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Black women define a shared agenda

/GIN MEXICO CITY, Mexico (IPS/GIN) - Fewer than 50 Black women hold high-level political or administrative posts in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that is home to at least 75 million Black women. Activists met to discuss this state of affairs recently in Panama, at an Intergenerational Conference of Afro-descendant Women of Latin America, sponsored by the...

West demands regime change for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Ambassador: Self-determination is at root of conflict (FCN, 04-22-2008) Zimbabwe and the Power of Propaganda (GlobalResearch.ca, 04-16-2008) Zimbabwe President rips 'hypocrites' Bush and Blair (UN Streaming Media, 09-26-2007) Demonizing President Robert Mugabe (Race and History, 07-28-2005) UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - Pressure to act against Zimbabwe came from Britain and the United States and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon voiced concern...

Government spending secret for most citizens

JIM.LOBE WASHINGTON (IPS/GIN) - The vast majority of the world’s governments effectively deny citizens basic information they need to understand how public monies are being spent, according to a report recently released by the International Budget Partnership. The partnership is a Washington-based project that works with civil society groups to promote government transparency and improve accountability. Of the 85 countries surveyed...

Haiti: New problems for already suffering nation

CHARLENEM LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - Fresh off a fact-finding mission from the earthquake-ravaged Haiti, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) blasted some recent developments in the Black Republic and called for more tents, more medicine, consistent U.S. military relief flights, and an end to all unvetted child adoptions. Some of Rep. Waters' strongest reactions were in response to the recent arrest of 10 Americans...

Possible Aristide return increases Haiti’s political drama

(FinalCall.com) - The latest news coming out of Haiti at FinalCall.com press time concerned the possible return of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the country. After seven years in exile, the 57-year-old who left office as a result of what is often called a U.S./UN-led coup in 2004 had been granted permission to return home, media reports said. The U.S. State...

Israel cracking down on Africans, detaining migrants

JERUSALEM (AP) - Just a few months ago, Israel was in the midst of a nationwide uproar over the tens of thousands of African migrants who have poured into the Jewish state. Today, that influx has slowed dramatically, following a series of measures meant to halt the new arrivals. The quick results are testament to a get-tough approach that has...

New video from Syria showing U.S.-backed fighters brutality emerges

By RT.com The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on Syria & U.S. Govt's  Errant Policy A video smuggled over the Syrian border by a former rebel features a mass execution of government soldiers by the Jund al-Sham group fighting Assad. The latest example of rebel brutality comes as Washington prepares to intervene into the conflict. The video, obtained by New York...

A President’s Last Act: Dual Citizenship For Africans In The Diaspora

On January 6, a day before the West African Nation of Ghana changed leadership (President John Dramani Mahama lost the election to Nana Akufo-Addo) I was blessed to receive my Ghana citizenship along with Bro. Earl 3X Reddix from Las Vegas. I received a call that if I was going to receive my citizenship I had to...

UN holds dialogues to examine racism in its ranks

In a recent address during an event for UN staff, Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the need to confront racism within the world body, initiating a series of discussions on the subject. “Racism challenges every government, every society, and every organization—including our own,” he stated. “Let me be very clear: racism has no place in the United Nations.” The UN, which turned...

New Venezuela parliament sworn in, U.S.-backed Guaido out

A new Venezuelan parliament has been sworn in, with President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party consolidating control and U.S.-backed opposition figure Juan Guaido left without a job. A total of 256 of the National Assembly’s 277 seats are now in the hands of Maduro’s United Socialist Party and its allies following the December 6, 2020 elections, which were boycotted by the...