April 22, 2014
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Thousands of people in South Sudan have been killed in violence and more than one million people have been forced to leave their homes since December when pro-Kiir troops and those loyal to Machar began to fight along ethnic lines.

The UN’s mission in South Sudan said on Monday hundreds of civilians were killed or wounded after rebel forces took control of the capital of the oil-producing Unity state last week.

Toby Lanzer, the UN’s top humanitarian official in South Sudan, said in Twitter posts late on Sunday that there were shocking scenes of atrocities, with “bodies of people executed” lying in Bentiu’s streets.

Lanzer told Al Jazeera on Monday that people “associated with the opposition” had used an FM radio station to broadcast hate speech in the town.

"With hate speech and violence continuing as they are, we’re going to have an even greater catastrophe on our hands at the end of this year," Lanzer said.
“I think the saddest testament to the current situation is that we have had members of all communities, even those accused of perpetrating these crimes, fleeing to the UN base,” he said.

"We had 5,000 civilians a week ago in our base, now we have 22,000 people. We have just one litre of portable water per person for today.

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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/04/s-sudan-rebel-leader-rejects-massacre-claims-201442123304826564.html

South Sudan… The next Rwanda?

March 15, 2014
Somali farmers benefit from al-Shabab reforms

Regardless of al-Shabab’s motives for banning NGOs and building canals, many locals have welcomed the developments. "Before, I was a beggar. Now what I produce with my two hands in my farm is sold in the markets of Mogadishu. God sent us al-Shabab to chase [out] the NGOs," said Qarawi, the sesame farmer.

February 13, 2014

This is what Imperialism looks like.  And, on a somewhat less dramatic scale, it’s what neoimperialism and capitalism do every day.

fanniefierce:

lagos2bahia:

gohoneycocolove:

What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness-6151923.html

Did y’all know about this?

I hate this man with every fibre of my being.

I CANT DEAL WITH THIS.

(via amodernmanifesto)

December 29, 2013
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The most powerful country in the world is today experiencing the erosion of its hegemony. When faced with a similar situation in the past, the U.S reacted by attacking a small country. How might it respond today?

There were and are two possible reactions, then and now, said Ernesto Domínguez, from the University of Havana’s Center for Hemispheric and U.S. Studies (CEHSEU), speaking with Granma: “Assume the decline and attempt to manage it in such a way to preserve a privileged position, or try to detain the process by resorting to the use of force, with several concrete objectives, such as giving a show of power, reaffirming geo-strategic positions, controlling key resources or stimulating the economy with military spending.”

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http://www.granmai.cubasi.cu/ingles/international-i/31oct-Grenada.html

December 25, 2013
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"I know you will sentence me to death but do not forget that by killing me you will not only assassinate freedom in your country but you will not prevent Algeria from becoming free and independent." —Algerian FLN freedom fighter Djamila Bouhired, on trial by French colonial authorities in 1957. She was tortured, but later released, despite her death sentence.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"I know you will sentence me to death but do not forget that by killing me you will not only assassinate freedom in your country but you will not prevent Algeria from becoming free and independent." —Algerian FLN freedom fighter Djamila Bouhired, on trial by French colonial authorities in 1957. She was tortured, but later released, despite her death sentence.

November 28, 2013
cornersoftheworld:

Old Sana’a at Dusk - Yemen (by M. Khatib)

cornersoftheworld:

Old Sana’a at Dusk - Yemen (by M. Khatib)

November 24, 2013
Unspeakable horrors in a country on the verge of genocide

Will we look back at this similarly to the way we look back at Rwanda sometime soon?

October 5, 2013
Atta Sabbah, 13, is paralyzed after an Israeli soldier shot him in the spine after buying a soda..
#MostHauntingImagesOfAllTime
On 21 May this year, Atta wasn’t throwing stones. He wasn’t involved in clashes or provocations with soldiers. Atta committed no known crime.
He completed his final exam and went to retrieve a school bag that had been taken from him by a soldier the day before. On his way to the Jalazone Boys School, he stopped by a small corner shop to buy a soda. He opened the can, saw two soldiers hiding behind a wall, and turned around to run away.
One of the soldiers aimed a machine gun and fired a single bullet, changing his life forever. One “dum-dum” or exploding bullet severed Atta’s spinal cord and he fell to the ground. The bullet ravaged tissues and caused irreparable damage to his spleen, pancreas and liver, and left him with multiple fractured ribs.
Atta is a harmless child who used to spend his free time tending to his pigeons. Every day now — as he tries to maneuver his way through the narrow, uneven streets of the refugee camp — Atta is reminded of his new reality.
http://electronicintifada.net/content/palestinian-boy-shot-drinking-soda/12819

Atta Sabbah, 13, is paralyzed after an Israeli soldier shot him in the spine after buying a soda..

#MostHauntingImagesOfAllTime

On 21 May this year, Atta wasn’t throwing stones. He wasn’t involved in clashes or provocations with soldiers. Atta committed no known crime.

He completed his final exam and went to retrieve a school bag that had been taken from him by a soldier the day before. On his way to the Jalazone Boys School, he stopped by a small corner shop to buy a soda. He opened the can, saw two soldiers hiding behind a wall, and turned around to run away.

One of the soldiers aimed a machine gun and fired a single bullet, changing his life forever. One “dum-dum” or exploding bullet severed Atta’s spinal cord and he fell to the ground. The bullet ravaged tissues and caused irreparable damage to his spleen, pancreas and liver, and left him with multiple fractured ribs.

Atta is a harmless child who used to spend his free time tending to his pigeons. Every day now — as he tries to maneuver his way through the narrow, uneven streets of the refugee camp — Atta is reminded of his new reality.


http://electronicintifada.net/content/palestinian-boy-shot-drinking-soda/12819

August 31, 2013
cartoonpolitics:

that’d be a first ..

cartoonpolitics:

that’d be a first ..

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

August 31, 2013

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

New York City: Hundreds of protesters demanding “Hands Off Syria!” march and block traffic throughout Times Square, August 29, 2013.

I think these photos capture the dynamic (and somewhat chaotic) character of this great demonstration. 

The pedestrian island next to the Armed Forces Recruiting Station where we usually rally was torn up for construction. It turned out to our benefit — most of the several hundred protesters marched throughout the Times Square area, frequently blocking traffic and spreading our message very widely.
 

Photos by redguard

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