South Africa: The Fault-Lines of the World’s Most Unequal Society

by John Allen, published on All Africa, July  18, 2021 South Africa was born in the clutches of the IMF and the World Bank.  It is no surprise that even a government run by a revolutionary party became, after less than 30 years, riddled with corruption, while implementing divestment and impoverishment of the very people from whom they emerged as[…]

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Defending Our Sovereignty: US Military Bases in Africa and the Future of African Unity

Dossier no. 42, Tricontinental Co-publication with The Socialist Movement of Ghana’s Research Group, July 5, 2021 How do you visualise the footprint of Empire? The images in this dossier map some of AFRICOM’s military bases on the African continent – both ‘enduring’ and ‘non-enduring’, as they are officially called. The satellite photos were gathered by data artist Josh Begley, who[…]

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The Ethiopian Conflict and International Law

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, July 8, 2021 “The NATO nations, and especially the US are hostile to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the government of Ethiopia.” Ann Garrison: Francis Boyle, you’re an expert in international law, including subsets, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. Could you explain what international humanitarian law is? Francis A. Boyle: There[…]

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U.S. Militarism Kills at Home and Abroad

by Black Alliance for Peace, published on Black Agenda Report, June 23, 2021 We regard militarism as the antithesis of revolutionary pan-African visions of Africa as a region freed from the destructive legacies of its patriarchal and colonial history. “African women must take a stand in the transnational movement to dismantle militarism.” Militarism is not just about men with guns,[…]

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Anti-Apartheid Guerilla: We Made the System Ungovernable

by Ted Kelly, published on Workers World, June 25, 2021 Mpho Masemola is Secretary General of the Ex-Political Prisoners Veterans Association of South Africa (EPPA) and was an underground guerrilla fighter as a member of  Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC). He was a political prisoner, incarcerated along with Nelson Mandela at Pollsmoor[…]

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Don’t Allow Another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa

Statement by Black Alliance for Peace, June 24, 2021 Paternalistic U.S. government political posturing toward Africa has a history of turning into fatal consequences for the masses of African peoples. A decade ago, several of the same individuals who now hold positions in the Biden administration were accomplices in the U.S.-led NATO decimation of Libya, which was rationalized under the[…]

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Ethiopians Go To the Polls Even After U.S. Tells Them Not To

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, June 23, 2021 “Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are now alarming US political and military elites by forming an alliance and threatening to chart an independent path in the Horn of Africa.” On Monday, June 21st, Ethiopians went to the polls to select a parliament, which will elect a prime minister, even though[…]

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U.S.-led ‘African Lion 21’ hunts for new prey

by Manlio Dinucci, published on International Action Center, June 11, 2021 Published June 8 in Il Manifesto; translation by John Catalinotto. The African Lion, the largest military exercise on the African Continent planned and led by the U.S. Army, began June 7. The exercise includes land, air and naval maneuvers in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and adjacent seas — from North[…]

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