Tag Archives: Colonialism

Bahrainis angered by UK deal to expand naval base

People in Bahrain have staged a protest rally in the island city of Sitra against an agreement signed between the Manama regime and the UK to expand its military base in the Persian Gulf state.

The outraged protesters took to the streets in Sitra, which is close to the UK base, chanting slogans against such an expansion.

Meanwhile, Bahraini opposition figures, including members of the main Shia opposition party, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, expressed deep concern over the increase of foreign military presence in the Persian Gulf kingdom. Continue reading Bahrainis angered by UK deal to expand naval base

US meddling to blame for ‘all Arab world sufferings’ – Sudan president

The bloody conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Libya are the result of the interference by the US, which wants to gain control over the rich natural resources of those countries, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir told RT.

“The people in Sudan believe that the since the fall of the Soviet Union [in 1991], injustice and oppression has prevailed around the globe as the US became the sole hegemon and began running things with impunity in many regions, including ours,” Bashir said.

In his interview with RT’s Arabic Channel, the Sudanese president labeled Washington’s policies in Middle East and North Africa as “harmful and destructive.”

“Just look at what’s now happening in Iraq and how it spread to Syria. All the suffering that is going in the Arab world is the work of the US,” he said. Continue reading US meddling to blame for ‘all Arab world sufferings’ – Sudan president

Cuba’s extraordinary global medical record shames the US blockade

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

China Using ‘Soft Power’ To Push Sino-Taiwan Reunification

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Since it is the Jewish-Zionist neocon network that is leading the way to prevent Chinese-Taiwanese reunification and keep Beijing and Taipei in ongoing conflict, namely the loathsome Michael Goldfarb and his Orion Strategies LLC which uses “news” website The Washington Free Beacon as a front for subversive Zionist Lobby activity, we should double down in our support for China’s efforts. For more than six decades, China and Taiwan have been disconnected, and other than the meddling of the neocons, there aren’t any major obstacles to be hurdled over in the process of reunifying. Moreover, if China succeeds in bringing Taiwan back into the fold of the mainland, the potential triumph could serve as a model for other nations divided by the malevolent practices of colonialism and neo-colonialism. The DPRK and South Korea come to mind off the bat, as do Sudan and South Sudan, the latter being a satellite for the illegitimate “Israeli” regime which facilitated the breakup to begin with, and, as farfetched as it may sound considering Pristina’s strategic position as a major front for NATO covert operations, even Kosovo and Serbia. Wherever there is division, you find the dirty hands of World Zionism fomenting it, and wherever there is unity, you find the agents of World Zionism trying to undo it. So godspeed to the People’s Republic of China! May unity prevail and the Zionists’ fitnah-inducing cruelty be impaled! ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading China Using ‘Soft Power’ To Push Sino-Taiwan Reunification

Legacies of the Greater East Asia War That Support Postwar Japan

by Ezaki Michio, Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

Asia invaded by the Allied Nations after World War II

Did peace come true in Asia in August, 1945, after Japan’s losing in the Greater East Asia War? A junior high school history textbook in use in Japan reads:

“World War II … was over in August, 1945 by Japan’s surrender. Peoples of Korea and Taiwan formerly colonized by Japan, in addition to China and other Southeast Asian nations occupied by the Japanese Army were greatly jubilant, celebrating liberty.” (History for Junior High School Students, published by Teikoku Shoin in January, 2007)

“Japan decided to surrender, accepting the Potsdam Declaration …, World War II was over. Southeast Asian nations occupied by Japan and former Japanese colonies like Korea and Taiwan were liberated and headed for independence.”(New Social Study; History, published by Tokyo Shoseki in February, 2006)

These descriptions, however, do not refer to the vital historical facts. Continue reading Legacies of the Greater East Asia War That Support Postwar Japan

Is an Algerian ‘spring’ around the corner?

by Adam al-Sabiri, Al-Akhbar English

The political situation in Algeria has taken a dangerous turn, portending difficult days for the regime. In conjunction with a visit by a European Union delegation to the country, opposition parties have called for early presidential elections that would put an end to incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s term.

Algiers – European Union (EU) diplomats held talks with a number of political organizations, including the opposition-aligned Committee for Freedoms and Democratic Transition. This has infuriated pro-government forces, which have accused the opposition of ‘treason,’ exacerbating tensions between the two sides. Continue reading Is an Algerian ‘spring’ around the corner?

Revisionist Gem: Japan’s Pan-Asianism and the Legitimacy of Imperial World Order, 1931–1945

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Salute to brother Joshua Blakeney for tipping me off to this wonderful piece of information. All in all, it’s an absolutely fascinating and groundbreaking work that shatters the mainstream narrative on Japan’s motivations during World War II within the first few paragraphs. However, Professor Aydin still used the phrases “Japanese imperialism” and “Japan’s colonial subjects” throughout. And I just am not convinced that this language reflects historical accuracy. If there was support for Japan’s Pan-Asianism and these Asian nations welcomed Japan into their lands as a defense against the very real threat of Western-Jewish colonialism, then that is quite the opposite of imperialism, isn’t it? What we seem to have in Japan’s case is akin to Hizbullah intervening in Syria to defend its ally or covertly entering Palestine to train the Palestinian Resistance; Iran going into Iraq to help Iraqis fight the US-Zionist occupation or now, ISIS; Cuba sending doctors, teachers and other professionals into Venezuela to build up the latter’s social structure; Nasser sending Egyptian forces into South Yemen to fight the US-Zionist-Saudi project; Putin’s Russia taking back Crimea at the Crimean people’s behest to stop NATO expansionism and aiding the United Armed Forces of Novorossiya against the illegal Kiev coup regime; etc, etc, etc. Japan’s like-similar actions are exactly what they appear to be: Defensive, anti-colonialist Pan-Asianism. The next step in the process of registering the redemption of WW2-Japan — a glorious civilizational entity to say the least — in the minds of the globe’s awakened ones, is to find out, in-depth, how the nations Japan entered felt about its entry. If the answers are what we think they are after reading this piece and a plethora of other works, then the story of “Japanese imperialism” and “Japanese colonialism” is a pernicious historical myth as Jewish as the “Nazi gas chambers”. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading Revisionist Gem: Japan’s Pan-Asianism and the Legitimacy of Imperial World Order, 1931–1945

Muslims in ‘Americas’ before Columbus

(EDITOR’S NOTE: West African Muslims traveled to the ‘Americas’, long before colonial Europe, establishing trade routes and cultural exchange through peaceful collaboration with the Natives of the lands. Many historians ignore this evidence to support the narrative of highly civilized and technologically advanced Europe domesticating the tribal barbaric natives . Though we hardly need traitorous scoundrel Tayyip Erdogan to relay this message to us, the discoveries of relics cement the general history of early Islamic pluralism with the Indigenous. Far from aims of  conquest and enslavement, West Africans, especially Mansa Musa Abu Bakari from Mali, came with gifts of gold and silver, spices and tools for the Natives with whom they established new townships through intermarriage and cultural exchange as well as spiritual harmony. The synergistic collaboration of the Africans and Natives is reflected in the Tribe of Ben Ishmael, which was ruthlessly eradicated through castration and other modes of eugenics. This eccentric collective of peoples included Africans, Natives and Irish slaves in the “New World”. They lived an Islamic life and intermarried, organizing in a cohesive tribal unit. These topics and more are addressed in depth by my late mentor, Sultan Abdul Latif in his masterpiece, “When Nations Gather“. ~ Khanverse) Continue reading Muslims in ‘Americas’ before Columbus

The West is silent as Libya falls into the abyss

by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent

Remember the time when Libya was being held up by the American, British, French and Qatari governments as a striking example of benign and successful foreign intervention? It is worth looking again at film of David Cameron grandstanding as liberator in Benghazi in September 2011 as he applauds the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi and tells the crowd that “your city was an example to the world as you threw off a dictator and chose freedom”. Continue reading The West is silent as Libya falls into the abyss

Obama’s preventive coup in Burkina Faso

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