Browsing All posts tagged under »humanitarian intervention«

Humanitarian Imperialism in Libya: Another Review of Slouching Towards Sirte

March 13, 2014 by

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Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa Maximilian Forte Montreal, Baraka Books, 2012 341 pp, $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978 -1 -926824-52 -9 The post-WW II anti-colonialism is now reversed with a neocolonial thrust to Middle-East and Africa. The case of recent attack on Libya by NATO powers in support of the rebels against […]

A Russian Lesson on the Anthropology of International Relations

September 10, 2013 by

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At the end of a long statement, coming as the response to the last question in a press conference in Moscow on August 26, 2013, Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov (above), delivered what might be useful to understand as an anthropological statement on international relations, specifically on the treatment of people(s). It is reproduced here […]

Humanitarian Intervention: The Human Rights Gift that Keeps on Giving to U.S. Imperialism

September 6, 2013 by

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By Ajamu Baraka First published by the author on September 4, 2013 With the announcement by the Obama administration that it intends to launch an attack on Syria in response to the chemical attack alleged to have been carried out by the Syrian government, the U.S. Administration has again assumed for itself the role of global […]

The “Arab Spring” and the Seduction of the Western Left

August 26, 2013 by

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Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison, the Egyptian Army is back in charge – this time with the support of most Egyptians, who could no longer endure the chaos their elected Muslim Brotherhood government had inflicted on them. In Syria, the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies are in full military retreat – the government […]

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. […]

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