Claim to be Pan-Africanist? Zionism is a Litmus Test

In the 1980s, the title for this article was a commonly stated refrain to express the extent to which Zionism was shielded and protected in ways different from how all other forms of settler colonialism were treated. The then settler colonial regimes in apartheid ruled Azania (South Africa), the Americas, and Australia, were generally accepted and criticized as crimes against humanity (at least on some level),  but the issue of Palestine was still viewed by many, even on the so-called left, as something different. For example, there was a specific event organized at Cal State University, Sacramento, in the spring . . .

Cop City: A New Hub of White Minority Rule

The proposed Atlanta Cop City uber police militarization training base and headquarters is a reincarnation of antebellum South Carolina’s Citadel, 1842. The Citadel traces its origins to an arsenal constructed by the state of South Carolina to defend white Charlestonians against possible slave uprisings following Denmark Vesey’s thwarted rebellion of 1822 which was preceded by the Stono Rebellion and Haitian Revolution. Originally the Citadel consisted of the Citadel Academy in Charleston and the Arsenal Academy in Columbia. The Arsenal was burned by General Sherman’s forces during the U.S. Civil War and never reopened. But the Citadel Academy, occupied by Union . . .

Voting and the Illusion of Democracy

Democracy is not possible under capitalism. The very nature of the beast is that capital,  profit, is concentrated in the hands of an engorged minority who use it to further enrich  themselves at the expense of the vast majority of the world’s people, and to the detriment  of planet Earth herself.  Poor and working class people cannot participate in this wealth-driven process because  we have been locked out of the all-important ability to acquire sufficient wealth to  determine our own destiny. Still, under capitalism, a system that can more accurately be  called “profitism”, we have been indoctrinated to believe with . . .

The Forgotten Kenya Airlift by Eastern Socialist Countries

When Barack Obama made history as the first black president of the United States, history was made, and the world watched in amazement and hope. The election of the first black president ushered in an era of high expectations, especially among black people and the oppressed who had long hoped for great change in the nation’s trajectory on inequality, police brutality and racism, if his speeches were something to go with. However, as his presidency unfolded, it became evident that the situation for majority oppressed people in America remained challenging if not worse, and his foreign policy decisions, such as . . .

Black Solidarity with Palestine

We make this statement as Black people in solidarity with Palestinian people, committed to our collective liberation, in grief and in outrage at the catastrophic violence that the state of Israel is enacting on Gaza (Palestine). As we write, Israel has killed more than 8,000 Palestinians in Gaza – including 3,300 children. Over 20,000 people are injured.  ​We are coming together to demand: We refuse to remain silent or inactive as two million people in Gaza—half of whom are children—are fenced into an open-air prison, facing the bombs and barricades of the Israeli military. We condemn the displacement of over . . .

Capitalism’s Techno-Metamorphosis 

This article exposes two parallels related to big tech. One being, capitalism’s metamorphosis into techno-feudalism and the other being the failure to capture a share of our total economic value produced through our labor and or through our technological inputs. It must be re-emphasized that we create the value of a product, the masses have always been the creators of value, and consequently the destroyers as well.  “Wealth is still concentrated in the hands of a few powers whose wasteful economies are maintained by the exploitation of the labor…”  Fidel Castro, Former President of Cuba, speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned . . .

Remembering Afro-Palestinian Freedom Fighter Fatima Bernawi

Written by the The A-APRP Germany Today we remember Afro-Palestinian freedom fighter Fatima Bernawi. Exactly one year ago, on November 3rd 2022, she passed away at the age of 83. We remember her legacy to recall our commitment to the Palestinian liberation struggle and in absolute condemnation of repeated and ongoing genocidal atrocities committed by the settler colonialist regime of Israel backed by their western allies. These same Zionist forces that assassinate Palestinians also train the police and military in Africa and around the world to repress dissent and to uphold racism and imperialist exploitation. We condemn the repression against . . .