Sasha Wright lives in Oakland CA and is an active member of the Inlandboatman's Union. In her spare time she volunteers with Jobs with Justice and writes young adult fantasy. Before writing for War Times, she was an editorial collective member of Left Turn magazine and has been active in anti-war organizing, union organizing and Palestine solidarity work.
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.