What Is France Hiding in the Sahel?

Reexamining and recalibrating its foreign policy towards Africa is something that may not appeal to France right now but it’s something that must be done.

BAMAKO, MALI -- On the 8th of October, Choguel Maïga, the prime minister of Mali, boldly informed the world that its former colonial power, France, was sponsoring terrorists in the country’s northern region. Standing before dozens of cameras and microphones, he provided details on how the French army had established an enclave in the northern town

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Cruel Britannia: Britain’s Real Role in the World, with Mark Curtis

Britons themselves remember their empire extremely fondly, far more positively than those in countries subjugated by the crown.

 Despite a number of embarrassing political events over the past number of years, Great Britain still likes to regard itself as a forward-thinking, world-leading country and a force for good. Surveys show that the United Kingdom retains a great deal of positive sentiment around the world. And despite the savagery of the era, Britons

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Anti-Anti-Imperialism: Gilbert Achcar’s Leftist Imperialism with Caveats

Behind Achcar’s leftish rhetoric is a flawed belief that somehow the imperialist actions of the U.S. and its allies may be truly humanitarian.

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NEW YORK -- Academic Gilbert Achcar, in an article appearing originally in The Nation and picked up by New Politics, proves by his own example that what he calls “progressive democratic anti-imperialists” are not progressive. Rather, they serve to (1) legitimize reaction, and (2) obscure the singular role of U.S. imperialism, while (3) attacking

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Will Lula Make a Comeback? Global Imperialists and Resource Extractors Shudder at the Prospect

With the potential comeback of Lula da Silva, Brazil may once again be on a path away from fascism and one that puts economic justice and anti-imperialism first.

Brazil Lula Feature photo

BRASILIA, BRAZIL -- Will the world’s sixth most populous country move away from fascism and towards a social democracy putting economic justice and anti-imperialism first once more? That is the question on Brazilian minds right now, as earlier this month the Supreme Court dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inácio “Lula” da

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Intersectional Imperialism: A Wholesome Menace

The empire claps back.

Intersectional imperialism Feature

WASHINGTON (Substack // Alex Rubinstein) -- With Trump-style nationalism out the door, a new era of imperial ideology is upon us. This mutation of the empire's dominant dogma is manifesting throughout global institutions of economic, political and social control and is materializing in a myriad of conflict theatres. In order to identify where

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An Unfaithful Servant of Imperialism: The Real Reason Trump Is Facing Impeachment

For the neocons and the “liberal” right-to-protect “humanitarian imperialists,” Trump’s lurches in the direction of non-intervention and rapprochement are only venial sins.

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The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE." -- Tweet, Donald J. Trump, October 9, 2019. Granted Trump may arguably be more

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