Israel Deliberately Provoked Violence
The blooshed that has taken more than 200 Palestinian lives is the result of “a planned provocation to feed the ultra-right” in Israel, said Sara Flounders, of the International Action Center. The Israelis periodically provoke such confrontations, confident that they “have the support” of the United States, said the veteran activist.
October Tribunal to Probe US Crimes Against Humanity
“We’re going to present expert witnesses to flush out” centuries of genocide and other US crimes before an International Tribunal on US Human Rights Abuses, said Jihad Abdulmumit, co-chair of the Jericho Movement. The results of the proceedings will form the basis of school curricula and fuel the mobilization of hundreds of thousands of activists, said Abdulmumit, a former Black Panther political prisoner.
US Fakes ISIS Threat in Congo to Justify AFRICOM Presence
The US continues to insist that ISIS is to blame for recent violence in the Congo, where six million people have died since 1996, despite the fact that hardly any Muslims reside in the mineral-rich country. A UN Group of Experts found “no link” between Islamic jihadists and rebel groups, said Kambale Musavuli, a Congolese analyst with the Center for Research on Congo-Kinshasa. The phony ISIS connection “is just used to justify” new military agreements with AFRICOM, the US military command in Africa., said Musavuli.
Military Industrial Complex Poisons Black Town
Water and land in the small Black town of Tallevast, Florida, was for two generations contaminated by beryllium refined for Lockheed Martin, NASA and other big players in the US war and space business, said Dr James Manigault-Bryant, professor of Africana Studies at Williams College and a descendant of a Tallevast founding family. “What makes Tallevast distinct is the clear connection to the military industrial complex,” said Manigault-Bryant, author of the Boston Review article, “Poisoning Tallevast.”
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