The Legacy of Thomas Sankara

“You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future.” – Thomas Sankara By Larry Hales Excerpts from a talk given by Larry Hales to a New York City meeting…

Burkina Faso Coup Leader Trained by Pentagon

Lt. Col. Yocouba Isaac Zida follows pattern of other military officers who enter politics Lt. Col. Isaac Yacouba Zida at a press briefing, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Nov. 3, 2014 (AP photo by Theo Renaut). By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° After over a week of intense discussion between opposition parties, mass organizations and religious leaders of…

Burkinabe Masses Rise Up Against Neo-Colonial Rule

“You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future.” – Thomas Sankara Thousands hold signs and wear t-shirts honoring the revolutionary legacy of Thomas Sankara By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya…

People of Burkina Faso Drive Blaise Campaore from Power

By Ann Garrison KPFA Weekend News, 11.01.2014  KPFA Evening News Anchor: In 1987, African revolutionary Thomas Sankara, the president of Burkina Faso, called on his fellow African heads of state to join him in refusing to pay debt they could not rationally owe to their former colonizers, calling it a form of neo-colonialism. He predicted…

Crisis in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso army announces dissolution of government, parliament Members of the military run from anti-government protesters outside the parliament building in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 30, 2014 (Reuters / Joe Penney) Burkina Faso’s army has announced the dissolution of the country’s National Assembly and the establishment of a new transitional governing body after…

Hommage à Thomas Sankara

Cameroon Voice Introduction « Nous préférons la pauvreté dans la liberté à l’opulence dans l’esclavage» (…) «Acceptons de vivre Africains. C’est la seule façon de vivre libres et dignes» (…) « Où est l’impérialisme ? Regardez vos plats quand vous mangez. Ces grains de riz, de maïs et de mil importés, c’est cela l’impérialisme. »…