Daily Archives: 2021-11-18

2021-11-18: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-18). 10 migrants found dead off Libya coast after European coast guards ignore rescue calls. peoplesdispatch.org As many as 99 people on the boat were rescued alive. The wooden boat was found by Doctors without Borders (MSF) around 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast…

Devin Cole (2021-11-18). Marxist-Leninist revolutionary Thomas Sankara ‚àí unconquered. workers.org Thomas Sankara In April 2021 a military court in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, finally indicted Blaise Compaore in the murder of revolutionary Marxist-Leninist and former Burkinabe president Thomas Sankara. Sankara established a revolutionary government in Burkina Faso in August 1983. In October 1987 Compaore oversaw a coup d'etat that resulted in . . . |

Mohamed Osman (2021-11-18). Sudan Is Backsliding Dangerously. fpif.org In September, I sat down in Khartoum with the mother of a medical student killed by security forces during Sudan's 2018-2019 protests. | "The reason why I wake up every day is that I have a little hope that I can find justice for my son," she confided. "This will not be only for him, but to prevent other parents from having to face the devastation of losing their children because of state violence." | In this period of uncertainty for Sudan, one thing is clear: It would be fundamentally wrong and dangerous to jettison justice for serious past and more recent abuses in the name of political expediency. | Our resea…

G. Dunkel (2021-11-17). Mali's people mobilize against imperialism. workers.org Although French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that his government is winding down its intervention in Mali, French imperialism is still carrying out an active policy of raids and assassinations. Mali's people are resisting. Africans target imperialist intervention through MINUSMA. The United States is supplying France with intelligence and logistical . . . |

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-17). Miss South Africa shamed for refusing to boycott Israel. electronicintifada.net Beauty queen's "belligerence" compared to apartheid apologists.

_____ (2021-11-17). B3W Project or a US Attempt to Revive the Cornwall Consensus. journal-neo.org On November 9, Reuters reported that the Office of the US President's National Security Advisor organized in October — early November exploratory trips of expert delegations to several countries in Africa and Latin America. A similar tour to Asia is planned for December. The purpose of these visits was to agree with the leadership of the …

WSWS (2021-11-17). Imperialist powers hold Libya "peace" conference, 10 years after NATO war. wsws.org The same powers professing their commitment to Libyan "self-determination" plunged what was previously among Africa's wealthiest countries into a bloody civil war.

Brittani Banks (2021-11-17). Why Our Climate Isn't Jumping for Joy After COP26. independentmediainstitute.org Two major gains took place at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) in Glasgow, Scotland, which concluded on November 13: the first was that there would be another COP in 2022 in Egypt, and the second was that the world leaders expressed their aspiration to keep global temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius alive. These …

Staff (2021-11-17). Climate Colonialism: Why Was Occupied Western Sahara Excluded from COP26 U.N. Summit in Scotland? democracynow.org Activists are criticizing the British government for excluding Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco since 1975, from the U.N. climate summit in Scotland. Meanwhile, Morocco is counting renewable energy developments in Western Sahara towards its own climate pledges. Sahwari activists and the Sahrawi government in exile known as SADR, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, have described this as climate colonialism. Negotiators from Western Sahara independently announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions outside COP26, as the climate crisis has brought extreme weather conditions including drought, extreme heat and fl…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-17). Bolivian government rejects far-right destabilization attempts and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at Law 1386 repealed by the Bolivian Senate amid protests led by far-right civic committees; a leaked judicial panel report on the violence by police and armed forces during the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria; the tentative agreement reached between student workers and the Harvard University administration in the US; and the political alliance announced by Sara Duterte and Ferdinand Marcos Junior ahead of the 2022 general elections in the Philippines.

Editor2 (2021-11-17). Despite Increasing Repression, Sudanese Trade Unions and Civil Society Rally Against Military Coup. orinocotribune.com At least seven people have died so far in Khartoum State alone after protesters were fired upon by the military on Saturday. Protesters have rejected the new sovereignty council that was formed by the coup leader and army chief Abdelfattah al Burhan | The death toll due to the firing on protesters who had taken to streets across Sudan to protest the military coup on Saturday, November 13, has risen to seven in Khartoum State alone. This was confirmed by the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) on Monday. The State comprises the capital Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman. | The bridges connecting the th…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-17). Tunisia: NATO builds interoperable air force. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Allied Air Command training teams build relations with the Tunisian Armed Forces Allied Air Command deployed two Mobile Training Team to Tunisia in order to grow the armed forces ability and understanding of NATO operations in the key areas of public affairs and airspace management, November 8 to 11. Through the Allied Air Command Military …

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