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Burkina Faso: Sankarist parties form united front

May 30, 2015

Ten political parties claiming to uphold the political legacy of martyred Burkina Faso Marxist and Pan-Africanist revolutionary Thomas Sankara have formed an alliance. The unity agreement came several months after a national uprising which ousted former coup-leader-turned-president Blaise [...]

U.S.-backed Saudi war on Yemen continues

May 18, 2015

The Al-Massirah television station in Yemen, which supports the Ansurallah Movement (Houthis), broadcast a news report May 11 showing civilians standing by a downed F16 bomber used by Morocco, part of the alliance currently waging war on this Middle Eastern state. The U.S.-made fighter plane is the [...]

New book exposes U.S.’s ‘hidden war’ on Africa

May 8, 2015

Journalist Nick Turse has researched the increasing role of the United States Africa Command (Africom) over the last seven years, which he presents in his new book, “Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa” (Haymarket Books, 2015). These military operations have [...]

U.S.-backed Saudi Coalition kills Yemeni civilians

May 5, 2015

Smoke rises from Yemany Dairy and Beverage factory hit by a U.S.-backed Saudi airstrike outside Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodaida on March 31, 2015. Fighter aircraft from the Saudi-Gulf Cooperation Council coalition continued their massive bombing operations in Yemen during late April by [...]

Iran calls for ceasefire in Yemen

May 4, 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has outlined a proposal for the cessation of hostilities in Yemen through an April 17 letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This plan involves four demands: an immediate ceasefire, a halt to attacks by Saudi-Gulf Cooperation [...]

Venezuelan representative speaks

April 30, 2015

Venezuelan Consul General Jesus Rodriguez Espinoza was a special guest speaker from Chicago at the April 27 weekly meeting of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions, and Utility Shutoffs and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice in Detroit. Rodriguez [...]

1,300 African, Asian migrants drown in Mediterranean

April 28, 2015

The Pentagon maintains a large military base in Djibouti at Camp Lemonnier where the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) directs its operations in the region. An accident on a substandard boat resulted in the deaths of over 900 refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia on April 19. Many of the [...]

Racist court denies justice for Michigan Civil Rights leader

April 21, 2015

Dorothy Pinkney at April 14 rally in St. Joseph, Mich.WW photo: Ab ayomi Azikiwe St. Joseph, Mich. — Another postconviction motions hearing took place on April 14 in St. Joseph, Mich., involving the conviction by an all-white jury late last year of the leading Black Civil Rights activist, the [...]

Detroit lawsuit demands right to public protest

April 17, 2015

Some of the protesters outside Chase Bank, Feb. 27.WW photo: Kris Hamel A lawsuit largely initiated by the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and Women in Black-Detroit demands the right to [...]
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