Sasha Wright lives in Oakland CA where she has been organizing against wars and for economic justice since she was a teenager. She writes fiction and non-fiction.
Washington's Wars and Occupations:
Month in Review #103/November 30, 2013
Sasha Wright reports the historic accord with Iran and highlights the huge stakes in the fight between the Obama administration "realists" and the Neocon/Israeli bloc that wants regime change and war. She contrasts the climate change wake-up call provided by Typhoon Haiyan with Washington's response - inaction on fossil fuel emissions and using the disaster to advance its "Asia pivot' geo-political strategy.
Last week Mali held its first democratic election since the military coup over a year ago, electing career politician Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, widely known as “IBK.” Elections were scheduled on a short timeline despite many critiques that the country wasn't logistically ready.
Sasha Wright lays bare the underlying dynamics of the U.S.-supported French intervention in Mali, spotlighting the role of AFRICOM and Western-imposed "structural adjustment" policies. She follows up by assessing the results of Israel's "let's debate-everything-except-settlements-and-occupation" elections.