Slavery Was On the Ballot in the US Midterms. Who Voted to Abolish it?

Natalia Marques A chain gang of prisoners subject to convict leasing in Florida, in the early 1900s. Thousands of freed Black people were reenslaved within the convict lease system, in which incarcerated people performed grueling forced labor without pay. Photo: Wikimedia More than 150 years after slavery was outlawed in the US, the practice persists…

Fifty Million People Were Living in Modern Slavery in 2021

Eduardo Camin Fifty million people were living in modern slavery in 2021: 28 million of them were forced into forced labor and 22 million were trapped in forced marriages which, according to the latest Global Estimates on Modern Slavery, is the antithesis of social justice and sustainable development. These estimates reveal that nearly one in…

While U.S. Leaders Moralize About Alleged Human Rights Abuses in Russia and China to Justify Proxy Wars, Prisoners in the U.S. Routinely Suffer from Inhumane Treatment

Lauren Smith [Source: cartoon-pop.blogspot.com] A Miami Prisoner is Among Those Who Believe That U.S. Prison Authorities Are Trying to Kill Them While U.S. leaders denounce Russia and China, and other official enemies for alleged human rights violations daily, they are silent about the massive human rights abuses that occur routinely in the U.S. prison system—the largest…

Nicaragua’s Remarks at Reparations International Conference

Nicaragua participated in the International Conference on Reparations being held August 4th-6th by the Global Afrikan Congress and supported by the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Below are the remarks given by Nicaragua’s Presidential Adviser for International Relations and the Greater Caribbean, Michael Campbell. REMARKS BY THE DELEGATION OF NICARAGUA IN THE INTERNATIONAL…

Exporting Blood and Benjamins: U.S. Capitalism is the Real Dracula

Stephen Millies Over 70% of the world’s plasma comes from the exploited poor in the USA Malcolm X declared, “you show me a capitalist, I’ll show you a bloodsucker.” U.S. capitalists are the biggest bloodsuckers on the planet. In 2017, human blood and plasma were the tenth largest U.S. export items, with sales of $28.6 billion. That’s…

Apartheid 2.0 in the World of Vaccines: The Great Reset in Action

Misión Verdad The Fourth Industrial Revolution radically affects the employment market (Photo: Gurusoft) Recently, media outlets reported that Nike began to fire employees who were not vaccinated against covid-19 in the United States. The more incautious doubt whether the measure corresponds to a policy to take care of its employees or whether it is intended…

The Settler Blindness to the U.S. Empire’s Internal Violence

Rainer Shea Settler-colonialism creates a blindness among the colonizers. There’s a disconnect between what settlers see, and what’s actually happening in their surroundings. This can be the case even for settlers who consider themselves sufficiently educated on white supremacy. The colonial contradiction on this continent—and therefore the class contradiction that proletarians of all colors have…

Fascism: The American Dream

Tristan Graham Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution. George…

20 Years After Durban: Africans and Afro-Descendants Colonized or Emancipated?

Mireille Fanon Mendes France The 20th anniversary of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) is an opportunity to analyze the state of African descended people. Reparations for centuries of crimes against humanity must still be paid. At the end of the Durban -2001- conference, the international community, many NGOs, social movements and members of what…

‘Operation Enduring Slavery’: Afghan Women Betrayed and Shunned by UN, ICC

Aninda Dey Besides USA and NATO, the United Nations and the International Criminal Court are equally responsible for leaving Afghan women in the lurch after the Taliban takeover. Fully aware of the crimes committed against them by the Taliban, these global bodies have done nothing but pass resolutions expressing concern about women and reiterating their…

White Lies Shattered

Episode 1: Shattering the white lie that “Europeans brought civilization to the world” On the premiere episode of “White Lies Shattered,” a special series hosted by Reparations in Action, Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee explores the genocidal origins of capitalism and uproot the lies white people tell ourselves about slavery, colonialism…

On Police Abolition: Decolonization Is the Only Way

Cameron Crowder Introduction The United States is a project of both anti-Blackness and racial-colonial power. From the founding of this white supremacist settler-colonial state, Black people have endured 250 years of slavery, ninety years of Jim Crow, sixty years of “separate but equal” legal doctrine, and thirty-five years of explicitly anti-Black housing laws among other…

The Black Struggle and the Future of Humankind

Philippe Gendrault Exploited within the belly of the beast, the struggle for Black emancipation cannot avoid its global ramifications when it comes to ending the hegemon’s domestic violence and global destructiveness. “The rise of English manufacturing and capitalism was indeed promoted from cotton fields the world over but eventually from American plantations.” What of Black…

Pan-Africanism and the Pitfalls of National Citizenship

The Black Agenda Review The Review interrogates the thought of academic and activist Layla Brown-Vincent, who says she was “reared and steeped in Pan-Africanist thought and organization” from birth. For the second post in the Black Citizenship Forum we feature an interview with cultural anthropologist Dr. Layla Brown-Vincent. Brown-Vincent teaches Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston….