Regional Geopolitics and the Future of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Congolese policemen arrest opposition activists participating in a march to press President Joseph Kabila to step down in the Democratic Republic of the Congo capital Kinshasa, September 19, 2016 ~Reuters by Kambale Musavuli, Published on The Daily Maverick, 22 June 2018 The uncertainty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has garnered the full attention of regional and continental[…]

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Civil Resistance At Ramstein (2/4)

by Phil Wilayto, July 4, 2018 See “My Peace Travels Around Europe”  Part 1: On the Road for Peace,   Part 3: From Belgium: the Lands the Congolese Made Rich, Part 4: No to NATO; Yes to NHS, I apologize for not posting a second report right away because a lot of interesting things have happened. For one, I’ve never been arrested in[…]

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No Protest for Black People

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 27, 2018 “Latino and other immigrants provide a safety valve for people who support or accept anti-black racism as an inevitable fact of life.” Donald Trump is certainly a motivator for white liberals. That group was quiescent when other presidents committed human rights abuses and war crimes, but they spring[…]

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On the Road for Peace (Part 1)

by Phil Wilayto,  June 29, 2018 See “My Peace Travels Around Europe”  Part 2: Civil Resistance at Ramstein,   Part 3: From Belgium: the Lands the Congolese Made Rich, Part 4: No to NATO; Yes to NHS It’s a beautiful evening here in Kaisaerslauten, a city of some 100,000 in southwestern Germany. There’s a light breeze blowing, gently nudging the thousands[…]

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South African Activists Say No to Obama ‘Whitewashing’ Mandela

from TeleSUR Professor Oumar Ba said Obama is remembered for the “militarization of U.S. foreign policy on the African continent. Members of South Africa’s Cage Advocacy group and other South African activists are rallying to rescind an invitation extended to former U.S. President Barack Obama to speak at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s 16th annual lecture, which will take place in Johannesburg on July[…]

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Assange Should Not Be Persecuted For Publishing The Truth

Above: Free Assange protest at UK embassy in Washington, DC, June 19, 2018. by Margaret Flowers, originally from Popular Resistance Newsletter Activists gathered in Washington, DC on the International Day of Action in support of Julian Assange and Wikileaks on June 19, 2018, the 6th anniversary of him seeking asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The first rally was[…]

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U.S./Canada/E.U. Hands Off Venezuela!

The Venezuelan opposition in 2016. Maduro has the support of the poor and the working class in Venezuela. The opposition boycotted the 2018 election and Maduro won handily. ~ Protest photo from Business Insider by Marco Bello (Reuters), Election photo from USA Today By Alison Bodine, originally published on Fire This Time Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as President of Venezuela[…]

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How US Policy in Honduras Set the Stage for Today’s Mass Migration

By Joseph Nevin, published on Consortium News, June 21, 2018 Central American migrants – particularly unaccompanied minors – are again crossing the U.S.-Mexico boundary in large numbers. Under the Obama administration In 2014, more than 68,000 unaccompanied Central American children were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico boundary. There were more than 60,000 in 2016. The mainstream narrative often reduces the causes of migration to[…]

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