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Missing students case also highlights racism in Mexico

by Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY (IPS) - The mother tongue of Celso García, a 51-year-old indigenous Mexican, is Mixteca. As a boy, García, the father of one of the 43 students forcibly disappeared... »

U.S. ally Yemen in danger of splitting into two—again

by Thalif Deen | Feb 3, 2015 - 5:29:22 PM

UNITED NATIONS - When North and South Yemen merged into a single country under the banner Yemen Arab Republic back in May 1990, a British newspaper remarked with a tinge of sarcasm: “Two poor countries have now become one poor country.” »

Western Sahara - A Sign of Africa’s freedom struggle

by Richard B. Muhammad | Feb 3, 2015 - 1:39:40 PM

TINDOUF, Algeria (Boujdour Refugee Camp)—Khadaja Mami believes leaders of the Polisario Front, which represents her people, are right to press the United Nations to make Morocco obey resolutions denying its right to occupy her homeland and allow her people to vote to decide their future. »

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

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jan 28, 2015 - 4:26:11 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. »

A challenging time for Muslims targeted in Europe

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jan 28, 2015 - 3:56:59 PM

When Lutz Bachmann, leader of Germany’s intensifying anti-Islam movement posted a picture of himself on Facebook styled as Adolph Hitler, it was met with scorn and derision. »

Judge dismisses UN, Haiti cholera lawsuit

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Jan 27, 2015 - 5:30:35 PM

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 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. »


Farrakhan rebukes NATO, U.S. 'blood shedders' on Libya war

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Former Liberian president: CIA freed me from jail

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Native rights declaration challenges 'settler' nations

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The United States is considering whether to...

George Galloway, Cynthia McKinney break Israeli siege on Gaza

On July 15 2009, the Viva Palestina US Convoy crossed into Gaza...

Western Sahara - A Sign of Africa’s freedom struggle

TINDOUF, Algeria (Boujdour Refugee Camp)—Khadaja Mami believes leaders of the...

Missing students case also highlights racism in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (IPS) - The mother tongue of Celso García,...

U.S. ally Yemen in danger of splitting into two—again

UNITED NATIONS - When North and South Yemen merged into...