Contents: Editorial: Making the Links between Africa and the War in Iraq by Bill Martin and Meredeth Turshen • From Stealing to Robbing: Globalization and the US War Economy by George Caffentzis • On the Roots of War: Theses on The War in Iraq by Silvia Federici • Kerr-McGee Corporation in occupied Western Sahara - Oil Blocking Path to Freedom? by Washington Office on Africa • Shareholders focus of campaign to end Kerr-McGee’s involvement in Occupied Western Sahara, Press Release, Oslo, Norway, Feb 28th 2005 • Chad's Oil: Miracle or Mirage? Following the Money in Africa’s Newest Petro-State by Ian Gary and Nikki Reisch • What Intellectuals Do in Peacetime by Asma Abdel Halim • Manufacturing the Homeland Security Campus and Cadre by William G. Martin • Resolution on the Study of Africa After 9/11 by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars • ASA Reply, 11 February 2005 • ACAS Reply to ASA, 10 March 2005 • Recent ACAS Alerts • ACAS Alert: Twice a Victim, first in Haiti, then in the US, 19 November 2004 • ACAS Alert: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o and Njeeri Wa Ngugi, 19 January 2005 • ACAS Alert: Defend Academic Freedom in Botswana, 22 February 2005 • ACAS Alert: The Story of Aster Yohannes and the Struggle for Democracy in Eritrea, November 2004 • The newsletter includes correspondence between Professor Meredeth Turshen and Michael O. West of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars and Bruce J. Berman of the African Studies Association (ASA). The newsletter includes a copy of a Dear Friend letter from Gabriele Schwab of The Ngugi and Njeeri Solidarity Committee. The newsletter discusses Educators to Stop the War, militarization, Paul Wolfowitz, the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, the World Bank, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), Third World nations, the CIA, UNITA, President Clinton, neoliberalism, the war on terror, the Kosovo Liberation Army, the WTO (World Trade Organization), oil, structural adjustment programs (SAPs), the European Union (EU), the UN, Colonel Jaafar an Nimeiri, international capital, FARC in Colombia, Darfur, Western Sahara Resource Watch, Moroccan state oil company ONAREP, Richard Knight, Western Sahara Resource Watch, the Norwegian Petroleum Fund, Jacob Mundy, Friends of Western Sahara, the Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project, poverty, petrodollars, ExxonMobil, President Déby, ChevronTexaco, Petronas, EnCana, Citibank, Albagir Mukhtar of Amnesty International, Mahmoud M. Taha, Ken Sara Wiwa, Nasr Hamid Abuzaid, the Sudan Liberation Army, SPLM/A, Dr. Mansur Khalid, Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkin, genocide, rape, the Mahadiyya, Condoleezza Rice, HR 3077, homeland security, the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, terrorism, the Defense Language Institute, Title VI, asylum, Edwidge Danticat, academic freedom, Kassahun Checole, Professor Kenneth Good, Nunu Kidane, Tom Marchbanks, Western Sahara Campaign, Catholic Relief Services, Bank Information Center, the Homeland Security Act, E. Ann Kaplan, Simon J. Ortiz, Manuel Schwab, and Gayatri Spivak. [Note: Colonel Jaafar an Nimeiri is presumably Jaafar Muhammad Nimeiry.]
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections