What Red Book Will You Read This Year on Red Books Day (21 February)?: The Seventh Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 17 February 2022 — The Tricontinental

Newsletter 7 01


Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

On 16 February 2015, Govind and Uma Pansare went for a morning walk near their home in Kolhapur, in the western state of Maharashtra, India. Two men on a motorcycle stopped them and asked for directions, but the Pansares could not help them. One of the men laughed, pulled out a gun, and shot the two Pansares. Uma Pansare was hit but survived the attack. Her husband, Govind Pansare, died in a hospital shortly thereafter on 20 February at age 82.

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Imperialist-backed conferences set stage for intervention in Somalia & Syria By Abayomi Azikiwe

4 March 20 — empirestrikesblack

As the American, French, and Israeli militaries help to crush the indigenous Somali resistance, Britain clamours to steal the nation’s rich unexplored oil reserves.

By Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire
012 9:50 PM

Back-to-back conferences held Feb. 23-24 to determine the destiny of Somalia and Syria took place outside the respective countries with the full backing of the imperialist states, guaranteeing that these efforts oppose the best interests of the two countries’ people. Continue reading

Somalia Newslinks 1 January 2012

1 January 2012

Ethiopian troops invade key central Somalia town
San Francisco Chronicle
A mother from southern Somalia prepares some powdered milk mixture to feed her child on December 30, 2011 at a refugee camp located in southern Mogadishu. Ethiopian troops and Somali government forces seized control of a key Somali city on December 31, …

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Somalia Newslinks 22 December 2011: Britain’s new year resolution: intervene in Somalia

22 December 2011 — williambowles.info

Britain’s new year resolution: intervene in Somalia
The Independent
Britain plans to deepen its involvement in Somalia – a land that has become a byword for instability and violence – in the new year. David Cameron describes Somalia as “a failed state that directly threatens British interests” and will convene a summit …

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Somalia Newslinks 20 December 2011

20 December 2011 — williambowles.info

US Considers Combating Somali Militants’ Twitter Use
New York Times
NAIROBI, Kenya The United States government is increasingly concerned about the Twitter account of the Shabab militant group of Somalia, with American officials saying Monday that they were looking closely at the militants’ use of Twitter and the …

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Somalis Under Relentless Drone Attack as U.S. Tightens Military Grip on Continent

19 October 2011 — Black Agenda Radio Commentaries

Black Agenda Radio Commentaries Today at 10:22 Click to listen

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Africa, under President Obama, is an expanding theater of war for the United States. There are few points on the African map where the U.S. military does not operate, independently, through proxies, or by agreement with local governments and militaries. AFRICOM has penetrated the armed forces of the continent to a degree no single European power could have ever aspired. Indeed, ‘the U.S. has so thoroughly infiltrated African armies, many, if not most, would be of no use for national defense against the Americans.’

World Food Program in Somalia: Angel of Mercy or Angel of Death? By Thomas C. Mountain

3 August 2011 — Black Agenda Report

To hear the corporate media tell it, the Shabab resistance in Somalia is to blame for the drought and famine. But ten million people are threatened in the neighboring Ogaden region of Ethiopia, largely populated by ethnic Somalis, many of whom are at war with the Ethiopian dictatorship. Ethiopia restricts the movements of foreigners in the Odaden, yet the World Food Program continues to operate there, as a partner with the regime.

You could say the WFP helped put the nail in the coffin of Somali agriculture.”

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US-backed forces launch military offensive in Somalia as aid is used as a weapon of war By Susan Garth

30 July 2011 — World Socialist Website

US-backed forces launch military offensive in Somalia as aid is used as a weapon of war

African Union forces have launched a military offensive against the al-Shabab militia in Somalia. The African Union is propping up the Transitional Federal Government that was installed by the US-backed Ethiopian invasion of December 2006.

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Somalia: the Real Causes of Famine By Michel Chossudovsky

21 July 2011 — Global Research

For the last twenty years, Somalia has been entangled in a “civil war” amidst the destruction of both its rural and urban economies.

The country is now facing widespread famine.  According to reports, tens of thousands of people have died from malnutrition in the last few months. The lives of  several million people are threatened. The mainstream media casually attributes the famine to a severe drought without examining the broader causes.

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Somalia Newslinks 14 July 2011

14 July 2011 — williambowles.info

Horn of Africa drought: Kenya to open Ifo II camp
BBC News
Kenya has agreed to open a new refugee camp near its border with Somalia, as thousands are fleeing the region’s worst drought in 60 years. Prime Minister Raila Odinga said the Ifo II camp, which can fit up to 80000 people, would open within 10 days. …

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