Colonialism Reparation - Support to the CARICOM reparations Commission:
Starting from the second half of 2013 the Caribbean nations started demanding reparations for the genocide of the native people and slavery,
with the creation of reparations Committees and the request to the
United Nations General Assembly during the general debate of its 68th
On December 9, 2013 the Regional reparations Commission
met to define its action plan, asking that the European nations
responsible for the transatlantic slave trade, slavery and genocide of
the native people, especially the United Kingdom, France, Spain,
Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmanrk engage with the
Caribbean nations in a restoring dialogue to accommodate the current
heritage of these crimes and that the Caribbean nations lead the
dialogue in a diplomatic, conciliatory and morally edifying way.
The Commission has then identified six key aspects of the Caribbean conditions that are the direct consequence of the transatlantic slave trade, slavery and genocide of the native people
on which diplomacy and restoring actions must focus: public health,
education, cultural institutions, cultural deprivation, psychological
trauma and scientific and technological backwardness.
U.S. Human Rights Record Undergoes International Scrutiny | American Civil Liberties Union: The review is a rare spotlight on human rights issues inside the United States, one of the few occasions where our government is forced to speak the language of human rights – rather than its usual constitutional and civil rights rhetoric – and explain its own violations. It is also attracting worldwide attention—so much so that the committee had to reserve a bigger hall to accommodate the sizable U.S. government delegation and more than 70 human rights advocates and observers who will be in attendance at the six-hour session. The entire U.S. ICCPR review will be broadcast live on UN TV and take place on March 13 and 14.
A short introduction to the Two Row Wampum – Briarpatch Magazine: “The belt consists of two rows of purple wampum beads on a white background. Three rows of white beads symbolizing peace, friendship, and respect separate the two purple rows. The two purple rows symbolize two paths or two vessels travelling down the same river. One row symbolizes the Haudenosaunee people with their law and customs, while the other row symbolizes European laws and customs. As nations move together side-by-side on the River of Life, they are to avoid overlapping or interfering with one another.”
threewayfight: Who are Ukraine's fascists?: [threewayfight.blogspot.com]
Both of Ukraine's two main fascist organizations are represented in the new government. Members of Svoboda (Freedom) party were named to the posts of deputy prime minister; ministers of defense, ecology, and agriculture; and head of the general prosecutor's office. The leader of the more hardline Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) was appointed deputy national security director.
Who are these Ukrainian fascists? What do they stand for? How did they become so influential? And where do they fit in the geopolitical struggle that is suddenly making Ukraine a major point of contention between the western and Russian wings of global capital? This post will try to address these questions.
Svoboda was founded in 1991 as the Social-National Party of Ukraine (SNPU) and is a direct descendent of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), the World War II-era Nazi collaborators who massacred tens of thousands of Jews and Poles in their quest to create a totalitarian, ethnically pure Ukraine. In 2004, in an effort to clean up its image, the SNPU changed its name to the All-Ukrainian Association Svoboda, dropped the Wolfsangel symbol (which had been used by the Waffen SS), and started advocating populist economic and social measures. Svoboda's program, writes Emanuel Dreyfus, "would renationalise a number of enterprises, introduce progressive taxation on business profits, and seek to reduce the dominance of the oligarchs over the political and economic systems."
PressTV - 42 African migrants drown on Yemen southern coast: The incident took place late on Sunday when the migrants’ boat "overturned off the coast of Beer Ali," in the southern Shabwa province, the ministry said in a brief statement, AFP reported.
The statement further said that a Yemeni naval patrol saved at least 30 other migrants who were subsequently taken to a refugee camp in the town of Mayfaa.
African migrants, especially Ethiopians and Somalis, generally head for southern Yemen by boat before going north towards Persian Gulf Arab states.
The 4th Media » “Democratization” and Anti-Semitism in #Ukraine: When Neo-Nazi Symbols Become “The New Normal”
The 4th Media » “Democratization” and Anti-Semitism in Ukraine: When Neo-Nazi Symbols Become “The New Normal” - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has criticized the Ukrainian Opposition Party of Yulia Tymoshenko for having signed a parliamentary alliance that gave legitimacy to a far-right extremist party well known for its anti-Semitic views.
ADL National Director, Abraham Foxman issued a statement in which he expressed “alarm” at the strong electoral support for the neo-Nazi Svoboda (Freedom) party of Ukraine at last Sunday’s parliamentary elections.
“Anti-Semitic rhetoric has been a mainstay of Svoboda’s leaders and campaign slogans,” Foxman said…
U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has also come under fire from Jewish groups for having penned an op-ed published in The New York Times last week for praising Tymoahenko, leader of the opposition Batkivshchina (Fatherland) party…
Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, also denounced the agreement, alluding to the deaths of millions of Jews on Ukrainian soil during the Holocaust. (Rachel Hirshfeld, Clinton Indirectly Legitimizing Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Party?, Arutz Sheva, June 11, 2012.)
‘Not in Vain’: Family Vows to Finish Murdered Inuit Student’s Research on Violence - ICTMN.com: The student at Saint Mary’s University had been writing her thesis on missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada when she tragically became one of the very statistics she was compiling. But her family has vowed to complete her research, even as renewed calls for a national inquiry have rung out—most recently from four New Democratic Party (NDP) Members of Parliament, including Romeo Saganash, Cree from the Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou district of Quebec, on February 27.
How One Woman Is Fighting for Rights for Indigenous Women in Brazil | Care2 Causes: I believe that one of the actions that can be taken to support indigenous women in contemporary processes of participation in decision-making and consolidation of the legal framework is to strengthen and recognize indigenous women for who they are – with their knowledge and sensitivity to see beyond the present moment with a view to improving future generations. The critical thinking that leads us to this belief does not mean that we want to impose cultural questions. On the contrary, we mean that culture is dynamic. In this sense, we as women can also be active and effective in political decision-making. We do not want to offend men, but be united. We also promote sustainability in health, education, culture and territorial matters, with an intergenerational view.
Culture, not bars: seeking an urban healing lodge for Indigenous women | mediaINDIGENA: “The real desire for it has to do with the work that we do everyday, and the people we see every day and the families and community that is affected everyday,” says Christa Big Canoe, legal advisory director at ALS, one of TASSC’s ten member organizations. “A number of [these women] live in cities and that’s where they found themselves having issues with the law to start with.”