“African Labor in the World Community”: CLR James’ Political Economy

Matthew Quest On CLR James’ 122nd Anniversary, Matthew Quest celebrates his intervention in global freedom movements by placing his radical political economy in conversation with the African world and the African continent. He argues that CLR James offers a different and better understanding of capital, the state, and the role of the working class than…

Kyeretwie Opoku: ‘We Must Unite Our Continent’

Peoples Dispatch Kyeretwie Opoku, Convener of the Socialist Movement of Ghana addresses the West African People For A New World conference. Photo: WAPO conference In his opening address at the West African People For A New World conference in Ghana, Opoku discussed the necessity of building working class unity in the region Last week, members…

Steps to a Socialist Pan-African Movement

Nicholas Mwangi A recently published book by Vita books publishers Essays on Pan-Africanismedited by Shiraz Durrani & Noosim Naimasiah contains essays on Pan-Africanism written by Pan-Africanist intellectuals at various times. In its preface, Prof. Issa Shivji says writings on Pan-Africanism never become dated for the desire of Africans globally for freedom continues burning, sometimes dimming into…

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…

Tanzanian Farmers Mobilize for Agroecology, Food Sovereignty and Pan-Africanism

Tanupriya Singh On November 17-18, over 400 smallholder farmers gathered for the 27th annual meeting of MVIWATA or the National Network of Small-Scale Farmers Groups in Tanzania. Peoples Dispatch spoke to them about their struggle for dignity and justice Hundreds of smallholder farmers gathered in the city of Morogoro on November 17 and 18 for…

China is Not an Enemy of Africa

(Playlist of the complete interview) If the West really thinks China helping Africa to gain influence is a bad thing, the best thing it can do is help Africa even more. President of the Socialist Party of Zambia, Fred M’membe, and the convener of the Socialist Movement of Ghana, Kyeretwie Opoku share with us an…

Our Struggle Must Be United: Pan-Africanist Socialist Youth Chart the Way Forward

Tanupriya SinghMística on the first day of the youth camp. Photo: Pan Africanism Today Youth leaders from 14 countries gathered in South Africa as part of the “Youth Camp: Pioneers of the Revolution” to strengthen Pan-African unity and solidarity across struggles. Between October 14 and 20, activists from 17 organizations gathered in the town Bela-Bela…

Mukasa Dada: We Must Take Africa Back

Ready for Revolution This speech by movement elder Mukasa Dada – a former SNCC and Lowndes County Freedom Organization organizer and a current AAPRP cadre – was given at an African Liberation Day 2022 commemoration in Baltimore, Maryland. Hear more from him in his interview with Hood Communist Radio. We must take Africa back. We must have an African attitude. We come…

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…

An Analysis on Ukraine-NATO Conflict with Russia

Abbas Muntaqim amerikkka is the biggest threat to humanity and the planet. Through it’s evolution as a settler colonial regime that enslaved Afrikans and committed genocide against the indigenous peoples and Afrikans, it has become an imperialist power house. Waging wars from Iraq, to Vietnam, to Korea, to Africa. There is no bounds to amerikkkan…

Ukraine: Getting it Right: A Revolutionary Pan-African Perspective

Gerald A. Perreira Since February 18th, thousands of civilians have been evacuated from Donetsk and Luhansk to Russia following Ukraine’s intensified shelling of these territories, which have been under fire since the 2014 US backed coup. “The White House hysteria is more revealing than ever. The Anglo-Saxons need a war at any cost. Provocation, misinformation…

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…

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…

What Comes After National Liberation Movements?

Imraan Buccus Egypt will celebrate the centenary of its independence from Britain in February. About 70 years ago, liberation began to sweep across the rest of Africa. December 1951 marked the independence of Libya. Ghana won its independence in 1957. The Congo followed in 1960, Tanzania in 1961, Algeria in 1962, Kenya in 1963 and…