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…

Jesús Santrich: The Laughter of a Bolivarian Cannot Be Easily Extinguished

Néstor Kohan JESÚS SANTRICH, a Colombian and Our-American revolutionary militant, has been annihilated. Honor to those who deserve honor. The shots and grenades that took his breath away were from the Colombian army, as was the knife or razor with which they mutilated his lifeless hand. The orders came from Iván Duque, the little pigeon…

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,…

The A-APRP Salutes Robert Gabriel Mugabe

The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) takes pause to join ZANU-PF and the People of Zimbabwe in honoring the life of freedom fighter, Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Our elder freedom fighter and Pan-African statesman will be missed, but his great achievements and the ideals for which he steadfastly fought, will continue to endure. In the immortal…

Presentations at the Homage Ceremony for the Martyrs of Ticoporo

On July 27, five compañeros and one compañera, who were members of La Corriente and the Hugo Chávez Popular Defense Brigades, were massacred. The incident occurred at kilometer 12 of the Ticoporo Forest Reserve, in the municipality of Sucre in the state of Barinas. As soon as the crime took place and the news spread,…