This week Venezuela will hold a referendum on annexing Guyana’s Essequibo region, claiming that it wants to rescue those Guyanese in Essequibo “mired in misery, in abandonment.” While Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro speaks to a real concern impacting the Guyanese people – the external capture of governance in the country by ExxonMobil and US Southern Command (Westervelt 2023) – Maduro’s statement shows a real disregard for Guyana and Guyanese people while amplifying a rightist tendency in Venezuelan politics that historically aimed to cement Venezuelan nationalism under the guise of anti-communist security objectives. Maduro is not standing with Guyanese workers or . . .
The Montgomery County Senate Delegation in Maryland recently published a letter, not condemning the ongoing genocide and occupation in Palestine by the Israeli state, but rather an immigrant justice organization, CASA, that spoke out in support of Palestinians and their struggle for liberation. CASA is a national organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for working-class Black, Latine, Indigenous, and immigrant communities with its power-building model focusing on human services, community organizing, and advocacy. Recently, CASA has been in the news for “a rent stabilization bill that limits dramatic rent hikes and protects approximately 40%of the county’s population, the . . .
Believe it ignore it Acknowledge it or not Whether you can see Or determine it Cool with it like it Identify it or not You don’t get to tell us Who & what we are Who to love or who to hate You are not who you Purport to be You are not above laws Of nature and the universe You are not God We done had enough Of your oppression and mass-produced poverty We trudge forward without Bosses racists patriarchs Capitalists imperialists Or settler colonizers Liberation under construction A dignified existence Built upon destruction . . .
The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) and the African Party of Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) are one! When the PAIGC and its PAI Terra Ranka Coalition democratically won the absolute majority on 4 June 2023, we sent our message of congratulations after the official results were published. We also congratulated the inauguration of the PAI Terra Ranka Coalition government and the election of brother and comrade Domingos “DSP” Simões Pereira as the President of the National People’s Assembly (ANP), the second figure in the state of Guinea-Bissau. The Cause of Violence and Imprisonment on 30 November – . . .
In 2021 this columnist wrote, “The Palestine Litmus Test.” At that time Israel, a bastion of zionism, was carrying out one of its periodic attacks against Gaza, deliberately targeting civilians, and in doing so practicing war crimes. Now the zionist state is intent on completely destroying Gaza, killing as many people as possible and driving out the survivors so that the region can be open for settlement and for oil and gas extraction. The horrific scenes of carnage have evoked revulsion for millions of people in the United States and around the world. Huge protests have taken place nationally and . . .
By Kinuthia Ndungu & Nicholas Mwangi A fierce class struggle has been raging in Africa. The evidence is all around us. In essence, it is, as in the rest of the world, a struggle between the oppressors and the oppressed.” Kwame Nkrumah We are indeed living in interesting times, witnessing a resurgence of Pan-Africanism that is both reinvigorating and complex. The African continent is witnessing the dynamic movement of leaders who deliver passionate speeches, captivating the youth and the diaspora. However, beneath this energetic facade lies a challenge – the rise of pseudo-populist Pan-Africanism that regurgitates empty rhetoric. This practice . . .
(2022) Each passing Thanksgiving brings us closer to the fall of the US empire a cause most worthy of your efforts. With the expiration of the most violent and predatory nation in the history of the world, comes the opportunity, maybe for the first time, for the people living in this part world to develop rituals of their own that do not begin upon piles of dead bodies from here and there and there and there. An opportunity to live in harmony with the rest of the planet. Isn’t it beautiful to consider that a field of marigolds will one . . .
As the West becomes increasingly dependent on the natural resources within Black and Indigenous territories, the tactics used to extract said resources have become inconceivably violent. In the case of Palestine, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Panama, imperialist powers have made it clear that the survival of civilians is inconsequential to the profits of resource extraction. The assault on Palestine is inseparable from the fresh water and oil fields that the Israeli government is insistent on controlling. Similarly in the DRC, the massacre and displacement of thousands stems from mining companies and their profit-maximizing goal of extracting cobalt . . .