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russia / ukraine / belarus / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday August 20, 2014 19:29 by Roger Annis
The following interview was conducted by Roger Annis for Truthout with Daniel Grigor’ev, a social researcher at the Moscow-based Institute for the Study of Globalization and Social Movements and a graduate of Moscow State University. Among his academic duties, Grigor’ev teaches courses in social and political engagement to activists from eastern Ukraine who attend the Institute's school of political administration. read full story / add a comment
north africa / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Wednesday August 21, 2013 00:18 by Roger Annis   text 1 comment (last - tuesday august 27, 2013 22:10)
The following article is based on a speech given by Roger Annis to a rally in Vancouver on August 17 that was convened by Egyptian-Canadians in the city to condemn the coup d'état in Egypt of July 3 and the police and military violence that has continued in the country. The original speech has been slightly edited to include several additional points. read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 07, 2013 19:39 by Roger Annis
France's National Assembly and Senate have voted to extend the country's military intervention in Mali. A resolution passed both houses of parliament on April 22. Not a single vote was cast in opposition. Three days later, the United Nations Security Council approved Resolution 2100, creating a policing mission beginning July 1, 2013. The mission is called by its French acronym MINUSMA. Its projected size is 11,200 soldiers and 1,440 police.
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ireland / britain / the left / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 16, 2013 00:45 by Roger Annis
The death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on April 8 has renewed an intense political debate in Britain and internationally over her legacy. For her ruling class sycophants, Thatcher was a heroine, “one of the greatest” prime ministers Britain ever had. While she is falsely credited with lifting Britain out of a lasting economic slump during the 1970s, she did succeed in imposing a drastic and lasting shift in the balance of social and economic wealth between rich and poor, very much to the detriment of the latter. She was prime minister from 1979 to 1990. read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 06, 2013 22:23 by Roger Annis
France perpetrated two large deceptions in conducting its military intervention into Mali six weeks ago. These have been universally accepted in mainstream media reporting. read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday January 21, 2013 19:13 by Roger Annis
France, the former slave power of west Africa, has poured into Mali with a vengeance in a military attack launched on January 11. French warplanes are bombing towns and cities across the vast swath of northern Mali, a territory measuring some one thousand kilometers from south to north and east to west. French soldiers in armoured columns have launched a ground offensive, beginning with towns in the south of the northern territory, some 300 km north and east of the Malian capital of Bamako.

A French armoured convoy entered Mali several days ago from neighbouring Ivory Coast, another former French colony. French troops spearheaded the overthrow of that country's government in 2011.

The invasion has received universal support from France's imperialist allies. The U.S., Canada and Europe are assisting financially and with military transport. To provide a figleaf of African legitimacy, plans have been accelerated to introduce troops from eight regional countries to join the fighting (map here http://www.mapsofworld.com/africa-political-map.htm ). read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / community struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday July 10, 2012 00:42 by Roger Annis and Kim Ives
The plight of some 400,000 Haitians still living under tarps and tents since the January 12, 2010 earthquake has surged into the streets and headlines in recent weeks, highlighting one of Haiti's most explosive and intractable issues. A new grassroots campaign, an international petition, several new reports, and street demonstrations are underscoring the problem's urgency. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 29, 2012 23:08 by Roger Annis
Quebec's student movement and the swelling ranks of its popular allies staged a massive rally and march in Montreal on May 22 in favour of the students’ fight for free, quality public education and against government repression. Estimates by some mainstream news outlets and by independent observers place the number of participants as high as 400,000. It was the largest social protest in Canadian history and amounted to a massive display of civil disobedience against a special law adopted by the Quebec government four days earlier that aims to break a more than three-month long strike of post-secondary students in the province. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday August 11, 2010 23:38 by Roger Annis
The six month mark after Haiti's January 12 earthquake saw a flurry of news reports in Canada and around the world. The depictions of the harsh conditions still prevailing for most earthquake victims took many people by surprise. The relative silence of the media over the last few months led many to assume that the international aid effort had accomplished much more than it has.

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central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday June 18, 2010 00:17 by Roger Annis
When police in Jamaica launched a bloody assault in May on poor neighbourhoods in the country’s capital city, news outlets in Canada responded with an ignorance and insensitivity that is all too common in their coverage of the Caribbean islands. As with Haiti, Jamaica is portrayed as incomprehensibly violent and not quite civilized.

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central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday January 25, 2010 00:20 by Roger Annis, etc.
We the undersigned are outraged by the scandalous delays in getting essential aid to victims of the earthquake in Haiti ('Chaotic and confusing' relief effort is costing lives, aid agencies warn, The Guardian, 19 January). As a result of the US decision to prioritise the accumulation of foreign soldiers over the distribution of emergency supplies, untold numbers of people have died needlessly. We demand that US commanders immediately restore executive control of the relief effort to Haiti's leaders, and to help rather than replace the local officials they claim to support.

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Victims of the 22-12-06 UN incursion in Cité Soléil, Port au Prince
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday February 27, 2009 05:24 by Roger Annis   image 1 image
This article orginally appeared in Green Left Weekly and is reprinted with permission.

Roger Annis visited Haiti in 2007 as part of a human rights investigative delegation. He is a coordinator of the Canada Haiti Action Network and its Vancouver affiliate, Haiti Solidarity B.C.

The Canada Haiti Action Network is holding public events to examine conditions in Haiti today on or around the anniversary date of the 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti in the following cities: Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Guelph, Montreal and Fredericton. These include a conference in Ottawa on February 28 titled, "The Ottawa Initiative on Haiti 2009."

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central america / caribbean / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday August 23, 2007 06:09 by Roger Annis   text 1 comment (last - thursday august 30, 2007 04:12)   image 1 image
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI — At a press conference here on August 17, one of Haiti's transport unions, the Association des Propriétaires et Chaffeurs d'Haiti (APCH - Association of Owners and Drivers of Haiti), launched an appeal for unions and popular organizations to hold a two-day, country-wide general strike to protest the disastrous economic situation facing working people in this country. read full story / add a comment

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