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Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

NATO powers threaten re-attack on Libya

December 12, 2014

Recent reports claim that Islamic State camps have been set up in Libya, the North African country in chaos after the U.S./NATO-led bombing and ground war in 2011 ousted the Gadhafi government and destroyed Africa’s most prosperous and stable state. At present there are two identifiable centers [...]

Ferguson exposes U.S. ‘human rights’ fraud

December 5, 2014

Dec. 1 — With the grand jury in Missouri refusing to bring any charges against the white police officer who gunned down unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, President Barack Obama has revealed his incapacity to address the African-American national question at a time of rebellion and mass [...]

Imperialism and the Ebola epidemic

December 4, 2014

Despite the international media attention focused on the latest and most widespread Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, there are contradictory reports on whether the three most severely impacted countries have met the treatment goals established by the World Health Organization and other agencies. [...]

Building solidarity with Africa, defeating neo-colonialism

November 29, 2014

Abayomi AzikiweWW photo: Brenda Ryan From a talk by Abayomi Azikiwe at the Workers World Party National Conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. From Egypt and Morocco in north Africa to Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and others to the west, right down through the Sudans, Uganda, Botswana, [...]

Judge rebuffs struggle to stop Detroit water shut-offs

November 27, 2014

Thousands demand water in Detroit, July 18.WW photo: Kris Hamel Federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has continued his anti-people legal reasoning by denying a motion to reconsider his earlier decision not to halt water shut-offs in Detroit. Since January, some 31,000 households have been [...]

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 [...]
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