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Pentagon intervention in Africa grows

By February 13, 2014
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Developments in Central and East Africa have dominated news coverage of Africa since December. The split within the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), a close ally of Washington, and the deployment of French and African troops in the Central African Republic have led to an escalation of Pentagon involvement in these states. The U.S. […]

 

Fannie Lou Hamer remains a symbol 50 years after Freedom Summer

By February 7, 2014
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More than 1,000 student volunteers, along with rank-and-file workers and professionals from the northern and western cities of the U.S., traveled to Mississippi and southwest Tennessee in the summer of 1964 to assist African Americans in their decades-long struggle to acquire the right to vote. This effort became known as “Freedom Summer.” The volunteers worked […]

 

South African platinum strike continues amid threats of more layoffs

By February 4, 2014
South African miners during strike in Marikana on Jan. 30.

Feb. 3 — A government mediation team is seeking to resolve the ongoing strike in the platinum industry in the Northwest Province of South Africa. Talks were suspended until Feb. 4 as the world’s leading platinum mine producers remain stifled by strike activity which began Jan. 23. This strike involves production at the world’s three […]

 

Anti-NATO forces retake areas in southern Libya

By January 29, 2014
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For nearly seven months in 2011, NATO planes — particularly from the U.S., France, Britain and Canada — carried out a massive bombing campaign in Libya intended to overthrow the government of Muammar Gaddafi. After getting the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Libya and then another authorizing a […]

 

South Africa struggles continue in platinum mines

By January 23, 2014
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An 11-week strike by 7,000 members of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has resulted in a settlement granting them a raise of 9.5 percent. The strike against Northam Platinum facilities at Zondereinde was a major challenge for the NUM in the face of intransigence by the bosses and competition from the rival Association […]

 

Dr. King’s struggle legacy and today’s crisis of the cities

By January 20, 2014
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The federal holiday that commemorates martyred civil rights, social justice and peace activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. takes on added significance this year in light of the renewed attacks on municipalities throughout the United States. Workers and students in public educational institutions are facing massive layoffs and school closings, while local government employees […]

 

Thousands of African migrants strike in Israel

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African migrants protest in Tel Aviv.

Tens of thousands of African migrants suspended a general strike Jan. 13 that had been in effect since January 5 in the Zionist state of Israel. The strike is scheduled to resume on Jan. 15 in the aftermath of the death of Ariel Sharon. A list of demands put forward by the African community — […]

 

Conflicts in Africa facilitate imperialist intervention

By January 15, 2014

Fierce battles took place in early January in two states of oil-rich South Sudan — Unity and Jonglei states, not far from Juba, the capital of the recently formed country. The Ugandan military had crossed the border and was involved in the  fighting on the side of the forces of President Salva Kiir. The intervention […]

 

Imperialist intervention further destabilizes South Sudan, Central African Republic

By January 13, 2014
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Republic of Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir flew to the capital of the Republic of South Sudan on Jan. 6 in an effort to assist the Juba government in mending a split that is tearing the newly created country asunder. South Sudan broke away from its northern counterpart nearly three years ago, largely at the […]

 

Egypt sets referendum as coup regime cracks down on activists

By January 8, 2014

A 50-person committee to draft an amended Egyptian constitution completed its work. The military-appointed regime that came to power through an army coup on July 3 of last year is encouraging people to vote in the upcoming national referendum on Jan. 14-15. The regime’s operatives have shown concern that a low turnout will damage the […]

 
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