The Financial Elite and the Global Land and Water Grab

By Eric Draitser The global financial crisis, which began in 2008, has significantly altered the way many speculators and financial institutions invest. Rather than taking huge risks with dodgy derivatives like credit default swaps and mortgage-backed securities, both of which have proven to be particularly volatile, many speculators have instead begun to invest in the…

UNSC Deploys EU Forces to CAR | AU Summit Focuses on South Sudan and CAR

The United Nations Security Council has authorized deployment of European Union forces into the crisis-hit Central African Republic (CAR). On Tuesday, the 15-nation body unanimously adopted the resolution and approved financial sanctions against some individuals from the CAR. The head of the EU delegation to the United Nations, Thomas Mayr-Harting, said the EU forces would…

Abayomi Azikiwe: “Imperialist Countries Seek To Recolonize Africa”

Press TV has conducted an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire (Detroit), to discuss the ceasefire negotiations by the warring parties in South Sudan to resolve the deadly conflict in the violence-hit African country. A rough transcription of the interview follows. Press TV: Mr. Azikiwe, just how much do you think…

Bolivia’s Indigenous Future: A Balance of Preservation, Protection and Connection

By Courtney Parker Evo Morales’s very name seems to suggest his destiny of leading Bolivia in a valiant attempt at ‘moral evolution’ with all other Nation States in tow. Tasked with the difficult role of representing his Indigenous roots at the national and international levels of government and policy, Morales continues to make great strides…

UN Special Forces Deployed in Congo’s Katanga Province

By Anne Garrison KPFA Evening News, 07.04.2013 KPFA spoke to Friends of the Congo Mining Researcher Kambale Musavuli about UN Special Forces moving into the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Katanga Province. Transcript: KPFA Evening News Anchor Anthony Fest: For many months the most prominent news story about the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been…

UN panel reveals effects of imperialist exploitation of Africa

Report details plunder of resources and growing inequality By Bryan Ellis One in four gold miners in South Africa suffers from silicosis, a debilitating and incurable disease that can easily be prevented. Global capitalism’s exploitation of Africa has made a rare appearance in the dominant media. The glimpse of reality came about thanks to former…