Libya Interview Part I: Saif Al Islam Qaddafi is Free

By Hugo Turner and Alexandra Valiente Viva Libya! In 2011 Libya, the most prosperous democracy in Africa, was targeted for destruction. Terrorist death squads were unleashed upon the nation. A NATO bombing campaign destroyed the country and plunged it into chaos. NATO’s agents and proxy militias then seized control of most of the oil-rich territory,…

Black America and the Passing of Fidel Castro

By Bill Fletcher, Jr.  For many of us in “Black America,” Fidel represented the audacity that we have desired and sought in the face of imperial and racial arrogance. It is impossible to discuss Fidel Castro outside of an examination of the Cuban Revolution. And, while I hear that there are many Cuban Americans dancing…

Comandante Fidel: Combatant to the End

By Dr. Helen Yaffe Fidel’s genius was his ability to meet the need for tactical steps, responding to the day’s urgencies, without losing sight of the strategic direction. It could have been the armed struggle, terrorism, assassination or the serious illness which, at his own admission, nearly killed him in 2006; but in the end Fidel…

Decolonisation of Higher Education: Dismantling Epistemic Violence and Eurocentrism in South Africa

By Savo Heleta A decolonised curriculum will not neglect other knowledge systems. Universities still have to develop graduates knowledgeable about the world and all its complexity. However, the education must be free from Western epistemological domination, Eurocentrism, epistemic violence and worldviews that were designed to degrade, exploit and subjugate Africans and other formerly colonised peoples. South…