Remembering Muammar Qaddafi and the Great Libyan Jamahiriya

Gerald A. Perreira Internationalist 360° October 20th, 2017, marks the sixth anniversary of the martyrdom of Muammar Qaddafi, revolutionary Pan-Africanist and champion of the Global South. This day also marks the sixth anniversary of the historic battle of Sirte, where Qaddafi, along with an heroic army, including his son Mutassim Billal Qaddafi, and veteran freedom…

Muammar Gaddafi, Another Majority World Martyr

Tortilla con Sal Muammar al Gaddhafi  will always be a hero of the majority world, a world which continues still, after centuries, to pay the human, social, economic, cultural and now environmental costs of Western capitalism and pseudo-democracy. In retrospect the West’s 2011 attacks on Libya, Syria and Ivory Coast, even more than the onslaught…

South Africa: The Politics of Blood

Richard Pithouse It has been just over five years since the South African state massacred thirty-four striking miners under the washed out blue of a winter afternoon. That event has come to mark a decisive rupture in the standing of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa and abroad. During the mass struggles…

Defining Independence at the Twilight of Empire

Danny Haiphong “Movements for self-determination must be judged on the concrete pressure they place to either unite the oppressed or empower the imperialist order.” It appears that wherever one looks in the world, the imperialism is crumbling. Spain has been thrown into chaos by the call for Catalonia’s independence. The Kurdish oligarchy in Iraq is…

Ugandans Resist Land Grabbing and US-backed Dictatorship

An Interview with Phil Wilmot Ann Garrison “One man essentially wants to exploit all the wealth of the country for himself.” Eighty-four percent of the population of Uganda are rural subsistence farmers. They are resisting both rampant land grabbing and US ally General Yoweri Museveni’s attempt to rule for life. I spoke to Phil Wilmot…

The United States and the Axis of Evil

Elson Concepción Pérez | internet@granma.cu When Iraq formed part of the “axis of evil” – that hegemonic and criminal view created under the George W. Bush administration – the “solution” of the “good folks” from Washington was to bomb and invade the Arab nation. According to data from international organizations, the aggressor forces killed, maimed…