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Minister Farrakhan addresses Muslim leaders from 87 nations

The World Islamic People's Leadership 2nd International Islamic Conference (NOI.org, Feb./2000) (FinalCall.com) - The World Islamic People's Leadership was organized in September 1989, in Benghazi, Tripoli, Libya by Muammar Gadhafi. The second year after it was established, Minister Louis Farrakhan was appointed the deputy. Every four years, they convene to look at the condition of the Muslim world. The...

New consensus emerges on Iraq’ we were wrong

JIM.LOBE US military newspapers demand Rumsfeld's resignation (Middle East Online, 11-04-2006)Minister Louis Farrakhan's letter to President George W. Bush Re: Iraq (NOI.org, 12-01-2001) WASHINGTON (IPS/GIN) - While Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's continued tenure in office has recently been the subject of a surge of speculation, it may be George W. Bush's continued reign–at least over Iraq policy–that appears most endangered...

Estranged Aborigines say aid won’t reverse damage

MELBOURNE, Australia (IPS) - Aboriginal communities in Australia are still mourning family ties destroyed by the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families–a tragedy for which the country’s prime minister has refused to apologize. One decade ago, a landmark report called “Bringing Them Home” described the plight of the many children who were forcibly removed. These days,...

Rising food prices increase Haiti’s agony

One-on-One Interview with Haitian activist Noluthando Williams (FCN, 11-15-2007)Haiti represents more than chronic poverty (FCN, 10-26-2006)How the U.S. impoverished Haiti (FCN, 09/10/2003) UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - The Organization of American States and an ad hoc advisory group representing the United Nations Economic and Social Council recently met in Washington to discuss deepening cooperation to promote stability and socio-economic development in...

Is Africom a U.S. military maneuver or real help?

Is Africom a U.S. military maneuver or real help for the Motherland? NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - From the halls of academia to the streets of America, has come a call to confront the Obama administration and Congress over Africom, the military’s U.S. African Command that became operational last October. “Concerned citizens in the USA must work to build real...

Death squads target Black activists in Colombia

-Contributing Editor- Afro Colombians appeal for help CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - The U.S. War on Drugs and multi-national corporate interests are creating life-threatening situations for descendants of slaves in Colombia as they fight to keep ownership and control of their land, an Afro Colombian activist told a crowd here recently during a U.S. tour to bring attention to the situation. These...

Conference in Libya addresses plight of Unwanted Africans mistreated in Europe

-Staff Writer- Related story:Farrakhan advises Obama on Libya policy, proper guidance for America (FCN, 03-15-2011) TRIPOLI, Libya (FinalCall.com) - Each year thousands of Africans faced with poverty and or confl ict are lured by dreams of a better life to leave their homeland for Europe. Increasingly they are met with racism, more poverty and often death when poorly made boats sink. The...

Who benefits from a divided Syria?

By Saeed Shabazz-Staff Writer- UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - As battles in Syria rage, there appears to be talk of breaking the country into pieces as a way to end conflict. But the question arises over whose interests would be served by cutting up the Arab nation? “The partitioning of Syria is the Israeli solution–their overarching goal is to weaken every Arab...

UN experts: U.S. needs to wrap up review of Trayvon Martin case and examine laws

UNNEWS Center UNITED NATIONS - A group of United Nations independent experts has called on the government of the United States to finalize the ongoing review of the case involving the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, a Black American teenager who was shot in 2012 by a neighborhood watchman in the state of Florida. “We call upon the U.S. government to...

‘Overpopulation’ Theory Challenged By African Writer

GINNEWS (GIN)–Togolese editor Mawuna Remarque Koutonin would like to make a few corrections in the widely held belief that Africa has a problem with overpopulation. First of all, he says, if seeing is believing, then you must agree that Europe is wildly overpopulated, especially the western part. “A small country like France has about the same population as the Democratic Republic of...