Tag: government

Mozambique: Apiba Calls On Government to Ease Restrictive Measures

May 10, 2021
Maputo — The Mozambican Association of Small Importers of Alcoholic Drinks (APIBA) has called on the government to extend the trading hours for the sale of alcoholic beverages, which under the current presidential decree can only be traded between 9.00 and 13.00 hours between Monday and Saturday, and not at all on Sundays. At a

Mozambique: Total Pulls Out Again and Puts Onus on Government

April 2, 2021
“The remobilization of the project that was envisaged at the beginning of the week is obviously now suspended,” Total said In a statement Saturday (27 Mar) “Total has decided to reduce to a strict minimum level the workforce on the Afungi site.” It said nothing about conditions for return, saying only “Total trusts the Government

Bernie Sanders Praises Biden For Making The Government Work For Middle Class Americans

March 17, 2021
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) praised Joe Biden on Tuesday for signing the historic American Rescue Plan into law last week and showing the country that the Democratic Party is the party of the middle class. During an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Sen. Sanders said if Democrats continue to embrace an agenda geared toward working

Mutual Care Modeled by Government Leaders

February 21, 2021
At a recent town hall in Wisconsin, President Joe Biden charted a sharp change in direction for America’s political culture, telling his audience, “For four years, all that’s been in the news is Trump. The next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people.” Put another way, for the

Namibia: Despite Petitions & Mounting Pressure, Government Proceeds With Sale of 3 Percent of Country’s Last Elephants

January 30, 2021
United Nations — Over 100,000 concerned petitioners have urged the Namibian government to scrap its plan to auction off 170 wild elephants — which include rare desert-adapted elephants — but the country’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism said this week that today’s Jan. 29 sale will go on as planned. On the eve of

Anti-maskers give Nazi salute at CA local government meeting: report

November 20, 2020
A group of anti-mask zealots gave the Nazi salute and shouted “Sieg heil” at a local government meeting in California in a bizarre protest of coronavirus restrictions, a report said Friday. The group of about five people sat in chairs that had been blocked off for social distancing purposes and shouted the Nazi rhetoric before

Anti-government Florida man shot dead by fellow ‘sovereign citizen’

November 18, 2020
An anti-government ideologue in Florida who professed to be a “sovereign citizen” was allegedly gunned down by a woman on Monday who was also a member of the movement, a report said. The suspected shooter, 33-year-old Neely Petrie-Blanchard, allegedly shot Christopher Hallett in Ocala after she accused him of working with the government to deny

British government OKs plan to build traffic tunnel near Stonehenge

November 13, 2020
The British government on Thursday approved a controversial plan to build a traffic tunnel near the ancient Stonehenge monument, enraging critics who blasted the plan as “shameful.” The plan was OK’d by England’s Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps after proponents argued the proposed two-mile tunnel would reduce traffic on the A303 highway near the landmark, the

Trump and the corrupt lackeys in his government need to know they will be prosecuted

August 16, 2020
Trump has surrounded himself with self-interested sycophants and corrupt grifters who have wielded enormous power within our government structure. The entire tenure of Betsy DeVos, Andrew Wheeler, Ryan Zinke, and Wilbur Ross (to name just a few), whom Trump placed in charge of our federal agencies over the past four years, has been dedicated to

Trump Pressured The British Government To Drum Up Business For His Scotland Golf Resort

July 22, 2020
A stunning report published Tuesday by The New York Times revealed that Donald Trump used the power of the presidency to pressure a foreign government into ginning up business for his golf resort in Scotland. According to the report, “The American ambassador to Britain, Robert Wood Johnson IV, told multiple colleagues in February 2018 that

Republicans-If You&’re Really Against Racism-Restore Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder ...

Mayor Shirley Franklin: "Invest or die"

October 1, 2014
MayorTV is a challenge from America’s Mayors to 2008 candidates: start talking about cities! MayorTV asked Mayor Franklin what she thought a national agenda for cities should look like. “Infrastructure isn’t sexy.” So says Mayor Shirley Franklin of Atlanta. In her far-ranging MayorTV interview, she was the first to admit that aquaducts, sewage facilities and

Reparations To African-Americans For Slavery (1/3)

October 1, 2014
Amazon.com Widgets Author and activist Raymond Winbush argues why the U.S. government should pay reparations to African-Americans This post is one in a series of posts on this site discussing the issue of reparations to African Americans for centuries of enslavement and the subsequent 100 years of racial subjugation under the Jim Crow apartheid system.

Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America's Most Revolutionary Mayor" (Part 1/2)

September 28, 2014
http://www.democracynow.org – In Mississippi, the city of Jackson is grieving today following the sudden death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, less than a year after he was elected. He suffered from heart failure on Tuesday. A longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney, Lumumba had been described as “America’s most revolutionary mayor.” Working with the Malcolm X

Race In U.S. Court Cases; Beyond Trayvon Martin

August 13, 2014
Findings of Case Study The Impact of Race In U.S. Court Cases; Beyond The Trayvon Martin Case Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 A Just Cause, an advocate for the wrongfully convicted, released findings from it study on race and justice in the United Sates. The study includes a review of the IRP-6 case and the

Ban the Box

August 8, 2014
Ban the Box Legislation   Ban the Box is a nationwide movement that supports legislation prohibiting employers from including questions about criminal records on job applications.  In New Jersey, the Opportunity to Compete Act, also know as “ban the box” has gained support from civil leaders and legislators. The purpose of the legislation is to ban

Obama Takes the Lead on Doing Business with Africa

August 7, 2014
Obama Doing Business in Africa    Obama Takes the Lead on Doing Business with Africa Washington, D.C. (United States) (OFFICIAL WIRE) August 5, 2014 EXECUTIVE ORDER   ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of

African American Politics: A History of Struggle

August 6, 2014
[wzslider autoplay=”true” transition=”‘slide'” lightbox=”true”] African American Politics: A History of Struggle   In the year 2008, tens of millions of African Americans turned out in historic numbers to propel Barak Obama to the US Democratic Party nomination and, ultimately, the Presidency of the United States.  The turnout in that election was the culmination of a

African Geography – Cities and Countries

July 19, 2014
African Geography – Cities and Countries African Geography – Cities and Countries A Tale of Two Kaesong Industrial Zones: Not All Foreign Investment is Created … – 38 North A Tale of Two Kaesong Industrial Zones: Not All Foreign Investment is Created …38 NorthHaving brokered deals in places such as South Sudan and Central African

Nigeria Kidnappings — Who Are the ‘Boko Haram?’

July 16, 2014
By Andrew Lam Editor’s Note: Professor Michael Watts teaches geography at UC Berkeley and is the author of many books, including “Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria” and “Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta.” He spoke to NAM editor Andrew Lam about the recent kidnappings

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba — Jackson Mayor and Global Freedom Fighter

February 26, 2014
Lumumba worked within the confines of the judicial and legislative branches of government to achieve self determination for the masses. First, as a civil rights trial lawyer, both in Jackson and in his hometown of Detroit, MI, then as a city councilman representing Ward 2 before taking the helm as mayor of the city of