Daily Archives: October 8, 2019

2019-10-08: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-08). Trump Regime Escalates Economic War on China. globalresearch.ca The US is a declining empire, the more aggressive and widespread its malign activities, the sooner its fall from grace will arrive. Vaunted Pentagon forces failed to defeat Taliban fighters in Afghanistan after 18 years of trying, nor Syrian resistance …

United Nations (2019-10-08). Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears. un.org Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

United Nations (2019-10-08). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Eye health, UN's financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia. un.org Tuesday's top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase 'dramatically'; work and reforms of the UN 'at risk'; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration policies; and an interview with Maha Mamo, living proof of why statelessness needs to end worldwide.

Nicole Roussell (2019-10-07). Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody. liberationnews.org On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.

United Nations (2019-10-07). Guterres: Security Council's African alliances 'needed and appreciated more than ever'. un.org The Security Council's strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed "more than ever", the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday.

United Nations (2019-10-06). Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali. un.org The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization's Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured.

Nick Turse (2019-10-05). Why Closing the Congo-Rwanda Border Could Spread Ebola. theintercept.com A chora chora is a resourceful man, a clever man, a man who can get things done. He wears no uniform, but he has an easy way with soldiers. He's no diplomat, but he knows something about international relations. The literal translation of chora chora is unimportant. In street Swahili, it's a smuggler. One evening, as I laid low in a compound bordering the no man's land between Congo and Rwanda, I peeked over the wall as a chora chora plied his trade. He crossed the border twice within an hour — first to fetch water and then to buy juice — just to show me how easy it was. | What a chora chora does migh…

United Nations (2019-10-05). UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader. un.org The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon. Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine months in jail following peaceful protests disputing the outcome of the October 2018 presidential election in which he was a candidate.

Mirinda Crissman (2019-10-05). Legacy of the Sugar Land 95. workers.org The Sugar Land 95 are the 95 unnamed African-American people buried in unmarked graves in the city of that name, 30 miles south of Houston. The people were buried on property sold to the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) by the Texas prison system. The graves were unearthed during . . . | Continue reading Legacy of the Sugar Land 95 at Workers.org

Devin Cole (2019-10-05). Pensacola, Fla.:People's victory: Killer cop fired! workers.org Nearly three months after the murder of Tymar Crawford, a young African-American man killed in his front yard by Daniel Siemen, an officer of Pensacola Police Department, the PPD announced on Oct. 3 that Siemen had been fired from his position as detective for "violating the department's use of deadly . . . | Continue reading Pensacola, Fla.: People's victory: Killer cop fired! at Workers.org

United Nations (2019-10-04). UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust. un.org One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities combined with the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, United Nations agencies said on Friday.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-04). Africa is Becoming the Latest Battleground in the Struggle for Palestinian Freedom. mintpressnews.com Israel has successively driven a wedge between African countries, which, at one point, were united in their unconditional support of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli military occupation and apartheid.

United Nations (2019-10-03). New electoral law for Somalia 'a crucial next step' says top UN envoy, addressing Partnership Forum. un.org The Somalia Partnership Forum concluded on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, with attendees – including the UN Special Representative for the country – taking stock of progress made, while also noting remaining challenges and agreeing on a set of priorities moving forward.

United Nations (2019-10-03). Thursday's Daily Brief: UN chief remembers former Assembly President, Council on Africa's Great Lakes, FAO data shows stable food prices. un.org A recap of Thursday's stories: Guterres addresses climate emergency in op-ed; UN envoy highlights 'golden opportunity' for Africa's Great Lakes region; FAO scales up banana crop protection against disease; Data shows September food prices held steady; Somalia Partnership Forum concludes.

United Nations (2019-10-03). Security Council must seize 'golden opportunity' for stability in Great Lakes region: UN envoy. un.org The international community must step up efforts to end instability around Africa's Great Lakes so that millions there can benefit from its riches, the UN Special Envoy for the region told the Security Council on Thursday.

Staff (2019-10-03). As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…

Staff (2019-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Prepare White House Subpoena in Impeachment Probe, Trump Rages Against Impeachment Probe with Profanity and Insults, Bernie Sanders Has Surgery to Clear Blocked Artery, Deaths and Injuries Mount as Iraqi Police and Soldiers Fire on Protesters, EU Officials Wary as British PM Boris Johnson Unveils Brexit Plan , Hong Kong Teen Shot During Protests Charged with Assaulting Officer, Record-Breaking Hurricane Lorenzo Lashes Azores, Heads for Ireland, London Climate Protesters Spray British Treasury with Fake Blood, Cameroonian Asylum Seeker Dies in For-Profit Immigration Jail, Plácido Domingo Quits L.A.

patrick (2019-10-02). Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath. bdsmovement.net Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath: Open Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy's just cause and also…

Staff (2019-10-01). Headlines for October 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Subpoena Giuliani over Ukraine Work, Report: Trump Pressured Australia, Italy & U.K. to Help with Political Probes, Trump Renews Threats Against Schiff and Intelligence Whistleblower, Hong Kong Protests Escalate as Beijing Marks 70th Anniversary of People's Republic of China, Four Die in Ongoing Anti-Government Protests in Haiti, Somali Militants Attack U.S. Drone Base & Italian Military Convoy, Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore Pleads Not Guilty, Remains Locked Up, U.S. Blocks Cuban Health Minister from Attending Regional WHO Meeting in D.C., GOP Congressmember Chris Collins Resigns over Insider…

Staff (2019-09-30). Headlines for September 30, 2019. democracynow.org Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…

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…

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Trump Regime Escalates Economic War on China
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
The US is a declining empire, the more aggressive and widespread its malign activities, the sooner its fall from grace will arrive. Vaunted Pentagon forces failed to defeat Taliban fighters in Afghanistan after 18 years of trying, nor Syrian resistance …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-escalates-economic-war-china/5691393

Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-08
Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048802

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Eye health, UN's financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-08
Tuesday's top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase 'dramatically'; work and reforms of the UN 'at risk'; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration policies; and an interview with Maha Mamo, living proof of why statelessness needs to end worldwide.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048832

Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody
Nicole Roussell | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-07
On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.
liberationnews.org/vigil-justice-for-nebane-abienwi-cameroonian-migrant-dies-in-ice-custody/

Guterres: Security Council's African alliances 'needed and appreciated more than ever'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
The Security Council's strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed "more than ever", the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048712

Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-06
The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization's Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048672

Why Closing the Congo-Rwanda Border Could Spread Ebola
Nick Turse | theintercept.com | 2019-10-05
A chora chora is a resourceful man, a clever man, a man who can get things done. He wears no uniform, but he has an easy way with soldiers. He's no diplomat, but he knows something about international relations. The literal translation of chora chora is unimportant. In street Swahili, it's a smuggler. One evening, as I laid low in a compound bordering the no man's land between Congo and Rwanda, I peeked over the wall as a chora chora plied his trade. He crossed the border twice within an hour — first to fetch water and then to buy juice — just to show me how easy it was. | What a chora chora does migh…
theintercept.com/2019/10/05/ebola-virus-congo-rwanda/

UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-05
The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon. Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine months in jail following peaceful protests disputing the outcome of the October 2018 presidential election in which he was a candidate.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048642

Pensacola, Fla.:People's victory: Killer cop fired!
Devin Cole | workers.org | 2019-10-05
Nearly three months after the murder of Tymar Crawford, a young African-American man killed in his front yard by Daniel Siemen, an officer of Pensacola Police Department, the PPD announced on Oct. 3 that Siemen had been fired from his position as detective for "violating the department's use of deadly . . . | Continue reading Pensacola, Fla.: People's victory: Killer cop fired! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/10/05/pensacola-fla-peoples-victory-killer-cop-fired/

Legacy of the Sugar Land 95
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2019-10-05
The Sugar Land 95 are the 95 unnamed African-American people buried in unmarked graves in the city of that name, 30 miles south of Houston. The people were buried on property sold to the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) by the Texas prison system. The graves were unearthed during . . . | Continue reading Legacy of the Sugar Land 95 at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/10/05/stolen-lives-and-wages-justice-for-the-sugar-land-95/

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-04
One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities combined with the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, United Nations agencies said on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048562

Africa is Becoming the Latest Battleground in the Struggle for Palestinian Freedom
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-04
Israel has successively driven a wedge between African countries, which, at one point, were united in their unconditional support of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli military occupation and apartheid.
mintpressnews.com/africa-battleground-struggle-palestinian-freedom/262198/

New electoral law for Somalia 'a crucial next step' says top UN envoy, addressing Partnership Forum
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-03
The Somalia Partnership Forum concluded on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, with attendees – including the UN Special Representative for the country – taking stock of progress made, while also noting remaining challenges and agreeing on a set of priorities moving forward.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048462

Thursday's Daily Brief: UN chief remembers former Assembly President, Council on Africa's Great Lakes, FAO data shows stable food prices
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-03
A recap of Thursday's stories: Guterres addresses climate emergency in op-ed; UN envoy highlights 'golden opportunity' for Africa's Great Lakes region; FAO scales up banana crop protection against disease; Data shows September food prices held steady; Somalia Partnership Forum concludes.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048522

Security Council must seize 'golden opportunity' for stability in Great Lakes region: UN envoy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-03
The international community must step up efforts to end instability around Africa's Great Lakes so that millions there can benefit from its riches, the UN Special Envoy for the region told the Security Council on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048482

As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/3/california_private_prisons_bill_immigration_detention

Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-10-02
Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath: Open Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy's just cause and also…
bdsmovement.net/news/palestinian-civil-society-calls-egyptian-authorities-immediately-release-activist-ramy-shaath

Headlines for September 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/headlines

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