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December 31, 2020

How Nigeria's police used 'shoot to kill' at demo

World attention focused on Nigeria after mass Black Lives Matter-type protests erupted against police brutality by the notorious now disbanded special anti-robbery squad, known as SARS....

World's biggest weekly news magazine salutes year of uprisings

Michael MuskalTime magazine has again turned to a concept for its latest person of the year, choosing "The Protester”.This is in recognition of a year in which unhappiness with politics and the economy was given voice in streets around the world, most ...

International Criminal Court 'blind to ethnic cleansing in Libya'

The US and its allies have moved on to attempts at regime change in Syria, leaving the humanitarian crisis NATO created in Libya to fester, writes Glen Ford. At least 7,000 prisoners are held without benefit of law by various armed elements in Libya, suspe ...

Half of US voters say bomb Iran if sanctions fail

Fifty percent of Americans believe military action should be taken to stop Iran's nuclear program if sanctions do not work, according to a national poll released today. The Quinnipiac University survey also found that more Americans disapprove, by 50 perce ...

Gay Africans flee homelands in fear of persecution

Naomi AbrahamI first met Fred at a prayer service for gay men in an industrial part of Nairobi where even on a Sunday morning, the noise was deafening. The service was part biblical study and part support group. The other men who were worshipping with Fred ...

Blatant 'state takeover' behind EU and US Libyan operation

Having taken over Libya, NATO exposed its hypocrisy towards protecting civilian lives, letting the revolutionary forces shell loyalist cities and assault them despite great losses among the civilian population. ­For over two days now, Libya's interim ruler ...

UN troops must go say Hiatians after rape scandal

Alice BackerA disturbing video has been circulating online, showing four United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) peacekeepers from Uruguay allegedly raping a 19 year-old man at a military base in Port-Salut, a Southern Haiti ...

Is internet access a basic human right?

A United Nations report blasts European laws that boot illegal downloaders off the web arguing that internet access has become an essential part of life.French and British legislators are considering punishing repeat illegal-downloading offenders by taking ...

Lying media paved the way for military attacks

 Lying media is paving the way for military intervention Western media organisations are proving to be the propaganda mouth-pieces of their governments in encouraging foreign intervention in Libya. These agencies rely on their "credibility" (or l ...

China to close gaps in mental health care

Shan JuanAbout half of urban psychiatric patients on the Chinese mainland who need hospitalisation cannot afford it, said a veteran mental health expert.Citing national research, Zhang Mingyuan, vice-chairman of the China Disabled Persons' Federation, also ...

Journalists under fire across the Middle East

An independent organisation set up to promote press freedom and defend the rights of journalists worldwide has said it’s alarmed by the ongoing deterioration of conditions for the media in the Middle East. Most recently the Committee to Protect Journalists ...

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