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Artby – Rudolph Ryser

Stopping HIV/AIDS in Africa

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In Ghana there are few orthodox medical practitioners and many traditional healers. By some estimates for every orthodox medical partitioner there are 200,000 people and for every traditional healer there are 200 people. Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah strongly supported and facilitated government policy for the dominant role of traditional healers in Ghanaian [&hellip... more →

Let Africa Restore Africa

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When I spoke with African National Congress officials in the early 1980s they were struggling to defeat the apartheid policies of the “white government.” I wanted to know what the ANC attitude was toward Fourth World nations and the role of such nations in the future of the African continent. I was sharply admonished and [&hellip... more →

America’s Incremental Iraqi Coup d etat

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President George W. Bush delivered a “hot” and “cold” testimonial in support and with disappointment about Nouri Al-Maliki’s Iraqi government when he spoke before an assembly of the Veterans of Foreign Wars last week. America’s political leaders (both parties) are openly seeking the removal of Maliki, and Bush is pretending support while his operatives are [&hellip... more →

Arranging a Balance of Terror

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As they see it, the nations that won the war in Iraq now control the government, have an alliance with the Kurds and have established increasingly normalized relations with Iran and Syria. No, not the Americans, British and the coalition of the willing. The Iraq government of Nouri Al-Maliki is a success—the Shiites. Of course, [&hellip... more →

The Forced-Displaced

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During the 1980s more than 100 thousand Mayans were forced from their villages into southern Mexico by the genocidal forces of the Guatemalan government while more than 1 million more were forced out of their villages into the mountains. The UN Commission on Refugees did not recognize the refugee status of Mayans. During the war [&hellip... more →

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