Libya: Shameful EU Policies Fuel Surge in Detention of Migrants and Refugees

A surge in migrants and refugees intercepted at sea by the Libyan authorities has seen at least 2,600 people transferred, in the past two months alone, to squalid detention centres where they face torture and extortion. The global human rights organisation accuses European governments of complicity in these abuses by actively supporting the Libyan authorities…

Pan-Africanism: The Real Afro-Futurism

A-APRP Members and others in Oakland, U.S. in front of mural of Huey Newton   Black Panthers and Africa “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.” Kwame Nkrumah “The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. It does not…

White Guilt and Third Worldism: An Infantile Disorder

Mond Like white-chauvinism, white-guilt is one of the twin blades of white supremacy. White guilt differs from white-chauvinism in a sense that it can be considered the polar opposite of its more forward and aggressive counterpart (although the two are not mutually exclusive and white-guilt often manifests itself in the most chauvinistic of ways). Some…

Necropolitics is at the Center of Migration Policies

Juan Hernández Zubizarreta Internationalist 360° Refugees and migrants are being left to die in the Mediterranean and are abandoned in the Sahara desert.  This  is necropolítics in action. Javier de Lucas believes that necropolítics is a “conception of politics in which the lives of others are the object of calculation and therefore lack intrinsic value…

The Slow Genocide of the Tawergha

Residents of Tawergha are ‘dying in desert’ in their attempt to return home after seven years. Make-shift tent camp in Qararet al-Qatef for forcibly displaced residents of Tawergha who are blocked from returning to their hometown by militias from Misrata, Qararet al-Qatef, Libya, February 10, 2018. | © 2018 Emad Ergeha UN Human Rights Council…

Fascism and Anti-Fascism: A Decolonial Perspective

Ena͞emaehkiw Wākecānāpaew Kesīqnaeh Truly, there are stains that it is beyond the power of man to wipe out and that can never be fully expiated. But let us speak about the colonized. I see clearly what colonization has destroyed: the wonderful Indian civilizations—and neither Deterding nor Royal Dutch nor Standard Oil will ever console me…