Uprisings a Stunning Blow to U.S. Control of the Middle East

By Asad Ismi “Fight like an Egyptian!” was the cry echoed by supporters of the Egyptian Revolution around the world when in 17 days the people of that country overthrew its 30-year-old dictatorship on February 11. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced to resign and flee on that day, after millions of Egyptians joined a […]

Chocolate and Imperialism: Ivory Coast’s Political Crisis Exposes Western Colonialism

By Asad Ismi The West African country of Ivory Coast, the world’s leading exporter of cocoa, has been politically paralyzed since a November 2010 election ended in both main contenders declaring themselves winners. Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo (backed by the Ivorian army) and his rival Alassane Ouattara, a former minister, both claim to have won […]

The Latin American Revolution (Part 7): Nicaragua benefits from joining Latin American Revolution

By Asad Ismi In July 2009, Nicaragua celebrated 30 years of the Sandinista Revolution led by the socialist Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). In July 1979, the revolution ended 70 years of brutal U.S.-imposed dictatorship. Since 2006, the Sandinistas have been back in power in Nicaragua, with their leader, Daniel Ortega, echoing President Hugo Chavez […]