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Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

John Prendergast Project Syndicate
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been pillaged by foreign governments and corporations for more than 500 years, and this sordid pattern continues to this day. Given this history, is it any wonder that the country suffers from massive corruption, perpetual conflict, and state capture?

The Rotten Roots of the IMF and the World Bank

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, Jamie Martin The Nation
A conversation with Jamie Martin about the imperial origins of the world’s economic governance, imagining an alternative to these institutions, and his new book, The Meddlers.

Integrity Always Pays

Yarri Kamara Africa is a Country
On justice, impunity and ridicule: the historic outcome of the 2022 trial in Burkina Faso against Thomas Sankara’s killers.

How CIA Plots Undermined African De-Colonization

Eve Ottenberg CounterPunch
Behind the three monsters featured in this book loom a vast, homicidal military empire, piloted by capitalist ideologues, who did not value human life, to put it mildly, especially if that life belonged to black, brown or communist people.

The End of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Pedro Cabán Dissent
U.S. representatives have introduced two bills that would finally end Puerto Rico’s subordinate Commonwealth status. But continued colonial rule may be the only option Congress seriously considers.
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