AFRICOM: Deadly Deception

Statement from Friends of the Congo, October 1, 2020 On October 1, 2007, the United States under the presidency of George W. Bush and the military leadership of the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, launched the Africa Command (AFRICOM). The command was based in Stuttgart, Germany. In the same vein as the 1884/85 Berlin Conference, AFRICOM was a wholly external[…]

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Why We Focus on Africa

Black Alliance for Peace, published on Black Agenda Report, September 30, 2020 Africa can’t demonstrate independence and power because the entire continent has a giant U.S. military boot on its neck. “The presence of U.S. forces exacerbates violence and instability throughout the continent.” With reports each week of yet another Black victim of police violence, there is for many an[…]

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Protecting Food From the Hungry

by Vijay Prashad, published on Consortium News,  August 21, 2020 Young children marvel at an obvious contradiction in capitalist societies: why do we have shops filled with food, and yet see hungry people on the streets? It is a question of enormous significance; but in time the question dissipates into the fog of moral ambivalence, as various explanations are used[…]

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AFRICOM Crying Russia in Libya: A Pot and Kettle Syndrome

by Netfa Freeman, published on Black Agenda Report, August 5, 2020 The US waged unprovoked war against Libya and has militarily occupied Africa, but is still singing its old song that Russia is the aggressor on the continent. “Not one liberal politician will unequivocally declare that the US has no moral business in Africa and AFRICOM has no legitimate or[…]

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DR Congo, an Interview with Maurice Carney

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, January 20, 2019 This is old news but it also reflects the current dilemma of the people of the DRC.  Their democracy  faces a complex process with multiple agendas and manipulators as does ours.  Western intervention in Africa is consistently disastrous. [jb] The Congolese people succeeded in forcing President Kabila to allow[…]

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Latin American Leaders Support Call for Sanctions on Israel

Statement by the Palestinian BDS National Committee Ex-Presidents Dilma Rousseff, Lula da Silva, Evo Morales, José Mujica, Rafael Correa among 320 public figures supporting Palestinian call for sanctions to stop Israel’s annexation and apartheid. July 3, 2020 – Former Latin American Presidents Dilma Rousseff (Brazil), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), José Mujica[…]

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First Somali Congressperson Legitimizes AFRICOM and US Drone War

by Netfa Freeman and Tunde Osazua, published on Black Agenda Report, May 13, 2020 Rep. Omar recently commended the US war machine for increasing the “transparency” and “accountability” of its bombing of her native country. “Instead of this being an asset to expose AFRICOM and to the decolonization Africa, Rep. Omar validates the role of AFRICOM.” United States representatives, no[…]

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My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela, Helped End Apartheid. Let’s Do the Same for Palestine

In light of the fact that many US states have criminalized support for the Palestinian BDS campaign, we need to see the oppression of Palestinians in its true context.  At the end of Apartheid, South African divisions were not reinforced, but rather the entire country was restored to the native people of South Africa. [Ed] by Nkosi Zwelivelile, published on[…]

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Coronavirus and Militarism, The End of an Illusion

Statement from the Black Alliance for Peace The nation that considers itself to be the apex of capitalist achievement on planet Earth turns out to have no health care system worthy of the name – a testament to the sucking moral vacuum at America’s imperial, white settler colony core. A lowly virus – a form of being that exists at[…]

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Libya Before and After Muammar Gaddhafi

by Roxana Baspineiro, Published on Black Agenda Report, February 5, 2020 Nine years after his death, residents in the chaos-wracked country’s capital have grown to miss the longtime leader as the frustrations of daily life mount. “Gaddafi ruled for 42 years, leading Libya to a significant advance in social, political and economic matters.” Nine years after the military intervention, led by[…]

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