Monthly Archives: August 2008

Jamaican files slavery lawsuit against Barclays Bank

  Jamaican files slavery lawsuit against bank NEW YORK (CMC): A Jamaican youth activist in New York has filed a slavery genocide lawsuit in State Court in Brooklyn, demanding compensation for Barclays Bank’s alleged role in enslaving his Jamaican ancestors … Continue reading

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Unmarked chopper patrols NY city from high above

  Unmarked chopper patrols NY city from high above    Enlarge by Mary Altaffer, AP Crew chief Detective John Diaz uses the instruments in the New York Police Department’s surveillance helicopter to patrol the streets below, Tuesday, May 6, 2008 … Continue reading

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Africa Advocacy and The Zimbabwe Factor

  Africa Advocacy and The Zimbabwe FactorBy Netfa FreemanJuly 10, 2008blackcommentator.com Like some BlackCommentator.com commentaries of the last two weeks, accounts of the situation in Zimbabwe by Africa advocacy organizations are virtually identical to those of corporate media, UK and … Continue reading

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Democrats praise ‘new hope’ Obama

  Democrats praise ‘new hope’ Obama http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/emp/2_3_3887/player.swf Advertisement Michelle Obama on her husband’s hopes The wife of US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has joined party leaders in praising his values, dedication to family and leadership. Michelle Obama, giving the … Continue reading

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Madagascar’s dance with the dead

  Madagascar’s dance with the dead To outsiders dancing with the corpse of a dead loved one, years after their demise, might seem ghoulish. But as Jonny Hogg reports, to the people of Madagascar, it is a ritual of respect … Continue reading

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Logging firms ‘avoid Congo tax’

  Logging firms ‘avoid Congo tax’ DR Congo is home to one of the largest rainforests (Pic: Greenpeace) The Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo are losing at least $12m annually in tax avoidance by logging companies, … Continue reading

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