Drones over Djibouti

Featured Image:  Haven’t heard about any recent drone strikes?  US Drone Strikes are up 432% under Donald Trump and Military infrastructure for Drones is growing like crazy in Africa. by Lion Summerbell , Published on Democratic Socialists of America, June 26, 2019 With 34 military bases, the U.S. is scrambling for influence in Africa On August 7, 1998, simultaneous explosions[…]

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Code Talking: UN Security Council on War and Peace in DR Congo

Photo: Martin Fayulu and Félix Tshisekedi by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, January 16, 2019 Congolese President Kabila wants to shut out the apparent winner of last month’s elections in favor the of the second place finisher, who appears to have accepted the deal. “Congo’s elections commissioner threatened that the Kabila regime will remain in power if Congolese[…]

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Democratic Republic of Congo Elections Increase Imperialist Interference

Members of the Congolese community in Toronto protest 2011 election results in Congo-Kinshasa, in which President Joseph Kabila was named the winner. Toronto, Ontario, Canada ~Wikimedia, CreativeCommons By Carlos Lopes Pereira posted to Workers World, December 13, 2018 The Legacy of Joseph Kabila The U.S. and the European Union see Africa through the prism of colonialism. Statements by EU Commissioner[…]

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Black Internationalists Demand Closure of Hundreds of U.S. Military Bases

U.S. AFRICOM Photo: Camp Base Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Charlie company of the newly designated 391st commando battalion parade before Congolese and U.S. dignitaries at the conclusion of the ceremony marking the end of their training by U.S. Special Operations Command Africa September 15, 2010. The battalion was trained by U.S. Special Operations Command Africa as part[…]

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Congo in the Abyss

By Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, October 17, 2018 The imperial aggressions of western governments have inflicted multiple holocausts on the Congolese people. “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.” This week I spoke to Swiss Congolese historian, activist and coordinator of the Congolese movement Likambo Ya Mabele Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko about recent developments in the Democratic Republic[…]

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Todays Wars Have Roots in Tragic 1993 US Intervention in Somalia

By Ann Wright, previously published on CodePink.org and WorldBeyondWar.org Several days ago, a journalist contacted me about a memorandum titled “Legal and human rights aspects of UNOSOM military operations” I had written in 1993, twenty-five years ago.  At the time, I was the chief of the Justice Division of the United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM).  I had been seconded[…]

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Samir Amin: A Vital Challenge to Dispossession

Samir Amin (1931-2018) was one of the world’s greatest radical thinkers – a “creative Marxist” who went from Communist activism in Nasser’s Egypt, to advising African socialist leaders like Julius Nyerere to being a leading figure in the World Social Forum. by Nick Dearden,  A segment of a Retrospective on Samir Amin Published on Pambazuka News, August 23, 2018 Samir[…]

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