Ajamu Baraka

The people of Iraq are once again on the receiving end of a ‘humanitarian’ war to save them from a situation that the U.S. created with the invasion in 2003 and the ill-fated attempt to dislodge al-Assad from power in Syria.

The Nation

As the U.S. tightens its military grip on Africa, “it is absolutely imperative that we embark on a massive educational campaign with our folks that will expose the real intentions of the U.S. on the continent and worldwide.” There is nothing “humanitarian” about U.S. intentions. “The plan for Africa is being written in the blood of the people in Iraq, Syria and Libya.”

Americans seem to be offended by racist rants especially in sport, but are impotent to resist the more devastating expressions of white supremacy reflected in national and global institutions dedicated to upholding the power of a racialized, white male, capitalist/ colonialist elite

A transatlantic radical racist movement is emerging and gaining respectability, evidenced by the popularity of hitherto fringe right-wing political parties. The targets are immigrants

The reaction of the Obama Administration and the American elite generally to the crisis in Ukraine reveals an astounding double standard, which arise from not just capitalist avarice and cynical ruling-class self-interest but is rooted in the pathology generated by the disease of white supremacy.

Obama has no genuine plan to solve long-term unemployment in America despite meeting with the corporate and financial elite to discuss the matter. Radical organisations must organise to provide a counter-narrative and minimum program of opposition to neoliberalism that continues to exploit low waged workers

It is difficult to call the recent gathering in Montreux, Switzerland, a ‘peace conference’ on Syria, since the U.S. and its allies are determined to change the regime by force of arms. Washington has forged an ‘unholy alliance with its ‘Wahhabi allies from Saudi Arabia and al-Qaeda,’ who act as America’s ‘boots on the ground.’

There is growing dissatisfaction and even mistrust of human rights as an instrument for radical social change. What is needed is a revolutionary approach to human rights informed by an analysis of the oppressive, anti-human social/historical context of national and global social relationships

American workers and the poor are not part of the conversation around spending and the debt. When the US government resolves this phony drama of the shutdown, racial and capitalist oppression will not have been altered in any form


Exploding the dangerous myth of American exceptionalism is absolutely critical if the global community ever hopes to collectively solve the existential challenges that we face on the planet today. For people of colour around the world the US has imposed itself on the world as the exceptional state