Idle No More-inspired charity still has impact in Allan Gardens - Toronto - CBC News: It has achieved its goal with Raylah Moonias, a regular who often visits for a hot meal. Moonias says the share feels like home and a community.
"Almost everybody here knows each other and we look out for each other. We help each other," Moonias said. "If someone needs support we'll hug them or lend an ear to them."
ANF | Female Kurdish activist sentenced to 50 lashes: Saqqez General Court has concluded the case opened against female Kurdish activist Zemane Z�we who is accused of “disturbing the security and peace of people” for attending an event in solidarity with 25 September’s independence referendum in Southern Kurdistan.
Cameroon detains U.S.-Cameroonian writer over critical commentary - Committee to Protect Journalists: "The detention of Patrice Nganang is an outrage and Cameroonian authorities must immediately release him without charge and allow him to travel," said CPJ Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal from South Africa. "Cameroon seems intent on violating the right to freedom of expression to silence critical voices, including in the press."
Nganang's arrest came a day after he published a critical column in the France-based news magazine Jeune Afrique, that criticized President Paul Biya's handling of unrest in Cameroon's Anglophone regions. Nganang, a professor at the U.S. Stony Brook University and contributing columnist for Jeune Afrique, visited the regions affected by protests, according to a statement by the African Literature Association and media reports.
United Nations slap Israel in the face declaring it has "no right to Jerusalem": [almasdarnews.com] DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:10 A.M)- The United Nations general assembly has just passed a resolution, declaring that Israel is an “occupying power… with no right to Jerusalem”.
This resolution was passed 151-6, as a strong statement in opposition to the decision by the United States to declare Jerusalem the Capital of the Israeli entity.
Communist Party of the #Philippines: On #Duterte’s #Proclamation374
Information Bureau Communist Party of the Philippines 7 December 2017 The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) strongly rejects Proclamation 374 issued by #1 terrorist Rodrigo Duterte declaring the CPP and the New People’s Army (NPA) as “terrorist organizations” on the basis that both groups are listed as “foreign terrorist organizations” in the US State Department. This declaration conveniently places his regime, particularly his main fascist machinery—the AFP—as a strong contender for increased military aid and weaponry under the US bloated budget for its “global war on terror.” By kowtowing to the US line of “counterterrorism,” Duterte is opening wide the door for increased US military intervention across the country, as he did in Marawi and Mindanao when he declared the now defunct Maute group as “terrorists.” Duterte’s shameless puppetry to his US imperialist masters is unbounded when it comes to furthering his own fascist ambitions. Furthermore, the declaration not only targets the CPP and the NPA but moreso persons and organizations that Duterte and his miltiary cabal can designate at will as terrorists for “financing and aiding” the CPP and the NPA. This clearly targets the national democratic legal mass movement which he has repeatedly threatened with a crackdown for supposedly “conspiring” with the NPA. Duterte will also be able to shakedown or extort from corporations and businesses by simply associating them with the NPA. He has already done so by threatening mining companies which he accuses of “aiding” the NPA by paying revolutionary taxes. Information Bureau Communist Party of the Philippines 7 December 2017
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