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Outraged over U.S.- Iran deal, Israel gets billion dollar pay off

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

While the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany co-signed with the United States on an agreement with Iran, the U.S. is now busying itself with attempts... »

Terror or America’s gun violence epidemic strikes Tennessee?

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | Jul 23, 2015 - 9:03:15 PM

WASHINGTON - Four Marines and a Navy sailor are dead in Chattanooga, Tenn. and a local police officer remains in serious condition, leaving U.S. authorities gnashing their teeth after a gunman went on a shooting rampage first at a military recruitment center, and then a naval operations center several miles away. »

U.S., Iran nuclear talks, reportedly near agreement but differences remain

by George Jahn and Matthew Lee -Associated Press- | Jul 14, 2015 - 1:39:30 PM

VIENNA (AP)- Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks reportedly are set to announce that they’ve reached a historic deal capping nearly a decade of diplomacy that would curb the country’s atomic program in return for sanctions relief, two diplomats told The Associated Press on July 12. »

Black Women in the Americas launch Decade of Struggle

by José Adán Silva | Jul 7, 2015 - 10:53:42 AM

MANAGUA (IPS)—They say they are tired of waiting for justice after centuries of neglect and contempt due to the color of their skin. Black women leaders from 22 countries of the Americas have decided to create a political platform that set a 10-year target for empowering women of African descent and overcoming discrimination. »

South African president details police killings of strikers

by AP | Jul 7, 2015 - 10:53:02 AM

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Jacob Zuma described the police killings of 34 striking miners near Marikana in 2012 as a “horrendous tragedy,” saying investigators found that officers followed a flawed plan to control the protesters and there was “a complete lack of command and control” among some police at the scene. »

National Union of Students executive committee votes to boycott Israeli goods

by | Jun 12, 2015 - 1:43:24 PM

The National Union of Students (NUS) has passed a motion to boycott Israeli goods in solidarity with the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to exert economic pressure on Israel over its actions in Palestinian territory. »

Jamaican gov’t sees IMF successes but no benefits for the poor

by Zadie Neufville | Jun 12, 2015 - 1:30:13 PM

For Jamaicans like Roxan Brown, the Caribbean nation’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) successes don’t mean a thing. Seven consecutive tests have been passed but still, the mother of two can’t find work and relies instead on the kindness of friends and family. »

Australia’s ‘stolen generations’ not a closed chapter

by Silvia Boarini | Jun 10, 2015 - 9:45:12 AM

Every year since 1998, Australia has marked ‘National Sorry Day’ on May 26, a day to remember the tens of thousands of indigenous children who, between the 1890s and 1970s, were forcibly removed from their communities by government authorities and placed into the care of White families or institutions to be assimilated into settler society. »

Farmers fight real estate developers for Kenya’s most prized asset: Land

by Miriam Gathigah | May 28, 2015 - 4:05:12 PM

NGANGARITHI, Kenya—Vegetables grown in the lush soil of this quiet agricultural community in central Kenya’s fertile wetlands not only feed the farmers who tend the crops, but also make their way into the marketplaces of Nairobi, the country’s capital, some 94 miles South. »

French president visits slave memorial in Caribbean museum

by AP | May 28, 2015 - 4:04:13 PM

French President Francois Hollande marked the memory of millions of slaves in an inaugural visit to a memorial in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, where Black men and women were sold to work on sugar cane plantations from the 17th to 19th centuries. »

Haiti grants appeal of abuse case against U.S. man

by David McFadden | May 28, 2015 - 4:02:50 PM

Haitian justice authorities are making plans for a new criminal trial against a U.S. citizen who has been accused of physically and sexually abusing boys in an orphanage that he has run for decades in the impoverished Caribbean country, a top government official and lawyers said. »

Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress made since 2010 quake

by AP | May 28, 2015 - 3:47:47 PM

Pop queen Beyonce paid a visit to Haiti to look at the progress made since an earthquake devastated the country five years ago. »

U.S. hosts arms bazaar at White House Arab Summit

by Thalif Deen | May 26, 2015 - 6:17:57 PM

When the United States sells billions of dollars in sophisticated arms to Arab nations, they are conditioned on two key factors: no weapons with a qualitative military edge over Israel will ever be sold to the Arabs, nor will they receive any weapons that are not an integral part of the U.S. arsenal. »

Confronting violence against Indigenous peoples in Costa Rica

by Diego Arguedas Ortiz | May 20, 2015 - 9:31:47 AM

SAN JOSE, (IPS) - After years of violence against two indigenous groups in Costa Rica, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) demanded that the government adopt measures by May 15 to protect the life and physical integrity of the members of the two communities. »

Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

by Aron Heller | May 7, 2015 - 8:25:27 PM

When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people. »


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