Kwesi Pratt: US Military Deal Taking Ghana Back into Slavery

“My position and the position of people like me is radically different from some of the positions I’m hearing around. I have heard people say that let’s review the agreement….let’s change some clauses, no matter the number of clauses we change in this agreement will remain a very bad agreement”; Kwesi Pratt Jnr’s posturing on…

Hundreds Resist Demolition of Shacks in South Africa

Some have been asked to rebuild their shacks over holes left behind after toilets were demolished. Pavan Kulkarni Abahlali baseMjondolo Residents of the Vusimuzi settlement are furious that their only shelter has been torn down with no clarity being provided on their future Hundreds of residents of the township of Tembisa in South Africa strongly…

Remembering Chris Hani

“If You Want Peace Then You Must Struggle For Social Justice” Irvin Jim, NUMSA Chris Hani, the leader of the South African Communist Party was assassinated for his unwavering commitment to the total liberation of workers from the chains of capitalist exploitation on 10 April 1993. Hani who was also the chief of staff of…

The Church, the State and the Revolution

Luwezi Kinshasa This year has been marked with new developments that may catch those who are not acquainted with the people’s struggle in Congo by surprise. The priests with their crosses, rosaries and cassocks are on the streets of Congo, demanding Kabila to respect the Saint Sylvester agreement, signed on December 31, 2016. According to…

Mother of the Nation, A Daughter of the Soil

Bathabile Dlamini The biggest tree has fallen. A woman among women has fallen. An icon of the Struggle, iqhawe lamaqhawe lihambile! Umaphuma efumbethe esiswini sikanina aze ahambe efumbethe ukuba yinkokheli yabantu. South Africa has a long time to wait until she gets such a lioness who fought the apartheid regime as well as the oppression…

US Military Base in Ghana Sparks Nation Wide Protests

DIONNE SEARCEY, ERIC SCHMITT DAKAR, Senegal — Thousands of Ghanaians rallied in the streets of their capital on Wednesday to protest a deal that would give the United States military an expanded role in Ghana. As part of the agreement struck last week, the United States would invest about $20 million in equipment and training…