Showing posts from June 1, 2014
Petro Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine’s new president7062014
Petro Poroshenko today sworn in as Ukraine’s new president at a ceremony in Kiev. Petro won the emergency election in the first round on a promise of change as the country faces a massive political and economic crisis.Poroshenko took his presidential oath on Saturday at an event attended by delegations from 56 countries.  US, key supporter of the opposition forces, which ousted Poroshenko’s predecessor Viktor Yanukovich in the February armed coup and made way for his presidency, was represented by Vice President Joe Biden. A wealthy businessman with assets in the chocolate industry, media and shipbuilding, Poroshenko is no stranger to government as he has  served in the Cabinets of presidents Viktor Yushchenko and Viktor Yanukovich, chairing Ukraine’s central bank and serving as its foreign minister and trade minister at different times. Kiev says Moscow is backing armed militants in the eastern Donbass area, an accusation th…
CIA on social media,7062014
CIA@CIA We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet. 11:19 PM – 6 Jun 2014
US Central Intelligence Agency may use Facebook, Twitter, and the like to keep tabs on targets of interest, the spy agency has only now officially joined social media–a move hastened by an imposter who was using the agency’s name online. The agency’s first tweet, which earned the CIA nearly 200,000 Twitter followers in just a few hours, was the appropriately sarcastic, “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.” There were already 40,000 followers after just a single hour online, with the agency’s debut on Facebook sparking a similar conversation on that platform. “By expanding to these platforms, CIA will be able to more directly engage with the public and provide information on the CIA’s mission, history, and other developments,” CIA Director John Brennan said in a press release Friday. “We have important insights to share, and we want to m…
Boko Haram, bananalisation of racism & elusive unity7062014 Pambazuka Editor To pambazuka-news Today at 6:54 AM PAMBAZUKA NEWS 681: BOKO HARAM, BANANALISATION OF RACISM & ELUSIVE UNITY The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa Pambazuka News is delivered free to you with the support of donations from Friends of Pambazuka. KEEP PAMBAZUKA FREE AND INDEPENDENT! BECOME A FRIEND OF PAMBAZUKA NOW! Follow Pambazuka #PambazukaNews Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839 CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Announcements, 3. Comment & analysis, 4. Advocacy & campaigns /\/\//\/\/\//\/\/\//\/\/\//\/\/\//\/\/\//\/\/\//\/\/\//\/\/\//\
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Glen Ford The danger of America’s military assistance to Africa – whether it is in fighting Boko Haram or Al-Shabaab – lies in the fact that the US has a lethal history of training death sq…