"Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced he is temporarily stepping down in order to face charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, both stand accused of inciting ethnic violence which killed 1,200 people after Kenya’s 2007 election. By turning power over to Ruto during a hearing this week, Kenyatta will avoid becoming the first sitting president to appear before the court. He said he took the step to preserve Kenyan sovereignty."
In Venezuela, a lawmaker in the ruling socialist party has been found murdered in his home, along with his partner. Robert Serra was the youngest member of Venezuela’s national congress. The motive remains unclear but Venezuela’s justice minister said the killings were “carried out with great precision.”
The imperial brand of globalism that emanates from the Pentagon and Wall Street is an example of oligarchy posing as the spread of democracy. Economically, poor nations are treated to a burlesque of Adam Smith’s ideas of a free market while in reality being burdened by colonialism and neocolonialism. More importantly, they bring into being the distortion and degradation of human possibility. Globalism in its present form is the organization of immiseration through technology and imperialism. Under corporate globalism, the humane and political potentiality of the person is turned into a bundle of unrequited desires answered only by deplorable working and living conditions.
"progressive" and "populist" talk from politicians is cheap—especially when they’re running for office.
Without democratic oversight, without the rule of law, all hierarchies tend towards extreme self-aggrandizement and self-justification
In preparation for today’s UN Summit discussing climate change, its implications, and steps to tackle the problem, the People’s Climate March took place on Sunday, September 21st at locations around the world.
New York City’s march was said to have a turnout of over 400,000 making this the largest climate march in history. The indigenous people took the lead of this march as those that are most affected by climate change.
Among them was the Lakota People’s Law Project’s own Madonna Thunder Hawk who marched and spoke at the AIM-West UN Press Conference on Sept. 19th. At the press conference, Thunder Hawk kept her focus on the illegal taking of Lakota children by the state of South Dakota, “The state of South Dakota is still trafficking Lakota children. They get millions of dollars in federal money every year for their so-called child welfare services.” For a clip of Thunder Hawk’s presentation, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBypaR8QCf0&feature=youtu.be .
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