Pragmatism and Principles: Challenge of the Revolutionary PAM in the 21rst Century

A-APRP Unfolding events in Zimbabwe are forcing the Pan-African Movement (PAM) to struggle with questions about Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe National African Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) leadership.  The spirit reflected in the various stories and social media posts seem to revolve around the question on what is the major contradiction? Is it Imperialism, which has clearly…

Deceptive Intelligence

CNN breaks story on Slave Trade in Libya; French Government voices concern for African Migrants By Gerald A. Perreira Internationalist 360° The world we find ourselves in is complex and full of contradictions. It is easy to fall for rudimentary textbook propaganda based on simplistic dichotomies, such as ‘the good guys versus the bad guys’….

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…

Why Claudia Jones Will Always Be More Relevant than Ta-Nehisi Coates

Charisse Burden-Stelly “Coates assumes that all the leftists are white, and all race analysis is liberal.” In 1940, Doxey Wilkerson, a Black Marxist educator, editor, and leader of the American Federation of Teachers, broke with Gunnar Myrdal and the Carnegie Corporation funded project, An America Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. He did so…

Marcus Garvey’s Economic Philosophy Has a Capitalism Problem

Garveyites must place the question of the destruction of capitalism at the center of their organizing program for African liberation. By Ajamu Nangwaya The controversy surrounding the May 19 unveiling of a bust of Jamaica’s first national hero and Pan-Africanist Marcus Mosiah Garvey on the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has…

Victory for the Black Struggle in Buenaventura, Colombia

Report from Black Alliance for Peace By Esther Ojulari, Black Alliance for Peace The three-week national strike in Buenaventura was a collective human rights struggle which challenged neoliberalism head on. After many hours of dialogues and negotiations an agreement was reached in the early hours of Tuesday 6th June, bringing an end to a 22-day…