U.S. foreign military bases are NOT in defense of U.S. national, or global security. They are the military expression of U.S. intrusion in the lives of sovereign countries on behalf of the dominant financial, political, and military interests of the ruling elite. Whether invited in or not by domestic interests that have agreed to be junior partners, no country, no peoples, no government, can claim to be able to make decisions totally in the interest of their people, with foreign troops on their soil representing interests antagonistic to the national purpose.
Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases will hold a 3-day conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases from January 12 – 14. Twenty experts will analyze the political, economic, environmental and health damages caused by U.S. foreign military bases around the world. On Sunday January 14th of the conference, IPS Analyst and Events Coordinator, Netfa Freeman will be among other panelist for the conference plenary “AFRICOM / Invasion of Africa.” Moderated by Black Alliance for Peace National Organizer, Ajamu Baraka, other panelists are:
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM — Plenary 6: AFRICOM / Invasion of Africa
The Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases was formed by thirteen prominent peace and justice organizations in the U.S.: Alliance for Global Justice;Black Alliance for Peace, CODEPINK, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, International Action Center, MLK Justice Coalition, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Popular Resistance, United National Antiwar Coalition, U.S. Peace Council, Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and World Beyond War.