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Africa, China and the West: an Exchange With Thomas Mountain

Thomas C Mountain with Ron Jacobs on Africa, China and the West
Ron Jacobs, the author of ‘Daydream Sunset: Sixties Counterculture in the Seventies’ have some insightful exchanges with Thomas Mountain, an independent journalist, educator and activist from Eritrea about Africa, China and the West.

By Ron Jacobs,

Ron Jacobs: You mention you live in Eritrea. I recall going to a couple meetings back in the 1970s during the Eritrean liberation struggle against Ethiopia. For the sake of a memory that is a bit hazy, do you mind summarizing that moment in time and the subsequent history of the Eritreans and Ethiopia?

THOMAS MOUNTAIN: In 1983 I was first introduced to a representative of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) by Kwame Ture when I traveled to Los Angeles for my first meeting with Kwame. At the time the EPLF was an almost unknown guerilla army fighting an independence war against the Ethiopian colonialization of their country that no one it seemed, other than the Eritrean people, thought possible to win. Kwame himself was a longtime supporter of the EPLF and had a policy of requesting, if possible, a representative of the EPLF to give the opening remarks at any of his speaking engagements. Continue reading Africa, China and the West: an Exchange With Thomas Mountain

The Geopolitics of East Africa with Thomas Mountain – (Interview)

Independet Journalist Thomas C Mountain discussing Horn of Africa issues with Eric Draitser from Boiling Frogs Show

By Eric Draitser,

This week, Eric has an in-depth conversation with independent journalist Thomas Mountain.  They discuss the current political situation in Ethiopia, grounding the discussion in a historical framework that informs an understanding of the politics of today.

Eric and Tom examine the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as some of the internal issues in Eritrea such as education, democracy, and poverty reduction.  Mountain provides his analysis as someone living in Eritrea and who is familiar not only with the politics of the country, but the daily lives of its citizens.   Continue reading The Geopolitics of East Africa with Thomas Mountain – (Interview)

Kenya Is In Trouble, Serious Trouble (Audio)

Several days of violence over the killing of a radical Muslim cleric shows the simmering symptoms to an independence movement by Muslims in Mombasa.

By Thomas C Mountain,

Faced with a combination of body blows ranging from spiking prices for maize, import dependent Kenya’s staple food, IMF mandated food subsidy cuts, a foolhardy USA instigated invasion of Somalia, election triggered ethnic warfare and a simmering independence movement by the Muslims in the Mombasa coastal region Kenya is in trouble, serious trouble.

Hunger speculators lead by financial terrorists such as Goldman Sachs are using the drought in the USA, the worlds largest producer of maize/corn to drive prices to what are predicted to be record levels, more than doubling by early 2013 forcing Kenya’s imported maize dependent population’s malnutrition rate into meltdown status.  Continue reading Kenya Is In Trouble, Serious Trouble (Audio)

Liberia; Plenty “Democracy”, No Electricity

Liberians asking for more social justice and an improved standard of living

By Thomas C. Mountain,

While Liberia could afford an election in which the President Ellen Johnson ran unopposed, the people of the country have neither electricity or running water.

Long the golden girl of the western banktatorships Ellen Johnson spent the year before her election in 2006 campaigning in Liberia while drawing a healthy salary and benefits package courtesy of the United Nations Development Program.  Continue reading Liberia; Plenty “Democracy”, No Electricity

PressTV Interview with Independent Journalist, Thomas C. Mountain

Thomas Mountain on the "Edge"

PressTV, on the edge by Max Keiser

As tension in Somalia continues to escalate, the US banking institutions and corporations seem to reap the benefits by destroying any stability and sovereignty through creating conflicts.

Press TV interviews Thomas Mountain regarding the US support of conflicts in Africa and how the US is funding the Ethiopian Prime Minister to invade Somalia.                         

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