by Yanique Dawkins, Atlanta Black Star
Western countries are using aid to Africa as a smokescreen to hide the “sustained looting” of the continent as it loses nearly $60bn a year through tax evasion, climate change mitigation, and the flight of profits earned by foreign multinational companies, the Guardian quoted as a group of NGOs as saying.
Although sub-Saharan Africa receives $134bn each year in loans, foreign investment and development aid, research released on Tuesday by a group of UK and Africa-based NGOs suggests that $192bn leaves the region, leaving a $58bn shortfall. Continue reading Western Aid to Africa a Smoke Screen For ‘Looting’ The Continent
DRVENGRAD, Western Serbia, January 26 /TASS/. Well-known Serbian film director, Emir Kusturica, said on Monday that Russian and Serbian film industries needed to undergo “cultural de-colonization” and get rid of Hollywood influence.
“Russia has never been anybody’s colony but Hollywood has managed to colonize it. Colonization is a dangerous thing. When a Russian film starts looking like an American picture, it’s really funny because it stops being Russia but it never becomes American,” Kusturica said in an interview with TASS given on the sidelines of the 8th International Film Festival “Kustendorf” which Kusturica has founded. Continue reading Russia and Serbia need cultural de-colonization, Emir Kusturica says
by Adam al-Sabiri, Al-Akhbar English
The sands of the desert in southern Algeria are moving to the beat of popular protests, and the ruling party has warned that the protests might evolve into an “Arab Spring.” Fears have particularly heightened after the dismantling of a terrorist cell of 12 members in sensitive areas in the south of the country. According to the Algerian army, the cell was planning attacks on oil sites in collaboration with foreign parties.
Algeria — Algeria has so far been able to evade the winds of the “Arab Spring.” However, Algerian officials have recently warned of its belated arrival, in light of the protests that are expanding across the areas of southern Algeria. The statements made by Amar Saadani, secretary-general of the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN), confirm the concerns of the officials in Algeria. Continue reading Is a Late ‘Arab Spring’ Knocking on Algeria’s Doors from the Desert?
by Gloria La Riva, Liberation News
Dec. 17, 2014, was an historic day for Cuba. On that morning, the three remaining Cuban Five members in U.S. prison flew home to freedom. At the same time, Alan Gross, an American who was arrested in Cuba 5 years ago, and convicted for illegally bringing into Cuba undercover communications equipment, was returned to the United States.
This was announced on Dec. 17 at 12 noon, simultaneously by Cuban President Raul Castro on Cuban Television and by President Obama in Washington.
Both announced that for the first time in more than 50 years, U.S. and Cuban embassies will be opened in each respective country. This means the re-establishment of diplomatic relations. Continue reading The U.S. agenda in Cuba remains counter-revolution
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Contrary to the “America controls the genocidal Zionist entity and tells it to do whatever America wants” line pushed to the point of nausea by many “leftists”, the illegitimate “Israeli” regime has its own interests, its own agenda and its own quest for world domination. And long before the Americans, Brits, French and other “former” colonial powers were scrambling to adjust their imperialist practices from direct military warfare to neo-colonialism, the usurping Jewish entity had already long mastered the tactic, setting up shabbos goy proxies in strategic parts of the world to represent the investments of World Zionism. Singapore is the personification of this truth and the premier subject for any case study on the matter. The Singaporean military machine and technological-industrial-complex are literally the children of IOF and Mossad, with the Singaporean and Zionist defense industries being deeply intertwined, and considering that Singapore is a Zionist colony in a literal sea of Muslims, most notably Indonesia once led by revolutionary giant Sukarno and Malaysia once led by brilliant revolutionary mind Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the fact that the putrefying “Tel Aviv” regime has managed to carve out a niche and give itself access to infinite resources is all the more frightening. Five decades before the Obama regime — controlled by Organized Jewish Interests ironically enough — began “pivoting to Asia” and a Russian-Chinese partnership was sparked to counteract this imperialist power play, “Israel” was already at it. As Sheikh Imran Hosein frequently points out, the ages of Pax Britannica and Pax Americana are dead, gone and over with… We are now living in a world under the control of International Jewry, in the the age of Pax Judaica, and the Zionist-Singaporean connection is critical to understanding just how deep that control goes and just how dangerous that control is. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading The Illegitimate Zionist Entity and Singapore: A deep, dark, secret love affair
Young Cuban hip-hop musicians have been sucked into a USAID secret operation aiming at regime change in Havana. Rappers from underground circles were unwittingly supposed to promote anti-government sentiments, but the operation was haplessly executed.
A new AP investigation has exposed a secret program by America’s Agency for International Development (USAID) to infiltrate Cuba’s underground hip-hop scene to form a movement of “socially-conscious youth” opposing the Communist authorities. The operation lasted for over two years, in 2009-2011. Continue reading Our rapper in Havana: USAID hijacked Cuban hip-hop scene trying to undermine govt
The bloody conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Libya are the result of the interference by the US, which wants to gain control over the rich natural resources of those countries, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir told RT.
“The people in Sudan believe that the since the fall of the Soviet Union [in 1991], injustice and oppression has prevailed around the globe as the US became the sole hegemon and began running things with impunity in many regions, including ours,” Bashir said.
In his interview with RT’s Arabic Channel, the Sudanese president labeled Washington’s policies in Middle East and North Africa as “harmful and destructive.”
“Just look at what’s now happening in Iraq and how it spread to Syria. All the suffering that is going in the Arab world is the work of the US,” he said. Continue reading US meddling to blame for ‘all Arab world sufferings’ – Sudan president
by Seumas Milne, The Guardian
Four months into the internationally declared Ebola emergency that has devastated west Africa, Cuba leads the world in direct medical support to fight the epidemic. The US and Britain have sent thousands of troops and, along with other countries, promised aid – most of which has yet to materialise. But, as the World Health Organisation has insisted, what’s most urgently needed are health workers. The Caribbean island, with a population of just 11m and official per capita income of $6,000 (£3,824), answered that call before it was made. It was first on the Ebola frontline and has sent the largest contingent of doctors and nurses – 256 are already in the field, with another 200 volunteers on their way.
While western media interest has faded with the receding threat of global infection, hundreds of British health service workers have volunteered to join them. The first 30 arrived in Sierra Leone last week, while troops have been building clinics. But the Cuban doctors have been on the ground in force since October and are there for the long haul. Continue reading Cuba’s extraordinary global medical record shames the US blockade
Burkina Faso’s new transitional president has promised to open an investigation to identify remains believed to be those of the West African nation’s revolutionary hero Thomas Sankara, who was assassinated more than 27 years ago.
President Michel Kafando, who received power from the country’s military on Friday, said investigations would go forward “in the name of national reconciliation”.
Sankara, sometimes described as the “African Che Guevara”, was just 33 when he seized power in a coup in 1983.
He left a lasting mark during his short presidency, even changing the former French colony’s name from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, which translates as “land of honest people”. Continue reading Burkina Faso vows to identify remains of folk hero Sankara
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Since it is the Jewish-Zionist neocon network that is leading the way to prevent Chinese-Taiwanese reunification and keep Beijing and Taipei in ongoing conflict, namely the loathsome Michael Goldfarb and his Orion Strategies LLC which uses “news” website The Washington Free Beacon as a front for subversive Zionist Lobby activity, we should double down in our support for China’s efforts. For more than six decades, China and Taiwan have been disconnected, and other than the meddling of the neocons, there aren’t any major obstacles to be hurdled over in the process of reunifying. Moreover, if China succeeds in bringing Taiwan back into the fold of the mainland, the potential triumph could serve as a model for other nations divided by the malevolent practices of colonialism and neo-colonialism. The DPRK and South Korea come to mind off the bat, as do Sudan and South Sudan, the latter being a satellite for the illegitimate “Israeli” regime which facilitated the breakup to begin with, and, as farfetched as it may sound considering Pristina’s strategic position as a major front for NATO covert operations, even Kosovo and Serbia. Wherever there is division, you find the dirty hands of World Zionism fomenting it, and wherever there is unity, you find the agents of World Zionism trying to undo it. So godspeed to the People’s Republic of China! May unity prevail and the Zionists’ fitnah-inducing cruelty be impaled! ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading China Using ‘Soft Power’ To Push Sino-Taiwan Reunification