civil war

Libya’s Civil War is Becoming a Proxy War

Libya’s Civil War is Becoming a Proxy War

July 3, 2019

The shooting down of a Turkish drone near Tripoli and the capture of six Turkish sailors by Gen. Haftar’s forces reveals the Turkey’s and Egypt’s involvement on both sides of the civil war. Meanwhile Haftar’s forces are accused of bombing a migration detention center near Tripoli, killing 44 and injuring 130

Where Do the Politics of Reparations Go From Here?

Where Do the Politics of Reparations Go From Here?

June 24, 2019

This week, the first congressional hearing on reparations in nearly 12 years was held on Capitol Hill. As the discussion on reparations matures, what needs to happen politically for the effort to move forward?

Mali’s Civil War Fueled by Climate Crisis and Corporate Greed

Mali’s Civil War Fueled by Climate Crisis and Corporate Greed

June 18, 2019

Baba Aye discusses the failure of French and German peacekeepers in Mali and the real role they play, after almost one hundred people were killed in a Dogon village and Fulani are blamed for the attack

South Sudan: Former Rivals Forge Foundation for Peace

July 7, 2018

The just signed ceasefire agreement in South Sudan’s bloody civil war is an important step forward, but it remains too early to know whether it will last, says Khalid Ahmed, of University of Toronto

UN Declared Humanitarian Crisis in the DRC, President Kabila Rejects Aid

April 9, 2018

President Joseph Kabila insists that there is no humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even as millions of children starve. Kabila “doesn’t want anything to reinforce what is widely understood: that the instability in the country is caused in large part by his refusal to step down from power,” says Friends of the…

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

November 6, 2017
Mehrsa Baradaran details how government policy created white middle class wealth while simultaneously impoverishing African Americans

Did John Kelly Attend History Class?

October 31, 2017

In defending Gen. Kelly’s praise for Robert E. Lee and his view that the Civil War arose from “the lack of an ability to compromise,” the White House’s white supremacist sympathies are again on display. We speak to historian Gerald Horne.

A Brief History of the KKK with Gerald Horne

July 10, 2017

As the KKK rallies in Charlottesville, VA, author and historian Gerald Horne charts its history from Reconstruction to the rise of Donald Trump

Historian Says Additional Baltimore Confederate Statues Should be Removed

February 11, 2016

James W. Loewen argues confederate monument commission which recommended to remove two statues did not go far enough, and even overlooked confederate memorials that should also be removed