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Judge dismisses UN, Haiti cholera lawsuit

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer-

A judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Haitians infected with cholera has not deterred activists who will continue seeking justice.... »

The passing of king of Saudi Arabia ushers in new era and new questions

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jan 27, 2015 - 5:20:29 PM

The custodian of the two holy sites of Islam in Mecca and Medina and the man touted as a reformist who led Saudi Arabia during a decade of regional upheaval and the growth of extremism, has died. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 90-years-old, succumbed to complications of pneumonia and had battled health issues for some time. »

The CIA, Fidel Castro and U.S. plots

by Thalif Deen | Jan 21, 2015 - 9:12:18 AM

The controversial low-brow Hollywood comedy, ‘The Interview’, portrays the story of two U.S. talk-show journalists on assignment to interview Kim Jong-un—and midway down the road are recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to poison the North Korean leader. »

‘Tony Blair may face war crimes charges’—Liberal Democrat peer

by Alexandra Zevallos-Ortiz | Jan 21, 2015 - 9:03:43 AM

Tony Blair may face war crimes charges arising from the findings of a public inquiry into the role Britain played in the 2003 Iraq war, the House of Lords has been informed. »

What’s next after Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris?

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jan 14, 2015 - 8:42:12 AM

While a symbolic show of international unity has captured media headlines, it comes after a week of more strident and intolerant marches throughout France, Germany, and Sweden declaring war on “radical Islam” and the so-called "Islamization of Europe." »

U.S. twists arms to help defeat resolution on Palestine

by IPS | Jan 7, 2015 - 11:52:22 AM

UNITED NATIONS (IPS)— - The United States re-asserted its political and economic clout—and its ability to twist arms and perhaps metaphorically break kneecaps—when it successfully recently lobbied to help defeat a crucial Security Council resolution on the future of Palestine. »

Thaw in U.S. and Cuba relations brings hope to Africa's 'last colony'

by Richard B. Muhammad | Dec 31, 2014 - 10:04:32 AM

ALGIERS, Algeria - The thawing of U.S.-Cuban relations has inspired hope thousands of miles away for those seeking self-determination for Western Sahara, a small nation called Africa’s last colony. »

Cuba: A history of resistance and U.S. meddling

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Dec 26, 2014 - 12:04:40 PM

WASHINGTON - There is a reason why leaders in this country waged a "cold war" against neighboring Cuba after revolutionary forces led by Fidel Castro overthrew the corrupt, American-friendly dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista: they did not want the revolutionary ideas to even take hold in the U.S. »

Finally the ‘International Decade for African Descendants’ begins

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Dec 18, 2014 - 11:38:43 AM

UNITED NATIONS - People of African descent still face racism in every nation, region and continent of the world, according to the president of the 193-member UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, a Ugandan diplomat. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking through a representative said people of African descent suffer from inequality and disadvantage from the history of slavery. »

UN torture committee calls on U.S. to ‘promptly, effectively and impartially’ investigate police brutality

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Dec 5, 2014 - 10:50:51 AM

The United Nations Committee Against Torture recently released its findings calling on the United States government to completely investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed Black youth; and to ensure that weapons such as tasers are used sparingly. »

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of SVG addresses reparations and Caribbean unity

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Dec 3, 2014 - 9:27:25 AM

NEW YORK - Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines headlined an evening of dialogue with a gathering of ambassadors, politicians and activists at The Bedford Hall restaurant in Brooklyn, New York on November 22, which was sponsored by the Institute of The Black World. »

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

by RT.com | Nov 19, 2014 - 9:47:40 AM

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 little military gain, Amnesty International said. »

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. »

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