Honoring MLK Six Decades After the Mass Struggles of 1963

Abayomi Azikiwe Detroit march 125,000 during 1963< African Americans in Birmingham, Detroit, Cambridge, Greensboro and other areas defied the ruling class demanding racial justice and self-determination On January 16 in the United States, the 94th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be commemorated as a federal holiday. Since 1986, the third Monday of…

Thomas Sankara – Decolonization, Love, and Trust in the People: A New Humanity for Ending Oppression

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza Thomas Sankara understood that liberation—embodying the whole process of decolonization — originates from the admission that the oppressed have internalized the oppressor. Colonial oppression in Africa did not end with the attainment of political independence. Rather, direct colonial domination on African peoples by the colonialist bourgeoisie of Europe and the United States…

Remembering Muammar Qaddafi

A Sad Day, but a Good Day !! October 20, 2011 the martyred commander and his heroic comrades made their appointment with real testimony and not the fake testimony issued by the guarantees of the sheikhs of sedition and delusion, a day when a historical precedent was recorded that the enemies collectively and in solidarity…

Che’s Last Battle in Bolivia

Pedro Rioseco In the narrow Quebrada del Yuro the smell of gunpowder can still be felt. There, behind a rock that keeps the marks of many shots, Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara fought his last battle in Bolivia and the first of the Heroic Guerrilla in his immortal example. It was October 8, 1967 when 17…

Esther Cooper Jackson – Presente!

TIMOTHY V. JOHNSON James and Esther with their daughters Kathryn (left) and Harriet (right), circa 1960s. Family collection. Esther Jackson, 105: Life reflected the 20th century struggle for equality Esther Cooper Jackson was part of an “astonishingly excellent cohort of Black women of an earlier generation, including Claudia Jones; Shirley Graham; Louise Patterson; and Dorothy…

Manuela Sáenz: A Conjunction of Heroism, Patriotism, Bravery and Femininity

Yoselina Guevara This December 27th marks the 224th anniversary of the birth of Manuela Sáenz Aizpuru. Who was this indomitable woman for whom Simón Bolívar felt an irrepressible passion? Was she a rebellious warrior, a symbol of female emancipation or a submissive companion of the masculine hero? An independent and boastful woman or a loving…

A Lesson from Simón Bolívar: “To Hesitate is to Perish”

Atilio Borón Speech in remembrance of the One Hundred and Ninety-first Anniversary of the Liberator Simón Bolívar’s passage to immortality, on December 17, 1830, celebrated at Rivadavia Park in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, at the foot of the monument to Simón Bolívar. Simón Bolívar advanced the ideals of the unity of Our America,…

Glen Ford: From Elder to Ancestor

Ready for Revolution “I’m telling you these stories because that is what elders do, we remember things” Glen Ford It is not uncommon to hear that many Africans were introduced to Glen Ford the moment they became ‘activated’ to move away from the democratic party. That introduction often came by way of The Black Agenda Report where Ford…

Hugo Chávez: “I Will Not Betray My Origins”

Mison Verdad We could write a hagiography of Commander Hugo Chávez or perhaps an anecdote of the battles he fought and won throughout the years, tasks that come to mind on a date so celebrated by millions of Venezuelans as is the birthday of the historic leader of the Bolivarian Revolution. But we decided to…

Hugo Chávez Frías: In the Name of the Father

Stella Calloni This is only the beginning,the first page of the book that will soon be available to you. A small tribute to the always among us beloved comandante. THE ENCOUNTER July 6, 1994.- We are travelling in a van that slides fast through the labyrinthine city of Caracas, but when it stops and someone…

The Internationalist: Long Live Lumumba!

On the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba (1925-1961), PI Council member Vijay Prashad will lead a wide-ranging discussion about the legacy of the Congolese pan-Africanist — and the impact of his assassination on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, and struggles for national liberation everywhere. Speakers: – Kambale Musavuli (Centre for Research…

André Vltchek Remembered

Peter Koenig André, my good friend and comrade is no more. We worked on several investigative projects together. André’s professional rigor, sharpness of understanding, vision and ability to connecting the dots is exemplary. We shared some unforgettable moments, when we followed a refugee trail from Bodrum, Turkey, to the Greek Island of Kos in the…

Rest in Power, Kevin Zeese

Margaret Flowers Above photo: Kevin Zeese speaks at a rally for Chelsea Manning. By Ellen Davidson. It is with a sad heart that I report the sudden and unexpected death of Kevin Zeese early Sunday morning. Kevin was working up until the end and died in his sleep of a possible heart attack. There will…

With Frantz Fanon, in Search of the Truth

Alejo Brignole This July 20 is the 95th anniversary of the birth of the revolutionary theorist and Caribbean psychiatrist Frantz Fanon The Caribbean psychiatrist and writer Frantz Fanon, whose 95th birthday it is this July 20, was a lucid author of two famous essays: Black Skin, White Masks, 1952, and The Wretched of the Earth,…