Egypt's Arab Spring Isn't Over
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
The recent wave of protests against Egypt's President El-Sisi were sparked by anger at corruption, but also because of the growing inequality in Egypt, says Prof. Angela Joya.
therealnews.com/stories/egypt-arab-spring-is-not-over

Egypt's Sisi Faces Growing Dissent as Protests Spread
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah El-Sisi is facing a growing campaign of dissent from his countrymen as protests have spread to several cities across the North African nation. | RELATED: | Trump Gives Full Support to Egyptian Counterpart over Protests | Driven by grievances over economic austerity and allegations of official corruption, the protesters have called on the military strongman to step down from the presidency after more than five years in power. | The Egyptian secur…
telesurenglish.net/news/Egypts-Sisi-Faces-Growing-Dissent-as-Protests-Spread–20190925-0007.html

Algeria Jails Top Figures of Bouteflika Era
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
Algeria's government ‚Äã‚Äãjailed Wednesday its once-untouchable spy chief, its former de facto ruler and two other figureheads of the ruling elite, as the army seeks to quell mass protests demanding a purge of old power brokers. | RELATED: | Thousands March in Algeria, Reject Elections Before Elites Quit | The military court in Blida, south of Algiers, issued 15-year terms for "conspiring against the army" and against "the authority of the s…
telesurenglish.net/news/Algeria-Jails-Top-Figures-of-Bouteflika-Era-20190925-0024.html

UN chief urges scaled up response for peace, across troubled Sahel's region
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-25
Humanitarian and development responses for Mali and Africa's wider Sahel region "are falling short", and support must be scaled up to ensure a hopeful future for its people, the Secretary-General told world leaders at a special high level meeting inside UN Headquarters on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047542

Central African Republic President says country 'remains fragile', despite progress on peace deal
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-25
President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic (CAR), addressing the UN General Assembly's annual general debate, spotlighted "modest but sure" progress in implementing the landmark peace agreement signed by his Government and 14 armed groups on 6 February 2019.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047522

Libya facing 'serious crisis' fueled by outsiders bent on dividing the county, UN Assembly told
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-25
Libya is experiencing "a serious crisis because of negative foreign interference," Faiez Mustafa Sarraj told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday evening.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047592

Mali President outlines achievements and challenges since 2015 peace deal
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-25
A 2015 peace deal for Mali has led to a "progressive return of trust between parties", President Ibrahim Boubacar KeàØta told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday evening.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047612

Liberian President credits UN for '16 years of unbroken peace', outlines plan to reduce poverty, boost growth
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-25
"Liberia is a UN success story", President George Manneh Weah told the annual United Nations high-level generalral debate in New York on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047492

In landmark UN complaint, 16 children accuse nations of failing to protect them from climate change
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-25
Youth climate activists from around the world also attended the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday, where they spoke at UNICEF about a landmark new climate complaint they filed with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Hailing from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Marshall Islands and Tunisia, the young representatives spoke about why …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/25/in-landmark-un-complaint-16-children-accuse-nations-of-failing-to-protect-them-from-climate-change/

'Milestone agreement' paves the way for new UN Human Rights Office in Sudan
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-25
"With this milestone agreement, we are poised to accompany Sudan through an important moment in its history" — the words of UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday, as she signed a deal between the UN and the newly-constituted Government of Sudan to open a Human Rights Office in the capital, Khartoum.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047482

International Human Rights Bodies Provide a Case for Reparations
aclu.org | 2019-09-24
International human rights programs provide models for reparations. | It is common for nations where mass atrocities have taken place to engage in the process of reparation and repair. This process happened in Germany after the Holocaust, South Africa after apartheid, and here in the United States, forty years after the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. As a result, international human rights bodies have sought to lend their expertise to the process, often by holding hearings an…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-economic-justice/international-human-rights-bodies-provide-case

Despite lagging in the Global Goals, Africa can meet the 2030 deadline: Rwandan President
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-24
Although some of the world's fastest growing economies can be found in Africa, the continent is falling behind in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Rwandan President Paul Kagame told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047342

Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-24
Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities : AnalysisAs the University of Cape Town weighs refraining from relations with Israeli Universities enabling the gross violation of Palestinian human rights, renowned South African international law scholar Prof. John Dugard finds that UCT "would be acting in accordance with So…
bdsmovement.net/news/opinion-legal-scholar-prof-john-dugard-relations-between-university-cape-town-and-israeli

In Landmark UN Complaint, 16 Children Accuse Nations of Failing to Protect Them from Climate Change
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-24
Youth climate activists from around the world also attended the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday, where they spoke at UNICEF about a landmark new climate complaint they filed with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Hailing from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Marshall Islands and Tunisia, the young representatives spoke about why they feel compelled to act on the climate crisis. Among the youth climate activists were Alexandria Villaseñor of New York and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/24/children_vs_climatecrisis

The Modern Day Scramble for Africa
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-23
From the US to China to Israel to Russia, governments are positioning resources — both civilian and military — in various African nations for various reasons. Jacqueline Luqman talks to Maurice Carney about who are the players on the continent, what do they want, what does this mean for the future of Africa and Africans,…
therealnews.com/stories/the-modern-day-scramble-for-africa

Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-23
Four million people participated in the global climate strike across every continent on Friday, many of them students who skipped school on that day. Demonstrations at more than 5,800 locations in 161 countries began in Australia and the Pacific, moved to Asia, Antarctica, Africa and Europe, and then to North and South America. This is […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/23/millions-march-against-climate-change-capitalism-and-war/

History will judge Mugabe's legacy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-23
Alan BroughtonIssue 1239 Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change MDC ZANU-PFSeptember 23, 2019Zimbabwe's independence leader and former president Robert Mugabe is remembered for his leadership of the succ…
greenleft.org.au/content/history-will-judge-mugabe-legacy

Protests Break Out in Cairo as Egyptians Demand President Sisi's Removal
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-21
"The people want to topple the regime," shouted demonstrators in Tahrir Square.

Protests Break Out in Cairo as Egyptians Demand President Sisi's Removal

"Young People Have Had Enough": Global Climate Strike Youth Activists on Why They Are Marching Today
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-20
Today is the Global Climate Strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. As people took to the streets in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, we host a roundtable discussion with youth activists organizing marches in the United States — in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis — ahead of next week's U.N. Climate Action Summit. We are joined by Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate justice activist originally from Mexico who is an organizer with Fridays for Future New York and a student at Beacon High School in New York; Katie Eder, a 19-year-old climate justice activist wh…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/20/global_climate_strike_new_york_minnesota

Meet the Beauty Queen Who Inspired Gambia's Me Too Movement After Accusing Ex-Dictator of Rape
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-19
In Gambia, an ongoing public truth and reconciliation commission is investigating the atrocities of former President Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the West African country of 2 million people for 22 years before his regime ended in 2016. In widely shared public testimony that has been live-streamed to tens of thousands of people, survivors and members of Jammeh's death squad who killed migrants, journalists and civilians during the president's reign are telling their stories for the world to hear. One such survivor is Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, who says the former president raped her in 2015. We speak with Jallow, a Gambia…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/19/gambia_truth_reconciliation_commission_atrocities

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…
bdsmovement.net/news/pacbi-welcomes-statement-more-500-filmmakers-against-close-initiative-normalizing-israeli

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 …
bdsmovement.net/news/israeli-filmmakers-letter-greenhouse-project