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BAR: Cynthia McKinney Deserves Your Support, Obama Does Not


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« on: July 14, 2008, 08:55:16 pm »









"The McKinney campaign is the only vehicle through which progressives can both register their outrage

at Obama and begin the process of rebuilding a mass Black-led movement for real social change."






McKinney has acted as a sentinel for Africa, on guard against U.S. recolonization of the continent. She correctly regards AFRICOM as a threat to the region. "More than likely, this force will be used in just the same way as Plan Colombia is used -- to police dissent and punish the innocent solely for pecuniary reasons.  The last thing Africa needs is AFRICOM, U.S. soldiers, or a School of the Americas-type relationship with Africa."

When Obama is not carrying imperial water in the bullying of weaker nations, he is silent on burning global issues - especially those of keen interest to African Americans.

The December 2006 U.S.-instigated Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, which according to the United Nations created "the worst [and still ongoing] humanitarian crisis in Africa," elicits not a peep from Obama. In fact, the only comments from Obama on Somalia that we have found are his complaints about pictures taken during a trip to his father's homeland, Kenya, depicting Obama in the ceremonial tribal garb of the overwhelming Muslim Somalis.

McKinney has repeatedly denounced the U.S. overthrow of Haiti's elected government in 2004, the kidnapping and exile of President Jean Bertrand Aristide, and Brazil's and the United Nation's role in occupying the country on behalf of the Americans.

Obama's last recorded comments on Haiti, from 2005, were summarized on his Senate web site:

"Obama said he favors a congressional fact-finding mission to Haiti. He said additional aid is needed there, but it must come with strings attached to ensure it is used properly and not to line the pockets of politicians, as happened in his father's native Kenya."

This is apparently all that Obama has to say about the bloody suppression of the Haitian nation by the U.S. and its allies.
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