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Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

U.S. transnationals seek greater profits in Africa

August 26, 2015

The U.S. State Department opened a conference in Libreville, Gabon, on Aug. 24 to promote trade between Wall Street and Africa. It is ostensibly designed to promote the African Growth and Opportunities Act, in place since 2000 to facilitate trade between Africa and U.S. companies. While the U.S. [...]

Charleston Days of Grace

August 25, 2015

Organizing is accelerating for the “Days of Grace, Love’s Work Is Justice” events to be held in Charleston, S.C., over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 and 6. The event commemorates the nine Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church parishioners killed on June 17 by a white racist, as well as [...]

Former Black Panther killed in California prison

August 19, 2015

Hugo Pinell, 71, a former comrade of George L. Jackson, was killed on Aug. 12 in California State Prison-Sacramento near Sacramento, Calif. Pinell, known by many as “Yogi Bear,” had recently been released from 46 years of solitary confinement and was the longest serving prisoner held in [...]

Detroit recovery?
Don’t believe it

August 18, 2015

A recent study of residential patterns and employment availability in the Detroit area has exposed the lie told by the corporate media that this majority African-American city is undergoing an economic resurgence. Reporter Mike Wilkinson described some of the truth in Bridge magazine: “Hundreds [...]

Torture, show trials common in neocolonial Libya

August 15, 2015

A video released last week showing the beating and torture of Saadi Gadhafi is not an anomaly in contemporary Libya where the Pentagon and NATO waged a war of regime change in 2011. Gadhafi, a former football player in Europe, was shown tied up and being struck across the face and head. Sounds of [...]

50th anniversary of Watts Rebellion

August 12, 2015

Just five days after the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Watts Rebellion erupted. It lasted several days. Coming out of the Selma campaign, U.S. Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson was forced to introduce legislation designed to ensure the right to vote for African Americans. [...]

Aumenta terror policial

August 11, 2015

Un estudio del Departamento de Justicia finalizado a principios de este año y presentado a la prensa se acaba de publicar en formato de libro de bolsillo. Bajo el título de “Informe de Ferguson”, este estudio de 173 páginas muestra claramente la negación sistemática de los derechos [...]

New book exposes U.S. ‘hidden war’ on Africa

August 9, 2015

Journalist Nick Turse has researched the increasing role of the United States Africa Command (Africom) over the last seven years, which he presents in his new book, “Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa” (Haymarket Books, 2015). These military operations have [...]

Trial of Ebola vaccine seen as promising

August 5, 2015

A recent trial of a vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus disease has taken place in the West African state of Guinea, where the latest and most lethal strain originated in late 2013. Tested on 7,500 people, the vaccine is designed to protect those exposed to the virus as well as others who come in [...]

Police terror rises

August 4, 2015

One year after Mike Brown’s murder A Department of Justice study completed earlier this year and released to the press has been published in paperback form. Entitled “The Ferguson Report,” this 173-page study shows clearly the systematic denial of fundamental civil rights to African [...]
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