Uganda police break up a protest.

Uganda: Police, COVID-19, and Elections

Roots of Policing in Uganda  British colonizers formed the paramilitary Uganda Police Force under the name “Uganda Armed Constabulary” in 1899. Officers placed in leadership positions had experience policing for British interests in Palestine, Jamaica, Gambia, Nigeria, and Kenya, qualifying them to suppress mass rebellions against the colonial government.  The only place where Negroes did not revolt is in the pages of capitalist historians C.L.R James In the early 1900’s, there were rebellions in several parts of Uganda, including Muhumza’s resistance wars to drive out Europeans, the 1907 Nyangire rebellion protesting the colonial imposition of Baganda chiefs in Bunyoro, the . . .

Lynchings By Law

By: Aaron Greene, member of the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) & a coordinator for the JLS Right2Vote Movement. The U.S.  death penalty has always been a symbol of white supremacy and a violation of human rights law.  Having already executed 11 people this year, the Trump administration plans to execute five people (four of them Black) during a lame-duck session. This would be the first time a president has carried out executions during a lame-duck session since the Cleveland administration carried out the execution of an Indigenous man in 1890. The profound anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells once said: . . .

Dangers of Pseudo Revolutionaries: Lessons for USA and SA today

Between the people and the enemy stands pseudo revolutionaries. This is the iron law of all revolutions over the ages, from Haiti, to the Russian revolution, and until today. The pseudo-revolutionary forces delay the revolutionary process and that’s why all revolutions have to deal with this third element of the revolution in order to progress.  Contemporary revolutionary movements do not pay enough attention to the dangers of the counter-revolution that presents itself as the representatives of the revolutionary process. There are instructive parallels between the challenges of counter-revolution presented by Black Lives Matter (BLM) for Black Hammer Organisation (BHO) in . . .

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). . . .