Iran: From Social Mobilizations to the Direct Armed Phase

Mission Verdad The classic sequence of a destabilization process established in Iran under the codification of color revolution. Since mid-September, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been subjected to a new cycle of destabilization. The death of a young Kurdish-Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini (22), on September 16 was the starting point. Amini, who had been…

How the Pentagon Uses a Secretive Program to Wage Global Proxy Wars

Nick Turse, Alice Speri Exclusive documents and interviews reveal the sweeping scope of classified 127e operations. SMALL TEAMS OF U.S. Special Operations forces are involved in a low-profile proxy war program on a far greater scale than previously known, according to exclusive documents and interviews with more than a dozen current and former government officials. While The…

Libya: US Airstrike Killed 11 Civilians

Nick Turse A view of satellite communication relay pads at the U.S. airbase in Sigonella, Sicily, the source of hundreds of U.S. drone strikes in Libya.  IN LATE NOVEMBER 2018, missiles obliterated three sport utility vehicles in North Africa. “In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike…

Imperialism: Unpacking the Primary Contradiction

Erica Caines Global and domestic repression under imperialism are counterparts. However, this truth gets distorted in the Global North, even by so-called leftists. Living in imperialist nations, we are constantly propagandized and thus forced to internalize and repeat anti-communist rhetoric. Unless we are vigilant about studying theory and history, this will continue. The best way…

Africa: United States after the Spoils of the Continent

Luis Beatón Smoke rises from a U.S. military base in Lamu County, Kenya, on Jan. 5, 2020. Photo: Xin Huashefa/Xinhua via Getty The United States has 29 known military installations in 15 countries on the continent, while France, a former colonial power, has bases in 10 countries. No other country outside the continent has so…

NATO Nations Wage Hidden War in Mali

Rick Rozoff Photo: Donald Sparks/AFRICOM With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union and the socialist bloc it led, the world witnessed what some termed the unipolar moment and others the end of history. No entity benefited more from the opening up of the world than the Pentagon. It…