Category Archives: Military

HAITI: Doubts raised about who was behind the assassination of Haiti’s president

Police claims that Jovenel Moïse was killed by a mainly Colombian hit squad thrown into doubt

Haitians gather at the US embassy in hopes of visas amid fear and uncertainty following the assassination of the country’s president.
PHOTO: Haitians gather at the US embassy in hopes of visas amid fear and uncertainty following the assassination of the country’s president. Photograph: Orlando Barría/EPA
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Questions have been raised over Haiti’s official narrative for the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moïse, who was gunned down at his mansion in Port-au-Prince last Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

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VIDEO: Haiti’s Century of US Coups, Invasions and Puppets – By Abby Martin – Empire Files

Haiti’s Century of US Coups, Invasions and Puppets – By Empire Files

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise has been assassinated. This came amidst mass protests against their US-backed dictator, Abby Martin covers how the US Empire has determined the destiny of the Haitian people for generations. This video was released on February 20, 2021.

This history is NOT in the history books or well known. Haiti is an extreme example of over-exploitation of resources (gold) and people.  The video does not mention the billions in $$$ reparations that Haiti has paid to France, for over 200 years, for the loss of their colony.            Continue reading

HISTORY: International Museum Day -The Future of Museums Part 2- June 25. 2021 – ZOOM

REGISTER: BFMACC Museum Day – PDF FILE WITH LINK TO REGISTER

Ballerina Michaela DePrince’s Remarkable Journey | Megyn Kelly | NBC News

Ballerina Michaela DePrince’s Remarkable Journey | Megyn Kelly | NBC News

From war orphan in Sierra Leone to a soloist with the Dutch National Ballet, Michaela DePrince has beaten extraordinary odds to succeed in the cut-throat world of ballet.

UK: Black Troops Were Welcome In Britain, But Jim Crow Wasn’t: – By Alan Rice | The Conversation

THE RACE RIOT OF ONE NIGHT IN JUNE 1943

Alan Rice | The Conversation

Bullet holes found in the wood surrounds of the NatWest Bank in Bamber Bridge, in Lancashire in the north of England, in the late 1980s led to the rediscovery of an event that saw some of the few shots fired in anger in England during World War II, which had been largely forgotten. These were NOT shots fired by invading troops, but by American GIs against their own military police.

Intrigued by his discovery, Clinton Smith, the black British maintenance worker who discovered the holes in the woodwork, asked locals how they could have got there. Smith was told that they were the remnants of the Battle of Bamber Bridge, when black American troops stationed in the town faced off against white US Army military police on the night of June 24-25, 1943.        Continue reading

BOOK: Top author Richard Cohen stirs anger with ‘too white’ history – The Guardian. UK

Richard Cohen’s new book, which has reportedly been dropped by his US publisher despite extensive additions, is still set for British release next month

From left: abolitionist and writer Frederick Douglass, educator and writer Booker T Washington and American writer and sociologist WE Du Bois.
From left: abolitionist and writer Frederick Douglass, educator and writer Booker T Washington and American writer and sociologist WE Du BoisPhotograph: Getty
— Sun 16 May 2021 06.15 BST – The GUARDIAN UK.
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It has taken nearly a decade to research and write, and runs to more than 750 pages. But The History Makers, described as “an epic exploration of those who write about the past”, has itself been rewritten after its author failed to take into account enough black historians, academics and writers.

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OPINION: Don’t Take the Narrow View of What’s Happening in Gaza

—  Wars and Skirmishes Don’t Occur in A Vacuum.

Shadi Hamid | The Atlantic 

As always in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, two narratives are vying for primacy. In one, Israel is simply defending itself against a fresh attack. In the other, Israel’s bombardment of Gaza is the latest example of a desire to punish and humiliate Palestinians.

These two narratives are not reconcilable, which makes reasoned discussion an exercise in futility. But any sophisticated argument must contend with the long, winding lead-up to the current crisis. Why is war in Gaza returning now, and why does it always seem to return, with stubborn, periodic insistence?          Continue reading

SHORT STORY: The Impact of an English soldier on a colonial boy! – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes

In today’s world he would probably be called an imperialist and an agent and a defendant of imperialism. He was, in fact a soldier who was an original thinker, one prepared to adopt his enemy’s strategies and the lessons of the people indigenous to the region.

His name was Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scout Movement.             

He was born in 1857. He joined the British Army after school and fought in India and Africa.          Continue reading

Guyana calls for release of fishing boats intercepted by Venezuelan navy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Georgetown

Guyana yesterday called for the release of two fishing boats intercepted by the Venezuelan Navy in this country’s waters on Thursday.

In a statement dated yesterday and released by the Department of Public Information today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that  the Lady Nayera and the Sea Wolf – operating off the coast of Waini Point within Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone were intercepted by a Venezuelan naval vessel and instructed to chart a course to Port Guiria in Venezuela where the boats and crew have been detained.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Commander U.S. Southern Command, Admiral Craig Faller – Joint Press Conference

January 12, 2021

Good afternoon and thank you for being here today.

This is a day in which we mark another pivotal step forward in the enduring partnership between the United States and Guyana.

This visit builds on the momentum gained by Secretary of State Pompeo and the US International Development Finance Corporation’s recent visits here – and reinforces the US commitment to our shared regional security and the prosperity of the Guyanese people.

The acquisition and cross servicing agreement we signed today, streamlines how our governments efficiently exchange goods or services to support effective – and mutually-beneficial – defense cooperation. With this agreement, we are entering a new era of defense partnership that will strengthen regional stability.            Continue reading