Rwanda: Remembering All the Victims

This flame lit to commemorate the Rwandan Genocide will burn for 100 days in Kigali, Rwanda, from April 7th into the first week of June. The Rwandan Genocide is commemorated in Rwanda and at the United Nations as “the Genocide against the Tutsi.” However, there is ample evidence that hundreds of thousands of Hutus, as…

Ecocide and Genocide in the Niger Delta

The majority of refugees come from war and conflict zones, illegitimate states, areas of natural disasters and economically weak countries. In many cases, companies from the West destroy people’s livelihoods by acting ruthlessly. In Nigeria, the oil extraction and production has devastating consequences for the people living in the Niger Delta. But the Geneva Convention on…

Decolonizing the Commune

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Fanonian Practices and the Politics of Space in Postapartheid South Africa Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa has sought to structure itself as a confederation of self-managed and democratically organized communities in struggle. By Richard Pithouse Abahlali baseMjondolo is a movement largely based in shantytowns built on land occupations in and around the South…

Understanding Libya

Part I: An Interview with Alexandra Valiente By Hugo Turner and Alexandra Valiente © Copyright 2016 Jamahiriya News Agency Introduction In 2011 Libya, the most prosperous democracy in Africa, was targeted for destruction. Terrorist death squads were unleashed upon the nation. A NATO bombing campaign destroyed the country and plunged it into chaos. NATO’s death…

Eritrea-Ethiopia: Respect for International Law, the Way Forward

By From Where I Sit 13 April 2016 will mark the 14th anniversary of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s (EEBC) final and binding delimitation decision and unfortunately, neither the UN Security Council, nor guarantors and witnesses to the Algiers Agreements, have mustered the political will to enforce the EEBC’s final and binding delimitation and demarcation…

Russia and Africa

Stop Foreign Intervention in Africa “Currently, the scope for Russian-African partnership is significantly expanding. This process is unlikely to end in breakthroughs, but there is little doubt that Russia will try hard to restore its full-scale cooperation with African countries, the success of which would assist the mutual interests of both sides and contribute to…

BRICS Under Attack: The Empire’s Destabilizing Hand Reaches Into South Africa

By Eric Draitser Follow @stopimperialism Major protests have gripped South Africa in recent months as political forces have emerged to give voice to a growing discontent with the government and ruling party. Beneath the surface of these demonstrations organized around legitimate grievances, however, there’s an undercurrent of political manipulation. South Africa and its ruling African…

BRICS Under Attack: The Empire Strikes Back In Brazil

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on CPR Sunday with broadcaster Don DeBar to discuss the Empire’s moves to undermine BRICS. Draitser provides detailed analysis of the individuals and groups behind the protest movement in Brazil, noting that powerful right wing, neoliberal forces are bankrolling the movement to remove the democratically elected left wing government of…