Can Haitians Help "Make Canada Better"?
Jean Saint-Vil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
This year, an unprecedented event took place on Canada Day, in Ottawa. A group of Canadians answered a fellow citizen's challenge to host the first ever "Make Canada Better — Speaker's Corner". The challenge went up on Facebook and Twitter, …
UK: Members of Polish Modern Slavery Ring Sentenced to 11 Years
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
The West Midlands Police (WMP) reported Friday that five men and three women from the Brzezinski family, a modern slavery network that operated in the United Kingdom, were sentenced to up to 11 years in prison due to the trafficking of more than 400 people. | RELATED: | British, Irish Businesses Explore Investment in Cuba | This Polish gang tricked vulnerabl…
Cuba Continues to Ensure Safe Return of Kidnapped Doctors
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
Efforts to organize the safe return of the pair of doctors kidnapped in Kenya have not wavered, Cuban Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal Miranda said Friday. | RELATED: | 'Lies, Slander': Cuba Rejects US Trafficking Blacklist | "The Cuban government has not ceased for a moment in the efforts and negotiations for the safe return … of the kidnapped doctors," Portal told local media. | The two physicians are still alive, Kenyan authorities asserted during a press conference, addin…
Hunt promises to promise anything if people just vote for him
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-07-05
Jeremy Hunt began this leadership race a loser and he'll end it a loser. He doesn't seem to get that, though. This is why he's making a series of increasingly unhinged promises to the Tory membership. | Promises, promises : | Over the past 24 hours, Hunt has promised to: | Send our troops back to the Falklands/Normandy/the Crusades. | Give tax rebates to tax dodgers. | Construct a statue of Margaret Thatcher in every supermarket car park. | Replace the NHS with a giant whipping machine that's treadmill-powered by the 'plebs' it whips. | Start a bidding war for Scotland between Cuba and North Korea. | Use…
Billionaire US coal magnate & 6 others die in helicopter crash off Bahamas
rt.com | 2019-07-05
A wealthy West Virginia coal mine owner, his daughter and five others died when their helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Bahamas en route to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. | …
Ireland's bird population has been 'decimated' with some species facing local extinction
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-07-04
An Irish environmental organisation has stated that many bird populations on the island have been "decimated". BirdWatch Ireland revealed that many…
Houston warmly welcomes caravan to Cuba
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-07-04
The Houston Cuba Solidarity Committee hosted the 30th Friendshipment Caravan on June 21 and welcomed spokesperson John Waller to the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center. "The Cuba Caravan is always welcome at S.H.A.P.E.," said the center's director, Deloyd Parker, as he set out pitchers of tea and readied the microphone. "We have . . . | Continue reading Houston warmly welcomes caravan to Cuba at Workers.org…
With Caribbean island life under threat, UN chief pushes to face 'headwinds together'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-03
To counter global challenges that are a particular threat to vulnerable island nations like those in the Caribbean, it's vital to "face the headwinds together", especially in the face of the destruction being wrought by climate change, the UN chief told the annual Caribbean Community (CARICOM) conference in Saint Lucia on Wednesday.
Gov. Cuomo Calls For Investigation Into Trump's Handling Of Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria Disaster
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-07-03
Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for an investigation into President Donald Trump's handling of the disaster in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. | "It is disgraceful how this administration has treated Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. President Trump's neglect and refusal to provide adequate assistance only exacerbated the situation, and now almost two years since the Hurricane, Puerto Rico is still recovering and many families continue to suffer. | "There needs to be a full accounting on how our fellow Americans were treated in their time of greatest need, a…
New "Birther" Smear: Attacks on Kamala Harris Are Just the Latest in Trump Family's Racist Record
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-02
California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris is riding a new wave of momentum following her debate performance last week when she challenged Joe Biden's past history of working with segregationist lawmakers and his opposition to busing to integrate schools in the 1970s. While Harris has jumped in several opinion polls, there has also been a right-wing backlash online. On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a message from an "alt-right" personality that read, "Kamala Harris is *not* an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I'm so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself)…
In Haiti, Washington Meddling Missed by Press
Jane Regan | fair.org | 2019-06-29
Unlike Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, President Jovenel MoàØse is Washington's "man in Port-au-Prince." He was hand-picked by Michael "Sweet Mickey" Martelly, the previous Washington-approved president, and had pledged to follow his "Haiti Is Open for Business" neoliberal policies. Is that why corporate media are not calling for the replacement of the Haitian government?>…
Why is the US cracking down on Cuba?
CGTN America | cgtn.com | 2019-06-19
On today's episode of The Heat Podcast, Anand Naidoo talks with Collin Laverty on what to make of new restrictions on travel to Cuba and the bleak prospect of softening Cuban-American relations under President Trump.
Netfa Freeman on Cuba Sanctions, Reynard Loki on Indigenous Oil Victory
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-06-07