US department of State; Meeting on Ethiopia

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Today, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with African Union High Representative Olusegun Obasanjo to discuss the crisis in Ethiopia.  Following their discussion, the Secretary, accompanied by U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman, hosted a meeting with High Representative Obasanjo, Chairman of […]

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4 Change . org Petitions That Worked

David Mielach, 2016 If you think the little guy can’t make a difference, you may want to think again. The past year proved numerous times that regular people can bring about major changes, just by gathering signatures. Change.org, the world’s largest petition platform, says that its users started 300,000 petitions in 2012, and several of […]

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The campaigner who is changing the world – one petition at a time

Change.org director Sarah Durieux talks about giving power to the people and choosing your battles May 2021 ‘Activism is not just signing a petition or marching in the street, but how you see yourself in society’ Pic:By Jane Hanks If you have signed an online petition you are likely to have done so via Change.org – which was founded […]

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The Data Behind Online Activism on Change.org

by, Melissa 2013  The internet is disrupting many industries, including the way we bring about policy, governmental and social change. It’s no secret that the internet brings a microphone to causes happening around the world. For example, Ai Weiwei, a world renowned artist based in China, uses Twitter as his way to spread the word about issues happening […]

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Xi Jin Ping stresses peaceful reunification, calls Taiwan secessionists ‘serious threat’ to national rejuvenation

At a gathering marking the 110th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the Taiwan question will be resolved along with national rejuvenation and warned that secessionists are a serious threat to that mission, and that those who betray the […]

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Bolivia: USAID Out, Morales In For Re-Election Bid

Two evets in Bolivia, in 2013—President Evo Morales’s expulsion of USAID, and a judicial ruling enabling Morales to run for a third presidential term—could have important implications for Bolivia’s political future. Emily AchtenbergRebel Currents On May 1, President Evo Morales expelled USAID from Bolivia for allegedly fomenting divisions within the country’s social movements in order […]

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U.S. expels two of Cuba’s U.N. diplomats, citing ‘influence operations’

(Reuters report, sept 2019) – The Trump administration on ordered the expulsion from the United States of two members of Cuba’s delegation to the United Nations and restricted travel of the remaining mission members to Manhattan, drawing strong condemnation from Havana. In an announcement just days before world leaders gather for the annual U.N. General […]

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the Pentagon Leaned on Hollywood to Sell the War in Afghanistan

In hundreds of films and TV shows, every single word and image has been closely scrutinized and signed off on by senior military figures, all in an effort to convince viewers into supporting deadly and grossly immoral campaigns around the world. by Alan Macleod September 2021 HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA — The (official) 20-year U.S. occupation of Afghanistan […]

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Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary _ in exchange for sex by, MARIA CHENG and AL-HADJI KUDRA MALIRO. Associated Press May 12, 2021 BENI, Congo — When Shekinah […]

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In Africa, Major Power Rivalry Is Not the Whole Story

 by Michelle Gavin May 24, 2021   Any doubts about the bipartisan consensus in Washington around the need to compete with China in Africa were erased in the early months of 2021, when senior Biden administration appointees like U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield took pains to agree with Republican Senators about the threat that China’s […]

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