Pan-Africanism: The Real Afro-Futurism

A-APRP Members and others in Oakland, U.S. in front of mural of Huey Newton   Black Panthers and Africa “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.” Kwame Nkrumah “The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. It does not…

Fascism and Anti-Fascism: A Decolonial Perspective

Ena͞emaehkiw Wākecānāpaew Kesīqnaeh Truly, there are stains that it is beyond the power of man to wipe out and that can never be fully expiated. But let us speak about the colonized. I see clearly what colonization has destroyed: the wonderful Indian civilizations—and neither Deterding nor Royal Dutch nor Standard Oil will ever console me…

Black Bolsheviks and White Lies

Peta Lindsay A lot of nonsense has been written about the role of Putin’s Russia in subverting “our democracy.” As though our democracy had been functioning perfectly (even reasonably) well, until these shadowy Russian forces purchased a few Facebook ads that sent us all into the streets. It’s a laughable concept. I’m sorry, did Putin…

Women Were at the Helm of the Black Panther Party

Manmeet Sahni teleSUR speaks with Mary Phillips, one of the founding members of the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project. When one looks back at the revolutionary Black Panther Party, one envisions iconic Black leaders sporting black berets and leather coats, with their rifles tucked on their side, mobilizing crowds on campuses and streets across…

The New Segregation: Antifa Redefines ‘Black Lives Matter’

The alt-right’s No to Marxism rally on Sunday, Aug. 27, in Berkeley drew opposition that far outnumbered the White Nationalists. One witness estimated that black-clad Antifa, gathered here at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, made up about 20 percent of the counter-protesters. – Photo: Amy Osborne, AFP (Oh, by the way, the Fascists are already…

Karen Spellman and the SNCC Legacy Project – Black Power Chronicle

When did the “Civil Rights Movement” morph into the “Black Power Era” — or is that a false dichotomy. The best testimony on that question comes from those who participated in the process – people like Karen Spellman, an early activist with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and currently co-director of the Black Power Chronicles….