The second Monday of October is Columbus Day, a federal holiday in the U.S. It marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's 1492 landing in the Americas, his "discovery of the New World" for the benefit of the Spanish monarchy.
Global capitalism’s exploitation of Africa has made a rare appearance in the dominant media, thanks to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Africa Progress Panel, which he chairs.
Africa’s classic depiction in the mainstream media, as a giant basket case full of endless war, famine and helpless children creates an illusion of a continent utterly dependent on Western handouts.
Progressives should ask themselves, "Is France acting to help African people or for its own benefit?"
“Without Africa, there will be no history of France in the 21st century.”—Former French President Francois Mitterand
Mali’s teetering civilian government announced a new “national unity government” on July 30 in an attempt to hold on to the powers of state assumed following a military coup.
"Obviously the likes of Pham Binh need to be opposed when they call for imperialist bombing campaigns."
Why are there no sanctions against the U.S.? Why are no U.S. leaders—past or present—currently occupying prison cells or awaiting trial?
The lower levels of economic development of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America derive from their place in a global capitalist division of labor.
The Kony 2012 Campaign suggests the U.S. military can be an agent for human rights, when in fact a U.S. intervention in Uganda would only seek to ensure U.S. geostrategic interests in the region.