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Ethiopia : Selling Children – The Regime’s Lucrative Industry

By Sophia Tesfarmariam A few years ago, on a flight from Frankfurt, I sat on the same row with a family who captured everyone’s attention because of the children they were carrying and holding. There were three, the two older children looked like they could be 7-10 year olds, and the third was a toddler-maybe…

Abayomi Azikiwe with Rev. Edward Pinkney

National Defense Campaign Building for Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Edward Pinkney

Activists around the United States are angered over racial injustice in southwest Michigan By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Michigan political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney is now being held in Jackson state prison. He remains in good spirits despite the racist injustice that has landed him in detention over manufactured claims that he changed the dates…

Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Edward Pinkney’s Sentence Unjust, Politically and Racially Motivated

Rev. Edward Pinkney Sentenced to Two-and-a-Half to Ten Years by Berrien County Court Civil Rights leader maintains his innocence while supporters see convictions as politically motivated By Abayomi Azikiwe St. Joseph, Michigan Libya 360° Berrien County Judge Sterling Schrock sentenced the leader of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), Rev. Edward Pinkney, to 30-120…

Beyond the Police Bullets and Chokeholds : Growing Rate of Incarceration of African Americans

United States has growing incarceration rates for African Americans By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° A report published in 2011 from the Aspen Institute based in Washington, D.C. further confirms that the United States imprisonment rate for African Americans is a manifestation of a deeply racist society. Since the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in…

US: FBI Will Never Count Those Injured and Murdered by Police

By John McDevitt The writer set up an emergency hate crimes and incidents reporting system involving government and community agencies in Southern California in the wake of 9/11, discovering both intentional undercounting by government agencies and the possibility of a real count when communities are mobilized. As Kashad Ashford lay unconscious in the car he crashed on Sept. 16,…

Brazilian Commission Report Details Murder and Torture by US-backed Dictatorship

Brazil Truth Commission Report Identifies 375 Perpetrators of Torture and Other Atrocities Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff cries during a speech at the launching ceremony of the National Truth Commission Report, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Dec. 10, 2014. Eraldo Peres. By Peter Kornbluh Contained within Brazil’s National Truth Commission report, a document…