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Anti-NATO forces retake areas in southern Libya

By January 29, 2014
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For nearly seven months in 2011, NATO planes — particularly from the U.S., France, Britain and Canada — carried out a massive bombing campaign in Libya intended to overthrow the government of Muammar Gaddafi. After getting the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Libya and then another authorizing a […]

 

South Africa struggles continue in platinum mines

By January 23, 2014
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An 11-week strike by 7,000 members of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has resulted in a settlement granting them a raise of 9.5 percent. The strike against Northam Platinum facilities at Zondereinde was a major challenge for the NUM in the face of intransigence by the bosses and competition from the rival Association […]

 

Dr. King’s struggle legacy and today’s crisis of the cities

By January 20, 2014
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The federal holiday that commemorates martyred civil rights, social justice and peace activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. takes on added significance this year in light of the renewed attacks on municipalities throughout the United States. Workers and students in public educational institutions are facing massive layoffs and school closings, while local government employees […]

 

Thousands of African migrants strike in Israel

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African migrants protest in Tel Aviv.

Tens of thousands of African migrants suspended a general strike Jan. 13 that had been in effect since January 5 in the Zionist state of Israel. The strike is scheduled to resume on Jan. 15 in the aftermath of the death of Ariel Sharon. A list of demands put forward by the African community — […]

 

Conflicts in Africa facilitate imperialist intervention

By January 15, 2014

Fierce battles took place in early January in two states of oil-rich South Sudan — Unity and Jonglei states, not far from Juba, the capital of the recently formed country. The Ugandan military had crossed the border and was involved in the  fighting on the side of the forces of President Salva Kiir. The intervention […]

 

Imperialist intervention further destabilizes South Sudan, Central African Republic

By January 13, 2014
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Republic of Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir flew to the capital of the Republic of South Sudan on Jan. 6 in an effort to assist the Juba government in mending a split that is tearing the newly created country asunder. South Sudan broke away from its northern counterpart nearly three years ago, largely at the […]

 

Egypt sets referendum as coup regime cracks down on activists

By January 8, 2014

A 50-person committee to draft an amended Egyptian constitution completed its work. The military-appointed regime that came to power through an army coup on July 3 of last year is encouraging people to vote in the upcoming national referendum on Jan. 14-15. The regime’s operatives have shown concern that a low turnout will damage the […]

 

Sudán del Sur: ¿Otra guerra por petróleo?

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El imperialismo estadounidense, quien agravó el conflicto que dividió en dos a la nación africana del Sudán con el objetivo de controlar los recursos energéticos de esa vasta zona, ahora aumenta su intervención militar directa mientras crece la inestabilidad. Un fraccionamiento en el oficialista Movimiento de Liberación del Pueblo de Sudan/Ejército, (MLPS/E) se ha convertido […]

 

Popularizing legacy of South African leader

By January 6, 2014
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The film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is based upon an autobiography of the same name released by Nelson Mandela in 1995, during his second year as president of South Africa. In the book’s introduction, Mandela reports that he started to write his life story while detained at Robben Island prison in 1974. He later […]

 

Central African Republic marches demand French troops out

By January 2, 2014

The French government has admitted that 1,600 of its troops are now deployed in the Central African Republic, a former French colony. The CAR has faced internal fighting between the governing Muslim-dominated Seleka coalition and the opposition “anti-balaka” forces, which are heavily Christian. The U.N. Security Council authorized French intervention earlier in 2013, but the […]

 
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