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Family email reveals the new terror in Somalia

07 April 2007
Ayan, a Somali living in London received the following email from her mother last weekend.

Invasion did not bring peace to Somalia

31 March 2007
Fierce fighting has resumed in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, giving the lie to claims that the US-backed Ethiopian invasion would bring an era of peace.

Bamako | Black-List

17 February 2007
Bamakofilm directed by Abderrahmane Sissakoreleased 23 February This award winning film set in contemporary Mali goes on general release on Friday 23 February.

Somali activist: ‘The US is imposing a dictatorship upon us’

20 January 2007
In Somalia US warplanes and Ethiopian attack helicopters have killed up to 70 nomadic tribesmen, while the pro-US militia is spreading terror among ordinary people. So says Dahabo Isse of the Somali Civil Liberties and Human Rights Organisation.

Somalia and Ethiopia: a new front in the ‘long war’

20 January 2007
Last week’s US attack on Somalia is the latest stage of imperialist intervention in the Horn of Africa, write Ken Olende and Charlie Kimber

US aerial assault on Somalia

13 January 2007
US aircraft rained death on Somalia, east Africa, this week, in a further horrific escalation of the "war on terror".

Letters

13 January 2007
Letters

Ethiopia joins Bush’s imperialist crusade

06 January 2007
The recent Ethiopian invasion of Somalia is a direct product of the US-British "war on terror". It threatens to further destabilise a region which has repeatedly been torn apart by war and famine.

The Farepak dinner ladies' letter to Mrs Thompson

09 December 2006
So Mrs Thompson, we wish you, your husband and family no ill will or malice, in fact we hope that you all have a truly wonderful Christmas, as it will at least give us some sense of satisfaction to know that your family is at least reaping the benefits of the values that we had instilled in us as children, that if we wanted something we worked for it, and by us doing so it may not have proved very beneficial for us or our families, but, on Christmas morning, when you turn over in bed, and your husband hands you a gift, beautifully wrapped, and in the moment before you unwrap it, when you are feeling excited, and wondering what it contains, could you just stop a minute, and ask yourself, a

Why ‘two states’ is not the solution for Palestine

05 August 2006
The massacre at Qana is typical of the malicious brutality with which Israel has conducted all its wars, not just the present one. It poses the perennial question of how Israel can ever coexist peacefully with the rest of the Middle East.

Defeat of the warlords in Somalia is a setback for US strategy

15 July 2006
For the first time for many years there is a sense of relief and hope among many people in Somalia.

New Myths of the East End

08 April 2006
Read our new monthly supplement SR, with this issue, with a lead article by Chris Jones on New Myths of the East End, an interview with Us author Studs Terkel and Third World Reports on Mali, Thailand, Iraq and Latin AMerica

Somali community demands justice for Nuur Saeed

11 February 2006
Some 600 people took to the streets of Plumstead last weekend to protest over the death of Nuur Saeed. He died on 24 January from injuries sustained following a police raid on a flat in south east London.

Family wants truth about how Nuur Saeed died

04 February 2006
Nuur Saeed died on 24 January from injuries he sustained following a police raid on a flat in south east London. He is the most obvious victim of what local residents are calling a "wave of harassment" of the Somali community in recent months.

The WSF in Caracas, Venezuela and Bamako, Mali

28 January 2006
Nicolas Van Labeke and Neil McAlister write from Bamako the capital of Mali in West Africa

Mali is the next stop for the World Social Forum

21 January 2006
Thousands of people were travelling to Bamako in Mali, west Africa, this week for the World Social Forum (WSF).

I may die trying to win freedom

15 October 2005
I come from Bamoko in Mali, about 2,000 miles from the Nador in Morocco where I am now. It was the death of my child which made me leave my wife behind, along with my two other children and my father and mother.

Respect events

08 October 2005
Ehe Alhijra Somali football team were worthy winners of the first Unity five a side football tournament organised by Haringey Respect in north London.

World Social Forum: three crucial gatherings

17 September 2005
The next World Social Forum (WSF) will take place simultaneously in three cities — Caracas in Venezuela, Karachi in Pakistan and Bamako in Mali. It is set to take place from 25-29 January 2006.

Police chief’s attack on Somalis

20 August 2005
Tarique Ghaffur, an assistant commissioner for London’s Metropolitan Police and the man responsible for community policing, launched an attack on the Somali community last week.

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