Surrounded: An Ethnography of New Colonialism

Yusuf Serunkuma Julius Nyerere demanding complete independence from the British Empire in 1961 ROAPE contributor Yusuf Serunkuma asks if the pillage we are witnessing on the African continent—mostly from the 1980s-onwards—is worse than the exploitation of the 1884-1960s, where is the resistance? Serunkuma writes that even after decolonisation has been achieved (the academy decolonised, stolen artefacts…

Charles and Inez Barron’s Statement of Support for the Uhuru Movement

New York City council member Charles Barron and former New York state representative Inez Barron, recorded this statement, representing Operation P.O.W.E.R., in solidarity with the Uhuru Movement and the African People’s Socialist Party following the July 29th, 2022 FBI attacks. Chairman Omali Yeshitela Responds to the FBI Attacks on the African People’s Socialist Party FBI…

Building Power with Food Sovereignty

 jesse chase Food sovereignty activists protest outside a secret elite corporate seed conference convened by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Organised by Global Justice Now. Let’s talk about food sovereignty, Africa, the economic impoverishment of the diaspora and Indigenous people at large. How does…

Two Years Since George Floyd’s Death, Has Anything Changed in the US?

Natalia Marques Protestors in the Bronx, NY (Photo via: the Party for Socialism and Liberation) The gains and setbacks in the movement for Black lives prove how racism is woven deeply into the fabric of capitalism and US society Police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020, shocking the consciousness of the entire…

African Nationalism Is Not European Nationalism: Stop Projecting

Ahjamu Umi Everyday, everywhere on Earth, some European is coming into spaces with African people (or Indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere) to express their perspective that nationalism is a primitive form of human consciousness. Even most of these people who claim to support national liberation for colonized people still see any semblance of national…

Organizing Africans Against the Capitalist System

Ahjamu Umi Hood Communist Editor’s Note:  The following is an excerpt of Hood Communist Editor, Ahjamu Umi’s, most recent work A Guide for Organizing Defense against White Supremacist, Patriarchal, and Fascist Violence. He was also interviewed about it in Black Agenda Report. If you would like to read it in full, consider purchasing it. All proceeds go toward helping him…

The Missing Chapter in Malcolm X’s Biography They Hid From You

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza When Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965, the revolutionary flames of Black nationalism he had ignited could not be dimmed. If anything, the name ‘Malcolm X’ is indelibly engraved in the hearts of millions of not only in the United States but in the rest of the world. But here was a…

Fanon and the Caribbean

CLR James Illustrator: Anastasya Eliseeva Trinidadian Marxist CLR James speaks of Frantz Fanon’s commitment to freedom and his philosophical perspectives on the use of violence in the struggle against Western imperialism. This is a lightly edited excerpt from Fanon and the Caribbean by CLR James in International Tribute to Frantz Fanon: Record of the Special meeting of the United Nations…

Africa in Review 2021

Abayomi Azikiwe Sudan: Crowds of people marched in different parts of the Sudanese capital and other cities in demonstrations to reject military rule. October, 2021 Part I: Continuing Pandemic Highlights Public Health Crisis From the lack of vaccines to the discovery of the Omicron variant, the continent is struggling to recalibrate its developmental trajectory A…

Bourgeois Idealism & the Promotion of Anti-Intellectualism

Ahjamu Umi I know already as I’m writing this piece that it’s not going to be a piece that’s widely read and/or shared. I know this because I’ve written a number of pieces that have been read and shared by thousands. As a result, I’ve learned that the formula for that level of popularity in…

Haiti and African Liberation in the Americas

Editors, The Black Agenda Review TRANSCRIPT: Gerald Horne: Haiti and African Liberation in the Americas The Haitian Revolution was not only a victory for the millions of enslaved Africans in the Americas, it was a victory for all working class people.” “Abolitionist Haiti was the main campaigner against enslavement of Africans before 1888, when the…