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QUESTIONS FOLLOWING LIBYAN PM’S RELEASE October 11, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Africa, Human Rights, Terrorism Issues.
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The detention and release of the Libyan Prime Minister seems to have elements of farce, which does not arise solely from the social disruption created by the externally sponsored overthrow of Gaddafi.
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MALI AND TERRORISM January 16, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Africa, Peace, Terrorism Issues.
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So what is going on in Mali? The UN Security Council has authorized the French military intervention in its former colony.

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SOMALIA AND TERRORISM August 6, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Africa, Australian Politics, Israel-Palestine, Terrorism Issues.
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The arrest of four suspects alleged to be planning acts of terrorism within Australia will raise a number of issues.
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SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTIONS April 23, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Africa.
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The African National Congress(ANC), led by Jacob Zuma, is expected again to win the elections underway in South Africa. It is now fifteen years since the collapse of the Apartheid regime.
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PIRACY NOW AND THEN April 14, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Africa, CENTRAL ASIA, Humankind/Planet Earth, US Politics.
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Steve Benen at Political Animal, quotes Michael D Shear in The Washington Post who frames the successful rescue of the ship’s Captain by the US Navy Seals:
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ZIMBABWE June 25, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Africa.
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From memory, when the Rhodesian colonists discovered the ruins of the ancient civilization of Zimbabwe they attributed it to other than the native African people of the area. They attributed the stone monuments to Egyptians, a north Saharan African people. Such is the effect of racism, economic and social domination that leads to dehumanization. That is one set of legacies of the imperial system, along with dispossession of land, marginalization of existence and cultural violence.
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BLEEDING KENYA January 30, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Africa.
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The violence in Kenya is at first sight a puzzle. At a closer look it does not seem to be effervescent violence but due to organized gangs who we are told in some reports are paid and able to sustain random (or is it systematic) violence. The role of the police, following the election, was always questionable, based alone on the rhetoric and methods used against what seemed at first to be protests who were characterized as thugs. Now it seems as the level of violence has increased, the military has been employed. ABC News Online reports that police helicopter gunships have been used.
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