Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

Obama in East Africa: U.S. imperialism sows turmoil throughout region

July 30, 2015

July 27 — President Barack Obama’s first visit to Kenya and Ethiopia highlighted Washington’s imperialist intervention in Africa. U.S. policy is aimed at pulling the two countries into a U.S.-led military alliance and increasing U.S.-based firms’ exploitation of Africa’s mineral [...]

Detroit protest says: ‘End forced removals of African Americans!’

July 29, 2015

The corporate media claim that Detroit is being revitalized. A rally and march at Hart Plaza on the Detroit River and at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (City Hall) on July 21 exposed this false narrative. The city emerged from a contrived finan­cial emergency and forced bankruptcy late in [...]

Ebola Virus Disease not yet defeated in West Africa

July 26, 2015

Even though the three states where the Ebola Virus Disease struck last year have been declared free of the epidemic, cases have been reported over the last several weeks in Liberia. This West African state has maintained close ties with the U.S. since its founding as a republic in 1847. Freed [...]

Detroit to Flint water march ends

July 18, 2015

A week-long, cross-state march, organized under the theme “Clean, Affordable Water for All: Detroit to Flint Water Justice Journey,” ended in Flint, Mich., on July 10. Organizations sponsoring the walk included the People’s Water Board, the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, Michigan [...]

Call for mass actions to stop Saudi bombing of Yemen

July 9, 2015

July 6 — The Pentagon-backed and -coordinated bombing campaign has killed thousands and wounded thousands more in Yemen since the air war by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council began on March 26. The Pentagon is providing intelligence, refueling technology and diplomatic cover to the [...]

Bombings kill more in Yemen as hunger, thirst spread

July 6, 2015

Warplanes deployed by the Saudi Arabian monarchy, the Gulf Cooperation Council and their allies, all backed by U.S. imperialism, are continuing the war aimed at regime change in Yemen into the fourth month. Since March 26 when the bombing of Yemen started, some 2,600 to 4,000 people have died, [...]

Sixty years after Freedom Charter, South Africa struggle continues

June 30, 2015

Events that took place on June 25-26, 1955, in Kliptown, South Africa, represented a turning point in the national liberation struggle in that apartheid-dominated state. Several thousand people met at the Congress of the People, which brought together a broad alliance of oppressed groups. Africans, [...]

Yemeni peace talks sabotaged in Geneva

June 28, 2015

After nearly a week of discussions in Geneva, Switzerland, United Nations talks to end the fighting in Yemen have adjourned with no resolution to the months-long war. These talks broke down after the Yemeni politician backed by the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council, the ousted fugitive [...]
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