Fascist America: The Issue is Not Trump, It’s Us

On Actually Existing Fascism and the Hypocrisy of the Left Under Obama, the U.S. extended secret “special forces” operations to 138 countries, or 70 percent of the world’s population. By John Pilger On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal…

Libya: LPMN Condemns Foreign Military Intervention and the Recolonization Agenda

العربية | فارسی | ENGLISH | FRANÇAIS | ESPAÑOL | TÜRKÇE | ITALIANO | DEUTSCH | PORTUGUÊS TRANSLATION Jamahiriya News Agency The Libyan People’s National Movement is following the tragic situation in the homeland, the violation and loss of sovereignty, the recent statements by Italian Minister of Defense regarding moving to the second phase of…

Thomas Sankara, el Che negro

Por Hugo Montero/El Furgón En una bandera. En la camiseta de un joven. En la imagen luminosa de un teléfono celular. En la voz rebelde que alza el puño y grita su nombre. En la portada de un libro prohibido. En el murmullo de un campesino durante la cosecha. En el corazón de las mujeres….

Popular Democratic Power is the Way to Challenge Inequality

By Thapelo Mohapi Abahlali baseMjondolo Oslo, Norway Fighting Inequality – Talks on How to Change the World Greeting to all. I am Thapelo Mohapi the current elected General Secretary of the movement Abahlali baseMjondolo. I would like to begin by thanking our friends at Norwegian People’s Aid for the invitation to participate in this discussion. Abahlali…

Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK): How the Armed Struggle Succeeded

Photo: Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils attends the launch of the ‘Sidikiwe Vukani! Vote No’ campaign at Wits University in Johannesburg, Tuesday, 15 April 2014. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA An address delivered at the University of Witwatersrand on November 25, 2016 on the topic of The politics of armed struggle in Southern Africa. By Ronnie Kasrils….

Saif Al Islam Qaddafi is Free

By Alexandra Valiente Viva Libya! On June 27, Saif Qaddafi’s defense team held a press conference at The Hague where they outlined the facts of Saif’s case within the context of what had happened to Libya during the 2011 war, asserting that their client’s imprisonment had been motivated by political revenge, not by crimes committed….

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…

Eritrea: Deconstructing the Commission of Inquiry’s Report

By Sophia Tesfamariam Sheila Keetharuth, the UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, has engaged in activities that constitute a flagrant abuse of her mandate and continues to act with blatant violation of the principles of impartiality, non-selectivity and objectivity that govern the work of Special Rapporteurs, thus breaching the equality principles of the Charter of the…

Abu Zaid’s Struggle is Stronger Than Any Talk

The following is a translation of a critically important article published a short while ago. (أبو زيد كفاح أبلغ من الكلام) I am deeply grateful to the translator who made this document available in English. Not only is this a tribute to Dr. Dorda, it is a damning indictment of the crimes of NATO, the…

29 Years Ago, Thomas Sankara, the African Che Guevara, was Murdered

On the Failed Coup Attempt in Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara was a young communist officer who attempted to take Burkina Faso out of the neocolonial orbit of France, but was murdered by his closest comrades. During Sankara’s short time in power, Burkina Faso became self-sufficient in grains. “He was the first to forbid female genital…

Congo’s Election: A Tale of Youth Power and Regime Decline

By Kambale Musavuli During an opposition rally in Kinshasa on Sept. 19, Congolese protest President Kabila’s decision to delay elections, furious at his attempt to cling to power. – Photo: Eduardo Soteras, AFP On Sept. 19, 2016, widespread protests took place across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Congolese population sent a clear message…