Ajamu Baraka

Ajamu Baraka

Ajamu Baraka was the 2016 candidate for vice president on the Green Party ticket. He is an editor and contributing columnist for the Black Agenda Report and contributing columnist for Counterpunch magazine.  His latest publications include contributions to Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence (Counterpunch Books, 2014), Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA (HarperCollins, 2014) and Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral ( CODESRIA, 2013). He can be reached at www.AjamuBaraka.com

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Perpetuating Chaos and Lawlessness in Middle East: Saudi Arabia’s Invasion of Yemen
Wednesday evening Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States announced that Saudi Arabia had commenced military operations against the Ansarullah fighters of the Houthi movement in Yemen. The Saudi intervention was not unexpected. Over the last few weeks there were signs that...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Netanyahu’s Victory Is a Victory for Palestinian Solidarity Movement
The cover of respectability that obscured the brutal and immoral reality of the Israeli colonial project may have been permanently ripped away by Benjamin Netanyahu’s angry declaration that if re-elected, there would never be a Palestinian state and his racist rant on election day against his own...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Obama’s Legacy: Permanent War and Liberal/Radical Accommodation?
The announcement by the Obama administration that it will seek congressional authorization to expand the war on ISIS in Syria and possibly send more heavy weapons to its client government in Ukraine did not generate the kind of muscular opposition and sense of urgency that one would expect from the...
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Friday, January 30, 2015
Our Girls are Still Not Home: Boko Haram and the Politics of Death
The ongoing humanitarian and human rights crisis in Northeastern Nigeria has deteriorated over the last week with the cross-border military clashes between Boko Haram and the military forces of Cameroon and Chad, and Boko Haram’s attacks on the northeastern Nigerian cities of Monguno and Maiduguri...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
With White Supremacy on Display in Paris, a Celebration of Western Hypocrisy
The "civilized" have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their “vital interests” are menaced, and think...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Violence and Resistance in Palestine
For the many thousands of tourists who fly into Israel/Palestine every year, landing in the modern Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv marks the beginning of a great adventure in the “holy land.” But for members of the “African Heritage” delegation, flying into Ben-Gurion was fraught with tension and...
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Friday, October 10, 2014
ISIS, Double Standards, and the Fight in Kobani
The U.S. is conducting a curious humanitarian war against ISIS in Syria. While Kobani, the largely Kurdish district that straddles the border with Turkey is being attacked by ISIS forces and facing the very real possibility of mass civilian killings if it falls, U.S. military spokespersons claimed...
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Saturday, August 02, 2014
Sanctions for Russia and a Green Light for Israel to Continue War Crimes
The moral duplicity in the U.S. political class is breathtaking. Squeezed in between news stories of the ongoing slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza, U.S. President Barak Obama announced expanded economic sanctions against Russia for its alleged support for what the media calls “pro-Russian...
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
From Victim to Colonial Settler: Shifting the Paradigm on Israel
“… To be committed to justice we must believe that ethics matter, that it is vital to have a system of shared morality.” - Bell Hooks “Out of nowhere many soldiers jumped out and ambushed Samir. They shot him first in the leg, yet he managed to run away towards the village. But how far can an...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Witness to an International Crime: Israeli State Terrorism in Gaza
“Protective Edge,” the cartoonish name given to the latest Israeli military offensive against the occupied people of Palestine, is representative of the inverted reality whereby the 1.7 million captive and largely defenseless Palestinians in Gaza are the vicious aggressors against the peace-loving...
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