US-Funded Report Illuminates Enormous South Sudan Death Toll but Leaves America’s Role in the Dark

The recently published, U.S.-financed report on South Sudan’s brutal conflict is just another dramatic illustration of how the U.S. publicly laments violence it has helped to create and perpetuate while obfuscating the sordid legacy of its foreign interventions.

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LONDON -- A new report financed by the U.S. government on the state of South Sudan’s civil war has found that the conflict has resulted in the deaths of nearly 400,000 people since it began five years ago, indicating that past statistics had severely underestimated the death toll. Yet, while the U.S.-funded report bemoans the situation in

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NATO’s “War On Terror” Leaves Famine, Disease In Its Wake In Africa

Resource exploitation, military occupation and so-called “anti-terror” efforts led by Western countries are destabilizing several countries in Africa, leading to widespread starvation and sickness for millions of people. Famine has become a daily fact of life for many in Somalia, South Sudan and elsewhere in Africa.

Watch: NATO’s “War On Terror” Leaves Famine, Disease In Its Wake In Africa

Most of us living in the West have never known hunger. In America, food shelves are easily accessed by the most vulnerable of society. Despite living in a time where there is a global surplus of food, millions of people around the world are still suffering from famine. If you follow mainstream media coverage about these humanitarian disasters,

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The Hunger Games: How Modern Imperialism Creates Famine Around the World

Countries like Yemen, Chad and South Sudan have been devastated by famine and starvation in recent years, with millions of people suffering despite a global surplus of food. But the problem is not a lack of resources – they are starving due to the effects of unending Western imperialism.

A South Sudanese refugee sits on a mat outside a communal tent with his brother at the Imvepi reception center, where newly arrived refugees are processed in northern Uganda Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP/Ben Curtis)

“[Famine] seems to be the last, most dreadful resource of nature…the power of population is so superior to the power in the earth to provide subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race.” - Thomas Malthus, “Essay on Population” NEW YORK (Analysis)-- I’ve never known hunger, not in a real sense. And

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Obama’s Legacy In Africa: Terrorism, Civil War & Military Expansion

Independent geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser examines the effect of the Obama administration on Africa. What he finds is less hope and change, and more chaos and death.

A man walks away after leaning his bicycle against a mural of President Barack Obama at the GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi, Kenya ahead of the visit of Obama. (AP/Ben Curtis)

NEW YORK --- (Opinion) The corporate media is predictably churning out nauseating retrospectives of Obama’s presidency, gently soothing Americans to sleep with fairy tales about the progressive accomplishments of President Hope and Change. But amid the selective memory and doublethink which passes for sophisticated punditry within the controlled

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South Sudan: US Empire Stirs Violent Brew Of Blood & Oil As China Threatens Western Hegemony

The entire history of South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, is one of greed, blood and death. Sadly, this is all too common in Africa, where the U.S.-NATO Empire must always have the last laugh.

A group of children at the U.N. protection of Civilians site in Juba, South Sudan, play with a toy gun. President Barack Obama has issued waivers that continue U.S. military assistance for South Sudan and six other nations where child soldiers have been used.

N EW YORK --- (Analysis) The ongoing civil war in South Sudan has left at least 50,000 dead and nearly 3 million displaced. While incidents of rape, torture, and bloodshed ebb and flow with the tides of war, the conflict, and especially its political context, remains little understood in the mainstream media. Indeed, the war in South Sudan

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South Sudan, Others Nations With Child Soldiers Get US Waiver On Military Aid

Human Rights Watch has said the waivers have allowed governments that use child soldiers to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid.

A Sudanese family takes shelter under their donkey cart at the Kalma refugee camp for internally displaced people, south of the Darfur town of Nyala, Sudan. (AP/UNAMID)

JUBA, South Sudan — President Barack Obama has issued waivers that continue millions of dollars in U.S. military assistance for troubled South Sudan and six other nations where child soldiers have been used, disappointing advocates who say his administration hasn't made curbing the use of children in combat a higher priority. The waivers

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