Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

Charleston massacre and the legacy of Denmark Vesey

June 23, 2015

The racist attack on the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was a planned and premeditated assault on the legacy of struggle waged by the African-American people for two centuries in South Carolina. Corporate media reports on the shooting seek to minimize its [...]

African Union overshadowed by attacks on Sudan

June 21, 2015

A concerted campaign to disrupt the African Union Summit held June 7-15 in the Republic of South Africa used charges by the International Criminal Court against standing Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who was recently re-elected by a wide margin in the oil-rich north central African [...]

Talks stall as Saudis bomb Yemeni cities

June 18, 2015

On June 15, bombs hit the Old City of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. In the first announced attempt to reach a political settlement, United Nations talks began June 15 — with the Ansurallah rebels absent — in Geneva, ostensibly seeking to end the escalating imperialist-coordinated war against the [...]

Can U.N. talks bring peace to Yemen?

June 13, 2015

June 8 — Even though peace talks are slated to begin on June 14 in Geneva between the major parties involved in the conflict over control of Yemen, the fighting rages on inside this underdeveloped Middle Eastern state. Prior to the announcement of the U.N.-sponsored talks, discussions were taking [...]

African-American and Palestine liberation

June 13, 2015

A series of opinion articles have been published recently in Newsweek contradictorily condemning and praising the Barack Obama administration’s efforts to reassure the state of Israel that United States imperialism is on its side all the way in suppressing and eliminating the Palestinian people. [...]

Cops on killing rampage

June 3, 2015

Reign of racist terror MLK Day march in Detroit on Jan. 19.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe Police agencies in the United States are not moderating their brutal and murderous actions against African Americans and other oppressed peoples. Rebellions in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore have shed light on the [...]

No end in sight to U.S.-coordinated war against Yemen

June 2, 2015

Saudi Arabian bombs kill Yemeni civilians. Another Shiite mosque was bombed in Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia on May 29, as Saudi airstrikes continued against Yemen. The war in Yemen is over whether the people of that country, the most underdeveloped in the region, can achieve and maintain their [...]

Burkina Faso: Sankarist parties form united front

May 30, 2015

Ten political parties claiming to uphold the political legacy of martyred Burkina Faso Marxist and Pan-Africanist revolutionary Thomas Sankara have formed an alliance. The unity agreement came several months after a national uprising which ousted former coup-leader-turned-president Blaise [...]

U.S.-backed Saudi war on Yemen continues

May 18, 2015

The Al-Massirah television station in Yemen, which supports the Ansurallah Movement (Houthis), broadcast a news report May 11 showing civilians standing by a downed F16 bomber used by Morocco, part of the alliance currently waging war on this Middle Eastern state. The U.S.-made fighter plane is the [...]
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