US President Barrack Obama makes strong statements on Burundi and those resorting to violence

Burundi PresidentToday President Obama issued a new Executive Order imposing sanctions against persons who have contributed to the ongoing crisis in Burundi. This Executive Order provides the authority to block the assets of those who, among other things, have engaged in or provided material support for actions that threaten peace and security in Burundi, undermine democratic processes, or who are responsible for or complicit in human rights abuses against people in Burundi.

The Executive Order also imposes visa restrictions on those individuals meeting the criteria for the asset freeze. In enacting sanctions, the United States joins the European Union and the African Union, which have also decided to impose sanctions on those Burundians undermining peace in the country.

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US President Barack Obama dines with Kenyan family in Nairobi

Obama and Exrtended Family in KenyaUS President Barack Obama’s gathered with members of his extended family in Nairobi Friday, kicking off a two day visit to his father’s native Kenya.

Obama’s familial connections to the East African nation were on display as soon as Air force One touched down in Nairobi, with the president’s sister Auma Obama among those assembled to greet him.

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Cuban leader Castro address to the nation, Thawing relations with US and the Path Forward

Compañeras and compañeros:Raul Castro Ruiz

We have experienced intense and moving moments in recent days. This December we successfully hosted the Fifth Caricom-Cuba Summit and the XIII Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America last Sunday, an occasion on which we paid tribute to its creators: the dear Bolivarian President Hugo Chávez Frías and Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution, compañero Fidel Castro Ruz (Applause).

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US Embassy in Havana: Washington’s “Cuba Gambit”

The lame duck, Obama, extending a conciliatory hand to Cuba by opening an embassy in Havana, by reopening, after 54 years of a criminal and crippling embargo, diplomatic relations? – At the same time Obama is making not a single concession in terms of lifting the blockade. This smells like a trap. Imagine – a US Embassy in Havana – it would open the floodgates for US NED (National Endowment for Democracy) funded ‘NGOs’, for Washington’s spies and anti-Castro propaganda machine; it would have free hand to destabilize the country.…

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Hillary Clinton finally addresses Ferguson, blaming inequities between Blacks and Whites

Hillary ClintonAfter being implored by Al Sharpeton and many others in the Black Community, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her first public comments Thursday on the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., calling for the country to address “inequities” in the criminal-justice system.

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Revelations about U.S. operations in Cuba corroborate President Raúl Castro’s assertions

Raul Castro President Raul Castro’s denunciations of the United States government’s attempts to destabilize Cuba were corroborated by the April 3 revelation of a plan to draw Cuban youth toward counter-revolution, with the participation of a U.S. government agency.

To undermine Cuban authorities, Washington planned the creation of a “Cuban Twitter,” promoted by USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development), through a network of secretly organized front companies with financing routed through offshore banks.

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Feds Tell Veteran He Will Lose 2nd Amendment Rights Because of PTSD

Pat Kirby during the Vietnam War, and today.(MYRTLE CREEK, OR) – If Pat Kirby has his guns taken away by the federal government, then everyone else is probably going to eventually face the same thing. The clock is ticking. Pat Kirby is a decorated Oregon Vietnam Veteran with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He never imagined he would receive a letter telling him he will have to turn over his guns, or face imprisonment.

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Lawsuit seeks proof of CIA meddling in Mandela’s arrest

Nelson Mandela

An American student lodged a lawsuit against the CIA on Wednesday in an attempt to secure documents that purportedly show the intelligence agency was complicit in Nelson Mandela’s arrest.

Former president Mandela, who died last month aged 95, was detained in 1962, convicted in the Rivonia Trial and incarcerated for decades under apartheid rulers.

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Moral Mondays Come to Atlanta, Georgia : Africa can learn !!!

Courtesy of Moral Monday GeorgiaATLANTA – The Moral Monday protests that began in North Carolina in 2012 in response to extreme right-wing policies are spreading to Georgia.

Over the past year, droves of activists in North Carolina have descended on the state legislature building to demand that lawmakers reverse some of their more brutal policies such as cutting unemployment benefits, refusing to expand Medicaid, and rolling back voting rights. Thousands of people showed up for North Carolina’s Moral Mondays to disrupt the legislative session with acts of civil disobedience, resulting in the arrests of more than 900 individuals.

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12 Dead in Shooting at Washington Naval Base

September 16, 2013   A lone gunman shot dead 12 people and wounded dozens of others before being killed by police Monday at a U.S. Naval facility in Washington, DC. Police identify the gunman as a former military contractor . They say it is not clear how he got access to the U.S. Navy Yard without proper identification or what his motive was. Washington Mayor Vincent Gray says there is no reason to believe this was a terrorist attack. Police and the FBI originally thought two other shooters were involved.…

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