Although the U.S. huffed and puffed in the days following a military takeover in Niger, history suggests that notwithstanding the heavy U.S. military presence in Africa, the commitment of U.S. troops to direct armed combat on African soil is unlikely. That’s because the U.S. has never had the guts to tell the truth about how it has bullied and exploited Africa from a distance by using covert operations, drone and air strikes, and proxy military forces to do the dirty work needed to accomplish its imperialist objectives. But like all liars, the U.S. occasionally slips up and discloses the truth. . . .
The Groundings podcast episode titled “The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow” features a conversation between host Musa Springer and historian Dr. Gerald Horne. The discussion centers around Dr. Horne’s book, “Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow,” which explores the complex historical and political relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, particularly during the eras of slavery and Jim Crow. Dr. Horne explains that his interest in the Cuban Revolution and its significant role in Africa, particularly in defeating the Apartheid military in Southern Angola and Northern Namibia, inspired him to write the . . .
AUGUST 3, 2023—The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) condemns in the strongest possible terms Kenya’s proposal to lead what amounts to a foreign armed intervention in Haiti. Kenya has offered to deploy a contingent of 1,000 police officers to help train and assist Haitian police, ostensibly to “restore order” in the Caribbean republic. Yet, their proposal is nothing more than military occupation by another name; an occupation of Haiti by an African country is not Pan-Africanism, but Western imperialism in Black face. By agreeing to send troops into Haiti, the Kenyan government is assisting in undermining the sovereignty and self-determination . . .
On July 19, 1979, the Sandinistas took control of the capital city of Managua in Nicaragua during their successful overthrow of the brutal US-backed Anastasio Somoza regime. This event is of course a cause of jubilant celebration and pride in Nicaragua, as well as among socialists worldwide. It should also be a moment to understand that marginalized people in the US are connected to the socialist revolution in that country, and to all people in the Americas, because we were the victims of a war the US government waged upon us all as it sought to undermine Nicaraguan self-determination, as . . .
The enduring friendship between Cuba and the peoples of Burkina Faso and the entire African continent cannot be adequately summed up in a few paragraphs. As a people subjected to slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism and imperialism for several hundred years, few peoples in the world know our struggle and pain better than the peoples of Cuba, Latin America and the Caribbean. In 1983, our country had the courage to challenge a world order based on the exploitation of the many for the enrichment of the few. Thomas Sankara, our brilliant leader, led us with honesty, integrity and bravery as our people . . .
“No matter what they say now about highways and hospitals and penicillin, whatever was done in those colonies was not done for the natives. And the Belgians may not know this, but the natives do. What happened was very simple.” “You cannot walk into a country and stay there as long as the Europeans did and dig coal and iron and gold out of the earth and use it for yourself…By and by, it’s inevitable that someone will make a connection between the machines you have and the power you have.” James Baldwin, 1961 Much attention is paid to the . . .
When in 2010 Qatar was awarded the right to host the 2022 World Cup tournament the Gulf kingdom became the focus of offensive and disparaging campaign. Qatar was accused of mistreating migrant workers engaged to build World Cup projects. The campaign against Qatar as host nation involved Britain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Israel, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia. Demonstrations took place outside the Qatari Embassy in London, with the slogan “Qatar: stop funding terrorism.” They were reportedly run by Sussex Friends of Israel and the Israeli Forum Task Force, joined by UK Lawyers for Israel and Stand With Us (SWU). . . .
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly rejects the arrival of a nuclear-powered submarine in the Guantanamo Bay on July 5, 2023, that stayed until July 8 at the US military base located there, which is a provocative escalation of the United States, whose political or strategic motives are not known. The US military base, as is known, has occupied that 117 square kilometers territory for 121 years against the will of the Cuban people. It stands as a colonial remnant of the illegitimate military occupation of our country that started in 1898, after the expansionist intervention during the independence war . . .