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Protestors condemn Ghana-U.S. military deal

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer-

Demonstrators filled the streets of Accra, Ghana, protesting a decision by Parliament that ratified a Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States.... »

African nations sign landmark continent-wide trade agreement

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Apr 4, 2018 - 3:23:45 PM

According to published reports, at least 44 African nations signed a landmark trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on “90 percent of all goods traded within the continent.” »

Assassination of popular Black Brazilian activist sparks outrage

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Mar 20, 2018 - 2:03:36 PM

Tens of thousands of Brazilians flooded streets, protesting and mourning the death of Marielle Franco, a popular human rights activist and progressive councilwoman. »

Keeping jewelry companies accountable

by Will Higginbotham | Mar 9, 2018 - 8:41:01 PM

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)—How many people know where their gold and diamond jewelry come from? How many people consider the human cost of its production? »

From lack of paid maternity leave to ‘hell’ of student debt, North Korea catalog of U.S. rights violations makes convincing case

by Jake Johnson -Staff Writer- CommonDreams.org | Feb 15, 2018 - 3:34:36 PM

Just as U.S. President Donald Trump was preparing to lambast North Korea as "a menace that threatens our world"” in his State of the Union address, Pyongyang released a white paper that highlights America's "gross" human rights violations and deep inequities, from its failure to "embrace paid maternity leave" to its exorbitant health care costs. »

True U.S. Goal In Syria Is Control Over Resources, Not Fighting Isis—Russian Ministry Of Defense

by RT.com | Feb 15, 2018 - 3:27:32 PM

The U.S.-led coalition’s attack on pro-government forces in Syria has again proven that Washington’s true goal is to capture “economic assets” instead of fighting terrorism, the Russian Defense Ministry said. »

Racism and family separation adds to struggles of refugees

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Feb 14, 2018 - 7:02:40 PM

A new report released by Oxfam International and the Refugee Council called “Safe but not settled: the impact of family separation on refugees in the UK,” reveals there are detrimental mental, emotional and social effects on fleeing refugees tied directly to the disconnection from their families. »

Germany Rejects Reparations Suit Over Colonial Massacre In Namibia

by GIN | Feb 7, 2018 - 2:25:59 PM

(GIN) – In its first formal response to a class-action suit filed by the Herero and Nama people of Namibia, Germany has asked a New York judge to throw out the suit as “inadmissible” because of “the principle of state immunity.” »

Palestinian Protesters Disrupt U.S. Economic Meeting

by AP | Feb 7, 2018 - 2:23:24 PM

BETHLEHEM, West Bank—Palestinian protesters disrupted a meeting between U.S. officials and a Palestinian trade group in the West Bank, shouting at the American participants and pelting their vehicles with tomatoes as they departed abruptly. »

Israel planned to shoot down passenger jet in Arafat assassination plot—new book

by RT.com | Feb 4, 2018 - 11:27:48 AM

Israeli plans to assassinate Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat included a plot to blow up passenger planes and football stadiums, according to an explosive new book by Israeli investigative journalist Ronen Bergman. »

Poor U.S. leadership will lead to major war with Russia, China: Analyst

by PressTV.com | Feb 4, 2018 - 11:18:07 AM

America’s flawed political leadership and planned expansion of nuclear weapons will lead to a major conflict with Russia and China, says a former U.S. foreign policy adviser and diplomat. »

Israel targets African asylum seekers as 'infiltrators'

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jan 24, 2018 - 5:13:19 PM

Why did Ethiopian-born Israeli model and actress Tahunia Rubel, who became famous on the Israeli version of “Big Brother,” say, “Israel is one of the most racist countries in the world.” »

Iran Faces Internal Woes And Outside Interference

by Brian E. Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 11, 2018 - 1:25:03 PM

Days of protests throughout the Islamic Republic of Iran in late December raised questions about the root cause of the street demonstrations. Dissatisfaction and economic tension appears to connect to the demonstrations. However, leaders of the Islamic Republic also blame foreign meddling as a factor in the violent expressions of dissent. »

Politics, Protecting Resources And U.S. ‘hard’ Power In Africa

by Jehron Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 28, 2017 - 7:55:53 AM

Africa began and ended 2017 with a controversial election in Kenya, and President Uhuru Kenyatta being re-elected while his main challenger, Raila Odinga, eventually deciding to withdraw. »

Hurricanes reshape Caribbean, further expose fault lines

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Dec 28, 2017 - 7:23:17 AM

The succession of killer hurricanes that tore through the Caribbean during 2017 devastated homes and businesses, uprooted people’s existences and exacerbated the fortunes of a region where dependence is the watchword economically, socially and in some cases, politically. »

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