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by Bjinse on Mon Nov 27th, 2017 at 09:12:35 PM EST
Libya human bondage risks overshadowing Africa-EU summit
Scant information is available about the situation of migrants in Libya, a country still in havoc. The US network CNN triggered a wave of condemnation when it aired footage ten days ago of an apparent auction where black men were presented and sold to North African buyers as potential farmhands. Low-resolution images, apparently taken at a market in Libya earlier this year, showed humans auctioned at a slave market for the equivalent of €400.

"legitimate asylum seekers": nuances of liberation?
"When it comes to Turkey, it is mainly refugees from Syria; when it comes to Libya, it is mainly migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa and the relevant international laws apply in different manners and the relevant UN agencies are different - the UNHCR on one side, especially in Turkey, and the IOM especially in Libya."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 28th, 2017 at 01:18:02 AM EST
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With about 70 percent of ballots counted, TV entertainer Salvador Nasralla was leading by a margin of five points, election official Marcos Ramiro Lobo told Reuters on Monday afternoon, by which time results updates had ground to a halt.


Nasralla is backed by former President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 coup after he proposed a referendum on his re-election. The dramatic comeback by the one-time leftist risks fuelling concern in Washington.

Hondurans are lucky that Clinton isn't US President.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Nov 28th, 2017 at 02:07:05 PM EST
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Yes, egomaniacal pursuit of political power facilitated plenty damage to by-standers as US secretary of state.

However I'm reluctant to attribute luck to Clinton now deposed from US offices of trust or purportedly free election process in Honduras, I will agree no one worse off because of those events.

Until further notice.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Nov 29th, 2017 at 05:13:57 PM EST
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Russia-gate Inquisitors Subpoena Journalist
[Randy]Credico, a journalistic contributor to the Flashpoints program on Pacifica Radio, was served the subpoena through his lawyer Martin Stolar in New York City. The subpoena was dated Nov. 27 and followed a request for Credico's "voluntary" testimony that he rebuffed. The subpoena demands Credico's appearance on Capitol Hill on Dec. 15.

A letter dated Nov. 9 from Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in effect, demanded Credico's "voluntary" cooperation with the panel's "bipartisan investigation into Russian active measures directed at the 2016 US election."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 30th, 2017 at 12:36:17 AM EST
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ABC (Disney, Inc. subsidiary) network reporters embellish Credico-Assange-Kushner-Stone--DJT Jr conspiracy (to meddle and interference in 2016 US election?), featuring UK informant Rob GOLDSTONE. Political humorist identified as Roger Stone's link to WikiLeaks: Sources

ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent "send tips" Brian Ross assigned double duty milking FLYNN "cooperation with FBI" cow.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Dec 1st, 2017 at 09:05:28 PM EST
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The US Warfare State needs an enemy to keep the people in line and the government money flowing.  Russia is convenient as the propagandists can riff off of Emotive-Cognitive structures in the average American's head placed during the 44 Year Hate of the Cold War.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Dec 2nd, 2017 at 05:43:42 PM EST
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