At least 800 U.S. military bases span the globe
We are a founding member of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases.
This coalition is led by the following organizations:
- Bahman Azad, U.S. Peace Council (Coordinator)
- Ajamu Baraka, Black Alliance for Peace (Executive Committee)
- Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK (Executive Committee)
- Leah Bolger, World Beyond War (Executive Committee)
- Sara Flounders, International Action Center (Executive Committee)
- Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
- Tarak Kauff, Veterans For Peace (Executive Committee)
- Joe Lombardo, United National Antiwar Coalition (Executive Committee)
- Alfred L. Marder, U.S. Peace Council (Executive Committee)
- George Paz Martin, MLK Justice Coalition; Liberty Tree Foundation
- Nancy Price, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Executive Committee)
- Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
- David Swanson, World Beyond War
- Ann Wright, CODEPINK
- Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance
As part of our work on this coalition, we are focusing on the U.S. military invasion of Africa.
U.S. Out of Africa!
SHUT DOWN AFRICOM
October 1, 2018 marks 10 years since the United States African Command (AFRICOM) was established. The purpose of AFRICOM is to use U.S. military power to impose U.S. control of African land, resources and labor to service the needs of U.S. multi-national corporations and the wealthy in the United States.
When AFRICOM was established in the months before Barack Obama assumed office as the first Black President of the United States, a majority of African nations—led by the Pan-Africanist government of Libya—rejected AFRICOM, forcing the new command to instead work out of Europe. But with the U.S. and NATO attack on Libya that led to the destruction of that country and the murder of its leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, corrupt African leaders began to allow AFRICOM forces to operate in their countries and establish military-to-military relations with the United States. Today, those efforts have resulted in 46 various forms of U.S. bases as well as military-to-military relations between 53 out of the 54 African countries and the United States. U.S. Special Forces troops now operate in more than a dozen African nations.
BAP demands the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces, the closure of all U.S. bases and the demilitarization of the African continent.
Join us to oppose AFRICOM and say, "U.S. out of Africa!" Fill out the form below to receive more information and join the U.S. Out of Africa! Network (USOAN).
GET THE FACTS ON AFRICOM
Download our 4-page AFRICOM fact sheet to distribute in your circles. This document prints out best on 17-inch x 22-inch sheets, as it is a 4-page booklet.