Everyone’s Favourite Tactical Ally: The Kurds

“Some say that we are at a moment of historical transformation. Some claim that their purpose is to liberate peoples from their oppressors and persecutors. No people have been more persecuted than the Kurds. No nation has known more oppression than the Kurdish nation. Why then are there double standards in such vital questions? Why…

Pentagon Attacks in Somalia Expose Failure of Decade-long War Strategy

Bombings and ground campaign have not brought stability to the country By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° On March 7 the Pentagon announced that it had killed 150 members of the Al-Shabaab guerrilla movement in a bombing operation in Somalia. These military actions are part and parcel of a broader United States foreign policy strategy to…

AFRICOM : Protecting US Interests Disguised as “Military Partnerships”

AFRICOM, the U.S. military command in Africa, has subverted African militaries and enmeshed the continent in Washington’s “war on terror.” It is a one-side partnership. “In many instances, these partnerships involve African militaries ceding operational command to AFRICOM.” The “scramble for Africa” could intensify. Indeed, AFRICOM is part and parcel of that “scramble.” AFRICOM: Protecting…

The Wages of Plan Colombia Have Been Death

Plan Colombia’s 15th anniversary will be celebrated in Washington Thursday. But the legacy of the plan is marked by massacres, mass graves, and death squads. By Daniel Kovalik According to Colombia’s Victims Unit, the number of victims of Colombia’s civil war has surpassed 7 million. This number includes those who have been killed, disappeared or displaced since…

Plan Colombia Has Been a Nightmare for Women

Six women were raped every hour in Colombia during the first nine years of Plan Colombia. That figure was taken from a joint survey done by women’s rights organizations, which include Oxfam and other Colombian based groups. The study also revealed that some 489,678 women were victims of some type of sexual violence, while 7,752…