** International Petition to Free Jamie and Gladys (Please Sign)
We invite you to assist us by signing our Petition to Free two innocent Ladies (amie and Gladys), who are wrongfully convicted, imprisoned and serving double life sentences each in the State of Mississippi (USA) since October 5, 1994.
Please visit this courageous woman’s blog about the rape trial and show some support for her speaking out. The full story of the rape and the aftermath is here.
For the past 500 years, Africa has been a target for exploitation of both human and natural resources. With the establishment of AFRICOM, the Pentagon attempts to increase access to Africa’s oil and to wage a new front in the Global War on Terror without regard for the needs or desires of African people. Enabled by oil companies and private military contractors, AFRICOM serves as the latest frontier in military expansionism, violating the human rights and civil liberties of Africans who have voiced a strong “No” to U.S. military presence. U.S Government spending — our tax dollars — should not enable the Department of Defense to pursue its Middle East agenda in Africa.
On Tuesday, September 30, which would have been Sali’s 21st birthday, Sali’s friends and comrades held a march in her honor and memory in Oaxaca, Mexico. About 200 people attended and marched from the Seven Regions Fountain to the Cathedral in the zocalo. The major themes were justice for Sali and an end to violence against women.
“For years the Cooper daughters–Helene, her sister Marlene, and Eunice–blissfully enjoyed the trappings of wealth and advantage. But Liberia was like an unwatched pot of water left boiling on the stove. And on April 12, 1980, a group of soldiers staged a coup d’etat, assassinating President William Tolbert and executing his cabinet.
** Call for essays on Nigeria “New Thinking, New Nigerians” for more information see their blog The Federal Republic – A Book Project
New thinking, New Nigerians” is a mission to record the ‘essence of our time’ through a collection of essays from young Nigerians which touch upon numerous issues within the Nigerian context. The anthology aims to capture the voices of young Nigerian citizens and descendants at home or in the Diaspora seeking to bring forth positivist epistemologies on ails which seem to emaciate the nation or, alternatively, blessings which enrich it.