AFRICOM v Africa

by May 27, 2012

For indigenous peoples in Africa, maintaining traditional culture is a constant battle. Having survived European colonialism and its successor dictatorships, tribal societies and Fourth World nations on the African continent now face oppressive regimes financed by Chinese corporations and Western institutions like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. As competition stiffens for the chance to plunder Africa’s considerable natural resources, the militarization of the African continent by NATO and the United States threatens to unleash another reign of terror–this time in support of neoliberal tyranny.

Discussing how the U.S. military is already supporting war criminals and oppressive regimes in Central Africa, Paul Jay of The Real News interviews Maurice Carney, executive director of Friends of the Congo, regarding his fears of the escalating militarization under the U.S. command structure AFRICOM.

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