The Great Game of Smashing Countries

by John Pilger, published on CounterPunch, August 25, 2921 As the US leaves Afghanistan in disgrace, it is illuminating to look at the beginning of the story.  You  have probably heard this story before but it merits retelling.  Syria has a similar one, and Iran, and even Iraq though each country has been entangled with US foreign policy and US[…]

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Black Alliance For Peace Statement on Afghanistan

Black Alliance for Peace Newsletter, August 18, 2021 Just days ago, some intelligence estimates figured it could take up to six months for the Taliban to seize control of Kabul in its sweeping campaign to reclaim power in Afghanistan. Yet, on Sunday, former President Ashraf Ghani formally resigned and fled the country. Now, Taliban officials reside in the presidential palace[…]

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Turmoil no excuse for invasion – U.S. hands off Haiti!

by G. Dunkel, published on Workers World, July 13, 2021 In Haiti, around 1:00 a.m., July 7, brand new SUVs without license plates pulled up to the private residence of President Jovenel Moïse in Pétion-Ville. A team of assassins got out, slipped through his security and shot him dead. His spouse was severely injured. President Joe Biden has expressed reluctance[…]

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Stop the $2 Billion Arms Sale to the Philippines

Statement from Chicago Anti-War Coalition, July 9, 2021 There is a sign-on statement you can sign asking Congress to Block the Billion Dollar Arms Sale to [the government of Philippine President] Duterte!  They are primarily seeking organizational sign-ons but individuals can sign as well. [jb] Many Filipinos are very upset with President Duterte and the passage of an Anti-Terrorism law[…]

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The Necessity of Dismantling the U.S.—A conversation with Ajamu Baraka

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, published on Counterpunch, March 12, 2021 On February 26th, I interviewed Ajamu Baraka for my podcast. Baraka is a veteran grassroots organizer whose roots are in the Black Liberation Movement and anti-apartheid and Central American solidarity struggles. He is an internationally recognized leader of the emerging human rights movement in the U.S. and has been at[…]

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Aleppo’s Liberation Four Years Ago: Lest We Forget

by Jan Oberg, initially published on The Transnational, December 13, 2020 A retrospective on the turning point in Syria, where the western powers drive to destroy the Syrian government and the fabric of Syrian society was checked and diverted into its current twisted formulation.   I think Jan is right that we should not forget what went before and how we[…]

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Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-Independence History

by By Adebayo Olukoshi, Tetteh Hormeku-Ajei, Aishu Balaji and Anita Nayar in Accra, Ghana, published on Consortium News, October 30, 2020 In 1965, Kwame Nkrumah described the paradox of neocolonialism in Africa, in which “the soil continue[s] to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa’s impoverishment.” He captured what continues to be an essential feature[…]

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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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