On UNSCR 2118 and Syria: Reality, Resolutions, Representations

“One overall objective of any team is to sustain the definition of the situation that its performance fosters. This will involve the over-communication of some facts and the under-communication of others. Given the fragility and the required expressive coherence of the reality that is dramatized by a performance, there are usually facts which, if attention… Read More On UNSCR 2118 and Syria: Reality, Resolutions, Representations

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

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

LIBYA: Race, Empire, and the Invention of Humanitarian Emergency

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/51851726 w=594&h=334] Based on my latest book, Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War On Libya and Africa (Baraka Books, Montreal, 2012), and nearly two years of extensive documentary research, this film places the 2011 US/NATO war in Libya in a more meaningful context than that of a war to “protect civilians” driven by the urgent need… Read More LIBYA: Race, Empire, and the Invention of Humanitarian Emergency