Ahjamu Umi’s “A Guide for Organizing Defense against White Supremacist, Patriarchal, and Fascist Violence”

Roberto Sirvent In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Ahjamu Umi. Umi is an organizer for the All African People’s Revolutionary Party. He has engaged in many elements of revolutionary political work, including mobilizing protection for communities against violent white supremacist groups. He has…

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…

Black American Apathy and Internationalism

Erica Caines “…There is no “American dilemma” because Black people in this country form a colony, and it is not in the interest of the colonial power to liberate them. Black people are legal citizens of the United States with, for the most part, the same legal rights as other citizens. Yet they stand as…

The US Black Liberation Movement Has Always Been Internationalist

African Americans practiced an internationalist politics in their epic struggle against US white supremacism, said Paul Ortiz, professor of history at the University of Florida and author of the new book, “An African American and Latinx History of the United States.” Blacks looked for inspiration and support from Haiti and the anti-colonial struggles in Latin…

International Conference Against US-NATO Military Bases Addresses Militarism

Black Internationalists Demand Closure of Hundreds of US Military Bases Roger Harris The elimination of poverty could be at hand for the first time in the history of humanity. World hunger could easily be abolished with only a small diversion from military budgets. Yet, military spending is expanding, and with it global poverty. On November…

Black Internationalism and the Colonial Challenges Facing Haiti and Venezuela

Jeanette Charles Solidarity as defined by President Aristide takes root in the African philosophy of Ubuntu, Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu: “a person is a person through other human beings. A person becomes a person through the community. A person is a person when she/he treats others well….Ubuntu is the source of all philosophy grounded in solidarity,…