“THERE IS NO WAY he is a victim of communism,” my partner quips, pointing to a photo of the late Pope John Paul II. We are near the end of our visit to the new Victims of Communism Museum, standing in an elevator-size lobby with photographs of “victims” screen-printed all over the walls. Among the many victims and honorees: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, the Dalai Lama, Romanian writer Herta Müller, Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, and Hungarian neofascist Viktor Orbán.Red Scared: Revising history at the Victims of Communism Museum (archived)
A second ex-Guantanamo detainee says Ron DeSantis attended brutal forced feedings
A second ex-Guantanamo detainee has stepped forward to say that Gov. Ron DeSantis, while a U.S. Navy JAG officer in 2006, watched and allowed the brutal forced feedings of detainees that U.N. human rights authorities, an international physician’s group and others have condemned as a form of torture.A second ex-Guantanamo detainee says Ron DeSantis attended brutal forced feedings
Nuclear watchdog raises alarm over missing uranium – Reuters
An estimated 2.5 tons of uranium that was supposed to be stored at a site in Libya was not there when International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors came to visit, Reuters reported on Wednesday citing a confidential statement by the UN watchdog.Nuclear watchdog raises alarm over missing uranium – Reuters
Thanks, Hillary! /s
US Shoots Itself in the Foot in Africa
In Africa as in the rest of the world, US machinations undermine its goals and bring other nations together as they seek to protect themselves from a desperate empire.US Shoots Itself in the Foot in Africa
The Homeland or Death: Accomplishments of the Traoré Government in Burkina Faso
Who is Prime Minister Apollinaire Joachim Kyélem de Tambèla?
Burkina Faso cheered and celebrated at the news of Apollinaire Joachim Kyélem de Tambèla’s appointment to office as prime minister on October 21st, 2022. While there are many new faces and figures in Burkinabé politics right now, Kyélem de Tambèla is a familiar face to many Burkinabé who have known him for decades. In other circumstances this label may be given out too freely but, Kyélem de Tambèla has rightfully earned the title of Sankarist as demonstrated by his own background.The Homeland or Death: Accomplishments of the Traoré Government in Burkina Faso
H/T(YouTube): Traoré & Burkina Faso oust the West for a Pan-African & Multi-Polar Future
ALL OUT FOR MARCH 18!
Peace in Ukraine! Say NO to Endless U.S. Wars! Fund People’s Needs, Not the War Machine!
On Saturday, March 18, people from all across the country will gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to demand an end to the war in Ukraine and all the endless wars the government is waging with our blood and our tax dollars.ALL OUT FOR MARCH 18!
Washington gives secret bailout to companies accused of war crimes in West Asia
US lawmakers last year secretly authorized a bailout for weapons makers for unproven inflation burden as part of the record-breaking 2023 annual defense budget, which allotted over $800 billion for defense spending.Washington gives secret bailout to companies accused of war crimes in West Asia
The World Economic Forum has outed itself as anti-Palestinian
The World Economic Forum has outed itself as anti-Palestinian
A few months later, I received a letter indefinitely suspending my membership. My request for the reasons for my suspension and an appeal has gone completely ignored. So much for the values of “stakeholder capitalism” and “cooperation in a fragmented world” that WEF publicly espouses. More like racism, abuse of power, and lack of transparency. I have learned firsthand that some YGLs are informants leaking private communications directly to the WEF’s leadership. Feels more like an authoritarian regime that spies on its constituency and loathes free speech than a global forum. As for my former YGLs, only a handful of true leaders actually protested my suspension. The silence of the remaining supposed “young global leaders” was deafening, but in retrospect, I realize that their silence is expressive of the exact type of Machiavellian leadership that the WEF seeks to foster.
The World Economic Forum adheres to the principles of independence, impartiality, moral integrity and intellectual integrity.
 Can we improve the world by remaining impartial?
What do you do when violent conflict erupts, innocent people get killed, and human rights are being violated? I believe any person with a heart and a moral compass would feel compelled to condemn the aggressors. Not doing so feels wrong on a moral level, and could raise the risk of further escalation. Are we misguided then, as an international institution, to not speak out unequivocally when conflicts emerge, and innocent people suffer? Are we “hiding” behind our impartiality?
 Klaus Schwab and Børge Brende Statement on Ukraine
We therefore deeply condemn the aggression by Russia against Ukraine, the attacks and atrocities.
French military bases in Africa will now self-identify as schools
Emmanuel Macron wants to rebrand Paris’ presence in its former colonies as cultural and economic projectsFrench military bases in Africa will now self-identify as schools
Macron: ‘New era’ in economic, military strategy in Africa
Monday’s speech came at a time when France’s influence on the continent is facing its biggest challenges in decades. Growing anti-French sentiment has led to street protests in several West and North African countries.
In addition, historical economic ties that France had with the region are under pressure from the growing commercial presence of Russia, China and Turkey.
Macron acknowledged that Africa now is a “field of competition” and urged French businesses to “wake up” and get involved in the fight.
In the past year, French troops had to withdraw from Mali, which turned instead to private Russian military contractors of the Wagner group, and most recently from Burkina Faso, which also appears to increasingly look towards Moscow.
RT pulled from African transmissions
Broadcasts of RT, the former Russia Today, have been pulled over Africa. While the channel went dark on South Africa’s DStv pay-TV bouquet in March last year, there were still transmissions on StarSat and StarTimes for many African countries.RT pulled from African transmissions
Video via Activist News Network
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