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France’s refusal to pay Haiti reparations is a symptom of an even wider issue

by Halimat Shode Follow @Halimat_Writes

Last Tuesday, President Hollande arrived in Haiti – the first French president to make an official visit since Haiti’s independence – and declared that France had a ‘moral debt’ to the Caribbean country. 485 more words

Civil Rights

Boko Haram rapes are compounding an already troubling problem in Nigeria

This week, the horrors of Boko Haram’s coordinated campaign of violence against women were underscored by a new report that many of the girls and women who have been abducted by the extremist group were… 1,309 more words

Women's Rights

EU approves military operation against Mediterranean refugees

By Johannes Stern
May 21, 2015
World Socialist Web Site

The European Union is putting its plans for a military intervention in the Mediterranean and North Africa into action. 1,099 more words

Human Rights

migarium reblogged this on unnecessary news from earth and commented:

"...More than 300 slavery and migration scholars respond to those advocating for military force against migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean. This is no slave trade. Where is the moral justification for actions that cost lives?..... European Union political leaders have announced that their response to the staggering loss of life amongst migrants crossing the Mediterranean in unseaworthy vessels will be the use of force to smash the so-called ‘networks’ that operate out of Libya to orchestrate the perilous sea crossings. How? On May 11, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini stated that "No one is thinking of bombing. I'm talking about a naval operation," but two days later, the Guardian reported on a leaked strategy paper for an EU mission in the Mediterranean and in Libyan territorial waters proposing an air and naval campaign. This, the paper said, would lead to ‘collateral damage’. In other words, adults and children boarding or aboard the vessels under attack might be killed. With or without bombs, such ‘collateral damage’ is already a known product of the measures being employed by the EU to push back, deter, and divert migrants, including those seeking asylum. .. https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/twisting-%E2%80%9Clessons-of-history%E2%80%9D-to-excuse-unjustifiable-violence-mediterranean-refugee-c

Lost and Found - May 22nd Edition

What to remember about May 22nd…

  • 1802  America’s First Lady Martha Washington dies at her Mount Vernon home (b. 1731)
  • 1807  Former Vice President Aaron Burr is indicted for treason in plot to form his own country should war with Spain break out; he is acquitted…
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History

May 22, 1856: Senators Will Be Senators

It all started in the Senate chamber in 1856 when Senator Charles Sumner, a Massachusetts Republican, addressed the Senate on the explosive issue of whether Kansas should be admitted to the Union as a slave state or a free state. 367 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Nehemiah: building a leader who rebuilds Jerusalem, part 4

Nehemiah was a leader. Leaders are tested, and Nehemiah is no exception. Nehemiah was first tested by the confusion created by his enemies and their mocking and cruel words, and now Nehemiah would be tested by the members of his own team. 883 more words

Facing The Giants