Burkina Faso: La Patrie ou la Mort… Venceremos

On August 4 1983 at 9:30 pm, power went out across Ouagadougou. Thirty minutes later, Captain Thomas Sankara, a young military officer previously the prime minister of Upper Volta before becoming a political prisoner under the same regime, announced on the radio that the government had been overthrown. . . .

When the Empire Strikes Back, Will the African World be Ready?

Though the events in Palestine have left the empire dazed and reeling, it continues to stagger, throwing punch-drunk blows at anyone it can reach. However, the recent events in the Sahel region of Africa not only stripped the empire of its oppressive, exploitative, and manipulative raiment exposing its filthy, disgusting buttocks, but it also forced it to scramble out of Africa in shame. . . .

End the illegal US Blockade on Cuba!

Imperialist Media Weaponizes ‘Nuance’ to Obscure the Blockade

Compared to the reactionary and oppressive landscape of TLGBQ+ struggles, rights, and healthcare in the U.S., the small island just 90 miles from the Florida coast, Cuba, has a national Family Code and a set of fierce national laws that prohibit all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, including the right of all people to form a family recognized by the state. Moreover, gender affirming care, which includes things like hormone replacement therapy (HRT), gender affirming surgeries, and other forms of special media care, is free for all Cuban citizens, as is the rest of their . . .

The Mirage of Mia Mottley

Mia Mottley, the current prime minister of Barbados, has emerged as one of leaders of the Global South in the 21st century in a world riddled by intersecting and worsening ecological, economic, political and social crises. Her rise to international repute has come at a time of shifting global power dynamics with the recent expansion of the BRICS, the Chinese challenge to Euro-American hegemony, the so-called ‘progressive’ turn of politics in Western democracies popularizing green new deals, climate and workers’ movements demanding transformative change and greater shares of economic gains following the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the same time, xenophobic and . . .