Latin America, Libya and US Imperialism

Martin Pastor It took nine months for the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to destroy Libyan society. In such a short time, the richest country on the African continent became a failed state plunged into a civil war that has continued since 2011. Faced with the new imperial offensive against Venezuela, this case should…

DR Congo Post-Election: An Interview with Maurice Carney

Ann Garrison The Congolese people succeeded in forcing President Kabila to allow elections to choose his successor, but Kabila still rigged the vote. “The results were manufactured to protect the interests of the Kabila regime.” On New Year’s Eve, the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) went to the polls to choose…

New South African Party to “Overthrow Capitalism”

Black Agenda Report with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford Irvin Jim, leader of South Africa’s largest union, told a People’s Forum audience in New York City that the newly formed Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party is not “another reformist party. We want to overthrow capitalism in South Africa.” He was joined by Dr. Cosmas Musumali, leader…

Libyan Popular National Movement’s Letter to President Nicolas Maduro

  OFFICIAL TRANSLATION: Brother President Nicolas Maduro President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Dear Brother, Please accept greetings from your brothers and sisters in the Libyan People’s National Movement, supporters of the Libyan leader and martyr, Muammar Gaddafi. While we closely follow the imperialist conspiracy against you in Venezuela, we want to express to…

Somali War: A Continuing Result of United States Foreign Policy

Abayomi Azikiwe Pentagon bombing operations against the Horn of Africa state of Somalia have killed numerous people over the last several weeks under the guise of the United States “war on terrorism.” On 30 November 2018 the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) reported that airstrikes were launched on al-Shabaab positions in Lebede killing nine people. (Reuters,…

An Attack on Venezuela Is an Attack On Africans and the Working Class Everywhere

A-APRP The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party Stands with the President Maduro and the Venezuelan Masses An Attack on Venezuela Is an Attack On Africans and the Working Class Everywhere U.S., Canada, LIMA Group and all the other imperialist and neo-colonialist states that line-up with them are exposing themselves and their true settler-colonial nature. This racist/fascist…

Poverty Criminalized in “Shackland” South Africa

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford 21 Jan 2019 Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, 5.2 million South Africans live in urban shack settlements that are unfit for human habitation, said anthropologist Kerry Chance, author of the new book “Living Politics in South Africa’s Shacklands.” The South African government, under “the…

Burkina Faso: Entire Cabinet and PM Resign from Office

With no reason given yet, Paul Kaba Thieba, Burkina Faso‘s prime minister and the entire cabinet of ministers have resigned from office after pressure due to a rising wave of violence and kidnappings in the West African country. The decision was made public by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore in a televised statement to the…

Laurent Gbagbo, the Unsinkable, Upright Man

Jean-Claude Djereke “Unsinkable” and “resilient” are the two adjectives I am tempted to use when rereading Laurent Gbagbo’s journey, because the trials he faced every failed to make him bend or kill in him the dream of a sovereign Côte d’Ivoire, mistress of his destiny, or to remove his desire to fight for justice and…