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Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

Burkina Faso coup leader trained by Pentagon

November 12, 2014

After much intense discussion among opposition parties, mass organizations and the religious leaders of Burkina Faso, it was announced on Nov. 10 that a roadmap was agreed upon for a transition to civilian rule — after mass protests had pushed out President Blaise Compaore. This consensus must [...]

The elections and the oppressed

November 12, 2014

The loss of the U.S. Senate to the Republican right and their gains in the Congress during the midterm 2014 elections can be largely attributed to a low voter turnout among key Democratic constituencies. African Americans, who have traditionally voted Democratic since the Franklin D. Roosevelt era [...]

Burkina Faso: levantamiento de masas expulsa gobernante neocolonial

November 12, 2014

3 de noviembre – Cientos de miles de personas en Burkina Faso han obligado al Presidente Blaise Compaoré, líder apoyado por el imperialismo, desde hace mucho tiempo, a renunciar en medio de manifestaciones de masas y rebeliones en varias ciudades de todo el país de África Occidental. [...]

Benton Harbor, Mich., Civil Rights activist convicted by all-white jury

November 7, 2014

Rev. Pinkney, right, at “Occupy the PGA” protest, May 2012. The Rev. Edward Pinkney was found guilty of five felony counts of forgery stemming from a recall campaign against Mayor James Hightower of Benton Harbor, Mich., earlier this year. The all-white jury in St. Joseph, Mich., deliberated [...]

Burkina Faso: Mass uprising ousts neocolonial ruler

November 5, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of Burkinabes reject neoliberal ruler after 27 years.Photo: Burkina Faso Nov. 3 — Hundreds of thousands of people in Burkina Faso have forced the longtime imperialist-backed leader, President Blaise Compaore, to resign amid mass demonstrations and rebellions in several [...]

Cubans lead global response to Ebola epidemic

November 5, 2014

Nov. 3 — Cuban health care workers have played a leading role on the African continent for decades. The revolutionary government views its work in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease as a manifestation of internationalism and solidarity with Africa. Hundreds of Cuban health care workers [...]

Ebola in U.S.: Struggle over quarantine, stigmatization

October 31, 2014

Oct. 27 — Epidemiology nurse Kaci Hickox had traveled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Doctors Without Borders to help treat patients suffering from Ebola virus disease. Upon returning to the U.S. Oct. 24, Hickox was placed under quarantine. She reported no symptoms of the dreaded disease. [She was [...]

Ebola cases surpass 10,000 in West Africa

October 31, 2014

World Health Organization officials announced on Oct. 24 that the number of Ebola virus disease cases now exceeds 10,000. Most people have come down with the disease in three West African states: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where approximately 4,900 people have died. On Oct. 23, Mali [...]

Libya war continues by proxy

October 26, 2014

On Oct. 20, 2011, the leader of the North African state of Libya was brutally assassinated in the city of Sirte. Colonel Moammar Gadhafi had been leading a struggle to defend his country from a war of regime-change coordinated and financed by the United States and NATO. Three years after the [...]
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