The Rise of NATO in Africa

by Vijay Prashad, produced by Globetrotter., May 27, 2022 Anxiety about the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) toward the Russian border is one of the causes of the current war in Ukraine. But this is not the only attempt at expansion by NATO, a treaty organization created in 1949 by the United States to project its military[…]

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Why Nonalignment Is an Urgent Imperative for the Global South

by Nontobeko Hlela, distributed by Globetrotter, May 2, 2022 South Africa and other countries that have abstained from voting against Russia at the United Nations General Assembly in response to the war in Ukraine face intense international criticism. In South Africa, the domestic criticism has been extraordinarily shrill, and often clearly racialized. It is frequently assumed that abstention means that[…]

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Ukraine: A Conflict Soaked in Contradictions and New Patterns in War and Media

by Vijay Prashad, produced by Globetrotter, March 5, 2022 Surprise and horror have defined the reaction to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine. That’s likely because although the intervention has followed the contours of a modern land war, it has also marked a break with the past in a number of ways. The world has become used to military interventions[…]

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While Eyes Were Watching Ukraine… Africa Was Ablaze

by Maj. Danny Sjursen, published on Antiwar.com, February 3, 2022 Let’s be honest: Americans don’t care about Africa – by and large, at least. Despite the lies we tell ourselves – and the raging debates we have – about PC-culture, critical race theory, and so on, this remains a salient fact. Sure, the delusion is soothing. It tends to bring[…]

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Africa in Review 2021: Regional Conflict and the Role of Imperialism

by Abyome Azikiwe, published on Pan African News Wire, December 31, 2021 Since 2020, the number of military interventions in African politics has accelerated. However, what is often overlooked is the role of western governments and their military institutions in the deliberate undermining of national and regional stability. The North African state of Libya is a prime example of the[…]

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Millions Say: Change the System, Not the Climate!

by Jeff Mackler,  published on Socialist Action,  October 9, 2019 The week of unprecedented massive and worldwide climate mobilizations that began on Friday, Sept. 20, represented an historic breakthrough in the consciousness of the world’s people. An estimated 7.6 million people in 185 countries from every continent on earth except Antarctica mobilized in unprecedented numbers to condemn the governments and[…]

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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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Was Patrice Lumumba’s Assassination the Most Important of the Last Century?

by Maurice Carney, first published on TRTWorld, August 6, 2018 The assassination was a disaster not only for the Democratic Republic of Congo, but for the entire African continent. More than half a century later, its shockwaves still reverberate. The assassination of Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, Patrice Emery Lumumba on January 17, 1961 has been famously termed “the[…]

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