Category Archives: War and conflict

France: Brand new Macron, same old colonialism – By Eliza Anyangw

France: With this slur against Africans, Macron’s radical pretence is over | Eliza Anyangw

Emmanuel Macron

The French president’s casual slur against Francophone Africans over birth control bodes ill for a progressive French presidency. Plus ça change

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Guyana: PPP GOVERNMENT LAND GIVEAWAY – By Verian Mentis-Barker

PPP GOVERNMENT LAND GIVEAWAY

POSTED BY: VERIAN MENTIS-BARKER – JULY 9, 2017

Source: http://xpressblogg.com/ppp-government-land-giveaway/

To understand this we will have to go back a few centuries to establish the mores of the Guyanese East Indian and the Guyanese African and the learned behavior that shreds the homogeneity constantly challenged in the country’s motto, One People One Nation and One Destiny.

So, those who prefer to be informed by bullet points or lightly tossed baseless banter could check out now.

This is serious stuff.   

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A World in Trouble: Drought, War, Food, Flight

A World in Trouble: Drought, War, Food, Flight

The disruptions of climate and conflict are sparking perilous global insecurity

Paul Rogers

Friday, July 07, 2017 by OpenDemocracy.net – by  Paul Rogers

 ‘What seems to be most significant today, and increasingly accepted within the FAO and other agencies, is that climate change is becoming a permanent reality affecting food supplies in many parts of the world. It is not something for the future, but is happening now.’ (Photo: Asian Development Bank/flickr/cc)

Six years ago there were fears of a transnational famine developing across much of eastern Africa. At least 11 million people were at risk in what might have been the worst disaster of its kind since the early 1970s (see “A world in hunger: east Africa and beyond“, 21 July 2011).     Continue reading

Haiti and the Dominican Republic – Systemic xenophobia and racism – commentary

Antihaitianismo: Systemic xenophobia and racism in the Dominican Republic

Published on July 4, 2017 – By Sharri K Hall – Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Despite their shared heritage, Haiti and the Dominican Republic have existed in a quasi cold war for centuries largely due to the rampant systemic racism that plagues the Dominican government and is cultivated by many Dominican citizens. Antihaitianismo is the present manifestation of racial prejudice, selective interpretation of history, and nationalistic Dominican false consciousness. This antihaitianismo was bred and cultivated in the historic colonialism in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic.    Continue reading

Cricket: In Praise of Pakistan! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket: In Praise of Pakistan! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Pakistan lift the ICC Champions Trophy after beating India during ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on June 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Pakistan’s cricket can be contrary. One minute they’re on top and in the other they are down! This can be said of life in general but in sports it takes on a special meaning. When it involves cricket and brings to the stage Pakistan and India it is no longer a battle between bat and ball. It is a clash of history and geography and the outpouring of emotions that is writ large, as in a theater of war.     Continue reading

Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism, report says – BBC News

Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism, report says

05 July 2017 – BBC News

Grand Mosque in MeccaSaudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed.

The Henry Jackson Society said there was a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence.

The foreign affairs think tank called for a public inquiry into the role of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations.

The UK’s Saudi Arabian embassy says the claims are “categorically false”.

Ministers are under pressure to publish a report on UK-based Islamist groups.     [Read more]

Hersh’s Big Scoop: Bad Intel Behind Trump’s Syria Attack

Hersh’s Big Scoop: Bad Intel Behind Trump’s Syria Attack

by Ray McGovern | CounterPunch

Legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh is challenging the Trump administration’s version of events surrounding the April 4 “chemical weapons attack” on the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun – though Hersh had to find a publisher in Germany to get his information out.

In the Sunday edition of Die Welt, Hersh reports that his national security sources offered a distinctly different account, revealing President Trump rashly deciding to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles against a Syrian airbase on April 6 despite the absence of intelligence supporting his conclusion that the Syrian military was guilty.     Continue reading

Military Escalations in Syria. Mistakes and Catastrophe? Towards a More Pronounced Conflagration?

Military Escalations in Syria. Mistakes and Catastrophe? Towards a More Pronounced Conflagration?

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark – Global Research, June 23, 2017

To become enmeshed in a war of incalculable variables; to be at bloody bruised loggerheads – this is the Syrian nightmare, where there are more punters than odds. Savagely, Syria as a state is being ravaged and mauled to the point of non-recognition. It is now a mere terrain for heavily armed bullies, a smoky crusted ruin of dust and cosmic ruin, its populace fleeing when it can, shielding itself when it must, and hoping for the best.

The great power play never assumes that small states matter. They supply the necessary show for the big game, the theatre set for the show down in which the small scatter whilst the big boys level the punches. In history, the bully is insentient, and normally stumbles into mistakes and catastrophe.    Continue reading

Another Step Toward Devastating War – Paul Craig Roberts

Another Step Toward Devastating War
June 19, 2017 |   Paul Craig Roberts – Institute for Political Economy

An idiot American pilot shot down a Syrian fighter that was attacking ISIS, thus confirming that Washington is not fighting ISIS, as Washington claims, but is protecting ISIS, its agent sent to Syria by Obama and Hillary to overthrow the Syrian government. General Michael Flynn revealed on a TV interview that Obama and Hillary had, over his objection as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, made the “willful decision” to send ISIS to Syria.   Continue reading

Fox contributor and Fox guest float internment after London attack

Fox contributor and Fox guest float internment after London attack, network later apologizes

Nigel Farage on Fox News

This is not the first time the idea of internment camps to deal with Islamist terrorism has been floated on a Fox show.

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