As RT’s Arabic-language crew visited the area, they witnessed scenes of chaos – as locals scrambled to acquire food – and quiet desperation, with many residents swollen with hunger, waiting for outside help, or resigned to their fate. Continue reading No food, no medicine, no money, no world support: Yemenis faces mass death by starvation
The last female speaker of the Resígaro language has been murdered in Peru. Her body was found decapitated at her home in the Amazon rainforest. Here you can listen to Rosa singing the last song in Resígaro.. about a talkative girl at a fiesta...
Rosa Andrade, 67, lived with the Ocaina tribe. Her father was Ocaina and her mother Resígaro. Continue reading Ethnicide: Rosa, the last Resigaro Language Speaker Decapitated.
Organised by Unity of Democratic Forces – Meet at BBC for rally and March to Downing Street 15th January at 2pm.
Unite Against Fascism In Turkey!
Erdogan and Justice and Development Party (AKP) government have launched an aggressive assault against the Kurds, democrats and revolutionaries by declaring a state of emergency following the failed coup attempt.
The state has arrested dozens of Kurdish MP’s including Co-leaders Figen Yuksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas, closed down media outlets (TV channels, radio stations, newspapers), political organisations, arrested progressive journalists,sacked academics, lawyers and many more.
Recently government officials announced that the State of Emergency will be extended until April 2017.The progressive Kurdish and Turkish forces living in UK have organised a national demo against the Turkish state’s assault on Kurds, Democrats and Revolutionaries and calls for your support and solidarity.
Date: 15 January 2017
Time and Venue: 2pm starting from BBC headquarters on Portland Place, nearest station is Oxford Circus.
The reasoning extended goes like this: You had violence visited upon you (groped/pinched/felt-up/beaten/raped/murdered) because you did this (wore short clothes, wore no clothes, wore revealing clothes, loved a man of the wrong caste, stepped out of home, stepped into the street at the wrong time of day, went to work, went partying, got drunk, got on a bus, were speaking to a man of a different religion, did not pay enough dowry, talked back, and so on).
The mass molestation of women in Bengaluru during the midnight celebrations at New Year brings to mind the similar outrageous incident that took place in Cologne last year.
The kneejerk reaction of the Indian political establishment was to blame “western culture” – Karnataka’s Home Minister G Parameshwara blamed young women for their western attire, while Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi blamed the late-night revelries as a western import.
Rewind to a year ago, and in another part of the world, immigrants were blamed for the sexual violence, asylum seekers were rounded up as suspects, and the right-wing seized the opportunity to talk about “rapefugees”
Violence against women is universal, so, we end up with multiple iterations of the same tragedy, with eerily similar responses: In India, the ruling class blames western culture. In the West, the ruling class blames immigrants. This blame game achieves its intended aim: It outsources trouble, diverts attention from the misogyny on the domestic front and normalises violence against women. Continue reading Bengaluru attacks: Patriarchy excuses toxic masculinity by night and day
from It’s Going Down by Scott Campbell
Since January 1st, protests and actions have been happening daily across Mexico to protest the government-ordered 20% price hike on gas, called the #gasolinazo.
Every state and Mexico City have seen actions from marches and blockades of toll booths, border crossing and highway, to the expropriation of corporate mega stores. Four have been killed by police and 800 arrested.
500 people take over El Chaparral intl border crossing in #Tijuana, allow cars to pass without inspection by Mexican customs. #gasolinazo https://twitter.com/RadioZapote/status/817850573714292736 …
Stores looted in State of Mexico during gas price hike protests#gasolinazo http://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2017/01/03/saqueos-en-naucalpan-y-atizapan-tras-manfifestaciones-por-2018gasolinazo2019 …
#Mexico: @ElTiempo_Mva‘s reporters were attacked and arrested by cops in #Monclova. #gasolinazo https://twitter.com/ElTiempo_Mva/status/817054516549816321 …
#Gasolinazo: This is not the act of “outside agitators,” it’s anger at the government. via @ThinkMexican @YouTubehttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ymtwDvnQjnE&ebc=ANyPxKoAdnLRVrCn-xzG5Br4UgGxSTACn8pENpDGJDba6ucyo7CZHq5mtw27dZcgXrXHHMOdNSbCaZtSOKpYjxFG2GIJP_4LIA …
More Than 600 Arrested in #Mexico Gasoline-Price Protests; 2 People Killed: http://www.wsj.com/articles/more-than-600-arrested-in-mexico-gasoline-price-protests-police-officer-killed-1483654910 … #Gasolinazo#Gasolinazo2017
from Intercontinental Cry with thanks… After eight years of struggle, communities in Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala, are celebrating a decision by Spanish company Ecoener-Hidralia to leave Guatemala and start the “process of extinction of Hidro Santa Cruz S.A”.
The Dec. 29 announcement signals the end to a tragic legacy of political persecution and imprisonment, criminalization of resistance, threats and the murder of social leaders.
The aggressiveness of the hydro dam’s proponents reached its highest point with the murder of community leader Andrés Pedro Miguel, attributed to security officers hired by the multinational company. Legal authorities, even in light of undisputed evidence, decided to keep this crime unpunished.
Greedy western powers, led by the USA, took advantage of the ‘Arab Spring’ to try and seize Libya’s oil and assets and cynically bombed the benevolent dictator Gaddafi out of power as a ‘humanitarian intervention’ in the name of ‘Parliamentary Democracy’ (which has never worked in a tribal moslem society). 5 years later the horror and suffering goes on and on, amid a search for a new dictator able to channel Libya-s wealth to western corporations.
We do not know how many people have died in Libya as a result of the brutal NATO intervention in 2011. Some sources speak of about thirty thousand dead; Others increase that figure. The Red Cross estimates about 120,000 deaths. But there is no doubt that the war that started NATO has destroyed the country and thrown its six million inhabitants into a sinister nightmare. Continue reading Once rich Libyan welfare State, still buried in War, Chaos, Hunger after NATO mega-crime