The Black Alliance for Peace – 2018-11-20 23:30:15
Demand the US End its Occupation of Africa!
Learn about US Militarism and Sign the Petition
to Congressional Black Caucus Leaders
The Black Alliance for Peace
October 1, 2018 marked 10 years since the United States African Command (AFRICOM) had been established. The purpose of AFRICOM is to use US military power to impose US control of African land, resources and labor to service the needs of US multi-national corporations and the wealthy in the United States.
When AFRICOM was established in the months before Barack Obama assumed office as the first Black President of the United States, a majority of African nations — led by the Pan-Africanist government of Libya — rejected AFRICOM, forcing the new command to instead work out of Europe.
But with the US and NATO attack on Libya that led to the destruction of that country and the murder of its leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, corrupt African leaders began to allow AFRICOM forces to operate in their countries and establish military-to-military relations with the United States.
Today, those efforts have resulted in 46 various forms of US bases as well as military-to-military relations between 53 out of the 54 African countries and the United States. US Special Forces troops now operate in more than a dozen African nations.
We are focusing on AFRICOM as our contribution to the work of the Coalition Against US Foreign Military Bases, of which BAP is a founding member.
1 The complete withdrawal of US forces from Africa,
2 The demilitarization of the African continent,
3 The closure of US bases throughout the world, and
4 The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) must oppose AFRICOM and conduct hearings on AFRICOM’s impact on the African continent.