A Guide to the US Blockade on Cuba

A Guide to the US Blockade on Cuba

We offer the following guide for all serious minded Africans and anti-imperialists in the US and the West in general. It is a great resource for better understanding the relationship between Africa and Cuba, the impact of US/EU sanctions, the many advances Cuba continues to make even under harsh and illegal circumstances and how we can best support them in these times. Don’t let October and November catch you slipping again. Read and share within your network.  . . .

American and African military forces at AFRICOM headquarters

Join the Month of Action Against AFRICOM

The Black Alliance for Peace’s Africa Team and the U.S. Out of Africa Network are organizing an international month of action to raise the public’s awareness as a contribution to the effort to build a popular movement for demilitarization and anti-imperialism on the African continent. This month’s events will focus on raising the public’s awareness about the use of western military power to impose western control of African land, resources, and labor on behalf of the world’s corporations. AFRICOM continues to militarily occupy Africa, with thousands of U.S. troops now stationed in some 30 African countries with dozens of U.S. . . .

US military officials in front of AFRICOM headquarters.

Building a Movement to Shutdown AFRICOM

ca Network are organizing a month of action on AFRICOM to raise the public’s awareness about the use of western military power to impose western control of African land, resources, and labor on behalf of the world’s corporate and financial elite, as well as the effort to build a popular movement for demilitarization and anti-imperialism on the African continent. . . .

Alpha Conde, former of president of Guinea, with the military members who have just carried out a coup.

Guinea and the Military Coup Incubator, AFRICOM

West Africa has just experienced its fourth attempted coup in just over a year, and seven coups over the last 13 years were carried out by African troops trained by the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). One was directly carried out by AFRICOM forces – Operation Odyssey Dawn against Libya in 2011, its first major military operation.  On Sunday, September 5, 2021 soldiers detained Guinean President Alpha Condé and claimed control of the government. They suspended the constitution and closed all of the country’s borders. In a video recorded in the capital Conakry, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya of the Guinean Armed Forces . . .

An Emory Douglas illustration for the Black Panther Party illustrating the different kinds of imperialist pigs.

Spooks and Grunts and Pigs: the IPIC

The capitalist/imperialist system is driven by a world view that is colonialist, racist, sexist and Zionist. It is an enemy that operates through governments, institutions and agencies that do its bidding. More particularly, a worldwide network of military, intelligence and police agencies protect the capitalist system with interconnected assets that operate locally, nationally, regionally, and internationally. The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party calls this network the Industrial, Police/Military, Intelligence Complex (IPIC). . . .

Police wearing face masks

US COVID-19 Relief Funds are Being Spent on Police and Prisons

The rallying cry for community control of police must be extended to the entire governmental apparatus. We have a plethora of governments at the city, county, state and the federal level yet they rarely act on the public’s behalf. That is why elected officials from Idaho to Pennsylvania to Alabama are certain they can get away with using the people’s money for dubious reasons. New prisons and better paid police are all we have to show for sickness, unemployment, and death. . . .

Haitians gathered at the US-Mexico border

Haiti and The US “Responsibility to Protect”

While the images of what appears to be thousands of Haitians stuck in the border city may be shocking, this can not be observed separately from Western imperialism and it’s allied nations that are responsible for the trajectory of this crisis.  . . .

Graphic depiction of people at a protest

The Limits of “Lived Experience”

The commonly retorted, “Listen to the people of [insert group]” statement is void of analyzing the class character of the people and voices being elevated. This places emphasis on individuals and not what is actually occurring, because the lens to view it through is blurred by varying interests. This is the exact issue with relying on lived experience as an analytical tool. . . .