Colombian President Petro’s Davos Proposal and What it Reveals

Eder Peña The Colombian president went to present his concern about the global environmental crisis to those who are generating it  On January 17, Colombian President Gustavo Petro participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, which brought together heads of state and world leaders, and presented Colombia’s proposals to address the climate…

How Much Should the West Pay Africans as Reparations?

Richard Oduor Oduku There have been countless attempts over the past 30 years to arrive at a ballpark figure for reparations. However, history shows that Africans should focus more on how the question of “how much?” is framed. What can be paid is largely dependent on who Africans ask for reparations, where they ask, and…

The West Has a Moral Obligation to Pay Reparations

Richard Oduor Oduku Calls for former colonial masters to pay reparations for their role in the enslavement of millions of Africans and the colonial exploitation of African lands has gained momentum in recent years. More than any other justification, there is a moral rationale for colonial and imperial powers to right the wrongs of the…

Empire by Invitation: Pax Africana or Pax Americana?

Samar Al-Bulushi Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, right, attend a welcoming ceremony before talks at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15, 2022. AT A WIDELY anticipated summit hosted by the Biden administration in Washington, D.C., last month, African leaders called for more support from the U.S. government…

US Lawfare and the Destabilization of Latin America

Brian Mier Brazil-based reporter and author Brian Mier outlines the strategy of lawfare and how it has been used in Latin America, particularly in the Lava Jato investigation. “Lawfare is the use of the law as a weapon of war, and it is the newest characteristic of 21st Century Combat,”  – Colonel Charles Dunlap Lawfare…

Dead on Arrival: The West’s B3W Initiative to Rival China’s BRI

F.M. Shakil While Washington is focused on establishing rival ‘global’ projects to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, most of these drive profits and benefits right back to the United States. The plan for a large infrastructure project by the US and G7 to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) appears to have died a…

‘The Cry is “Lumumba Lives”—His Ideas, His Principles’

Janine Jackson Janine Jackson interviewed Friends of the Congo’s Maurice Carney about the assassination of Patrice Lumumba for the January 20, 2023, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson:  CounterSpin listeners will have heard a number of tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. this past week—a few searching, many shallow. Importantly, the King holiday…

US Africa Leaders Summit Promises More Exploitation for Africa, Record Profits for US Mining Firms

Jeremy Loffredo Recent deals between US Secretary of State Tony Blinken and African heads of state promise eye-popping profits for US mining multinationals and fewer protections for African laborers “toiling in subhuman conditions” to drive the digital revolution. The US Africa Leaders Summit held this December in Washington DC provided a platform for the Biden administration to…

Why President Maduro Canceled His Attendance at the VII CELAC Summit

Ernesto Cazal Argentine sovereignty is injured and its State will not provide security guarantees even to high-level politicians, both national and international ( Photo: Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters ) For many it has been a total surprise that President Nicolás Maduro has not traveled to Buenos Aires to participate in the VII CELAC Summit. It…

The U.S. Empire’s Ukraine Miscalculation Could Bring Revolution

Rainer Shea In The Myth of Capitalism, Michael Parenti said: No ruling class rules nakedly…they take strenuous efforts to justify their rule. I tell students when they say, ‘Oh they don’t care what we think. They ignore us’, and all that, and I say, ‘Oh no, no. That’s the only thing they care about you. The…

A Bolivian Hell on Earth: Balkanization in the Name of God

Rafael Bautista S. If hell is a Christian invention, its own history – which is the history of the West – is proof of it, shedding as much blood as possible “in the name of love”. But the religion of Hebrew-Semitic origin (not Western), which announced the “good news” to the poor, that we are…

Ramstein Package: More Weapons Less Peace

Yoselina Guevara L. On January 20, the meeting of the NATO Contact Group for Ukraine was held at the German Ramstein air base, a military complex inaugurated in the 1950s, designed by the French, built by the Germans and currently under the command of the Americans, which was famous for being the center for the…

The Most Egregious Miscalculation

Alastair Crooke Rising smoke can be seen from the beach at Saky after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka, Crimea, on Aug. 9. UGC VIA AP The U.S. government is hostage to its financial hegemony in a way that is rarely fully understood. It is the miscalculation of this era…