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February 2017 Vol 35

 



The Danger of a Nuclear War”


 

Right now the US mainstream media is obsessing over Donald’s alleged womanizing and female groping soap opera as the Clinton’s/MSM’s pruriently entertaining smokescreen, neatly designed to cover up Hillary/Bill’s serial raping and her criminal lead role as enabler/strong armed intimidator of past victims.  Meanwhile, barely noticed in a virtual media blackout in the West are at least a half dozen high alert, significant international developments this last weekend that all strongly indicate the extreme danger of a nuclear war breaking out at any time against Russia and its Eastern alliance. Again, do not pay attention to the US deceivers behind their Oz-like curtain and their frenzied pushing of Western propaganda machine levers as sleight of hand distraction to willfully withhold the fact that many unreported major world events are simultaneously occurring now that foretell the start of World War III potentially just days away.

 

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 Featured News  

 

Globalization and Social Inequality: Obscene Wealth of Eight Mega-Billionaires

  

  

 

The super-wealth of an elite eight equals a staggering $427 billion – as much as humanity’s 3.6 billion poorest, struggling daily to survive, many not making it.Oxfam highlighted unprecedented global inequality, threatening social stability. The chasm between super-rich and desperate poor is obscene. Instead of abating, wealth disparity is increasing, Oxfam explaining: Since 2015, the richest 1% owns more than the rest of humanity. Eight mega-billionaires are as wealthy as humanity’s 3.6 poorest. Over the next 20 years, 500 people will hand over $2.1 trillion to their heirs – a sum larger than the GDP of India, a country of 1.3 billion people.”  From 1988 – 2011, the incomes of humanity’s poorest 10% increased by less than $3 a year – less than nothing when adjusted for inflation.

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 Ethiopia Wants To Be Africa’s No. 1 Auto Manufacturer - See more at: http://afkinsider.com/126810/ethiopia-wants-to-be-africas-no-1-auto-manufacturer/?utm_source=AFKInsider+Newsletter&utm_campaign=649b189057-AFKInsider_Newsletter_6_2_20166_2_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0aff70cb26-649b189057-177209109#sthash.9skvXTfG.dpuf
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Imperialist Divide and Conquer Strategy

 

The US-led coalition of war criminals is using elements of Syria’s Kurdish population to achieve the U.S Empire’s goal of destroying the non-belligerent, democratic country of Syria, led by its hugely popular, democratically-elected President, Bashar al-Assad. Empire seeks to create sectarianism and ethnic divides in a country that, prior to the Western-launched criminal dirty war, had neither. President al-Assad is well aware of the imperial forces behind the mercenaries invading his country. In a speech to the newly elected members of the People’s Assembly of Syria (Syria’s Parliament) on 7 June 2016[2], he elaborated upon the modus operandi of the invaders:

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The 15 Warning Signs of Impending Tyranny

 

As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically:

1.  Exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for example, that they won an election by a landslide even after losing the popular vote.

2.  Repeatedly claim massive voter fraud in the absence of any evidence, in order to restrict voting in subsequent elections.

3.  Call anyone who opposes them “enemies.”

4.  Turn the public against journalists or media outlets that criticize them, calling them “deceitful” and “scum.” 

5.  Hold few if any press conferences, preferring to communicate with the public directly through mass rallies and unfiltered statements

6.  Tell the public big lies, causing them to doubt the truth and to believe fictions that support the tyrants’ goals.

7.  Blame economic stresses on immigrants or racial or religious minorities, and foment public bias and even violence against them.

8.  Attribute acts of domestic violence to “enemies within,” and use such events as excuses to beef up internal security and limit civil liberties.

9.  Threaten mass deportationsregistries of religious minorities, and the banning of refugees.

10. Seek to eliminate or reduce the influence of competing centers of power, such as labor unions and opposition parties.

11. Appoint family members to high positions of authority

12. Surround themselves with their own personal security force rather than a security detail accountable to the public.

13. Put generals into top civilian posts                

14. Make personal alliances with foreign dictators.

15. Draw no distinction between personal property and public property, profiteering from their public office.

Consider yourself warned.

 

Diaspora News

 

The World Must Learn From Cuba

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 According to UNICEF’s most recent statistics, Cuba, for almost two decades, has had a lower child mortality rate than the United States. That’s an astounding human rights achievement – especially when you consider that Cuba has been under merciless assault by the United States for over fifty years - an assault that has included major acts of terrorism (like blowing up a factory and killing hundreds of workers in the middle of the Cuban missile crisis) not simply economic strangulation. 

 

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Rock ’N’ Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dead At 90

 

Rock ’n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry has died, Missouri police said Saturday. He was 90.  “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry,” police said in a statement posted to Facebook.  First responders were called out to a home on Buckner Road around 12:40 p.m. and found a man later identified as Berry unresponsive “and immediately administered lifesaving techniques,” the statement reads. They were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m
 
 

 

African News  

How An Economic Union Has Changed African Governance

 Regional intervention to safeguard democratic election results in The Gambia represents a paradigm shift in African governance, an exiled Zimbabwean judge said ina statment. Benjamin Paradza, now president of the political party Zimbabweans United for Democracy, credits swift, decisive action by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with getting Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to give up power to the legitimately elected President Adama Barrow. “This paradigm shift means that it is no longer dictatorship as usual in Africa,” Paradza said. “There is new respect for people’s democratic vote and ECOWAS has set a new benchmark for African governance.” Paradza encouraged other economic organisations such as the Southern African Development Community to do the same.

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Africa: Are We That Weak to Fear Common Visa?

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I have always maintained keen interest in my country's foreign policy issues--be it in East Africa, Southern Africa, continent or globally. I developed this interest a long time ago as I had the opportunity of opening my eyes very early on. I knew when my country core value was African liberation, to fight repression anywhere in the world and to push for close relations with countries which we wished to belong to as a bloc--socialist world. 

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Tidbits of History

   

Patrice Lumumba (1925-1961) 

 Patrice Lumumba was prime minister of a newly independent Congo for only seven months between 1960 and 1961 before he was murdered, fifty-six years ago today. He was thirty-six.  Yet Lumumba’s short political life — as with figures like Thomas Sankara and Steve Biko, who had equally short lives — is still a touchstone for debates about what is politically possible in postcolonial Africa, the role of charismatic leaders, and the fate of progressive politics elsewhere. The details of Lumumba’s biography have been endlessly memorialized and cut and pasted: a former postal worker in the Belgian Congo, he became political after joining a local branch of a Belgian liberal party. On his return from a study tour to Belgium arranged by the party, the authorities took note of his burgeoning political involvement and arrested him for embezzling funds from the post office. He served twelve months in prison.

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Sculptures from West Africa 

 

 

 

Ife ( pronounced ee-feh) is today regarded as the spiritual heartland of the Yoruba people living in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin and their many descendants around the world. It is rightly regarded as the birthplace of some of the highest achievements of African art and culture, combining technical accomplishment with strong aesthetic appeal.

 

From the 12th to the 15th centuries, Ife flourished as a powerful, cosmopolitan and wealthy city-state in West Africa, in what is now modern Nigeria. It was an influential centre of trade connected to extensive local and long-distance trade networks which enabled the region to prosper.

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