Somali War: A Continuing Result of United States Foreign Policy

Abayomi Azikiwe Pentagon bombing operations against the Horn of Africa state of Somalia have killed numerous people over the last several weeks under the guise of the United States “war on terrorism.” On 30 November 2018 the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) reported that airstrikes were launched on al-Shabaab positions in Lebede killing nine people. (Reuters,…

The Art of War: The Great Game of Military Bases in Africa

Manlio Dinucci Internationalist 360° Italian soldiers on a mission to Djibouti have donated some sewing machines to the humanitarian organization that assists refugees in this small country of the Horn of Africa, strategically located on the fundamental trade route between Asia and Europe at the mouth of the Red Sea across from Yemen. An aerial…

The Pentagon Report and “Off-the-Books” Bases

Bases, Bases, Everywhere… Except in the Pentagon’s Report Nick Turse The U.S. military is finally withdrawing (or not) from its base at al-Tanf. You know, the place that the Syrian government long claimed was a training ground for Islamic State (ISIS) fighters; the land corridor just inside Syria, near both the Iraqi and Jordanian borders,…

Is Armed Struggle Still the Most Effective Way to Resist Imperialism in Africa?

Mark P. Fancher It is now far more difficult for imperialists to launch direct boots-on-the-ground military attacks on Africa without an explanation. “Plans were announced to discontinue seven of eight counterterrorism units in Africa, but the U.S. ill expand the use of armed drones.” At a recent Pan-African conference,Samia Nkrumah attributed the imperialist militarization of…

Protecting Africa from Predators

Netfa Freeman John Bolton’s recent unveiling of the Trump Administration’s “Prosper Africa” plan did what is typical of such U.S. foreign policy announcements. It performed the balancing act of admitting motives to protect vague “U.S. interests” while dishonestly claiming benevolent intentions for the other country, region, or continent concerned. In this case the continent is…

International Conference Against US-NATO Military Bases Addresses Militarism

Black Internationalists Demand Closure of Hundreds of US Military Bases Roger Harris The elimination of poverty could be at hand for the first time in the history of humanity. World hunger could easily be abolished with only a small diversion from military budgets. Yet, military spending is expanding, and with it global poverty. On November…

Et tu, RT? Amplifying Western Disinformation on Rwanda

Ann Garrison The Great Lie about the Rwandan bloodbath opened the door to a far larger genocide in Congo and justified US military interventions all over the planet. “The institutionalization of the ‘Rwandan genocide’ has been the remarkable achievement of a propaganda system sustained by both public and private power.” During a recent campaign event,…

Dual US War on Black People

Netfa Freeman Parallel tracks of United States government policy against the Black working class in the US and on the African continent expose much more than incidental similarity, but a concerted fatal conspiracy. For the US, African people globally have no economic value short of being unwitting consumers whose labour-use has expired, and whose resistance…

Rwanda War Crimes Cover-Up

Christopher Black The United States and its allies are experts at covering their crimes and finding scapegoats to take the blame for them. They are doing it now with their disinformation campaigns against Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, and Syria. The show trials at the UN’s Yugoslav tribunal, the ICTY, were all about covering-up…