At the beginning of this year, BBC World Histories Magazine asked historians to nominate the ‘greatest leader’ –someone who exercised power and had a positive impact on humanity – and to explore their achievements and legacy. More than 5,000 readers voted, and in second place, with 25 per cent of the vote is Amilcar Cabral, who as head of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), led his country to independence. What made Cabral great? Why must those who struggle for Pan-Africanism know and understand this man’s life, work and legacy? Let’s examine his contributions. . . .
The Reedus (Russian News Outlet) correspondent managed to talk to the head of one of the organizations participating in the Black Liberation movement. Commander-In-Chief of the Black Hammer Organization, Gazi Kodzo. This is an English translation of the interview. Reedus: Tell us about yourself and your organization. GK: My name is Gazi Kodzo. I am Commander-in-Chief of Black Hammer. The Black Hammer is an anti-colonial mass organization. Our organization consists only of Colonized people, non-white people: they are all either Poor or Proletarian. We allow whites to Pay Reparations to our organization and volunteer, but they cannot attend our meetings, . . .
Earlier this week, after months of viral pleas and open letters and less than 100 days from the general election, Joe Biden finally announced his Vice Presidential running- mate would be Senator Kamala Harris. With a political career predicated on the criminalization of poor working-class Black people in the Bay Area of California, it came as no surprise to many that Harris would have been chosen. However, what is surprising is the inability of many of us to recognize counter-insurgency and neo-colonialism when directly facing it. Harris was both a chief legal advisor and chief law officer to the California . . .
Original Piece from our Comrades at Black Agenda Report. The US waged unprovoked war against Libya and has militarily occupied Africa, but is still singing its old song that Russia is the aggressor on the continent. Despite its diminishing global heft, the US remains a superpower of hypocrisy. These days when it comes to Russia one can get a case study on US imperialism simply by inversing the accusations Washington levels against that country. The real Russiagate was perpetrated by Bill Clinton in1996 when the US financed the reelection of Russian President Boris Yeltsin. US government and corporate media rail . . .
Around midnight, Mother Leydy called an ambulance since Alejandra Monocuco, her friend and housemate, could not breathe well. Approximately 50 minutes later, an ambulance arrived. However, the paramedics did not come with the necessary PPE, meaning it took them fifteen more minutes to safely enter the house after arriving. They took Alejandra’s temperature and took blood from her finger. The paramedics told them that she had no symptoms for COVID-19 and that there was no need to worry. She was asked if she had any other symptoms, to which she replied that she was living with HIV. After that, the . . .
We need to demand an international investigation and a Honduran one with the resources demanded by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The people of Triunfo de la Cruz have seized a portion of the CA13 highway to demand this. This in from Miriam Miranda’s OFRANEH Twitter, 7/20/2020: “Alert !!, we have ben informed that vehicles with heavily armed people are entering the community of Triunfo de la Cruz at night, they are generating terror. The Court’s ruling establishes that the state must guarantee the peace and security of the community. Compliance NOW!” Miriam Miranda – . . .
Poor and working class colonized Brazilians have to deal with more than the Coronavirus epidemic. On top of Coronavirus, which has already left 70 thousand dead in Brazil and 2 million infected as of July 20, Brazilians still have to deal with parasitic colonialism and the neocolonial puppets in power. . . .
I do agree with Jemele Hill’s point that African liberation can never come at the expense of dehumanizing other marginalized groups, but I also think that there should be space for an honest discussion about the fact that there are Jews who have participated in the oppression of African people from the time of the slave trade to now. . . .