I have written before about the increased conflict in Mali, and the goals of the imperialist powers to get a greater foothold in Africa. Now it looks like France, the former colonial occupier of Mali, is conducting military actions in the country under the typical pretense of “terrorism.” From The Telegraph (U.K.): French helicopter gunships […]
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In further news of the ongoing U.S. encroachment into Uganda, a Washington-based “advocacy group” has called for more U.S. troops in the region. This is to supplement the 100 troops sent by the Obama administration to aid the Ugandan army in the hunt for Joseph Kony and the remnants of the Lords Resistance Army. What […]
This is a speech about Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Pan Africanist and anti-colonial leader of Ghana and major theorist on neocolonialism. It is given by Jorge Risquet Valdes, a Central Committee member of the Communist Party of Cuba. Here he illustrates main points of Nkrumah’s ideas and influence, and Cuba’s strong relationships to Africa displaying […]
The country of Brazil is hosting two events in the next few years that will bring it attention on the world stage. Brazil is scheduled to host both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Like other countries who have hosted the Olympics and other international sporting events previously, […]
We have long promoted and distributed certain works of J. Sakai as essential reading for revolutionary anti-imperialists, especially Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat. Its uncompromising look at Amerikan history as one of oppression of captive nations is a sharp contrast to the left patriotism of Howard Zinn, as a previous review by […]
This article was originally published on the Marxist-Leninist blog Return to the Source, republished at The Speed of Dreams. Despite the misconceptions of many so-called Marxists and other leftists, nationalism has been at the center of liberation struggles in recent history, and a weapon against imperialism when wielded by oppressed peoples. This is also relevant […]
[Mao Zedong, in “Speech at the Chinese Communist Party’s National Conference on Propaganda Work,” talks mainly about work by intellectuals. A key part of Maoism is about the existence of class struggle even under socialism. There are different contradictions inherent in the struggle for socialism and revolutionaries must be aware of them. In this speech […]
A recent article in the Washington Post by Craig Whitlock titled “U.S. Expands Secret Intelligence Operations in Africa,”(1) has generated interest among many different circles. It talks about the expansion of a spy and surveillance program that utilizes small aircraft for reconnaissance missions in different African countries. These are often operated by private mercenary companies. […]
In Israel recently Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the acceleration of deportation proceedings of over 25,000 African migrants. This action comes in a wave of violence and hatred directed against African migrants coming into Israel, estimated at more than 60,000. These recent events show the inherent fascist impulses of settler populations, and how these impulses […]
Conclusion: Humanity vs CIA Terrorism In reviewing the history and scope of CIA terrorism, it may be tempting to fall back into a kind of persistent conspiratorialism, either rejecting outright the notion that such a group could be so lethal and influential or succumbing to paranoid helplessness in the face of what seems like insurmountable […]
The CIA Today: Drone Warfare, Destabilization and the New Scramble for Africa One of the CIA’s most well-known ongoing operation is the coordination of bombings by unmanned drones. These high-tech terrorist operations, sometimes coordinated directly with the US military, are carried out remotely from far away sites like the Pentagon, the public headquarters of the […]
Nacro-Terrorism for Uncle Sam According to US law, the CIA budget is subject to legislative approval. In order to bypass the scrutiny and effort of such procedure, the CIA has been known to seek additional funds through narcotics trafficking. The CIA’s status as narco-terrrorists began early in its existence according to researcher Paul Berez, “[I]n […]
CIA Terrorism, Dirty Wars and Destabilization in Latin America during the 1980’s One of the hallmarks of terrorism is the use of violence against civilians. The CIA network, to defend and extend the dominant order, has used violence against civilians in countries around the world. A notable example is the dirty wars carried out in […]
Attempts by the US to ‘rollback’ peoples’ democratic gains against capital did not end. After World War II the subsequent years became known as the Cold War, but could better be described as a Third World War: one waged by capital (through the CIA, conventional military means, propaganda, NSSs, etc) against Third World people and anyone perceived as a threat at the systemic level.
It is not hyperbole to describe the CIA network, which includes the interests it serves and those through which it operates, as the world’s most wide-spread, sophisticated and well-funded terrorist network today. Particularly, the CIA promotes violence and other tactics internationally as part of efforts to sway opinion in ways that enshrine policies favorable to the commercial interests of the United States and its allies. The CIA could be described as a US-centered terrorist group in service to capital.
The recent coup in the west African country of Mali continues to play out. On March 21st 2012 a rebel faction of the nation’s military took over the elected government over internal disputes in the region. The military faction, naming itself the Committee for the Reestablishment of Democracy and the Restoration of the State, […]
The recent Kony 2012 video that has gone viral all over the internet has been talked about almost everywhere as of now. With over 70 million views and counting the 30 minute video by Invisible Children is unprecedented in its dissemination through social media, especially from those who do not usually engage in politics. The […]
Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of the People’s National Party, recently reelected, stated that Jamaica would take steps to cut ties with the British monarchy and become a republic. Through this action Jamaica will replace its head of state, currently the Queen of England, with its own indigenous president.
At a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of independence from Britain, Prime Minister Miller, whose People’s National Party won in a landslide reelection on December 29th 2011, stated in her inaugural address:
“I love the Queen, she is a beautiful lady, and apart from being a beautiful lady she is a wise lady and a wonderful lady. But I think time come…As we celebrate our achievements as an independent nation, we now need to complete the circle of independence.” (1) (2)
Although Jamaica achieved independence from Britain in 1962 it still retains its colonial ties in an arbitrary monarchical system. Jamaica has both a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. As part of the Commonwealth Realm, Queen Elizabeth of Britain is the official head of state of Jamaica, and retains the title Queen of Jamaica. The government has a Governor-General which represents the British monarchy in the government of Jamaica. The Governor-General appoints the members of the Cabinet on the advice of the Prime Minister. The monarch and the Governor-General have ceremonial roles in the day-to-day operation of the government but have reserve power to dismiss the Prime Minister or Parliament. Continue reading