[On behalf of RAIM and the editorial board of Anti-Imperialism.org, J. Alexander talks with Jeff J. Brown, a China-based progressive anti-imperialist author, host of China Rising Radio Sinoland and senior editor at The Greanville Post, about prospects for revolution, the labor aristocracy, and the nature of Russian and Chinese global power.] Jeff J. Brown: Ramin […]

On the 17th, among the last round of commuted sentences and presidential pardons, Chelsea Manning has had her sentence officially commuted and will be released May 17th of this year. As well, resistance hero Oscar Lopez Rivera (one of the leaders of the FALN of Puerto Rico) has also had his sentence commuted, in a […]

In a recent exposé in the Nation magazine, Jeremy Scahill describes a dramatic increase in CIA activity in Somalia, including the opening of  a new CIA facility in the capital city, Mogadishu:

“Set on the coast of the Indian Ocean, the facility looks like a small gated community, with more than a dozen buildings behind large protective walls and secured by guard towers at each of its four corners. Adjacent to the compound are eight large metal hangars, and the CIA has its own aircraft at the airport. The site, which airport officials and Somali intelligence sources say was completed four months ago, is guarded by Somali soldiers, but the Ameri[k]ans control access. At the facility, the CIA runs a counterterrorism training program for Somali intelligence agents and operatives aimed at building an indigenous strike force capable of snatch operations and targeted “combat” operations against members of Al Shabab, an Islamic militant group with close ties to Al Qaeda.”

In addition, the CIA has began using a secret prison in the basement of the Somalia National Security Agency headquarters, also in Mogadishu. The US directs covert operations, including drone strikes, from these facilities as part of what it describes as a ‘War on Terrorism’ . Continue reading

Amerikan E-Waste Poisons Chinese (raimd.wordpress.com) E-waste increasingly flows from the U.S. to the Third World. E-waste is made up of computers, cell phones, and other electronics that have been thrown away. For example, Amerikans throw out 133,000 computers a day and 100 million cell phones a year. Electronics contain harmful, toxic materials such as lead, […]