Libyan Human Rights Organizations Reject Italy’s Plan to Turn Libya into a Mass Detention Center for Refugees

Statement of the National Commission for Human Rights in Libya on the establishment of international protection centers in transit States, to assess asylum applications and provide legal assistance to migrants and asylum seekers, as well as voluntary repatriation in the southern Mediterranean countries The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya expresses its total rejection…

Media on Trial

Sheila Coombes, founder of Frome Stop War and Media on Trial introduces the event, and the circumstances surrounding the attempts to prevent it taking place. Professor Piers Robinson is Chair of Politics, Society and Political Journalism at Sheffield University. He has written the Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security, discussed media manipulation in television appearances…

Divide and Rule: Balkanizing the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ann Garrison “The Belgians had made it clear, before independence, that they did not intend to cede control of its wealth to the Congolese.” Syria has long dominated international headlines while the big powers discuss the possibility of dividing it into smaller, more homogeneous states along ethnic or religious lines. The Democratic Republic of Congo…

Pentagon Drone Bases in Niger Expand Imperial War of Terror

Rebecca Gordon They are like the camel’s nose, lifting a corner of the tent. Don’t be fooled, though. It won’t take long until the whole animal is sitting inside, sipping your tea and eating your sweets. In countries around the world — in the Middle East, Asia Minor, Central Asia, Africa, even the Philippines —…

African Liberation Day 2018

“The total liberation and unification of Africa under an All-African Socialist Government must be the primary objective of all Black revolutionaries throughout the world. It is an objective which, when achieved, will bring about the fulfillment of the aspirations of African and people of African descent everywhere. It will at the same time advance the…