Imperialism and the Making of the Migration Crisis

The unprecedented scale of global migration and migrant deaths are deliberate, not coincidental. By Harsha Walia Leading up to World Refugee Day on Saturday, the United Nations unveiled a devastating and damning report on the scale of global displacement. The U.N.’s Refugee Agency data reveals a total of 59.5 million people are displaced around the…

The CELAC-EU Summit

Covering bets, hoping for the best… By Tortilla Con Sal For the majority of Western corporate news media the recent summit in Brussels between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union never happened. Certainly, none of the leading English language media covered it. So in that sense, the summit was…

What Spain Tells Us About the Future of AFRICOM

By Andrew Korybko The US’ decision to beef up its military presence in southern Spain indicates that a new strategy towards Africa is well underway. Washington just clinched a deal with Madrid that will see it boosting its military footprint in the south of the country. According to the agreement, up to 2,200 Marines and…