Bolivia’s Decolonization Mission

By Ben Dangl An interview with Felix Cardenas Aguilar, Bolivia’s Vice Minister of Decolonization. In 1870, Bolivian dictator Mariano Melgarejo offered an English diplomat a glass of chicha – a corn-based beer consumed for centuries in the Andes. The diplomat refused the drink, asking for chocolate instead. A short-tempered Melgarejo responded by forcing the Englishman…

Reviving the Fight Against Environmental Racism

By Bryan K. Bullock “White environmentalist talk about saving the rainforests, but no mention is ever made of saving the lives of those who dwell in America’s concrete jungles.”   It’s time to get back to basics in the struggle for true freedom for African Americans. The “basics” in this sense, means reclaiming strategies that…

Fundación Pachamama is Dead – Long Live ALBA

Fundacion Pachamama is Dead – Long Live ALBA [Part I of an Investigative Report] April 25, 2014 By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer “From Sachs to Kristof to Invisible Children to TED, the fastest growth industry in the US is the White Savior Industrial Complex. The white savior supports brutal policies in the morning, founds…

Oil Prices Threaten African Economies

Impact of the decline in revenue prompts austerity measures in high producing states By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° During 2014 many western-based financial publications declared that the Federal Republic of Nigeria had surpassed the Republic of South Africa as the largest economy on the continent. Nigeria relies heavily on oil exports for the generation of…

Africa 2014 in Review Part III : Counterrevolution, Neocolonialism and the Mass Struggle

Lessons from false starts and imperialist interventions By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Africa 2014 in Review Part I : Challenges for Genuine Independence and Development Africa 2014 in Review Part II : The Quest for Unity and the Role of Imperialism Mrs. Simone Gbagbo, the former first lady of Ivory Coast, made an appearance in…

This Changes Nothing. Why the People’s Climate March Guarantees Climate Catastrophe

By Cory Morningstar Wrong Kind of Green As the following information will demonstrate, The People’s Climate March and supporting discourse is about protecting capitalism, not protecting the world’s most vulnerable people from climate change. Image courtesy of Mark Gould The People’s Climate March in New York City is a mobilization campaign created by Avaaz and…

Keystone XL : The Art of NGO Discourse

By Cory Morningstar [The Keystone XL: The Art of NGO Discourse series. Part l, Part ll, Part lll Part lV] Ignoring the Fact that the Oligarchs Finance the “Movements” | TIDES The United States of America is not a democracy, but an oligarchy – with the rich controlling government decisions and the average American having practically zero influence over public…