Esquibo: Global Britain’s Aggressive Caribbean Colonization Strategy

María Alejandra Díaz Marín Aquatic spaces are essential. Not only for their quality as a source of life and food, but also as a means of communication, their binding role between peoples, and for the wealth and resources they contain, they made international trade possible. “The sea is the beginning of all geography,” wrote Jules…

Return to the Source: Democracy is Dead

Editors, The Black Agenda Review By what stretch of the imagination can the US be a democracy when ordinary citizens have virtually no influence over what their government does? “The disregard of popular will is obvious for all to see.” “Return to the Source” is a series in The Black Agenda Review that reprints previously-published interventions by Black…

The Disadvantages of Neoliberal Agricultural Modernization in Africa

Krisaboo Diallo The struggle of India’s peasants continues against the agreements concluded by governments for decades, which ultimately lead to the domination of foreign companies and major traders over the market and monopolizing seed prices. In Africa, farmers also revolt annually against the American (AGRA) agreement, which placed the agricultural sector in the families of…

Patriarchy and the Pandemic: Disentangling the Web of Oppression

Surangya Nurses take part in joint trade unions’ protest in South Africa demanding better working conditions. Photo: Mlungisi Mbele/New Frame [Peoples Dispatch brings you a series of articles and videos on 2020, a momentous year that saw humanity face unprecedented challenges. The beacon of hope remained the historic resistance mounted by people’s movements, and the…

Saharawis and Palestinians: Victims of the Same Criminals

Pablo Jofre Leal Destabilizing and hegemonic desires, accompanied by intense indignity and conduct that violates international law and the human rights of the Saharawi and Palestinian people, constitute part of the explanation for the new measure, made known on December 10, by the moribund US administration headed by Donald Trump. A provision that involves the…

Towards a Geopolitics of Popular Power

Rafael Bautista S. The empire forced us to think only and exclusively locally. It is time to think universally. Lecture given at the event: “The Collapse of the Unlawful State and the Recovery of Democracy”, held in La Paz, on December 14, 2020, in the auditorium of the Vice Presidency of the Plurinational State of…

Marx Didn’t Invent Socialism, Nor Did He Discover It

Steve Lalla Revered as the Father of Socialism, in popular conception Karl Marx (1818–1883) is the originator of socialist theory, the creator of a plan implemented thereafter by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and other socialist nations. He remains one of the most cited authors of all time, and his writings are endlessly scrutinized…

Nigeria, #EndSARS, Imperialism/Zionism, & Pan-African Unity

Ahjamu Umi A major day to day challenge we face is we are revolutionary Pan-Africanists living in the most technologically advanced, yet politically unconscious, society in human history.  Despite the fact 50 million Africans live in the U.S., and that we are here because of the largest kidnapping crime in human history, the vast majority…

“We Demand An End to Patriarchal Violence in All its Expressions”

Peoples Dispatch On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, working class women across the world raise their voices against patriarchal violence, exploitation and oppression As the movements and organizations which are part of the International Peoples’ Assembly, we join in the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination…

Community Control of Police = Autonomous Zone of People Power

Pan-African Community Action organizer Netfa Freeman told a panel organized by Black psychology students at Bowie State University, in Maryland: “Community control of police is a way to create autonomous zones of power, so that people can actually take control of public safety.” Dhoruba Bin Wahad, who spent 19 years as a Black Panther Party…

Concerning Anti-Imperialist Thought (Part II)

Alejo Brignole Tens of thousands of men, women and children shot, starved, and tortured to death by German troops as they put down rebellious tribes in what is now Namibia. The problem that colonialism and imperialist hegemonies constitute for culture and human social development is fundamental to the historical analysis of any era. Under this…