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By Cassandra Swart

Dallas, TX – On April 11, Omar al-Bashir, the military leader of Sudan for over 20 years, from 1989 to 2019, was deposed in a military coup. The coup occurred amidst largescale protests calling for the overthrow of al-Bashir, demanding democracy and an end to austerity measures enacted by the government in response to the country being over $60 billion in debt to the International Monetary Fund and France.

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By staff

Akwete Tyehimba, proprietor of the Pan African Connection bookstore

Dallas, TX – Hundreds of members of Dallas's large Ethiopian community rallied outside Dallas City Hall on November 21 against U.S. intervention in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The protest was associated with the nationwide #NoMore movement and was called by community members, though the rally was also attended by members of the All African People's Revolutionary Party and the Dallas Anti-War Committee.

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By Meredith Aby

Minneapolis, MN – The Wall Street Journal reported this week that President Trump wants to expand his travel ban to Nigeria, Sudan, Belarus, Myanmar, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Eritrea. January 27 will be the third anniversary of Trump’s first executive order, which was his first attempt at a Muslim ban. AP, BuzzFeed, CNN and other media outlets have previously reported that the White House could announce a dramatic expansion of the ban on or around that date.

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By Dave Schneider

You would think the most progressive land reform in the history of Africa would be something to celebrate.

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By Danya Zituni

Chicago, IL – The corporate media has only now begun reporting the atrocities committed against black Libyans and African migrant workers by racist CIA-backed proxy forces since they ravaged the country and overthrew the Libyan government in a 2011. CNN reports that African migrants are currently being sold for as little as $400 each to perform excruciating labor. The racist proxy forces engaged in the slave trade would not exist without NATO.

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By Dave Schneider

Mugabe, ZANU-PF say ‘patriotic’ military intervention was not a coup

Editor’s note: Fight Back! is publishing this informative analysis by Dave Schneider on the recent events in Zimbabwe. It contains the views of the author, and Fight Back! editors welcome commentary and responses from readers.

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By World Federation of Trade Unions

Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Dec. 22 statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU).

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By Rudy Pala

Salt Lake City, UT – It is undoubtedly tragic that the famed Cecil the lion is dead at the hands of a well-off American seeking to fulfill his absurd fantasies of power in Zimbabwe. But let's pause for a moment and think about what happens to humans in Africa. Hasn't Africa always had been the playground for Western imperialists? And, even worse, hasn't Africa always been the source of the very wealth used to subjugate it?

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By Meredith Aby

Minneapolis, MN – This has been a hard week to listen to the news – especially as a mother. I have had trouble sleeping all week thinking about the girls and mothers living in hell in Nigeria.

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By staff

Minneapolis, MN – U.S. attempts to establish a stable puppet government in Somalia were dealt a new setback Dec. 2, when Somalia’s parliament voted to remove Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon. Shirdon, who was locked in power struggle with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, received a no-confidence vote from the Parliament.

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