Monday, 25 June 2012


Defence of the DRC against empire, is defence of the whole of Africa

The below article shows clearly that usa imperialism along with the brits and other european powers are behind the sabotage of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The reason why they are determined to keep Congo on its knees is that they can see DRC in alliance with other countries of the Global South - especially China - can in the coming decade potentially build up a national economy and infrastructure enabling DRC to use its massive mineral wealth (one of the richest countries in the world) for its own and African development.

If DRC can reach achieve the basic steps to nation building and do so with an assertive African strategic agenda of Kabila, then the white man's attempts at dominating Africa is in serious doubt and danger.

I would also like to bring to the attention of people that the demonisation of Zimbabwean president - Robert Mugabe - is not just connected to his positive relationship to the seizure of white settler farms by blacks in Zimbabwe, but also because Zimbabwe was one of the main contributors along with other historic frontline African countries in sending soldiers to DRC in the late 1990s to help it defend itself exactly against the western-backed proxies attempting to keep DRC on its knees.

An African leadership coming to the defence of another African people in fighting against imperialist-sponsored dirty tricks is just a massive red line for the empire, and the empire will exact revenge on those forces who stand together for African unity. One only wishes the same moves were done in defence of Libya during (and I should say also the ongoing) nato sabotage and lynching of that country, the 'shield of Africa'.

I would encourage our people to involve themselves deeper into African solidarity and internationalism on the basis of anti-imperialist liberation of the whole of Africa, and positively and critically navigating the deep confusion and misinformation by the white power structure on African affairs. DRC has been victim to one of the greatest crimes in recent decades, and one can go longer back obviously to one of the most brutal colonial rulers of Africa by king leopold of belgium before.  The struggle for African independence, development in a socialist direction is a struggle that is taking place in there here and now, and it is in the here and now that we need to raise our voices and struggles.

Also, the black liberation struggle in the 'west' is predicated on the rise of the African liberation struggle in Africa. Its a two-way relationship, and its high time we developed this perspective combined with a strong militant anti-imperialist internationalism with the other forward positions of our struggle throughout the Global South.

One final point. The article below uses quotes from 'human rights watch' to criticise the usa on this issue. Readers should not fall for this trick of the white power structure. There is a clear pattern that the empire uses, their media mildly criticises an aspect of foreign policy, they then bring in their pro-empire pro-nato 'human rights' organisations to coopt and criticism, and then when there needs to be an open regime change agenda, the 'human rights' organisations provide empire with the 'HR' justification for such an operation. I would strongly advise people to take some of the information available from hrw and amnesty etc, but to always understand it for the manipulative agenda it serves the white power structure.

Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm

UN report on Rwanda fuelling Congo conflict 'blocked by US'

Congolese officials rebuke US for 'stifling' inquiry over claims Kagame's army is backing Bosco Ntaganda mutiny


The United States has been accused of blocking a UN report which examines claims that Rwanda is fuelling a violent rebellion in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Congolese government said the UN group of experts' report is being stalled by Rwanda and its allies on the security council to protect President Paul Kagame.

Rwanda vehemently denies that it is sending fighters and weapons across the border. Kagame rebuked Congo and said it should take responsibility.

Claims that Rwanda's military has been aiding a mutiny in eastern Congo led by the renegade general Bosco Ntaganda have been gathering momentum in recent weeks, with a leaked UN report followed by allegations from Human Rights Watch.

The UN's group of experts on Congo submitted its latest report to the security council on Monday, but an annex believed to deal with the Rwanda claim was held back and its publication remains uncertain. Lambert Mende, a Congolese government spokesman, blamed Rwanda and its backers, including the US, for the delay. "I think [the report] confirms everything that has been said," he told Reuters. "I don't think the Rwandans are at all happy that it should be officially endorsed by the UN."

Atoki Ileka, the Congolese ambassador to France and special envoy to the UN, said: "It seems the panel tried to submit the report and annex to the security council. I have no proof but from what I'm told one delegation, which seems to be the US, asked them to delay for two weeks. If it was the US, it would be trying to protect one of its allies, Rwanda. I think that would be a mistake because it would also be protecting Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the international criminal court."

Ileka added: "There is a risk of the security council losing any credibility. We don't understand the position of the US. This will do nothing to protect the people of eastern Congo and will not bring stability to the region. The path they are taking is not intelligent."

Rebel fighters captured in eastern Congo, and interviewed by Congo, Rwanda and the UN peacekeeping mission, revealed a Rwandan network supporting the mutiny, Ileka claimed. "It might go to the head of the Rwandan government."

Kagame has long been a darling of western donors and Rwanda is almost guaranteed a seat on the UN security council next year.

Congo's accusation has been given credence by diplomatic sources and international rights organisations.

Philippe Bolopion, UN director of Human Rights Watch, said: "The US government's reluctance to allow the publication of the UN group of experts' findings of Rwandan military support for Bosco Ntaganda's rebels is counterproductive.

"Stifling information will only hinder attempts to put an end to the atrocities committed by ICC (internatinal criminal court) war crimes suspect Ntaganda and other abusive commanders who have joined his mutiny."

He added: "The US and other security council members should be doing everything they can to expose violations of UN sanctions and the arms embargo, including by Rwanda, and not attempt to cover them up."

Rwanda has gone on the offensive to counter the criticism. Kagame called on Congo to take responsibility for a surge in rebel fighting rather than blame its neighbour for stoking the violence.

The latest fighting should not be seen as a problem between Congo and Rwanda, but an internal matter between "the different shades of Congolese", he said.

"And you Congolese, don't run away from your responsibilities and start claiming that this is our problem," Kagame told a press conference in Kigali on Tuesday.

"For us, we're only in to be a part of a solution."

Rwanda has repeatedly intervened in Congo's conflicts since Hutu extremists fled there after the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Rwanda has cited the need to hunt down those rebels but has been accused of acting to protect its economic interests in the mineral-rich region.

The UN security council has previously called for a full probe into "credible reports of outside support" for the dissident troops, who deserted from Congo's army two months ago, many in support of Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator".

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