Spirit of ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’ found in Burkina Faso uprising

31 October 2014 — New Power

_74550481_sankara_afpBy Kingsley Kobo (AlJeezera)

OUGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – In the early hours of a night in 1987, one of Africa’s youngest leaders, Thomas Sankara, was murdered and quietly and quickly buried in a shallow grave.

Now, the man widely believed to be behind it, Burkina Faso’s president, has watched as his parliament was set ablaze by furious protesters who want him gone.

Many of the protesters say the history of the slain 1980s leader partly inspired them to rise against Blaise Compaore, who has been in power for 27 years and was trying, by a vote in parliament, for another five.

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Black Agenda Report for October 29, 2014: World Embraces Cuba, Slaps US, Human Rights Abuses, CBC (Corporate Black Cash-hounds)

29 October 2014 — Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The United Nations’ yearly vote against the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba has evolved into a “singular opportunity for all the world body’s members to chastise the superpower that seeks full spectrum domination of the planet.” The Cuban model of behavior in the world – exemplified in the fight against Ebola – was ceremonially saluted, while “the world’s biggest economic and military power could neither buy nor bully a single ally” except Israel.

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Statewatch News Online, 27 October 2014 (14/14): Operation ‘Mos Maiorum’

26 October 2014 — Statewatch.org/ 



1.    EU: Joint Operation “Mos Maiorum” (13-26 October 2014): Statewatch Summary of News/Web of coverage
2.    Joint Police Operation “Mos Maiorum”: Statewatch can confirm that the UK is taking part
3.    Joint Police Operation “Mos Maiorum”: Document from Italian Interior Ministry giving instructions on how to treat migrants
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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 18-25 October 2014

25 October 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Kiev Elections Can’t Sanitise State of Mob Rule

25.10.2014 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

The Kiev regime’s parliamentary elections this weekend are set to go ahead amid an atmosphere of rampant political street violence and intimidation – and that’s not in the war-torn eastern part of Ukraine. The parliamentary elections were called in June by the then elected President Petro Poroshenko as a way of legitimising the illegal coup against the Ukrainian government that occurred four months previously with the support of the American Central Intelligence Agency… In the paraphrased words of Abraham Lincoln, no electoral process can sanitise the glaring fact of Kiev’s rule of the mob, by the mob, for the mob. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report for October 22, 2014: Detroit: Black Urban Dispersal — Killing Michael Brown Again –Ebola – Whitening HBCUs

23 October 2014 — Black Agenda Report

Detroit: The Dispersal of Urban Black America Begins

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Detroit’s bankruptcy drama is a cover for ethnic and class cleansing. The city’s accelerated Black-removal plan came under scrutiny of United Nations rapporteurs, who found evidence of racial discrimination and human rights abuses. “The water disconnections and housing foreclosures are coordinated prongs of a hyper-aggressive gentrification pincer movement.” Continue reading

Canadian Terror Wave: a Modern-Day Gladio By Tony Cartalucci

22 October 2014 — Global Research

As warned, after multiple staged incidents used to ratchet up fear and paranoia in the build-up to US and its allies’ military intervention in Syria and Iraq, at least two live attacks have now been carried out in Canada – precisely as they were predicted.

The first attack involved a deadly hit-and-run that left one Canadian soldier dead. AP would report in its article, “Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack,” that: Continue reading

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 12-18 October 2014

18 October 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Afghanistan Faces Uncertain Future (III)

18.10.2014 | 11:54 | Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

The outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his national address in office before leaving the presidential palace to warn the new government headed by Ashraf Ghani that the ongoing violence in Afghanistan provided a convenient excuse for the US to maintain its bases in the country. «My advice to the next government is to be very careful with America and the West», Karzai cautioned in his speech…  Continue reading

Black Agenda Report Report for Oct 15, 2014: Obama's VS Cuba's Ebola Response, Privatizing Ebola, Counterinsurgency, Tips For Organizers

15 October 2014 — Black Agenda Report

Obama’s Cynical, Stilted Response to Ebola vs. Cuba’s Magnificent Mobilization

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

President Obama initially offered Ebola-afflicted West Africa “a paltry $22 million to set up a 25-bed field hospital in Liberia at a time when literally thousands of beds – and health care professionals – were needed if there was to be any hope of containment.” Cuba, on the other hand, “fielded the single biggest medical force on the Ebola frontline…totally showing up the United States.”

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“Pardon Us For Our Country’s Existence in the Middle of Your Military Bases” – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s Speech at the UN By Carla Stea

14 October 2014 — Global Research

In a courageous and brilliant speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pierced the veil of obfuscation that characterizes too many speeches at the United Nations, and delivered a scathing denunciation of Western imperialism, imperialism that can only be accurately described as global theft. Lavrov, on behalf of the Russian Federation implicitly warned that US/NATO is risking global war in embarking on its campaign to seize and dominate huge territories, while inexorably and ruthlessly determined to conquer and subjugate Russia, having learned nothing from the historic reality that Napolean’s effort to dominate Russia led to the collapse of Napoleonic France, and Hitler’s attempt to subjugate Russia led to the obliteration of his Third Reich.

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Media Lens: The Establishment – Andrew Marr And Owen Jones

14 October 2014 — Media Lens

Picture the scene: No.10 Downing Street, September 16: ‘a gentlemen’s-club-style reception room, given factitious poshness by two marble pillars’. The event: a book launch party hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron himself to ‘mark the publication’ of a political novel, ‘Head of State’, by the BBC’s senior interviewer and former political editor, Andrew Marr.

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