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‘War crimes’: Israeli bombs wiped out entire families in Gaza, Amnesty says


Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in Gaza. Entire Palestinian families were killed when their homes were leveled by Israeli bombs falling with no warning and for... »

Ending violence against women – A global responsibility

by Lakshmi Puri -Guest Columnist- | Nov 13, 2014 - 9:41:44 AM

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - Addressing violence against women, in all of its forms, is a global imperative and should be one of the international community’s top priorities, including forthcoming intergovernmental processes, such as the post-2015 development agenda. »

Another year, another UN vote to end U.S. blockade against Cuba

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Nov 4, 2014 - 9:44:04 AM

UNITED NATIONS - A majority of the 193-member UN General Assembly voted to demand an end to the U.S.-led Cuba blockade for 23rd consecutive year as the Caribbean nation’s foreign minister reported that the embargo has cost the Cuban economy more than $1 trillion. »

Vision for a new Trench Town, Jamaica

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Nov 4, 2014 - 9:39:47 AM

Kingston, Jamaica - The above lyrics from reggae music legend Bob Marley’s tribute to his hometown speak to the new plans underway for a new vision of Trench Town. And it is a long time coming. »

Chaos continues in Libya as 21 killed in tribal clashes

by | Oct 28, 2014 - 8:34:50 PM

At least 21 people have been killed and many others wounded after tribal clashes broke out in the western region of Libya’s capital city, Tripoli. The clashes erupted on Oct. 12 between militias from Zintan and Kekla towns. »

Sister saviours take Jamaica by storm

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Oct 28, 2014 - 8:27:36 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica—The scripture says that God will send saviours after his people and a host of Muslim women and girls as young as 11-years-old went into the streets of Jamaica’s capital to serve and to save people. »

Powerful prayer service sends Muslims into the Jamaica streets to serve

by Richard B. Muhammad | Oct 28, 2014 - 7:34:54 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Ballrooms at the Pegasus Hotel were full for traditional Muslim prayers that have become a staple of Nation of Islam national and, now, international gatherings. »

Farrakhan: Unity needed to fully free Jamaica and the Caribbean

by Ashahed M. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad -Final Call Staffers- | Oct 23, 2014 - 3:28:16 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister Farrakhan delivers message at Kingston, Jamaica's National Arena calling for Caribbean unity in the face of a Western onslaught and Western exploitation. »

Honoring Jamaica’s struggle and heroes for the Black world

by Richard B. Muhammad | Oct 23, 2014 - 9:03:49 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - National Heroes Park is the place where this island nation pays tributes to its great ones. Memorials and monuments on the grounds of the park range from a remembrance of a fierce Maroon warrior queen to prime ministers and visionaries. »

Jamaica: A fragile economy, challenges ahead, but hope is present

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Oct 23, 2014 - 9:03:04 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Problems facing Jamaica are not unlike those experienced in Black communities in America: crime, joblessness, political discord and improvements needed in the area of education. »

UN votes to keep troops in Haiti as cholera case heads to court

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Oct 23, 2014 - 8:46:49 AM

By a 15-0 vote the UN Sec. Council continued its military presence in Haiti which began in 2004. Reaffirming that Haiti was at an “important juncture” in the consolidation of stability and democracy, the Sec. Council extended the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti at a cost of over $500 MIL. »

African leaders focus on unity, peace and prosperity during UN debate

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Oct 14, 2014 - 6:15:16 PM

UNITED NATIONS - The president of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, Ambassador Sam Kahamba Kutesa from Uganda, spoke before the first African leader took the podium. »

The Caribbean, the Million Man March and revitalizing a people

by Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Oct 14, 2014 - 8:58:29 AM

The challenges Blacks face in the Caribbean mirror ones facing Blacks in America. In many areas the situation reminds some of what faced Black America, especially Black men leading up to the historic 1995 Million Man March called by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. »

Militarizing the Ebola Crisis

by Joeva Rock | Oct 9, 2014 - 2:12:21 PM

WASHINGTON (IPS) - Six months into West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heeding calls for substantial intervention in the region. »

The changing face of Caribbean migration

by Jewel Fraser | Oct 2, 2014 - 5:44:37 PM

PORT OF SPAIN (IPS) - Ruth Osman is attractive and well-groomed in tailored slacks and a patterned blouse, topped by a soft jacket worn open. Her demeanor and polished accent belie the stereotypical view that most Caribbean nationals have of Guyanese migrants. »


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Native rights declaration challenges 'settler' nations

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George Galloway, Cynthia McKinney break Israeli siege on Gaza

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Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in...

Ending violence against women – A global responsibility

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - Addressing violence against women, in all...

Chaos continues in Libya as 21 killed in tribal clashes

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