Mali vs. Ivory Coast: When Dignity Must Confront Pro-Western Outsourcing

Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov The current crisis between Bamako and Abidjan goes beyond the strictly West African regional framework. It is in fact and above all a confrontation between two diametrically opposed visions. The first is based on national sovereignty and pan-African values, while the second remains in a position of subcontracting in favor of Western neo-colonialism….

Canada: Violence Against Indigenous Women Grows Amid ‘Apathy and Injustice’

Tanupriya Singh Indigenous women in Canada protesting (Image via: Red Women Rising) Indigenous women and girls in Canada continue to face disproportionate levels of violence and insecurity rooted in colonialism. Violence against Indigenous women is “escalating like never before,” the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has warned. A series of tragedies have rocked the city of Vancouver…

How Canada Created the R2P Doctrine, with Myanmar as its Next Potential Victim

Daniel Xie Opposition supporters demand the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine in Myanmar. (Credit: Twitter) On September 21, 2021, Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG), a government-in-exile formed by supporters of former state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi declared a “people’s defensive war” against the Tatmadaw (another name for the armed forces of Myanmar)….

The Donbass Anti-Kiev Resistance Struggle & the Innate Fragility of Colonialism

Rainer Shea When Che Guevara declared that colonialism is doomed, he was talking not just about the colonialism in the exploited countries, but in the settler-colonial countries which benefit from imperialism. The USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the little Zionist settler state that Washington gives aid to—they’ll all be swept away by the progression towards history’s next…

‘West Wants to Change Regimes for Itself’: Africans Strategize in Washington Against Western-Backed Leaders

Julie Varughese On left: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken with Rwandan President Paul Kagame. On right: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Background: National Unity Platform presidential candidate Bobi Wine (photo illustration: Toward Freedom) SILVER SPRING, Maryland—The United States and its European allies only care about human-rights violations when it benefits them. That’s what a few…

Behind the Drought and Food Deficits in Africa

Abayomi Azikiwe There has been a deteriorating situation within various African states related to the impact of drought and the consequent lack of food for hundreds of millions of people. These events on the continent cannot be analyzed separately from the broader international economic and security crises which have impacted the ability of the existing…

Canada’s Development Finance Institution and Land Grabbing in Africa

Adrian Murray and Susan Spronk On Wednesday, April 27th, 2022, we caught up with Devlin Kuyek, a researcher at GRAIN, a small international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems, and Geoffrey Wokulira Ssebaggala, the Director of Witness Radio Uganda, a not-for-profit national organization which combines…

NATO and Africa

Djibo Sobukwe Djibo Sobukwe participated in a Canadian Foreign Policy Institute panel, “NATO and Global Empire ” on June 30, 2022. These are his remarks on NATO and Africa. Greetings everyone, I want to thank the organizers for this timely webinar, and for inviting me to make a contribution. It is timely not only because NATO is…

Cannibal Fascism in the West

Jorge Capelan A vegan burger flavored with human flesh causes a furor in Europe. At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, a global event in the areas of design, marketing and advertising, an ad for a hamburger that is totally vegetable but prepared to imitate the taste and texture of human flesh won an…

World’s Largest Imperial Power Sponsors Calls for Russia to ‘Decolonize’

Daniel Kovalik Native American protesters and supporters gather at the Black Hills, now the site of Mount Rushmore, on July 3, 2020 in Keystone, South Dakota. © Getty Images / Micah Garen The United States, the most powerful colonial empire in modern history, is sponsoring a discussion on its adversary’s ‘imperialism’ On June 23, 2022,…