Category Archives: Africa

Mali: Here we go again – Sheldon Richman – 29 Jan.2013

In testimony before Senate and House committees, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enthusiastically endorsed increased U.S. intervention in Africa. When government officials seem incapable of learning obvious lessons from the recent past, maybe their incentive is not to learn but to keep … Continue reading

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Big Oil’s $140 Billion A Year and Counting – The Looting of Nigeria by THOMAS MOUNTAIN

As western oil companies loot some $140 Billion a year of Nigeria’s black gold two thirds of the country’s 100 million people live on less than $2 a day. Nigeria’s “official” oil production figures show about 3 million barrels a … Continue reading

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Invisible Children


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Understanding Tunisia’s Elections Results by ESAM AL-AMIN


Upon winning the elections in convincing fashion, Ennahdha gave assurances that it will not impose Islamic social and moral edicts on society, but rather intends to preserve the legal rights given to women with regards to personal status law. It also announced that it would not ban alcohol or bathing suits as its opponents had charged. The day after announcing the elections results Ghannouchi himself met with the leaders of Tunisia’s stock market to assure them of his party’s strong support for vigorous economic growth, especially in the tourism sector. His party’s platform calls for a robust annual economic growth of eight percent. Continue reading

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Unedited Footage of Gaddaffi’s capture. WARNING- GRAPHIC

The shock discovery of the former dictator, found cowering in a water drain on Thursday in his hometown of Sirte, was captured by Ali Algadi, a rebel fighter, with an iPhone just seconds after Gaddafi was dragged from the drain … Continue reading

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United Nations Security Council Resolution S/RES/1973 (2011) -The situation in Libya

United Nations Security Council Resolution S/RES/1973 (2011) -The situation in Libya

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The Old Gang’s All Here – Libya and the Return of Humanitarian Imperialism

Twelve years later, it is Kosovo all over again. Hundred of thousands of Iraqis dead, NATO stranded in an impossible position in Afghanistan, and they have learned nothing! The Kosovo war was made to stop a nonexistent genocide, the Afghan war to protect women (go and check their situation now), and the Iraq war to protect the Kurds. When will they understand that all wars claim to have humanitarian justifications? Even Hitler was “protecting minorities” in Czechoslovakia and Poland. Continue reading

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