Afro-Venezuelans Deserve Reparations that go Beyond the Symbolic

By Rachael Boothroyd Rojas and Francisco Tovar On the 163rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Venezuela, Francisco Tovar, activist for the rights of Afro-descendents and executive director of the Institute of African Diaspora Studies (IEA) talks to Venezuelanalysis about systemic racism, the challenges facing the Afro-Venezuelan population today, and his new book on…

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution Embraces its African Roots

By Jeanette Charles The Bolivarian Revolution ushered in a new engagement with the peoples and processes of the African continent and its Diaspora throughout the Americas. The Center of African, American, and Caribbean Wisdoms (CAACW) hosts an environment that invites Venezuelans to engage in the past, present and future of Africa and the Caribbean. CAACW’s…

White Supremacy as Cultural Cannibalism

By Gathoni Blessol Download Full 10 Page PDF The universal is a fantasy. But we are captive to a sensibility that defines the universal, still, as white. – Claudia Rankine Racism is a blight on the human conscience. The idea that any people can be inferior to another, to the point where those who consider…

Ethiopia: Regime Repression the Modus Operandi Under its US Handlers

US lawmakers, scholars, and rights groups say it is time for a change in US Policy By Sophia Tesfamariam Ethiopia is once again in deep crisis, threatening to implode under the weight of the regime’s diplomatic, economic, political and military corruption. After nationwide protests that lasted over a year, the regime imposed a draconian State…

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Political Education Camp 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA Political Education Camp The movement of Abahlali baseMjondolo SA held a Political Education Camp on the 11th March 2017 at the Hindu Surat Hall in Prince Edward Street. Abahlali held another political educational meeting with the community of Nagina (Phase 2) in Nagina next to Shall cross yesterday (18 March 2017,…

Drought in Africa 2017: Millions of Lives at Risk

Obi Anyadike Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods. The El Niño-driven crisis has increased the malnutrition rates of rural children, and driven up food prices for urban residents. Livestock deaths and fire…

Communism and Black Liberation: All Reactionaries are Paper Tigers

Metaphysics, Materialism and the Struggle for Black Liberation By Comrade Mond Via Pan-African News Wire I remember my first introduction to “pro black” literature. I was young, couldn’t have been older than 7 or 8 years old, when my father showed me the Willie Lynch letters and excerpts from the “Issys Papers”. I thought these…

Rwanda, Paul Kagame’s Economic Mirage: An Interview with David Himbara

By Ann Garrison The tiny East African nation of Rwanda has played a unique and prominent role in U.S. political ideation since the 1994 massacres known as the Rwanda Genocide. The West’s so-called “failure to intervene in Rwanda” – and the Holocaust – became arguments for violating the national sovereignty of nations in the Global…

Xenophobia: South Africa is Disgracing Itself and Its Friends

Attacks against resident non-South African Blacks are particularly disturbing, given the great assistance poor Black nations gave to South Africans during their struggle against white rule. One wonders if African “outsiders” are being “used by politicians who have become unpopular due to their lack of performance, to distract attention from problems such as massive unemployment…

Confronting Black Jacobins : How the Haitian Revolution Smashed Slavery Worldwide

By Hugo Turner Edited by Libya 360°Internationalist News The Haitian revolution (1791-1804) was one of the most important events in modern history. It was the first successful anti-slavery revolution. Not only did Haiti’s slaves manage to liberate themselves, they also inflicted crushing defeats on three empires. Spain, France and Britain suffered catastrophic losses trying to…

A Call to Support the Libyan National Army as Martyrs are Laid to Rest Today

APPROXIMATE UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION The Libyan army has been fighting extremist groups backed by Italy in the oil Crescent area. The soldiers and officers generously offer themselves, their life blood, to defend the livelihood of the Libyan people, to prevent the Libyan oil from landing in the hands of terrorists who will use it as a…