AFRICOM Using State National Guard Units to Partner with Individual African Countries

(Via GUINEA OYE!) Africom commander Kip Ward announced US National Guard units (once designed to defend the US from invasion, build infrastructure, and provide disaster aid in their states) are being “paired up” with African nations, in some kind of bizarre military “Adopt a child” program.

As is now usual, a set of real, exaggerated, and imagined African problems are trotted out to convince both sides Africans need to let the US military bases there. Now that there’s oil.

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NYC: Tuesday Protest (/) Vote!

I know all the debates about voting not changing anything, and while I tend to agree, I’m not asking you to overthrow capitalism with a vote. It won’t do that. But it is a splendid soapbox…. So Vote Reverend Billy for NYC Mayor, Greg Pason for NJ Governor, and Debbie Rose for City Council.