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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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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BigPharma’s Role: U.S. Sanctions Lead to Global Rise in Coronavirus

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, March 10, 2020 As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads, it is a clear reminder that germs and viruses don’t respect national boundaries in an interconnected world. But the mainstream press has certainly not publicized how corporate capitalism and imperialism cross national boundaries to destroy people’s health. The responsibility of U.S. corporate power, especially the medical-industrial[…]

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Julian Assange Should Be Thanked – Not Smeared – for Wikileaks’ Service to Journalism

Photo: Free Assange protest at UK embassy in Washington, DC, June 19, 2018.   ~Popular Resistance by Mark Curtis, published on Middle East Eye, October 21, 2018 Twelve years ago this month, WikiLeaks began publishing government secrets that the world public might otherwise never have known. What it has revealed about state duplicity, human rights abuses and corruption goes beyond anything[…]

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Clashing Visions Of Denuclearization Pose Risk To U.S.-North Korea Summit

by Gregory Elich, originally published on Zoom In Korea, May 17, 2018 The soaring hopes generated by the recent Inter-Korean Summit are now supplanted by uncertainty, due to North Korea’s suspension of a planned meeting with the South. In the weeks following the summit’s Panmunjom Declaration, North Korea took actions to demonstrate its goodwill and desire for peaceful resolution of[…]

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Concentration Camps for African Migrants Blocked from Entering Europe are Popping Up Across Libya

“The Europeans want to move their southern border from the northern edge of the Mediterranean Sea to the southern rim of the Sahara Desert.” By Vijay Prashad. This article previously appeared in Alternet and Black Agenda Report Refugees do not show up in the Mediterranean Sea as if from nowhere. By the time they get into their flimsy boats on the[…]

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