Solidarity with Resistance to Extraction

13 June 2021 — The New Dark Age

by Don Fitz and the Green Party of St. Louis

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People the world over are opposing fossil fuel extraction in an incalculable number of ways. It is now clear that burning fossil fuels threatens millions of Life forms and could be laying the foundation for the extermination of Humanity. But what about “alternative” energy? As progressives stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those rejecting fossil fuels and nuclear power, should we despise, ignore, or commend those who challenge the menace to their homes and their communities from solar, wind and hydro-power (dams)? The Green Party of St. Louis/Gateway Green Alliance gave its answer with unanimous approval of a version of the statement below in May, 2021.

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G7 or failed colonial powers telling the world what to do

9 May 2021 — Peoples Dispatch

G7 are a bunch of western countries—the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada—who believe that they have the “civilizational” mandate to tell the world how it should be run

by Prabir Purkayastha

The Foreign Ministers of G7 countries met in London this week and issued a communique painting Russia as a “malicious actor” and China as a “bully”. It had little substance apart from ticking all the “right” boxes in its anti-China and anti-Russia campaign: Uyghurs, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Crimea, Ukraine, etc. It ended with arrogating to itself the mantle of being the “rules-based international order”, distinct from what the real, lawful international order is, the United Nations and its Security Council.

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US Ambassador Kelly Degnan Imposes External Control on Georgia

6 May 2021 — Origin: New Eastern Outlook

Vladimir Platov

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As part of the competitive struggle throughout the history of mankind, individual countries have already fallen under the external control of others, losing their sovereignty. This has been expressed since the controlling power unilaterally exerted a direct influence on the vassal state, prescribing certain managerial decisions to it, equivalent to the transfer of power in favor of the dominant state.

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African food systems are the ‘new oil,’ UN documents say

9 March 2021 — USRTK

Planning documents for the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021 shed new light on the agenda behind the controversial food summit that hundreds of farmers’ and human rights groups are boycotting over its dominance by agribusiness interests.

You can read the documents here: The next neocolonial gold rush? African food systems are the ‘new oil,’ UN documents say

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Land Dispossession and Imperialism Repackaged as ‘Feeding the World’

30 November, 2020 — Global Research

By Colin Todhunter

The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations. Smallholder farmers are being criminalised and even made to disappear when it comes to the struggle for land. They are constantly exposed to systematic expulsion.

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Why is US military in Africa?

23 November 2020 — World Beyond War

Did you know that the U.S. military has 29 military bases in 15 countries across Africa? The U.S. military established AFRICOM in 2008, despite the majority of African nations rejecting it. Under a false guise of providing security, the U.S. uses its military force to impose control of African land, resources, and labor to serve the needs of U.S. multi-national corporations.

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Africa as Colonial as Ever: US “New Africa Strategy” Old Oil in New Bottles

17 April 2019 — Mint Press

Months after U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the “New Africa Strategy” at the Heritage Foundation, the US’ new policy has killed civilians, exploited Africa’s resources and used the continent as a battleground for provoking tensions with Russia and China.

by Cale Holmes and Erica Jung

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Conservation as genocide in Kenya: REDD versus Indigenous rights By Martin Crook

15 March 2018 — Climate & Capitalism

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Neo-colonial ‘developmentalist’ forces with a green sheen are evicting and murdering people in the guise of conservation and climate change mitigation

Martin Crook is a PhD candidate and research associate at the Human Rights Consortium School of Advanced Study, University of London. His research interests include human rights and the environment and the political economy of genocide, ecocide.  Continue reading

Corporates carve up the African cake By Stanley Ellerby-English

3 April 2014 — New Left Project

This week World Development Movement activists, dressed as representatives of some of the world’s largest food and drink companies, delivered an Africa shaped thank-you cake to the Department for International Development (DfID). This tongue-in-cheek action highlights the support that DfID is giving to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, the stated aim of which is to lift 50 million people out of poverty and improve food security.

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Colombia: A New Chapter in U.S. Interventionism By Chris Gilbert

20 January 2014 — Counterpunch

Alfonso Cano, wiped out by the forces of US imperialism and its military puppets

Caracas – A recent article in the Washington Post reveals – I believe with a considerable degree of accuracy – some important and terrifying facts about the counter-insurgency tactics employed by the Colombian government as well as the role of the United States as an advisor that actually directs and controls anti-guerrilla operations. Another virtue of the article is that, though uncritical and triumphalist, it nevertheless shows how the political relation between the two countries may, without fear of exaggeration, be dubbed neocolonial.

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