African Feminists Emphasize Key to Global Peace

H. Patricia Hynes | Truthdig A banner at the recent International Feminist Peace Congress in Ghana. (H. Patricia Hynes) “The days when one could claim that the situation of women had nothing to do with matters of national and international security are, frankly, over.” —Valerie M. Hudson 25 Sep 2018 – On the eve of World…

Yemen’s Descent into Hell: A Saudi-American war of terror

It’s the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon and American weapons galore. It’s got everything. Dead children in the dozens, a never-ending air…

Rights group documents fresh South Sudan ‘war crimes’

A rights group on Wednesday accused the government of South Sudan and its allied militias of carrying out “war crimes” of “staggering brutality” during an offensive earlier this year.Amnesty International’s report, based on research following a government offensive on Leer and Mayendit counties in the northern Unity State between April and June, catalogued the testimonies…

Claudette Wеrlеіgh – First Hаіtіаn Wоmаn To Bесоmе Prіmе Mіnіѕtеr By James Washington

It was huge news when it was announced that Prеѕіdеnt Jеаn-Bеrtrаnd Arіѕtіdе had picked Foreign Mіnіѕtеr Claudette Wеrlеіgh tо become Hаіtі’ѕ first fеmаlе рrіmе mіnіѕtеr.  Shе wаѕ the Prіmе Minister оf Haïti from November 7, 1995, tо Mаrсh 6, 1996. Shе wаѕ Hаіtі’ѕ fіrѕt female Prіmе Minister. Clаudеttе was born іn 1946, іn Cар-Hаïtіеn іn…

We Will Not Forget: THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF LAVALAS IN HAITI

On February 29, 2004, the constitutional government of Haiti was overthrown, bringing Haiti’s ten-year experience with democracy to a brutal end. Orchestrated by the United States, France and Canada, the coup forced President Jean-Ber- trand Aristide into exile and removed thousands of elected officials from office. A year after the coup, the Haitian people continue…