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Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

Burkina Faso: levantamiento de masas expulsa gobernante neocolonial

November 12, 2014

3 de noviembre – Cientos de miles de personas en Burkina Faso han obligado al Presidente Blaise Compaoré, líder apoyado por el imperialismo, desde hace mucho tiempo, a renunciar en medio de manifestaciones de masas y rebeliones en varias ciudades de todo el país de África Occidental. [...]

Benton Harbor, Mich., Civil Rights activist convicted by all-white jury

November 7, 2014

Rev. Pinkney, right, at “Occupy the PGA” protest, May 2012. The Rev. Edward Pinkney was found guilty of five felony counts of forgery stemming from a recall campaign against Mayor James Hightower of Benton Harbor, Mich., earlier this year. The all-white jury in St. Joseph, Mich., deliberated [...]

Burkina Faso: Mass uprising ousts neocolonial ruler

November 5, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of Burkinabes reject neoliberal ruler after 27 years.Photo: Burkina Faso Nov. 3 — Hundreds of thousands of people in Burkina Faso have forced the longtime imperialist-backed leader, President Blaise Compaore, to resign amid mass demonstrations and rebellions in several [...]

Cubans lead global response to Ebola epidemic

November 5, 2014

Nov. 3 — Cuban health care workers have played a leading role on the African continent for decades. The revolutionary government views its work in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease as a manifestation of internationalism and solidarity with Africa. Hundreds of Cuban health care workers [...]

Ebola in U.S.: Struggle over quarantine, stigmatization

October 31, 2014

Oct. 27 — Epidemiology nurse Kaci Hickox had traveled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Doctors Without Borders to help treat patients suffering from Ebola virus disease. Upon returning to the U.S. Oct. 24, Hickox was placed under quarantine. She reported no symptoms of the dreaded disease. [She was [...]

Ebola cases surpass 10,000 in West Africa

October 31, 2014

World Health Organization officials announced on Oct. 24 that the number of Ebola virus disease cases now exceeds 10,000. Most people have come down with the disease in three West African states: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where approximately 4,900 people have died. On Oct. 23, Mali [...]

Libya war continues by proxy

October 26, 2014

On Oct. 20, 2011, the leader of the North African state of Libya was brutally assassinated in the city of Sirte. Colonel Moammar Gadhafi had been leading a struggle to defend his country from a war of regime-change coordinated and financed by the United States and NATO. Three years after the [...]

Justice denied for 7-year-old Aiyana Jones

October 25, 2014

Aiyana Jones Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley remains unscathed after a second attempt to prosecute him ended in a mistrial on Oct. 10. Weekley killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones during a raid at the wrong residence in a two-family house on Detroit’s eastside during the early morning [...]

Why isn’t there more global aid to fight Ebola?

October 22, 2014

Oct. 20 — Several United States congressional representatives have called for a ban on travel into the U.S. from the three West African states which have been the most severely impacted by the recent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. These proposals demanded that President Barack Obama prohibit [...]

Ebola & failure of for-profit medical care

October 13, 2014

Oct. 13 — With the death of Thomas Eric Duncan in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Oct. 8, the political dynamics of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak have taken on wider dimensions. Nina Pham, a nurse who was providing care for Duncan, has tested positive for the virus and is [...]
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