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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS...POTUS SAYS "WE DON'T HAVE A STRATEGY" REGARDING ISIS...BUT WE HAVE ONE FOR SOMALIA? DID THE BRITS OUTSMART WASHINGTON BY TAKING NEW EFFORTS TO THWART TERROR THREATS? WHAT IS GOING ON WITH OUR FOREIGN POLICY? IS THE SITUATION IN THE UKRAINE MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE MIDDLE EAST? HERE IN D.C. HAS THE GOP LOST IT'S MOMENTUM FOR THE MIDTERMS OR CAN THEY CONTINUE TO HOLD ON TO GAINS IN THE HOUSE?...AND HARRY REID....WHY IS WASHINGTON IN THE PIG PILE ON TOP OF THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER? THIS AND "TELL ME A STORY"....DID I MENTION, I LIKE THE BEIGE SUIT? THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS!!!!!
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Nathan Hall will be interviewing Mr. Mohamed Ali who is from Somalia. Mr. Mohamed Ali has dedicated his life to helping to bring Peace and Unity back to Somali. Mr. Mohamed Ali will be bridging many issues that will challenge the current thought processes and bridge a positive change that will bring Peace and Unity back to his beloved country Somali. The first 15 minutes will be for the interview and the last 15 minutes will be available for callers to call in and speak to Mr. Mohamed Ali regarding the topics discussed on today's show. Tune in weekly for the SomalianVoice.com This show will be aired weekly on Thursdays at 2pm EST.
public executions in today’s times. But as of 2012, this method of capital punishment was still being used in Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, and Somalia
cannibalism today. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not practiced. There are a select few tribes in the world that still eat human flesh, including the Korowai from Indonesian New Guinea. They’re very selective with their consumption, however — they only eat people they believe to be khakhuas, or witch doctors.
infantcide In the Netherlands, though, a controversial law is currently in place that allows babies to be euthanized in extreme cases It’s certainly not the same as leaving your newborn out in the wild, as what happens to hundreds of babies every month in South Africa.
FGM is an extremely painful procedure performed on young girls with or without anesthesia. The procedure can vary, but it generally involves the removal of all external genitalia, including the clitoris.
Slavery has been around since long before that, but what many people don’t know is that it’s still prevalent enough to be a multi-billion-dollar industry in both developing and developed nations. A staggering 14 million people in India are enslaved, making them the nation with the most slaves, followed by China at 2.9 million.
Historically, it wasn’t uncommon for teenagers to be betrothed and wed at a young age, but even today, many cultures consider it completely normal to get married before you’re eighteenplaces such as India or Pakistan where girls under the age of ten are sold as brides to much older men to help pay off their parents’ debts
Bloodletting has its place in history among many cultures.
Get It On: What It Means to Lead the Way with Keni Thomas
As a member of Bravo Company of the 3rd Ranger Battalion Sgt Keni Thomas was deployed to Mogadishu Somalia as part of a special operations package called Tasked Force Ranger. Their mission was to find and capture a criminal warlord named Mohammed Farrah Aideed. Outnumbered 10 to 1, the men of TFR distinguished themselves in an 18-hour fire fight that would be later recounted in the highly successful book and movie Blackhawk Down. 19 Americans died and 78 were wounded.
Keni got out of the Army to pursue his music career and now works full time as an award winning Nashville recording artist. His band Cornbread was featured in the movie Sweet Home Alabama and regularly tours with the USO to perform for our military personnel serving in the Middle East. As an entertainer, Keni has been recognized by congress, the White House, and was recently inducted into the VFW Hall of Fame for his dedicated work on behalf of our veterans and military families.
Keni is also very proud to be a national spokesperson for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation which provides college educations to the children of our special operations personnel killed in combat or training.
Keni Thomas is a graduate of the University of Florida, a recipient of the American Patriot Award and the Bronze Star for Valor.
For more information visit: http://kenithomas.com/
Oscar De Vere Morris I was Navy USS America CV 66 84 88 four rears in the reserve.
If you want you can chose any photos on the page except of the veterans holding the canes.
Fishing on the Lake I got an old dead Cypress limb . I make art out of all kinds of wood. I took the limb to the shop and thought it would make a cool walking cane. People liked it I made more. I put hand made wooden gear shifter knobs on the tops . I decited since my sales skills are no good I would give them away. I chose to give them to veterans that are cane dependent. Made a facebook page. Made a video. Told everone to hit like . They did ,it went Viral. Now I have a back log of over 400 orders. Slowly getting help. But would love to see more help fro fellow Veterans. Its as most say Gods work. Its supporting a Brother or a Sister. In a time we feel pushed aside. We come together.
Ron Breland U.S.
Army Staff Sergeant Ron Breland (Ret.) served in the United States Army from 1990 to 2005as a DoD Certified Firefighter and a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Specialist. As a third generation firefighter, Breland realized early that his destiny was to serve. In 1993, Breland volunteered for the humanitarian-turned-combat mission in Mogadishu,Somalia where he engaged the enemy on his own ground. Unbeknownst to Breland at the time, he suffered a minor Traumatic Brain Injury after a truck explosion. He was also a Quick Reaction Force Member and thwarted a surprise attack on his basecamp by two Somali insurgents which he killed quickly during the “Battle of the Black Sea”. A tour to the war torn region of Kosovo would come later, in 1999, where then Sergeant Breland was hand-picked by the XVIII Airborne Corps Command Staff and named the Task Force Falcon Fire Chief, serving under then BG Carlos Sanchez. Breland successfully ran fire stations on three base camps in two countries while forging mutual aid agreements between the United States
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast features our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the current power shortages in the Southern African nation of Zimbabwe where the government is attempting to resolve the crisis along with a burgeoning income gap among executives and the majority of working and poor people; the United States supported regime in Somalia faced another attempt to impeach the current president in Mogadishu; a political analyst suggests that Kenya is not a middle-income state which poses huge economic challenges for the future; and fighting continues among internecine rebel groups in the North African state of Libya where in Benghazi, the birthplace of the 2011 counter-revolution, people are being killed even under a curfew imposed on the city recently. In our second and third hours we conclude the month-long focus on race relations in the U.S. and internationally. An examination of the slave burial grounds discovered in New York City reveals a profound history of African people in that region of the country. Also the so-called "Tulsa Riot" of 1921 is reviewed as one the worst acts of mass slaughter and destruction in the U.S. directed against African Americans. Finally a retrospective on the South African Revolution is presented through an audio documentary championing the heroic role of the masses in that country.
African Media Association Malta is a new NGO bringing together African journalists who have come to Malta. The organisation has won start-up funding* for it's first project “Somali Media Malta”.
The aim of the Project is to bring information to African immigrants in Malta, such as news, current affairs, information how to live in Malta, music and culture etc. The team has been formed by professional journalists who escaped persecution in Somalia to set up new life in Europe, and have gained legal status here.
In the short term the plan is to set up a website and produce radio programmes to broadcast in Somali language on internet based Blog Talk Radio (or similar), and any Community Radio Network willing to co-operate. Somali nationals are the largest African immigrant group in Malta.
Longer term, other languages will be added.
Many immigrants from Africa are unaware of the One Radio show for them, Connect Africa, mostly playing African music, and in English language. That is the only radio broadcast currently in Malta for immigrants, broadcast weekly on Thursday evenings at 8 pm on 92.7 FM, on-line streaming at www.one.com.mt 92.7, and with podcast links to past shows – find Connect Africa Radio on Facebook.
One objective is to seek consent of Malta Government and Agencies to enable new arrivals in Detention Centres, and those who have been processed and are in Open Centres, to be able to hear information in Somali language from the time of arrival in Malta. There is no such service at present and many do not speak English or Maltese on arrival.
The young team are all under 27years old, as are most of the African immigrants in Malta.
* EEA and Norway Grant Funding administered by SOS Malta NGO.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. At the bottom of the first hour we feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the legacy of Ghana's first prime minister and president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the leading strategist and tactician of the African Revolution between the 1940s to the 1970s; Somalia despite the interventions of United States and European imperialism remains unstable and suffering from food deficits impacting 240,000 people; the Democratic Republic of Congo faced the resignation of two leading ministers as tensions escalate over the political future of the mineral rich Central African state; and the business community in South Africa is hoarding cash amid an economic downturn. In the second hour we continue our month-long focus on race relations in the U.S. and around the world with an audio documentary on the legendary African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) and an interview with program host Abayomi Azikiwe on what is behind the controversary surrounding the confederate flag in the U.S. The third hour highlights the hidden U.S. imperialist-backed war against the people of Yemen.
ONE THE TRIGGER WITH CRUZ IS HONORED TO HAVE ON THE SHOW TONIGHT
I enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1988 after graduating from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1987.
Upon completing Boot camp and School of Infantry, I spent 2 years in the Marine Corps Infantry. In 1990 I volunteered for Recon selection and training. After completing Recon selection and training, I was deployed to the Middle east in support of Operation Desert Storm and participated in humanitarian relief efforts in Bangladesh. Also participated in Counter-Narcotics missions supporting various government agencies.
After completing various schools and training missions, I was deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia in early 1993 in support of Operation Restore Hope. Was later redeployed back to Somalia in 1994 in support of Operation Continue Hope. Last several months were spent as a Recon Instructor. Departed the Marine Corps in 1995.
A. Rank - Sgt.
B. Branch - U.S. Marine Corps.
C. Years served - 1988 - 1995. (7 years).
D. Specialty. - 0321 Amphibious Reconnaissance Marine. - ReconTeam Leader. Recon Instructor.
E. Deployments. - The Gulf War (Desert Storm). 1990-1991. Mogadishu, Somalia. 1993 and 1994.
Multiple training deployments.
F. Awards. - n/a. Would rather not announce all awards if that's ok.
G. What you do now. - Retired/Disabled Veteran. And President of local Kansas City based organization called SSOF. (Support Special Operations Forces).
Our mission is to provide direct support
to Special Operations personnel and /or their families
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on events involving the United States supported and coordinated occupation of Somalia by the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) where a base was overrun recently killing AU troops and capturing Ugandan soldiers; the British media has finally exposed the role of their government in the ongoing bombing and ground operations aimed at taking control of Yemen from the Ansurallah movement and its allies; the European migration crisis is a direct result of imperialist militarism in Africa, the Middle East and Asia illustrating the racist character of immigration policy and the horrendous treatment being meted out to migrants in Hungary; and the Black Lives Matter movement is being targeted for intelligence and law-enforcement disruption inside the U.S. while the number of deaths at the hands of the police has reached astronomical proportions despite Washington's "human rights" rhetoric around the world. In the second and third hours we focus on our month-long examination of the history of race relations in the U.S. and internationally. The program highlights an interview with long-held American Indian Movement political prisoner Leonard Peltier and an historical account of the role of the Black Seminoles in the fight against U.S. imperialist expansionism in the North American southeast. Finally we look back at the Attica Rebellion some 44 years later and the worsening problems of the prison-industrial-complex and its role in the national oppression of African Americans.