ECOWAS is threatening military action against Niger, as a proxy for France and the US. Stand in solidarity with those opposing imperialist backed intervention.
Statement opposing military intervention in Niger by France backed by the US or its proxies in ECOWAS.
The coup in Niger follows coups in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea. Each of these was led by military officers angered by the presence of French and US troops and by economic crises inflicted on their countries.
The African continent, which previously was entirely beholden to the politics and markets of our former colonisers, now has options, choices that can benefit our people and strengthen our sovereignty.
Biden has recently redeployed hundreds of US troops to Somalia.
US involvement in Somalia and in the larger Horn of Africa region is about more than counter-terrorism operations. It is also about curtailing China’s growing influence.
President Macron has announced the withdrawal of French troops from Mali. This is a defeat for French imperialism’s attempt to use Mali as a base to establish itself in the Sahel region and exploit its mineral resources.