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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

The Women of the CRBZ Condemn the Vile Murder of Revolutionary Militants

From the Plataforma Junt@s, the women of La Corriente deeply reject the horrendous and vile crime committed last Saturday, July 27, against our militants José Gerardo Rojas, Manuel Cordero Benítez, Alexis Ontiveros Mora, Eudis Jhoncley Rojas Peña, Kevin Alirio Navas Rodríguez, Milagdi Oliday Garrido Navas. We know that their lives will not be in vain,…

Venezuela: Ceremony in Honour of the Martyrs of Ticoporo

Next Saturday, August 3, there will be an act of homage to our comrades murdered by a mercenary group not yet identified. Milagdi, Alexi, Kevin, José, Eudis and Manuel. Militants of La Corriente and the Hugo Chávez Popular Defense Brigades. But first of all, Chavista militants of the Bolivarian Revolution. They gave their lives for…

Mother of the Nation, A Daughter of the Soil

Bathabile Dlamini The biggest tree has fallen. A woman among women has fallen. An icon of the Struggle, iqhawe lamaqhawe lihambile! Umaphuma efumbethe esiswini sikanina aze ahambe efumbethe ukuba yinkokheli yabantu. South Africa has a long time to wait until she gets such a lioness who fought the apartheid regime as well as the oppression…

Padre Miguel d’Escoto: Nicaragua’s Chancellor of Peace and Dignity

Tortilla con Sal Padre Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann died yesterday aged 84 after a relapse following successful treatment for a stroke earlier this year. His death deprives us of the leadership and guidance of one of the world’s great moral leaders, a tireless advocate of non-violence and peace. For everyone who knew him personally, he was…

Father Miguel D’Escoto: Messenger of Love, Life and Reconciliation

Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann left for another plane of life this June 8, 2017, leaving a message of Love, Life, Reconciliation and Unity, in favor of the most impoverished of this world. Father Miguel, from different fronts, maintained coherence with his simple but forceful message: “Love is what is most needed in this world.” The…

François Houtart: A Unique Extraordinary Human Being

The death of François Houtart, intellectual, priest, sociologist, practitioner of liberation theology, tireless fighter and friend, has taken us by surprise. We have always seen him standing on the side of the excluded, of the marginalized, whether they were indigenous peoples, displaced peasants or unemployed youth. He was always concerned about the South and its…