US Facilitates Arms for Killer Cops and Criminals in Haiti
Weapons are flowing to pro-regime gangsters suspected of assassinating opponents of the US-backed regime.
“G9 is evoking the horrors of the Tontons Macoutes, the government-backed paramilitaries that terrorized Haiti for decades under dictator François ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier and his son, Jean-Claude.”
In November, 2019, as part of its support for the Haitian National Police (HNP), the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) awarded a $73,000 contract for the provision of “riot gear kit[s]” for the police’s crowd control unit, CIMO, according to information contained in the US government’s contracting database.
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The murder of Bruno Candé has put racism – and colonial amnesia – under the spotlight in Portugal.
Candé’s murder has sparked a major debate on racism and the afterlife of colonialism in Portugal, but not everyone is convinced of the motives behind the murder of a Black man by a white man who had hurled racial slurs. Denial has been widespread.
Barbados Leaves Queen & Commonwealth: Dr. Kristina Hines Says "Not Enough Time to Make Changes"
The one-year timeframe for Barbados’ transition to a republic may be too short for any radical changes to be made to the parliamentary system imposed by the British at independence. That is the view of Political Scientist Dr. Kristina Hinds who believes that by November 2021, the major feature of Barbados’ new republic would be a president, whose duties are identical to those of a Governor General.
Ugandan Activist Vanessa Nakate Takes on Climate Fight
In Uganda, Vanessa Nakate Takes on Climate Fight Reuters.com
Challenging SA media’s use of right-wing populism
Right-wing populism has a seductive appeal to some. But its solutions to social ills are dangerous and paranoid and must be rejected. The radical far Right thrives in times of political and economic instability. Generalized fear and anxiety can build cultural support for ultra-nationalism, hate and authoritarian responses to social problems.
Since prime minister Allen Chastanet admission that “the country is broke”, I have had this very sick feeling. From being the envy of the rest of the Caribbean, Chastanet has made us the laughingstock.
Many Caribbean and international leaders have taken shots at us. The Unity Labour Party of St Vincent and the Grenadines Facebook page illustrated two points:
St Lucia need to restore its respect #Chastanetmustgo
Black Lives Matter rally in Brisbane over death of Aboriginal woman erupts into chaos as police make arrests.
What started as a peaceful rally outside the Brisbane Watchhouse this morning quickly descended into violence when protesters began putting red paint on their hands and defacing police cars and the watch house.
This prompted police to start making arrests, leading to scuffles between authorities and ralliers.
The mission to ‘end Afro hair discrimination’ continues
Major UK teaching unions back World Afro Day call to action
THE ASCL, Voice the Union, NAHT and NASUWT have all thrown their weight behind the World Afroc Day campiang to end Afro hair discrimination in schools.
Launched last month on September 15, World Afro Day, Unions have backed the campaign for schools and headteachers to comply with the Equality Act and eradicate any discrimination around Afro hair within their institutions.
Today, New Black Nationalists in America's settler state, condemned the massacre of #EndSARS protestors in Lagos. The shootings bore all the hallmarks of pre-meditated mass murders.
At the Lekki Toll Gate Plaza on Tuesday, soldiers showed up around 6:45 in the evening, and barricaded an area where peaceful protesters were demonstrating. Once the soldiers opened fire, the protestors were trapped in the "kill zone," and ambulances could not breach the barriers to treat the wounded.
. #EndSARS Protesters Killed: But You Can't Murder A Revolution
#EndSARS Protests: You Can't Murder A Revolution
Britain is Not Innocent
A Netpol report on the policing of Black Lives Matter protests in Britain’s towns and cities in 2020
Six months on from the killing of George Floyd by police in the US, our new report examines the policing of the subsequent large-scale protests across Britain.
Named after a rallying cry of demonstrators, ‘Britain is not innocent’: A Netpol Report on the policing of Black Lives Matter protests in Britain’s towns and cities in 2020 is informed by evidence from over 100 witnesses, including protesters, legal observers, and arrestee support volunteers.
PARIS — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across France on Saturday to protest a security bill that would restrict sharing images of police officers and strengthen government surveillance tools, the latest sign that anger over recent cases of police violence is galvanizing opposition.
Media organizations and human rights groups held rallies in dozens of cities including Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon. All raised alarm about the new bill, saying it could curb freedom of the press and limit police accountability.