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[For readers who are unfamiliar with SAFTU or the General Strike, see our previous, more comprehensive article on the topic] A planned general strike by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) and allies has begun, and by all accounts, it has the makings of a seismic blow to the moribund political establishment in […]

The frenchman is a strange creature. What can we say about it with any certainty? Some things we know for sure: It is highly xenophobic, belligerent, prone to attack without provocation, and exhibits very little awareness of irony, as evinced, for instance, by past anti-gay protests undertaken by strapping, shirtless young men. Having established at […]

[Written by W.E.B. Du Bois for The Atlantic Monthly of May 1915, the following, ‘The African Roots of War’, (edited for length and relevancy to the modern reader) explores not only the root of European inter-imperialist rivalry and war, but the type of state—one born of an uneasy partnership between labor and capital—that the parasitic […]

Update 12/9 15:20 ET: US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel orders US troops into CAR  This past Thursday, December 5th, the UN Security Council approved the influx of French troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) where France already had stationed 400 soldiers. The Central African Republic is a former French colony, similar to Mali […]

Discussion has been sparked by a recent article posted at Anti-Imperialism.com about the situation in Syria. Particularly, some of the feedback questioned to the nature and existence of Russian and Chinese imperialism. The following is part of a correspondence which briefly deals with the development of monopoly capital outside of the post-WWII trilateral bloc of […]

Being that today is Malcolm X’s birthday, I thought it was incumbent upon me to share these reflections. First and foremost, I think it’s necessary that I explain why I, as a “white man,” a euro-amerikan, feel such a profound reverence for Malcolm, someone who said to be a “black militant” and accused of being […]

The U.S. has recently set up a permanent drone base in the west African country of Niger, as well as deployed at least 100 troops to this country for logistical support. This has been done to assist French imperialists and their neocolonial African puppets in their intervention in Mali. The establishment of this base shows […]

This following was written by Thomas Meisenhelder. As always, reposting here is for critical discussion and does not imply, agreement, endorsement, or affiliation. Cabral’s ‘The Weapon of Theory’ will be read and discussed as part of the National Liberation and Neo-Liberalism 101 course during the second semester (beginning in January) of People’s Liberation University. This is a most difficult time […]

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the US and its western allies of using blackmail to secure a UN Security Council resolution on Syria. The draft resolution, circulated my members of the British delegation, included economic sanctions on the Syrian government and could pave the way for a future UN-backed intervention.

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.  […]

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, […]

On July 1st, 2011, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Tripoli for a massive rally in support of Muammar al-Gaddafi and the Libyan government. The rallies come in the wake of all-around attacks by Western imperialists and their lackey regimes in the Middle East against the north African country’s social and political institutions. Since […]