Articles by Ann Garrison

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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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