Articles by Ann Garrison

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Biden Threatens Sweeping Sanctions on Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Responds
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

22 Sep 2021 – The U.S. is once again attempting to overthrow a legitimate head of state in Africa, this time in Ethiopia, where they want to put their old puppet, the TPLF, or a new one, in power.

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Gorgon Stare, the Latest in Mass Surveillance
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

17 Sep 2021 – U.S. wars in foreign nations always come home. The latest example is “Gorgon Stare,” wide angle surveillance planes, used in Iraq and Afghanistan, that have now been brought home to an urban area near you. “Gorgon Stare” is named for the three Gorgons in Greek mythology, snakeheaded sisters whose stare could turn a person to stone.

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US and UN Treachery in the African Great Lakes Region: Why Rwandan Refugees Don’t Want to Go Home
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

8 Sep 2021 – The term “United Nations” in front of the UN’s various humanitarian agencies is deceptive. It implies that they’re funded by the UN’s general budget and therefore are politically neutral but the UN High Commission for Refugees, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and the UN High Commission for Human Rights are all donor dependent, primarily on the EU and other European nations, who look out for their interests and those of the US.

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Somalia, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

25 Aug 2021 – Cold War and War on Terror destabilize Somalia and cause great suffering for its people.

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Tigrayans Speak Out in Support of Ethiopia and Prime Minister Abiy, not the TPLF
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

18 Aug 2021 – A Tigrayan speaks in support of the Ethiopian government.

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Rwandans Mourn “Mama Rwanda” Esperance Mukashema
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

27 Jul 2021 – One of the winners of this year’s ‘Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize’ was Esperance Mukashema, a Tutsi survivor of the Rwandan Genocide who spoke out about the crimes of General Paul Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front army during its four-year war to seize power, which ended in the 1994 genocide.

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Ethiopian Conflict and International Law
Ann Garrison interviews Francis A. Boyle | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

8 Jul 2021 -Legal scholar Francis A. Boyle told Ann Garrison that a “Responsibility-to-Protect” intervention in Ethiopia would be illegal and catastrophic.

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Ethiopians Go to the Polls Even After the US Tells Them Not to
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

23 Jun 2021 – Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are now alarming US political and military elites by forming an alliance and threatening to chart an independent path in the Horn of Africa. Many Ethiopians expressed enthusiasm for what they consider the country’s first real, competitive election.

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Prelude to War? The US/NATO, Egypt, and Ethiopian Sovereignty
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

9 Jun 2021 – Ethiopian American activist and community organizer Benyam Kitaw says that US hostility toward Ethiopia could lead to further sanctions, economic pressure, and perhaps even war.

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Norman Finkelstein: Truth and Justice Are the Ultimate Test, Not International NGOs
Ann Garrison interviews Norman Finkelstein | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

2 Jun 2021 – Even Human Rights Watch says Israel is committing crimes against humanity in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and in Gaza, and the idea of a Jewish state in the context of Palestine is not legitimate. “Do concentration camp guards have a right to self-defense?”

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US Moves against Ethiopia and Eritrea: Atrocities Alleged, Sanctions Imposed
Ann Garrison interviews Simon Tesfamariam | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 May 2021

27 May 2021 -US hostilities towards Ethiopia and Eritrea look more and more like those preceding US wars in Yugoslavia, Libya, and Syria. 

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Open Letter to Superstar Rapper J. Cole about Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 May 2021

12 May 2021 – I hope you won’t be lending all your brain power, star power, and talent to a public relations coup for the President of Rwanda and his brutal, totalitarian regime. The top headlines, four days away from the Africa League’s debut, are all about you.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Tests the Limits of What the State Can Do to Any of Us
Ann Garrison | Peace & Planet News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

The United States has 5% of the world’s population but imprisons 25% of the world’s prisoners, and the problem of incarceration, its racist character, is really a reflection of everything that’s wrong with American society.

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Rwanda and Zaire (DRC) 1990 to 1997, Where the US Blocked Real Humanitarian Intervention
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Apr 2021

7 Apr 2021 – The cases of Bosnia and Rwanda are the most often cited in arguments for humanitarian war, Bosnia as a case in which the US and NATO intervened, Rwanda as a case in which they did not, but the truth of both histories is disputed.

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European Union Screams at Eritrea
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

24 Mar 2021 – The European Union (EU) came out “screaming on the Internet” this week, with all-caps, boldface typography, in a video cloaking its latest imperial moves in comically phony human rights sanctimony.

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#R2P Propaganda for US War in Ethiopia Reaches Anarchists and Black Lives Matter
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

Shortly after the 13 Mar 2021 Black Alliance for Peace webinar on the Horn of Africa, I came across a radio broadcast featuring “Anarchists from the Horn of Africa.” They were presenting the rebellion of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front as the struggle of a grassroots movement for autonomy being violently put down by the Ethiopian central government with the help of neighboring Eritrea.

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Keep Victoire Ingabire in Your Hearts
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

8 Mar 2021 – At the outset of International Women’s History Month, I’d like to ask Black Star News readers to remember and keep in their hearts one of the most courageous women I know, Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza.

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Kizito Mihigo and the Struggle for Rwandan Truth and Reconciliation
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

17 Feb 2021 – A year ago Rwandan gospel singer Kizito Mihigo tried to flee Rwanda by crossing into Burundi. He had already spent four years in prison for recording a song in which he dared to say that the Rwandan Genocide was a tragedy for both major ethnicities, Hutu and Tutsi “Police apprehended Kizito at the Burundian border and days later reported that he’d hung himself in jail.”

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Rusesabagina’s Show Trial and Shooting Deaths of a Rwandan Dissident and an Italian Ambassador
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

24 Feb 2021 – Is there any limit to how far the West will go to cover for Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s Crimes? “With every war, kidnapping, and murder on foreign soil, Kagame’s critics ask if he’s finally gone too far, while the US is still Rwanda’s top bilateral donor.”

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Creeping Corporate Statism, aka Fascism
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

3 Feb 2021 – Despite depending on separate news media that purvey different realities, the two corporate parties both serve a corporate dictatorship.

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Ajamu Baraka: We Are Entering a New Totalitarian Era
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

27 Jan 2021 – Ajamu Baraka warns of a new era of totalitarian neoliberalism. “Anybody who is in opposition to the hegemony of the neoliberal project is at some point over the next few years going to experience the heavy hand of the state.”

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Pro-Trump Crackpots Invade the Capitol, Beware a Draconian Response
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

7 Jan 2021 – How much can we trust corporate media accounts of the Capitol riot on Wednesday, January 6? In no time at all there were claims of Russian involvement. And President-elect Biden has already said he’ll increase budgets for handling domestic terrorism. Will that include the “Black identity extremists” that the FBI identified as a domestic threat in 2019?

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The Planet’s Problem from Hell: Samantha Power
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

16 Dec 2020 – Just when it seemed that Joe Biden’s coming administration couldn’t be more of a horror show, he’s likely to appoint another monster from the deep, violent know-it-all Samantha Power to head the US Agency for International Development; a perfect position to wield foreign aid as a cudgel for beating foreign heads of state till they bow to US empire.

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Coronavirus Protocols as Tools of Repression
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020 – Covid-19 is a convenient excuse for governments to ban or restrict activities they don’t like. State measures to control coronavirus undoubtedly have great potential for justifying state repression and surveillance. “It’s beyond the Patriot Act authors’ wildest dreams.” In Africa, it’s been crudely weaponized to suppress elections, as witnessed in Uganda and Ethiopia. 

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Ethiopia: Civil War and Nation Building in the 21st Century
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

2 Dec 2020 – In light of the Ethiopian central government’s military clash with regional forces in Tigray province, Ann Garrison speaks with a member of the Oromo people, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia.

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Uganda’s Youth Majority Brave Police Blockades and Bullets to Rally Behind Bobi Wine
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

25 Nov 2020 – US elites may see the writing on the wall in Uganda, where the youth majority population is braving police blockades and bullets to rally behind Bobi Wine. “The dictator is worried about what will happen if he rigs and steals the election this time.”

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Susan Rice, Scourge of Africa, May Become Secretary of State
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

11 Nov 2020 – Rice has been intimately involved in covering up the deaths of more than six million Congolese, and has cultivated close relations with every US-backed tyrant on the continent. “That’s the kind of ruthless, bloodthirsty, lying, hypocrite she is.”

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Freeing “Hotel Rwanda” Hero Paul Rusesabagina
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Oct 2020

14 Oct 2020 – The man portrayed by Don Cheadle in the movie about mass slaughter in Rwanda was kidnapped and jailed by the country’s dictator. Paul Rusesabagina, the real life hero whose story is the basis of the movie “Hotel Rwanda,” was kidnapped in Dubai and illegally rendered to Rwanda to stand trial on terrorism charges.

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Who is Rwanda’s Real Hero? Paul Kagame or Paul Rusesabagina?
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Oct 2020

30 Sep 2020 – What Kagame has done to Rusesabagina, of Hotel Rwanda fame, embarrasses the US foreign policy establishment that has lionized his brutal regime for so long. “Rusesabagina is a longtime critic of Kagame’s regime and its catastrophic war on the Congolese people and the Rwandan refugee population.”

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It’s Time to Acknowledge Hutu Genocide and Rwandan Occupation of DR Congo
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

9 Sep 2020 – Global power elites are silent about Hutu genocide and Rwanda’s ongoing occupation of the Democratic Republic of Congo because it has served their interests for many years. “The truth would embarrass them.”

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The Gates Foundation’s “Green Revolution” in Africa: Agribusiness Wins, Small Scale Farmers Lose
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jul 2020

15 Jul 2020 – Ann Garrison interviews Timothy Wise on why US-style corporate agriculture pushed by billionaire Bill Gates has been disastrous for Africa. “The number of hungry people in those 13 countries actually rose by 30% to 131 million people.”

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Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza (18 Dec 1964 – 8 Jun 2020)
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2020

24 Jun 2020 – Burundi is Africa’s Syria and Venezuela, a developing nation that dared to defy US dictates under Nkurunziza’s leadership. “His legacy is his effort to reconcile Burundi’s Hutu and Tutsi classes and end the deep-seated, centuries-old hatred between them.”

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Pentagon Brass Can Kiss My Ass
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Apr 2020

22 Apr 2020 – The coronavirus-stricken crew of the USS Roosevelt would be more useful making N-95 masks, building housing for people living on the streets, and tilling community gardens to prepare for supply chain collapse. Why don’t we just bring them all home? What the hell is our Coast Guard doing off the coast of Iran anyway? Who’s protecting New Jersey?

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Can COVID-19 Take Down NATO?
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

25 Mar 2020 – The Pentagon insisted on going ahead with provocative NATO war games near Russia’s borders, despite the coronavirus epidemic, but Germany pulled its forces out and closed its roads to troop movements. The US is doing a poor job of helping its own population. Europeans are figuring out that the US is a morally and spiritually bankrupt nation and that’s no doubt dawning on Americans who see the scarcity of medical equipment and the abundance of lethal weapons here.

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The Shocking Death of Rwandan Gospel Singer and Dissident Kizito Mihigo
Ann Garrison | San Francisco Bay View – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Feb 2020

19 Feb 2020 – The West’s major media, New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, the BBC, etc. have reported on the shocking death of Kizito Mihigo, a gospel singer and political dissident in the tiny Sub Saharan African country of Rwanda. But will it do anything to erode the West’s support for Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the tyrant and war criminal who no doubt ordered his execution? Probably not, because Kagame is their gateway to the riches of the Congo.

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Should UN Peacekeepers Leave the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Ann Garrison | S. F. Bay Area – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Dec 2019

12 Dec 2019 – Since 1996 the history of DRC provinces has been of perpetual Rwandan and Ugandan invasion, occupation and resource plunder, and the UN Organization Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) has failed to protect the people or the peace. I spoke to Jean-Claude Maswana about why and whether anything can be done. Maswana is a Congolese native and economics professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

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Millions Die in Congo while the UN ‘Keeps the Peace’
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Dec 2019

4 Dec 2019 – The UN Peacekeeping Mission has been in Congo for 20 years without protecting the people or the peace. “Rwanda is responsible for what is going wrong in the peace in Congo!”

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Victoire Ingabire Walks a Knife Edge in Rwanda
Ann Garrison | SF Bay View – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2019

19 Nov 2019 – Spanish Human Rights awards shared by Victoire Ingabire, a journalist, and a Mothers of Plaza de Mayo activist. Ingabire walks a knife edge; as her international profile rises, so does Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s rage.

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Rwanda Exports 2,163 kg of Gold, UAE Imports 12,539 kg of It (!?)
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Nov 2019

13 Nov 2019 – The final 2019 UN Group of Experts Report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirms that Congo’s eastern neighbor Rwanda remains a haven for smuggling Congolese minerals. “Earlier UN reports said that during the Second Congo War of 1998 to 2003, President Paul Kagame’s government created a ‘Congo Desk’ to organize the illegal exploitation of Congo’s natural resources.”

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Rwanda: Victoire Ingabire Endures Relentless Interrogation
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2019

30 Oct 2019 – Rwanda’s democratic opposition leader says “there is no space for people to speak freely and peacefully and engage in real democratic process in Rwanda.”

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Rwanda: Murder of Dissidents Continues as Migrants Are Shipped in
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Oct 2019

2 Oct 2019 – Sylidio Dusabumuremyi, a member of the Rwandan opposition party, was murdered on Sep 23, the day before Rwandan President Paul Kagame addressed the UNGA. During the same week, 500 African migrants were shipped from Libya to Rwanda, thanks to an agreement between the EU, the AU, and the UNHCR.

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Foreign Aid for Rwanda, Suffering for Rwandans and Congolese
Ann Garrison – San Francisco Bay View, 16 Sep 2019

3 Sep 2019 – Whether donors contribute to the general budget or earmark funds for poverty relief, they inevitably fund Rwanda’s ongoing, catastrophic occupation of the Democratic Republic of Congo where more than four and a half million of 81 million Congolese are among the country’s ever-growing population of “internally displaced persons,” aka internal refugees.

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Rwanda’s Victoire Ingabire: I Will Not Live in Fear of Prison or Assassination
Ann Garrison – San Francisco Bay View, 9 Sep 2019

22 Aug 2019 – I spoke to Victoire Ingabire, leader of the United Democratic Forces of Rwanda, about those her party has lost. In 2010 Ingabire returned home from the Netherlands to Rwanda to run for president against incumbent autocrat Paul Kagame. Kagame’s government did not allow her to run or register her party and instead arrested and imprisoned her in October of that year.

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What Good Is a New Cold War without a New Arm$ Race?
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

7 Aug 2019 – “Trump is pursuing probably the most aggressive foreign policy that any US president has pursued in a long time… Before leaving office, President Obama announced a trillion-dollar nuclear weapons upgrade… Putin has vowed not to let the arms race bankrupt the Russian Federation as it did the Soviet Union.”

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Another African Convicted in another Racist, Chauvinist Western Court
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

10 Apr 2019 – Western propaganda about the Rwandan Genocide has been so triumphant that a Rwandan Hutu on trial in the West faces inevitable jury bias. Last week a jury in Boston Federal Court convicted Rwandan asylum seeker Jean Leonard Teganya of fraud and perjury for lying on his immigration papers about his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

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Anti-Imperialist Dilemma: What if the US Is ‘Right’ about the Election in DR Congo?
Ann Garrison – San Francisco Bay View, 28 Jan 2019

How can we discount the will of the Congolese people – assuming they did elect Fayulu – simply because it coincides with that of the U.S. for whatever reason?

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Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme! Vive la France in Black Africa! (Part 2)
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – Consortium News, 21 Jan 2019

“Hotel Rwanda” is a touchstone of interventionist ideology. Debunking that script helps show why the closure of the assassination case against Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame serves Western interests.

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“Evacuate the Coffee”: A White Supremacist Classic
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jan 2019

9 Jan 2019 – US troops have been dispatched to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the results of presidential balloting are still unknown. Are they there to make sure that Joseph Kabila, the president they installed and kept in power for 18 years, cedes power to former Exxon-Mobil executive Martin Fayula, their new horse to ride?

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Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme! Vive la France in Black Africa! (Part 1)
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jan 2019

2 Jan 2019 — Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s troops most likely shot down a plane carrying two African presidents, igniting genocides that killed millions. Geopolitics trumped international justice again—just in time for Christmas. On December 21, a French court closed the long-running case against Kagame for assassinating Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira.

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United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains
Ann Garrison – Consortium News, 26 Nov 2018

It appears increasingly likely WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government.

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Et tu, RT? Amplifying Western Disinformation on Rwanda
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

“The institutionalization of the ‘Rwandan genocide’ has been the remarkable achievement of a propaganda system sustained by both public and private power. We’re told that the US failed to stop Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, so we’re now obliged to ‘intervene’ anytime and anywhere another genocide is underway.”

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Congo in the Abyss
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

17 Oct 2018 – A very important critical overview of the mostly ignored atrocities perpetrated by western imperialism in this region. “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.”

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Rwandan Dictator Paul Kagame’s Paranoia Strikes Deep
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Aug 2018

1 Aug 2018 – “Dissidents say Kagame shuttered houses of worship because they were the last spaces in Rwanda where people felt safe from his totalitarian grip.”

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Divide and Rule: Balkanizing the Democratic Republic of Congo
Ann Garrison – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

30 May 2018 – The Democratic Republic of Congo is rarely if ever at the top of the Western headlines, but heads of state and so-called experts have long made proposals to carve out new, smaller, more homogeneous nations in Congo’s resource-rich eastern provinces. I spoke with Congolese scholar and activist Boniface Musavuli about the plans.

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Germany’s Refusal to Join the Latest US-Led Missile Strikes on Syria
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Apr 2018

25 Apr 2018 – Germany’s leader wanted to join the U.S., France and Britain in the bombing of Syria, but backed off because of domestic opposition. The major left party concluded that the US-led missile strikes violated international law.

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Resource Sovereignty: Venezuela, Africa, and the Global South
Ann Garrison interviews Maurice Carney | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Mar 2018

“The Congolese people in particular and Africans in general need to learn from their brothers and their sisters in the Global South.”

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Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War on Terror
Ann Garrison - Black Agenda Report, 5 Feb 2018

1 Feb 2018 – Helen Epstein’s new book Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War on Terror is dense with detailed and fascinating accounts of events in Ugandan history and politics and those of neighboring nations. I’m familiar with much of it, but there’s also much I hadn’t known, some I disagree with, and elaborations or different interpretation of what I’ve previously read or been told.

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Is Anyone on the Side of the Congolese Now?
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jan 2018

Has Anyone Ever Been on the Side of the People of Congo? Ann Garrison Speaks to Jean-Claude Maswana

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Full Spectrum Arrogance: US Bases Spanning the Globe – Map
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jan 2018

There are 50,000 troops still in Germany, still winning World War II three quarters of a century later. Anytime you have this nation attacking another nation that is a crime that all of us can be united in opposing.

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US Ally Uganda Attacks Congo’s Beni Territory
Ann Garrison interviews Boniface Musavuli - CounterPunch, 15 Jan 2018

The Congo crisis is now one of the greatest humanitarian emergencies in the world and the most underreported. An average of 5,500 people a day flees violence and insecurity, even more than in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Unlike Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, however, the Congo wars are undeclared and there’s no front line.

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame Is Not Papa Africa Saving Slaves
Ann Garrison and Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Dec 2017

6 Dec 2017 – African Union Commission Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat praised Rwanda’s offer “to resettle up to 30,000 African migrants languishing in Libya.” The same story was reported across the Internet and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Africa. Rwandan President Paul Kagame is grandstanding as Papa Africa on the world stage, but nothing could be further from the truth or more preposterous than his proposal. Here are four reasons why.

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Kagame’s New Order of Thieves without Borders: Neocolonial Kleptocrats with Clinton Connections in Rwanda
Ann Garrison – San Francisco Bay View, 18 Dec 2017

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is a modern day exemplar of French King Louis XIV’s theory of government: “L’état, c’est moi” (“I am the state”). Agility with shell companies and offshore accounts are highly valued, and a boundlessly self-righteous sense of entitlement is absolutely required. As with all things Kagame, connection to the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation are an added plus.

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