Browsing All posts tagged under »AFRICOM«

Pentagon Photography and Visual Anthropology

September 26, 2014 by

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Could it be any more obvious how the Pentagon has learned to mimic certain styles of anthropological photography as shown in the instance above? Resembling any of a vast number of photographs of or by anthropologists, such as famous ones of Bronislaw Malinowski and Margaret Mead “in the field,” this one also features the note-taking […]

Book Review: Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya – Lessons for Africa in the Forging of African Unity, by Horace Campbell

October 5, 2013 by

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In October 2011, days after the brutal murder of the Libyan Leader, Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, NATO General Secretary, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, declared that the NATO mission in Libya had been one of the most successful in NATO’s history. In his new book, Professor Horace Campbell sets out to analyse that claim, and to analyse the […]

Encircling Empire: Report #23—Obama’s Scramble for Africa

August 10, 2013 by

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Special thanks for leads and commentary that were useful for this report goes to Crossed Crocodiles, a website devoted to Africa and U.S.-African relations. This report–the last Encircling Empire Report for 2013–is fairly long given that it provides detail on a relatively comprehensive pattern of recent events which, taken together, paint a portrait of what […]

Decolonize Human Rights

July 29, 2013 by

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Human Rights and Humanitarian Imperialism in Syria: A View From an African American Defender of Human Rights by Ajamu Baraka First published by Ajamu Baraka on October 1, 2012; reproduced here from Black Agenda Report. As the corporate media beat the drums of war with Syria, led this time by CNN and the New York […]

From Racism to Neoliberalism to National Security: AFRICOM and R2P

July 3, 2013 by

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In a relatively short piece, Glen Ford is able to trace the genealogical links from racism and Eurocentric perspectives of “civilization”  to neoliberalism, heightened militarism, and the expansion of the national security state. He then ties these historical streams together in current phenomena, such as the “responsibility to protect” and the work of the U.S. […]

The “Global War on Terror” Is Not Endless? A Pan-African View

June 16, 2013 by

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The planned winding down of the global war on terror has major implications for the peace movement internationally and cannot be carried out without vigorous engagement from all. First published as: “War on terror not endless? A pan-Africa view” By Horace G. Campbell Pambazuka, Issue 609, 2012-12-06 INTRODUCTION After September 11, 2001, the President of […]

General Carter Ham’s Case for Dismantling AFRICOM

June 13, 2013 by

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There is enough evidence that the US Africa Command has increased resource exploitation and imperial expansion, instigated more violence, intensified regional conflicts and undermined the authority of regional organizations and the African Union. First published as: “Dismantle AFRICOM! General Carter Ham makes the case?” By Horace G. Campbell Pambazuka, 2012-12-13, Issue 610 INTRODUCTION On Saturday […]

Militarizing Africa and African Studies and the U.S. Africanist Response

June 11, 2013 by

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By David Wiley [First published as: Wiley, David. (2012). "Militarizing Africa and African Studies and the U.S. Africanist Response." African Studies Review, 24(2) September, pp. 147-161.] There was an ironic and troubling confluence in the 1958-64 years when simultaneously the majority of African nations won their independence, the Soviet Sputnik went up and shocked Americans […]

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