David Choquehuanca: Decolonization Drives Bolivia’s Climate Agenda

Justine Teba David Choquehuanca: An Earth-Centered, Anti-Capitalist Climate Policy from the South Watch full speech here: Transcript: October 11, 2021 Everything is at risk, brothers. Our God is at risk. Our mountains are at risk. The animals are at risk. Life itself in the world is at risk, brothers, it is in danger. All these…

Ivorian Leader Laurent Gbagbo Re-ignites Nkrumah’s Vision

Peoples Dispatch Laurent Gbagbo announced the launch of his new political party, the African Peoples Party, on Sunday October 17 in Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire. On a recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, Kwesi Pratt, Jnr attended the launch of former president Laurent Gbagbo’s new political party and reflected on his vision for…

Indigenous Intellectuals?

Ollantay Itzamná Abya Yala, Buen Vivir, Intellectual Aymara Perspectives. … the term intellectual is highly epistemicidal (it annuls other forms of producing knowledge), colonial (it reproduces relations of racial domination), scriptocentric (it annuls unwritten knowledge), individualistic (it annuls the community as a subject of knowledge because of its predilection for successful writers/individuals), papyrocratic (it privileges…

Mapping Faultlines: The Dilemmas of Non-Alignment

Newsclick’s Editor-in-Chief Prabir Purkayastha talks about the history and legacy of the Non-Aligned movement which marks 60 years. He explains the role NAM played over the decades, especially in strengthening the force of decolonisation. He also analyses the challenges before the group today.

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…

Why Has COVID19 Not Yet Reached My Community?

Ollantay Itzamná Community formative assembly In my “decolonial” phase, almost a decade ago, I decided to leave the city and live in rural areas. To relearn farming, to cultivate. To allow myself to be aesthetically and existentially cultivated by Mother Earth in my return to Her. It was in this existential phase that the announcement…

Canada is Waging an All-Front Legal War against Indigenous People

Justin Podur Canada is developing a new image: one of burning churches, toppling statues, and mass graves. There are thousands more unmarked graves, thousands more Indigenous children killed at residential schools, remaining to be unearthed. There can be no denying that this is Canada, and it has to change. But can Canada transform itself for the better? If the revelation…

Canada: “We Don’t Need Your Shock, We Need Reparations and Land Back”

Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel It’s time to stop pretending Canada didn’t already know about the thousands of dead Indigenous children Mainstream society has responded with shock and horror to the recent identification of the unmarked graves of hundreds of Indigenous children on the grounds of two former Indian residential schools. That response is pathetic. Indigenous people’s…

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…

Against Left-Wing White Nationalism

Gerald Horne In “The White Republic and The Struggle for Racial Justice,” Bob Wing contended that the U.S. state is racist to the core, and this has specific implications for our movements’ work going forward, especially the need to replace this racist state with an anti-racist state. Organizing Upgrade is publishing a series of commentaries…

The Vital Need to Decolonize the U.S.: A Conversation with Ajamu Baraka

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume On February 26th, I interviewed Ajamu Baraka for my podcast. Baraka is a veteran grassroots organizer whose roots are in the Black Liberation Movement and anti-apartheid and Central American solidarity struggles. He is an internationally recognized leader of the emerging human rights movement in the U.S. and has been at the forefront…