Politics

NON-VIOLENCE AND THE UPRISING IN BELARUS

Sep
26
Jonathan Power.

Mass protest in Belarus imageThere have never been such massive crowds of anti-government protestors in the countries of the ex-Soviet Union as there are this week. In Minsk, the capital of Belarus and in other major cities, they stretch as far as the television cameras can see. 

 

 

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RESPONSE TO MUSEVENI'S LIES

Sep
26
Bobi Wine

A response to President Museveni by MP Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine. 

6th September, 2020, General Museveni, 

You either do not live in Uganda, or you are a pathetic liar! 

The disease you are suffering from was precisely diagnosed by late Hon. Eriya Kategaya referring to you in his little book, “Impassioned for Freedom.” In that book, Kategaya writes as follows: “I have observed that the longer one stays in power, the more one is insulated from reality. The trappings of state apparatus tend to make one live an unrealistic existence.” 

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How the US Removed Mobutu from Power

Aug
07
Yoga Adhola, the former editor of The People newspaper.

When asked, Museveni misled many people by explaining that he went into the Congo to overthrow a corrupt regime. While that might have ended up being one of the byproducts of the overthrow of Mobutu, the real reasons were different. To appreciate the real reasons why Museveni and Kagame were involved in overthrowing Mobutu, we need to understand the US involvement in the Congo since the country became independent in 1961.

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Remembering Wamba dia Wamba

Aug
07
Okot Nyormoi, Editor

Picture of WambaIt was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Professor Ernest Wamba dia Wamba in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 15, 2020. Though we know that everyone will pass on at some point, it is still hard to accept it when death occurs.

 

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The vote on Russia’s new constitution and Russian freedom

Jul
13
By Jonathan Power, an international correspondent

One of the founders of Russia’s Pussy Riot rock band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, was interviewed on the BBC last weekend. When the group played inside the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour she was jailed for two years for “religious hatred”. She doesn’t seem bitter, but she seems damning. She thinks that last week’s referendum on a new constitution was only held to cement Putin in power for two more decades

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Can Police Brutality be Fixed?

Jul
13
By Okot Nyormoi

I Can’t breathe”. That was the cry of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, as he was being suffocated by a white policeman who had his knee on his neck. It took eight minutes and 46 seconds for the police officer, Derek Chauvin, to commit murder so foul.

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Army Cook Who became His Excellency the President

Jun
24
John Otim

Most of the previous night there were shooting and shelling and gun fights all over town. As dawn broke and the sun rose smoke billowed over the city. On radio and on television marshal music played all morning long. All regular programs were canceled. Then came the coup announcement. And as the news spread the new dictator rode into the city in great style in an open army jeep and gladly

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World War II was Unnecessary and probably Inevitable

Jun
24
Jonathan Power

Last Tuesday June 23 tanks rolled across Moscow’s Red Square. It was the day of the great parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. In the West it’s not that well-known a fact that the Soviet Union lost many more soldiers and civilians in the war than all the rest of the allies put together. Without the alliance of the West with Russia Hitler would have won the war

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