by Jonathan Azaziah
It was right around this time 45 days ago when Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky and his wife Sayyeda Zeenat were unjustly imprisoned and should be released IMMEDIATELY with housing and compensation for their wrongful lock-up to be subsequently provided by the Nigerian state. During this tumultuous and tense 45-day period, there was an attempt on Zakzaky’s life on December 10th and the Sheikh has continued to be tortured, denied proper medical care and deprived of just about every basic human right imaginable. As the seconds tick off the clock in this zero hour, the father of Shi’a Islam in Nigeria and Africa’s most important Anti-Zionist, Anti-Imperialist personality remains behind bars. The Saudi-controlled stooge Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has already inexplicably rejected the court order on baseless grounds and has also infamously banned Shi’a Islam. So should this be any indication of how the Buhari regime itself is going to behave, Zakzaky’s hideously prejudiced prison stint may not be over just yet. And after the Saudi tyrants’ execution of Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr last year and the Saudi-backed Bahraini regime’s murder of three Shi’a protesters yesterday, it should be lucid to all that with Saudi proxies in Abuja at the helm, Zakzaky’s life is in tremendous danger, more so than ever before. Continue reading Your 45 Days Are Up Buhari! Obey The Nigerian Federal High Court’s Order And Free Sheikh Zakzaky Now!
by Jonathan Azaziah
Happy, happy birthday to Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara, the revolutionary godfather of Burkina Faso. Africa’s Che Guevara would’ve been 67 today and there is a deep sense of melancholy knowing that he was martyred at the tender age of 36. One of the world’s least known but nevertheless most historically important revolutionaries, Sankara came to power in 1983 after spearheading a masterful Anti-Imperialist coup. From the moment he took the reins, he began to implement radical changes that affected countless lives for the better in a nation ravaged by decades of French colonialism. From anti-capitalist land reform to the immediate implementation of total women’s rights, Cuban-style literacy promotion to education, a declaration of war on famine to resource nationalization, the removal of colonialist structures to national, public, free health care, rejection of neoliberalism to the punishment of collaborators and colonialists, Pan-Africanism to staunch Anti-Zionism, the incorruptible Burkinabé firebrand was like a shooting star in the solidification of all these policies. Never before in the post-colonial era on the African continent had such revolutionary shifts occurred in such a short period of time. Continue reading Happy 67th Birthday To Martyred Burkinabé Revolutionary Thomas Sankara, You Are Missed Today More Than Ever Before
by Jonathan Azaziah
How does world-renowned “politically conscious” MC Talib Kweli, who should now be considered a Sorosite, Democratic Party shill on every level, even look himself in the mirror? He had the audacity to recently go on the Qatari tyrant’s Al-Jazeera, a media institution with the blood of countless Syrians, Libyans and Yemenis on its hands, to apologize for Donald Trump’s presidency, while on the very same segment revealing that he voted for Zio-Killary Clinton. Cognitive dissonance much? What makes this so astonishing is that last time I checked the record, while Trump hasn’t even reached office yet, Obama has wreaked havoc on the entire Black and Brown world for the last 8 years and this self-styled “revolutionary” has been chirping with the crickets. Continue reading Hypocrite Talib Kweli “Apologizes” For Trump While Shamelessly Admitting He Voted For War Criminal Zio-Killary Clinton
by Jonathan Azaziah
With the circus that is the US presidential election just about over, I look upon the hideous, lizard-like, psychopathy-filled face of Zio-Killary–a mug so ugly it makes the dying wish they were dead already and the living wish they were never born–and there are only six words that my brain seems to be able to process: “We came, we saw, he died.” This is what Secretary of State Succubus said after Muammar Qadhafi, the Pan-Africanist godfather of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, was bombed by NATO and ruthlessly tortured, raped and murdered by Takfiri Libyan rebels on the Zionist-NATO-Saudi-Emirati-Qatari alliance’s payroll. Continue reading With The US Presidential Election Nearly Over, Never Forget What Zio-Killary Clinton Did To Libya
by Jonathan Azaziah
Nine months! Nine months now! A brutal nine months have passed since the tyrannical Buhari regime carried out the inhuman Zaria Massacre and unjustly locked up Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky, the saintly and knightly founder and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), for no other “crime” than being a revolutionary incapable of holding his tongue on injustices committed against the Palestinian, Syrian, Iraqi, Yemeni and Bahraini peoples by the US-‘Israeli’ Empire, and still the deafening, atrocious, infuriating silence from so-called “Muslim Solidarity” activists and “human rights” organizations persists. In light of this horrific indifference, it is time we raise our voices about perhaps the darkest aspect of this atrocity–as if the wanton slaughter of hundreds (possibly thousands) of Nigerian Shi’a and the Zionist-style bulldozing of the Husseiniyah Baqiyatullah weren’t dark enough–and shed beaming sunlight, moonlight and starlight upon its ugly head: The 50 young Nigerian Shi’a women abducted by Buhari’s cowardly, ‘Israeli’-trained, Saudi-funded, US-backed military. Where are these sisters and what the hell are the Nigerian regime’s goons doing to them?! We quiver at the mere thought. Continue reading Nine Months Since Zaria Massacre, We Ask: Where Are The 50 Nigerian Shi’a Women Abducted By Buhari’s Army?
by Seumas Milne, The Guardian
Four months into the internationally declared Ebola emergency that has devastated west Africa, Cuba leads the world in direct medical support to fight the epidemic. The US and Britain have sent thousands of troops and, along with other countries, promised aid – most of which has yet to materialise. But, as the World Health Organisation has insisted, what’s most urgently needed are health workers. The Caribbean island, with a population of just 11m and official per capita income of $6,000 (£3,824), answered that call before it was made. It was first on the Ebola frontline and has sent the largest contingent of doctors and nurses – 256 are already in the field, with another 200 volunteers on their way.
While western media interest has faded with the receding threat of global infection, hundreds of British health service workers have volunteered to join them. The first 30 arrived in Sierra Leone last week, while troops have been building clinics. But the Cuban doctors have been on the ground in force since October and are there for the long haul. Continue reading Cuba’s extraordinary global medical record shames the US blockade
by Mark P. Fancher, The Black Agenda Report
AFRICOM’s primary project is to transform the militaries of the continent into dependencies and pawns of U.S. foreign policy. It’s second most import objective is the hide Washington’s actual intentions behind a “humanitarian” mask – such as participating in the search for Nigerian schoolgirls from Boko Haram. Some African journalists are eager to be part of the ruse.
“AFRICOM is courting journalists and attempting to direct media coverage of U.S. military activities.”
The greatest danger to Africa posed by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) involves neither drones nor armed troops. It is instead the command’s sinister, cynical use of manipulative deception. With Houdini-like misdirection it opportunistically draws attention either to its military operations or to its purported humanitarian missions. All the while it is simultaneously engaged in low profile, seemingly harmless psychological operations that have the potential for long-term devastating effects on the African continent. Continue reading From Puppet Soldiers to Puppet Journalists: AFRICOM Grows Its War Machine
by Wayne Madsen, Strategic Culture
After a popular uprising forced Burkina Faso’s longtime dictator Blaise Compaoré from power after a 27-year long reign supported by the United States and France, President Barack Obama had to move fast. The White House wanted to ensure that loyalists of Compaoré’s assassinated predecessor, Marxist icon Thomas Sankara, a man his mother, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) / Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) maven Ann Dunham Soetoro, may have helped to topple in 1987, did not return to power in the landlocked West African nation. Continue reading Obama’s preventive coup in Burkina Faso