Grim Future Awaits Refugees Forcibly Disembarked from Vessel in Libya

Peoples Dispatch Using tear gas and rubber bullets, a Libyan coastguard team, on November 7, forced at least 79 refugees and migrants to disembark from a vessel that had rescued them from drowning in international waters. Using tear gas and rubber bullets, a Libyan coastguard team forced at least 79  refugees and migrants to disembark…

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Solidarity with Our Comrades in Brazil

For a number of years our movement has enjoyed close relationships with various movements in the left in South America. This has included the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST), known in English as the Landless Workers’ Movement, in Brazil. Many of our comrades have spent a lot of time with the MST in Brazil….

Struggle and Popular Resistance: How Angola’s Independence Was Consolidated

Augusto Juncal Internationalist 360° The physical and psychological scars, in people like Angolans and Mozambicans, are still evident. 43 years ago, on 11 November 1975, the Angolan people, after years of brutal war, declared their independence Fifty-seven years ago, in 1961, a rebellion broke out in what was then one of Portugal’s African colonies, its…

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Death Threats in Durban

Harry Stopes The last time I was in South Africa, in 2015, I met with members of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), an organisation of informally housed people, based mainly in Durban and the surrounding KwaZulu-Natal region. The group’s name means ‘Shack Dwellers’. I was added to their mailing list. In the last few months the tone…

Et tu, RT? Amplifying Western Disinformation on Rwanda

Ann Garrison The Great Lie about the Rwandan bloodbath opened the door to a far larger genocide in Congo and justified US military interventions all over the planet. “The institutionalization of the ‘Rwandan genocide’ has been the remarkable achievement of a propaganda system sustained by both public and private power.” During a recent campaign event,…

43 Years of ‘Green March’: Morocco’s Occupation of West Sahara

Nov. 6 marks 43 years of Morocco’s occupation of the Western Sahara, which has forced the Saharawis to continue living in precarious conditions in the desert. On Nov. 6, 1975, a mass demonstration was held by Morocco to force Spain to hand over the disputed province of Spanish Sahara to Morocco. During the infamous “Green March” 350,000…

The Globe and Mail: Canada’s Crimes in Rwanda

Yves Engler Canada’s paper of record pulled another layer off the rotting onion of propaganda obscuring the Rwandan tragedy. But, The Globe and Mail has so far remained unwilling to challenge prominent Canadians who have crafted the fairy tale serving Africa’s most ruthless dictator. Last month, a front-page Globe article added to an abundance of evidence suggesting…