Imperialism Continues the Economic Strangulation of Zimbabwe

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Despite reforms and overtures to the West, sanctions continue

Amid power outages, fuel shortages and currency devaluation, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe is attempting bring economic stability to the Southern African state.

With the inauguration of a Second Republic in 2018 under the leadership of Zimbabwe African National Union, Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) ruling party, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sought to attract investment to the country through the downsizing of the civil service and the control of prices.

There have been several attempts to appeal to Britain, the former colonial power, and the United States, to lift the draconian sanctions which have been in place since the radical land reform process began in 2000. Since this time period the western imperialist states have funded an opposition party, so-called civil society organizations along with a massive targeted propaganda campaign waged by corporate and government media outlets aimed at the overthrow of the ZANU-PF government, the liberation movement turned political party which fought for the national independence of the country from European settler-colonialism during the 1960s and 1970s.

At present there are efforts by President Mnangagwa to ameliorate the impact of the sanctions which have caused consternation for the majority of the people in the country. Nonetheless, these policy shifts have not resulted in any actual improvement in the economic relations with the industrialized western regimes.

Although the imperialist states utilized the redistribution of land policy enacted under the previous government of President Robert Mugabe as their principal reason for imposing sanctions against Zimbabwe, the confiscation of the farms which had been stolen from the African people under colonialism was more than justified….

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa And First Lady Auxilia At His Inauguration After Winning The July National Election

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa And First Lady Auxilia At His Inauguration After Winning The July National Election

With Extradition Imminent, the Implications of Assange’s Persecution for Journalism and Democracy

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In light of Wikileaks tweeting that Julian Assange will be forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in a matter of “hours or days, MPN brings you a piece by Whitney Webb first published last June on the dangerous implications of the persecution of the Wikileaks founder.

Due to recent claims made by WikiLeaks on Twitter that Julian Assange will be forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London in a matter of “hours or days,” MintPress News has brings you this editorial first published last June by journalist Whitney Webb in order to again highlight the dangerous precedent for journalism, free speech and much more the end of Assange’s asylum — and his likely extradition to the United States — would set.

LONDON  (Opinion) – Today marks the sixth anniversary of Julian Assange’s ascent to the position of the world’s most well-known political refugee after daring to be the public face of the ground-breaking transparency organization WikiLeaks. Arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than half a decade, Assange’s precarious situation – a product of the U.S. and U.K. governments’ efforts to destroy and silence him forever – threatens to devolve into tragedy.

Hundreds Participate “Stop The Abortion Bans” Rally in Madison

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Shout out to everyone who showed up for abortion access and shared their stories at last night’s Rally Against Abortion Bans in Madison! More than $1,500 was raised for Women’s Medical Fund Wisconsin and Yellowhammer Fund to provide financial assistance to people who are seeking abortions but can’t afford the full cost. Together, we truly can #FundAbortionBuildPower.

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