‘Operation Enduring Slavery’: Afghan Women Betrayed and Shunned by UN, ICC

Aninda Dey Besides USA and NATO, the United Nations and the International Criminal Court are equally responsible for leaving Afghan women in the lurch after the Taliban takeover. Fully aware of the crimes committed against them by the Taliban, these global bodies have done nothing but pass resolutions expressing concern about women and reiterating their…

Guinea: Bauxite, Coups and AFRICOM

Rosa Moro In the last 13 years, all the military coup leaders in Africa have been trained and instructed by AFRICOM. And this has very little to do with constitutional order or democracy. The Republic of Guinea, French Guinea, or Guinea Conakry (to distinguish it from Guinea Bissau, a former Portuguese colony, and Equatorial Guinea,…

What Lies Ahead for Guinea after Coup by US-Trained Military Unit?

Pavan Kulkarni Colonel Mamady Doumbouya (fourth right) and members of the special forces leave the Peoples Palace after the first session of talks with political leaders in Conakry. (Photo: John Wessels/AFP) The coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has claimed that he will put an end to the corruption and human rights abuses committed under the…

The US is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria into a Proxy for its Africa Wars

T.J. Coles US Army trainers drill Nigerian soldiers in Jaji between Jan. 15 and Feb. 22, 2018 Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria’s military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China’s influence on the continent. Last month, Nigeria’s President…

No End in Sight to US War Crimes in Afghanistan

Scott Scheffer Aftermath of U.S. drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 people, including 7 children, on Aug. 30. On Aug. 26, a suicide bomb was detonated at the airport in Kabul amid the chaos of the U.S. troop withdrawal. Two hundred people were killed, including 13 U.S. soldiers. Reporters paid tribute to the U.S….

Guinea and the Military Coup Incubator, AFRICOM

Netfa Freeman The recent coup in Guinea exemplifies the damage done by European colonizers and the U.S. Africa Command. West Africa has just experienced its fourth attempted coup in just over a year, and seven coups over the last 13 years were carried out by African troops trained by the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). One was directly…

Coup in Guinea: Military Arrests President Alpha Conde, Dissolves Government

Peoples Dispatch A video grab following the coup in Guinea which shows president Alpha Conde surrounded by soldiers. Photo: Peoples Gazette The coup leaders have also announced the dissolution of the country’s constitution, which was amended last year to allow president Alpha Conde to contest for the post of president for the third time In…

AFRICOM in the Congo

Kambale Musavuli Its immeasurable mineral resources has made the Congo the victim of a long history of Western greed, plunder, and genocidal violence. AFRICOM’s recent arrival in the Congo — ostensibly to fight ISIS — will only extend this history; we can be sure these military forces will do more to support the US looting…

Libya: 1951 Colonial Plan for Three Governing Divisions Moves Closer to Reality

Behind the declared aspirations for the establishment of the federal system is the agenda of parties, lobbies, warlords and individuals who see that their influence in their regional surroundings far exceeds their influence at the national level. December 24th will mark the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the United Kingdom of Libya. The situation…

Afghanistan No ‘Graveyard’ for U.S./EU/NATO Axis of Domination

Some have asserted the U.S. empire has reached its historic endpoint because of its defeat in Afghanistan. However, that call is as premature as political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s proclamation that history had “ended” in 1989 when Western liberalism won because the former Soviet Union was coming apart. Afghanistan might have been the so-called “graveyard of…

NATO is Replicating Nazi Germany’s Crimes in Ukraine

Rainer Shea NATO and its fascist partnered regimes are facilitating a process in Ukraine that can be compared to the rise of Nazi Germany. The difference being that Ukraine’s fascist regime isn’t going to start invading European imperialist powers, which in the long term will make this regime more sustainable than the Third Reich; whereas…