Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

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

May 8, 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 [...]

U.S.-backed Saudi Coalition kills Yemeni civilians

May 5, 2015

Smoke rises from Yemany Dairy and Beverage factory hit by a U.S.-backed Saudi airstrike outside Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodaida on March 31, 2015. Fighter aircraft from the Saudi-Gulf Cooperation Council coalition continued their massive bombing operations in Yemen during late April by [...]

Iran calls for ceasefire in Yemen

May 4, 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has outlined a proposal for the cessation of hostilities in Yemen through an April 17 letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This plan involves four demands: an immediate ceasefire, a halt to attacks by Saudi-Gulf Cooperation [...]

Venezuelan representative speaks

April 30, 2015

Venezuelan Consul General Jesus Rodriguez Espinoza was a special guest speaker from Chicago at the April 27 weekly meeting of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions, and Utility Shutoffs and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice in Detroit. Rodriguez [...]

1,300 African, Asian migrants drown in Mediterranean

April 28, 2015

The Pentagon maintains a large military base in Djibouti at Camp Lemonnier where the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) directs its operations in the region. An accident on a substandard boat resulted in the deaths of over 900 refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia on April 19. Many of the [...]

Racist court denies justice for Michigan Civil Rights leader

April 21, 2015

Dorothy Pinkney at April 14 rally in St. Joseph, Mich.WW photo: Ab ayomi Azikiwe St. Joseph, Mich. — Another postconviction motions hearing took place on April 14 in St. Joseph, Mich., involving the conviction by an all-white jury late last year of the leading Black Civil Rights activist, the [...]

Detroit lawsuit demands right to public protest

April 17, 2015

Some of the protesters outside Chase Bank, Feb. 27.WW photo: Kris Hamel A lawsuit largely initiated by the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and Women in Black-Detroit demands the right to [...]

Washington escalates role in Saudi attack on Yemen

April 15, 2015

Pakistan’s parliament on April 10 voted to refrain from joining the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council — a coalition of the Saudi rulers with the other Gulf-area monarchies — now bombing Yemen. The bombing is the latest in a series of political and military struggles over who will [...]

Casualties mount in U.S. proxy war in Yemen

April 12, 2015

Despite daily airstrikes by Saudi Arabia since March 26, the Ansurallah (Houthis) fighters seized the presidential palace in the southern city of Aden the following week. Subsequent reports claim that the Houthis occupying the palace were forced to retreat by military forces still loyal to ousted [...]

150 years after U.S. Civil War, anti-racist struggle continues

April 9, 2015

Christianburg Institute, a Freedmen’s Bureau School, founded during Reconstruction in Virginia. Confederate Army forces retreated from Richmond, Va., in early April 1865 in the face of advancing Union troops, many of whom were Africans. Soon the Union forces reached the last capital city of the [...]
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