Haitians Blame US and France for Corrupt Regime
Daoud Andre, of the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti, said the “clear demand” animating protests that have shut down much of the country is that President “Jovenal Moise must go,” but also that there must be a change in “the system.” Haiti has been “turned into a shithole by France and the United States,” who put a succession of puppets like Moise in power, said Andre.
Dr. Gerald Horne: Africans See China as Counterweight to US and Europe
In contrast to US hysteria over China’s growing role in world affairs, “in Africa itself, it’s felt that there needs to be a counterweight to the North Atlantic powers, and they feel that China helps play that role – as does Russia, too,” said Dr Gerald Horne, the prolific author and professor of history and African American Studies at the University of Houston.
A National “Fighting United Front” for Community Control of Police
Eight hundred delegates to the newly re-founded National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression chose veteran organizer Frank Chapman as their executive director, last month. “This was a powerful conference, indicative of the fact that there’s a powerful movement building up in our country for community control of police,” said Chapman, who helped keep the Chicago chapter of the Alliance going after the national organization was disbanded in Nineties. Chapman calls the new Alliance “a fighting united front, because 99.9 percent of the people who were in that room are activists. They’re not just ready to fight – they are fighting.”
Mumia to Address December 9 Conference in Philadelphia
The nation’s best known political prisoner will mark his 38th year behind bars by addressing a “Youth Rise Up Against Empire” event in his hometown. Mumia Abu Jamal credits the late Howard Zinn, author of “A People’s History of the United States,” with inspiring his latest, three-volume work: “Murder Incorporated,” a history of US imperial crimes. Abu Jamal and co-author Stephen Vittoria loved Zinn’s “ideas about what was called ‘history from below’ – how average, everyday people built movements for freedom and human rights.”
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