Decolonizing the mind / by Margaret Kimberley

Queen Elizabeth II in Barbados on November 1, 1977. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images/Black Agenda Report) Originally published in Black Agenda Report, 09.14.2022 It is vital to free ourselves from belief in the systems of white supremacy and imperialism that are inculcated in the educational system and are affirmed and amplified by the media andContinue reading “Decolonizing the mind / by Margaret Kimberley”

Prospects Ahead for the Fighting Communist Party of Swaziland / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

CPS Life expectancy in Swaziland, in southern Africa, is the world’s 7th lowest; its HIV/AIDS prevalence is the world’s highest at 26%. Unemployment is 41%, and wages for 80% of workers are less than $2 dollars per day. Swaziland is an autocracy ruled by a king. A Communist party has existed in Swaziland since 2011.Continue reading “Prospects Ahead for the Fighting Communist Party of Swaziland / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Massacre of African migrants by U.S.- backed Moroccan armed forces condemned / by Black Alliance for Peace

Riot police cordon area after people crossed fences separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco (J Bernardo/AP) Video images captured the horrific actions of Moroccan security forces armed and trained by the United States through the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and working on behalf of the Spanish government, systematically beating and slaughtering African migrantsContinue reading “Massacre of African migrants by U.S.- backed Moroccan armed forces condemned / by Black Alliance for Peace”

Civilian Deaths Beyond Bucha / by Nick Turse

Victims of the Narang night raid that killed at least 10 Afghan civilians, including eight schoolchildren. Photo: RAWA–CC BY 3.0 Madogaz Musa Abdullah still remembers the phone call. But what came next was a blur. He drove for hours, deep into the Libyan desert, speeding toward the border with Algeria. His mind buckled, his thoughtsContinue reading “Civilian Deaths Beyond Bucha / by Nick Turse”

Burkina Faso gives way to justice / by Julio Morejon Tartabull

Havana (Prensa Latina) Paraphrasing an African sentence, it could be affirmed that in Burkina Faso “no matter how high the grass grew, it failed to hide the truth”, regarding the assassination of President Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara in 1987. Almost three and a half decades after the assassination of the president and a group ofContinue reading “Burkina Faso gives way to justice / by Julio Morejon Tartabull”

Book Review: The Struggles and Travail of Anti-Colonialist W. Alphaeus Hunton / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Alphaeus Hunton, second from left in the foreground, along with Petitioners Julian Mayfield, Alice Windom, W.A. Jeanpierre, and Maya Angelou Make, deliver a petition to the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, in 1963. | New York Public Library Tony Pecinovsky, Edited by and Introduction by; The Cancer of Colonialism – “W. Alphaeus Hunton, Black Liberation,Continue reading “Book Review: The Struggles and Travail of Anti-Colonialist W. Alphaeus Hunton / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Coups, Insurgency, and Imperialism in Africa / by Amy Niang

Across the Sahel, young people are restless. So are soldiers. The region is in the grip of an unprecedented wave of coups d’état that have followed each other within a short period of time: within a year or so, five coups d’état have successively rocked Mali, Chad, Guinea, and Burkina Faso in widespread unrest thatContinue reading “Coups, Insurgency, and Imperialism in Africa / by Amy Niang”