United States Foreign Policy a Reflection of the Legacy of Racism and National Oppression

Charleston massacre represents a long line of crimes against humanity that expand the globe Author’s Comment: This presentation was delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) which was held on Thurs. June 18, 2015 at the Our Lady of Fatima Church located in Oak Park, Michigan, a suburb of…

The Voice of Reason Regarding Burundi

By Ann Garrison Dr. Charles Kambanda’s essay, which was first posted to the Facebook forum Friends of Reason, brought reason to the discussion of presidential term limits in Burundi, which had been overwhelmed by propaganda and fearmongering about the renewal of ethnic violence between Hutus and Tutsis in the tiny East African nation. Transcript:  KPFA…

Imperialism and the Making of the Migration Crisis

The unprecedented scale of global migration and migrant deaths are deliberate, not coincidental. By Harsha Walia Leading up to World Refugee Day on Saturday, the United Nations unveiled a devastating and damning report on the scale of global displacement. The U.N.’s Refugee Agency data reveals a total of 59.5 million people are displaced around the…

Eritrea, Human Rights, and Neocolonial Propaganda

By Eric Draitser The East African country of Eritrea is once again being demonized internationally as a systematic violator of human rights. The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has issued an allegedly damning report detailing what it claims are “systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations” taking place in…

Attacks on Sudan Overshadow African Union Summit Held in South Africa

Critical issues on women and economics ignored as imperialism continues disruptive tactics against continental body By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° A concerted campaign to disrupt the recently-held African Union (AU) Summit in the Republic of South Africa utilized the charges by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against standing Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who was…

From Africa, Middle East, Latin America to Ukraine – Snowden & Human Rights : Theatre vs Reality

By Tortilla Con Sal Recent legislative theatricals in the US Congress once again brought the issue of mass surveillance into the corporate media headlines and with it the continuing hype around Edward Snowden. Ever since Snowden made his revelations, his supporters have claimed his actions constitute a heroic defence of fundamental civil rights in the…

African American and Palestine Liberation

A Response to Newsweek and Their Imperialist Masters Opinion makers continue to apologize for Washington’s foreign policy in the Middle East By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° A series opinion articles have been published recently in Newsweek contradictorily condemning and praising the Obama administration’s efforts to reassure the State of Israel that United States imperialism is…

The Child Veterans of South Sudan

The Child Veterans of South Sudan Want to Know Will Americans Support Them? By Nick Turse PIBOR, South Sudan “I’ve never been a soldier,” I say to the wide-eyed, lanky-limbed veteran sitting across from me. “Tell me about military life. What’s it like?” He looks up as if the answer can be found in the…

War, Imperialism and the People’s Struggle in the Middle East and Africa

United States continues its occupation of the region Author’s Comment: This paper was presented at the Left Forum held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY) during May 29-31, 2015. The panel was chaired by Bill Dores of the International Action Center. Kazem Azin of Solidarity Iran was also…