U.S and Britain to Blame for Congo Genocide
A recent United Nations report on Rwandan massacres of Hutus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reopened discussions blocked by the United States and Britain more than a decade ago, said Maurice Carney, executive director of Friends of Congo. “We need to hold everybody accountable,” said Carney. “We have rebels in Congo, Rwanda and Uganda are the point countries, but they’re backed up by the U.S. and Great Britain. We have to follow the chain all the way to Washington and all the way to London.”
Need for a “Movement” to Stem Corporatization of Education
Last week’s “Days of Action in Defense of Public Education” showed that “young people want to see a change, they feel angry, the feel shortchanged,” said Shanta Driver, national chair of BAMN, By Any Means Necessary. While demonstrators around the country protested the Obama administration’s corporate educational policies, the president “was holding meetings to give the private sector far more control over community colleges.”
Michelle Rhee Brought Down DC Mayor
Washington, DC school’s chief Michelle Rhee, the darling of school privatizers and the Obama administration, was “absolutely” an albatross around the neck of Mayor Adrian Fenty, who was defeated in a Democratic primary election, last month, said community activist and writer Leigh Dingerson. Rhee is best known for her “negativity and disrespect for teachers.”
A cadre of young organizers fight gentrification and illegal evictions in Oakland, California. BAR speaks to Robbie Clark, of “Just Cause.”
The legacy of Nat Turner’s 1831 rebellion is made accessible to visitors to Southampton County, Virginia, where Khalif Khalifa is senior tour guide of the Nat Turner Trail.