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The imperialists and their lackey are finding no quiet in Mali. The fight of the Malian people against the occupiers does not stop, on the contrary, it is rising day by day.

 

The resistance against the occupiers and their collaborators in Mali does not stop, not even shortly before the visit of the German foreign minister. In Mali, since more than six years large parts of the people are fightingl against the occupiers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, briefly MINUSMA (Mission Multidimensional Intégrée des Nations unies pour la stabilization au Mali) and against the European Union Training Mission EUTM (European Union Training Mission) with all their means. In the recent days, the rebels have hit sensitive targets of the imperialists and their lackeys

For six years now, the imperialist intervention is running in Mali. For six years now, the country is occupied by various so-called Peacekeeper-Armies. However, these peacekeepers are nothing else than direct troops of the imperialists and their lackeys, whose aim is to ensure silence in the French semi-colony, which is rich in natural resources like gold. Since 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, a Tuareg movement, has been attempting to recapture its traditional tribal territory from the Malian government and proclaim an independent national state. Even in 2019, the anti-imperialist struggle of the Tuareg can not be broken.

Cape Town: Since two months the workers from „MyCiTI“, an outsourced company by the city of Cape Town, are on strike. Still more than 200 workers are striking and other workers show their solidarity. Their demands are higher wages, better working conditions and not being employed by „outsourced companies“, but again by the city. They also demand to speak with the new mayor Don Plato. The company and union representatives call the strike „illegal“, so they provoked violence against the workers and want to brake the solidarity.

Yankee imperialism has been launching a series of unprecedented bombardments against Somalia for two years, under the rhetoric of "combating terrorism". Last year there were more than 31 attacks, according to what was estimated by the United States Command for Africa (Africom) in October of this year. By November 22, the British imperialism’s media The Guardian and other media announced the mark of 33 attacks.

According to The Guardian itself, the attacks represent a grave danger to the civilian population and have failed the goal of destroying the Islamic armed groups that wage armed struggle against the invading foreign forces - coordinated by Yankee imperialism, through the "African Union”.
Of the total number of attacks in 2018, 29 were directed against Al Shabaab ("Combatant Youth Movement"), an organization that, despite its reactionary ideology, has been the main force of the National Resistance.

Activists in Tunisia made a manifestation for the liberation of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah in front of the France embassy in Tunis. They supported the international week from 17th until 24th of October. Georges Ibrahim Abdallah is one of the longest in-jailed political prisoner in the world. He dedicated his life to the justified struggle for the liberation of Palestine. The French imperialist state still holds him in-jailed and within shows it‘s weakness to the anti-imperialist and Palestinian movement.

Two major waves of protest erupted in January in South Africa. In both, expressing the hatred against imperialism that enforces near-slave labour conditions and imperialist chauvinism, foreign capital was targeted. Even thought the reaction in both cases went in hard against the protesters, many could not be deterred. A tremendous expression of courage and bravery are the struggles that took place around Platinum mines of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat).

On the 14th of January the mass protests that swept over Tunisia in 2011 will have their 7th anniversary. Bourgeois media back then coined the phrase "Arab spring" and exclaimed Tunisia would hence be a "democracy". However, nothing much has since changed its semi-feudal, semi-colonial character and the fact that bureaucratic capitalism still continues to thrive. The people are not better off and are fed up with the illusions spread by the governmental figureheads – this much became very clear in the mass protests and riots that erupted all over the country this week.