An #EndSars demonstration in Nigeria

#EndSARS: State Violence Against African People in the US and Nigeria is Connected

The Nigerian police forces and military have long histories with the United States through the U.S.-led International Police Training School and the military-to-military relations between U.S. and Nigerian militaries, a part of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). . . .

Lessons From Bolivia

“Democracy has won!” decried Luis Acre on Monday after firmly securing his place as the next President of Bolivia. Backed by the consistent will of the people, the former finance minister of Evo Morales took back the nation. This remarkable victory for the Movement Towards Socialism Party (MAS) has haphazardly brought on vague conversations around the “power of voting.” The discussions are void of not only what happened in Bolivia in 2019 but how indigenous and Afro-Bolivians have spent every day since resisting together to complete the socialist aspirations of their party.  It is a complete misdirection to make the . . .

#EndSars: Contextual Primer on the Youth-led Anti-Police Movement in Nigeria

For the past week, Nigerian youth have been hitting the street to demand #EndSARS. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad Policing Unit (SARS) was created in 1992 to “stop crime”, specifically armed robbery and kidnapping which was a growing concern in the 1990s and 2000s. Armed robbery and kidnapping mainly targeted rich and middle-class Nigerians who have seen massive increases in wealth in the last few decades. However, like many policing squads, SARS is a largely unchecked unit that has been targeted young people based on their appearance of tattoos, earrings, iPhones, and cars utilizing that as evidence of fraud, scamming and . . .

A South African flag waved on Heritage Day

Heritage Day – What heritage are we celebrating?

The deliberate obfuscation by the ruling elites of post-94 to address economic and racial injustice by racializing justice continues the white power structure. It is a continuous trajectory of prioritising transformation over decolonisation. . . .

Africa’s Biggest Terrorist Threat: AFRICOM and NATO

Africa’s Biggest Terrorist Threat: AFRICOM and NATO By A-APRP  Originally Posted in 2016  Republished in solidarity with National Day of Action to #ShutDownAFRICOM “Africa is the battleground of the future.” – U.S. General Linder The hole in the side of the Daallo Airbus A321 February 2nd leaving Mogadishu bound for Djibouti was reported to be caused by a bomb. The western media will tell us this type of terrorism is the face of terror in Africa- what Africans must fear.  The fact the bomb goes off leaving the home of Al Shabaab only builds on the narrative that groups such . . .

Global Africa Must Defeat Global Imperialist Policing

By Mark P Fancher Originally Posted in Black Agenda Report  Republished in solidarity with National Day of Action to #ShutDownAFRICOM Africans have flooded into the streets of Britain, Germany, Brazil, France and many other countries, not only in solidarity, but also as part of their own resistance.  It can’t be said that the thousands of fist-waving, mask-wearing, hard-marching Africans in North American streets are all dressed up with no place to go. We can say that many don’t know where they are going. After nearly two weeks of rage-filled street manifestations triggered by the cold-blooded, racist murder of George Floyd, . . .

Why We Focus on Africa

Black Alliance For Peace  Africa can’t demonstrate independence and power because the entire continent has a giant U.S. military boot on its neck. With reports each week of yet another Black victim of police violence, there is for many an ever-growing desperation. As activists search for a way forward, Africa’s plight does not find its way on to the movement agenda. But there is good reason to be concerned about what goes on in Africa. The problems there and the problems here are related. Africa has long been the focus of foreign exploitation of the continent’s land, resources, and people. . . .

A map depecting native lands on what became the United States

The History of Systemic Theft of Indigenous Lands

In 2020, it should be first knowledge with everyone that the Western Hemisphere is the land of the people indigenous to this hemisphere. And, that the reason these folks are not in possession of these lands today is because of a systemic, violent, and uncompromising process to steal these lands from them. . . .