America’s Imperial War Drive and the Contemporary African Crisis

From the Cameroon and Somalia to South Africa and Zimbabwe neo-colonialism remains a major impediment to genuine development and stability. Author’s Note: This address was delivered at the Detroit branch of Workers World Party public forum held on Sat. April 22, 2017. The event examined various anti-imperialist struggles taking placed around the world from the…

NATO’s Emerging Outsourced Eastern Flank

Wayne Madsen A series of moves by NATO’s Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) partner, the United Arab Emirates, has many observers in the Indian Ocean littoral nations wondering out loud whether the «North Atlantic» military pact is moving into the Indian Ocean and Arabian Peninsula, courtesy of an «outsourcing» deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)…

When Daesh is Defeated: Who Will Fill the Intellectual Vacuum in the Arab World?

Editorial Comment: The suppression of academics is the first phase in the process of cultural genocide. Following empire’s implacable campaigns of assassination, political persecution and ideological cleansing, leading  intellectuals and visionaries in the MENA region have been marginalized and largely silenced. The result is tragic and immediate, but the negative repercussions will extend well into the…

US Expands, Escalates War Against Somalia

By Abayomi Azikiwe Internationalist 360° United States President Donald Trump has pledged to intensify the war against the people of Somalia which has gone on for decades. This latest manifestation of Washington’s intervention in the oil-rich Horn of Africa state came in the form of an executive order granting the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) greater…

The AFRICOM Snake Slithers into the Lake Chad Basin

Ever since NATO’s 2011 regime change in Libya, the U.S. military command, AFRICOM, has had free rein in most of the continent. Boko Haram “terrorism” provides an excuse to intervene, but AFRICOM’s real aim is to secure U.S. control of African economic resources. “It took only the suggestion of potential oil reserves to inspire a…