somalia

US Forces Complicit in Murder of Banana Farmers in Somalia

US Forces Complicit in Murder of Banana Farmers in Somalia

May 25, 2018

US Special forces are in Somalia to assist the African Union fight al Shabaab and to help stabilize the country not to murder civilians. What is missing is any attempt at an internal reconciliation process or a political solution to the raging conflict says Bill Fletcher

US Military Breeds Violence in Africa

October 24, 2017

After the killings of U.S. soldiers in Niger and a potential U.S. link to the Mogadishu attack, author Bill Fletcher says that an increased American military role in Africa threatens even more violence

Somalia Bombing an Outgrowth of Foreign Meddling

October 17, 2017

Unless the U.S. and African Union change their failed strategy, Somalia faces many more deadly bombings like the killing of over 300 in Mogadishu, says Professor Abdi Samatar of the University of Minnesota

Travel Ban

September 26, 2017
Trump figured out that the courts won’t go along with what looks like a blanket ban on Muslims, so he decided to include some non-Muslim countries, says Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford

Africa

May 3, 2017
We tend to believe that famine is primarily the result of natural disaster, but the African countries affected by famine are all ones that have all been severely affected by political instability and war

Glen Ford Report

October 18, 2016
With hundreds of US special ops now in Somalia, Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford recount the more than 2 decades of US involvement

McGovern: NSA Consistently Violates its Oath to Uphold the 4th Amendment

December 17, 2013

As critics describe ’60 Minutes’ piece as ‘propaganda’, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern says that General Keith Alexander does not have a good record of truth-telling

American Raids in Libya & Somalia Expose Military Lawlessness

October 17, 2013

Michael Ratner: The U.S violates international law with kidnappings and armed attacks in sovereign countries The recent raids in Libya and Somalia expose the “utter lawlessness of the U.S. military, the U.S. government, and the CIA,” said Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights. “What's shocking about it is, of course, the…

Former Gov’t Officials Say Foreign Policy Making US Less Safe

June 23, 2013

Fred Branfman: Excesses of Executive Branch Eroding Democratic Institutions