Sudan: Protests to Escalate into Political Strike as Negotiations with Military Council Fail

Pavan Kulkarni Pharmacists start signing the revolutionary attendance notebook. Pharmacists and employees of the National Medicines and Poisons Board and National Medicines Quality Control and Research Laboratory lining up in a protest vigil. They declare their readiness for political strike. Photo: Facebook Employees of various public and private companies across different sectors have signed the…

African Puppets of Imperialism Must Go!

A-APRP Revolutionary Pan-Africanism calls us to unite and forge a definitive struggle against neo-colonialism: Forward to one unified socialist Africa. The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) thanks you for your participation in the 2019 commemorations of African Liberation Day. This special day of work, study and organizing has become an institution across not only the…

Socialism: The Litmus Test for Authentic African Leadership

Mark P. Fancher There is no better time than African Liberation Day to call out Africa’s imperialist stooges, lackeys and puppets. “There are far too many neo-colonial African leaders willing to dance to the African dependency tune.” A man lost in the desert needs water and lots of it. If instead, a rescuer gives him…

South Africa: Talking Marxism, Serving Capitalism

South Africa is the only place in the world where the entire Black political class speaks in the language of Marxism-Leninism, even when they are in cahoots with Big Capital. What Happened to South Africa’s Freedom Charter? Sixty Years Anniversary of the Freedom Charter Amid Release of Farlam Commission Report

Sudan: Civilian Groups, Military Reach Agreement on Transition Period

Peoples Dispatch The Sudanese protests have continued after the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir with civilians demanding the military hand over power. Official Statement from Citizens Groups – Arabic and English A day after four protesters were killed by “unidentified gunmen”, Sudan’s military and civilian protesters, represented by the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DCFC),…

Five Imperialist Myths About China’s Role in Africa

Nino Brown Setting the stage for “great power confrontation” That China is a rising power is undeniable. Since its founding in 1949, the People’s Republic of China has undergone several substantial economic and social policy changes, in response to both the evolving domestic situation and international obstacles and challenges. Along the way, China has lifted…

South Africa: No Respite for the Shack Dwellers of Gabon

Nation Nyoka Residents of the Gabon shack settlement in Ekurhuleni have had a tough few weeks. Their possessions and homes have been destroyed and damaged by Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) and the Land Invasion Unit, and they have endured a devastating flood due to heavy rains. Gabon activist, Vusi Khoza, who has recently joined…

South Africa: ANC Hangs on to Power Despite Poorest Performance Since 94

Peoples Dispatch 8 May 2019, Election day in Ekhuruleni. Photo: Madelene Cronjé / New Frame The verdict of the 2019 general election in South Africa has been has been the worst ever blow to the ruling-African National Congress (ANC). The party has been in power since the first democratic elections after the fall of the…

Resource Sovereignty: The Agenda for Africa’s Exit from the State of Plunder

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research In May 2011, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a Working Paper by Burcu Aydin called ‘Ghana: Will It Be Gifted Or Will It Be Cursed?’ (WP/11/104). Oil had just been discovered off the shore of Ghana. This anticipated a bounty of revenue for the country. Aydin asks whether Ghana…

Songs in Revolution

Fezokuhle Mthonti 28 April 2019: The Abahlali baseMjondolo choir performed material from their 2018 debut album ‘Abahlali baseMjondolo: Choral Music in Post-Marikana South Africa’ at Unfreedom Day in Durban. It is not enough to write a revolutionary hymn to be part of the African revolution, one has to join with the people to make this…