Colombian Commander Questioned Over Extrajudicial Killings

Mario Montoya (Image credit: El Universal) The former commander of Colombia’s National Army was called in for interrogation on Tuesday over his alleged role in the killing of thousands of civilians who fraudulently were reported as killed guerrillas. Montoya is one of 22 generals investigated for the killing of at least 4,000 civilians who were executed, dressed up in…

Closing the Historical Circle : White Terrorism at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

By Ajamu Baraka “…It is time for you and me now to let the world know how peaceful we are, how well-meaning we are, how law-abiding we wish to be. But at the same time we have to let the same world know we’ll blow their world sky-high if we’re not respected and recognized and…

Charleston Massacre and the Revolutionary Legacy of Denmark Vesey

South Carolina has a centuries-old legacy of racist violence and economic exploitation By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° A racist attack on the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston was a planned and premediated assault on the legacy of struggle waged by the African American people for two centuries in South Carolina. Corporate media reports on…

United States Foreign Policy a Reflection of the Legacy of Racism and National Oppression

Charleston massacre represents a long line of crimes against humanity that expand the globe Author’s Comment: This presentation was delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) which was held on Thurs. June 18, 2015 at the Our Lady of Fatima Church located in Oak Park, Michigan, a suburb of…

From Africa, Middle East, Latin America to Ukraine – Snowden & Human Rights : Theatre vs Reality

By Tortilla Con Sal Recent legislative theatricals in the US Congress once again brought the issue of mass surveillance into the corporate media headlines and with it the continuing hype around Edward Snowden. Ever since Snowden made his revelations, his supporters have claimed his actions constitute a heroic defence of fundamental civil rights in the…

Nuclear Horror Still Haunts Trinity, New Mexico, 70 Years On

By Finian Cunningham America’s New Mexico state saw the birth of nuclear weapons 70 years ago at the Trinity test site, where the world’s first ever atomic explosion occurred. That was on July 16, 1945. Less than one month later, the bomb was dropped on Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki wiping out some 200,000 lives…

Imperialism ‘Genocides the Poorest of the Poor’

By James Petras Libya 360° ‘The war and its results have turned Yemen back a hundred years, due to the destruction of infrastructure . . . especially in the provinces of Oden, Dhalea and Taiz.’ Izzedine al-Asbali Yemeni Human Rights Minister ‘Yemen is devastated. There are no roads, water or electricity. Nobody’s left but thieves.’…