Anti-NATO Forces Retake Areas in Southern Libya by Abayomi Azikiwe

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by Abayomi Azikiwe
www.workers.org
January 29, 2014

U.S. Out of Libya

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For nearly seven months in 2011, NATO planes — particularly from the U.S., France, Britain and Canada — carried out a massive bombing campaign in Libya intended to overthrow the government of Muammar Gaddafi.

After getting the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Libya and then another authorizing a so-called “no-fly zone” in which only their planes could fly, the imperialists succeeded in having Gaddafi captured and brutally killed, opening the way for the establishment of a new regime that would further their interests in that oil-rich North African country.

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Who will convict the NATO war criminals? By Abayomi Azikiwe

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By Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire
www.workers.org
May 4, 2012

Danger U.S. war crimes ahead

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Charles Taylor, former rebel leader and head of state in the West African country of Liberia, was convicted on April 26 by the Special Tribunal on Sierra Leone. The court, held in the Netherlands, was ostensibly set up by the United Nations in conjunction with the Sierra Leone government.

Taylor’s conviction represents the first case in which a sitting political leader was removed and put on trial for supposed violations of both international and domestic law.

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African Americans and the struggle for socialism, 1901-1925 By Abayomi Azikiwe

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By Abayomi Azikiwe
www.workers.org
Editor, Pan-African News Wire
Feb 19, 2011

In 1901 the Socialist Party of America, after much ideological and political struggle, emerged as a coalition of various factions within the socialist movement. It had conservative, moderate and revolutionary tendencies within its ranks. Eugene V. Debs, an organizer of workers in the railroad industry, emerged as a charismatic figure, the party’s political candidate and a public spokesperson for the socialist movement.

Debs ran numerous times for presidential office and opposed wars of imperialism waged by the U.S. ruling class. He served prison terms for his outspoken opposition to war and U.S. foreign policy.

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