Michelle Obama stands next to Barack Obama and points at the inauguration

African Women, Don’t Be a Mammy for Empire

All too often these days we are witnessing petit-bourgeois African women willingly taking positions of leadership, power, and influence within the political and military infrastructure of the United States. Positions that require, as part of their job descriptions, acts of extreme ongoing violence against the world’s most oppressed populations, including their own people. . . .

Pictures of Somali at a protest.

The Historical Roots of the Somali Election Crisis

Elections in the Somali capital of Muqdisho have been delayed due to disagreements between the President and the opposition – a coalition of regional governors and prominent national politicians, including the recently removed premier and two former presidents. This essay argues that the recurring political crisis between different ruling-class factions and between Muqdisho and the provinces has its roots not in the ideological afterlives of a pre-colonial ‘tribal’ mode of living – as per the dominant narrative, but in the country’s integration into the global capitalist-imperialist system since the late 19th century, and especially since the neoliberal recolonisation of the country in the aftermath of the 1977–78 Ogaden War. . . .

Somali women and children in a market.

Demand An End to the U.S. Shadow War in Somalia

20 years ago, the CIA and Joint Special Operations Command under George W. Bush began supporting warlords in Somalia to target and kill what the U.S. deemed to be ‘Islamists,’ escalating tensions in the area. 6 years later, the Bush administration began an undeclared war in Somalia launching airstrikes as part of the nation’s imperialist expansion efforts, popularly referred to as the “War on Terror,” starting in Mogadishu with reports claiming that the strikes eventually expanded to all parts of Somalia. These drone and airstrikes were, and are, conducted by AFRICOM (United States Africa Command) which was established in 2007 . . .

Protesters try to pass the police cordon during a demonstration to demand the resignation of Haitian president Jovenel Moise, in the streets of Petion Ville, Port-au-Prince

The Caribbean Diaspora Has A SOUTHCOM Problem

Only in office for three weeks, Joe Biden administration’s ideas for ‘Building Back Better,’ which includes repositioning the US as ‘leader’ on the world stage, has been making itself evident and coming in hot with foreign policy. Recently, think tank, The Atlantic Council, held a virtual forum titled, “Passing The Baton 2021: Securing America’s Future Together ” forum, moderated by Condoleezza Rice. The event exposed the administration’s collaboration with the State Department to continue antagonizing Iran, China, and Russia. But what has been most evident through actions has been this administration’s attention on the Caribbean.   At the end of 2020, . . .

Why We Say: Fuck Black History Month, a graphic featuring African sell-outs Lloyd Austin, Kamala Harris, Paul Kagame, Lori Lightfoot, and Barack Obama

Why We Say: Fuck Black History Month

In this statement, members of the Hood Communist Collective will outline what we have identified as four key ways in which Black History Month has been commandeered to work in the interest of the ruling class and paralyze the potential for radical movement-building today. . . .

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 . . .

Kamala Harris & Joe Biden stare into each others eyes. The limitations of representation politics.

The Hard Limitations of Representation

I know that people are celebrating the representational victory that Kamala Harris embodies. But I thought we learned from the last time we got representation in the White House that representation does not equate to justice. . . .

Confronting Bipartisan Repression and the US-led Axis of Domination Beyond Election Day

Originally Published on Black Agenda Report No matter who sits in the white peoples’ house, we will have to continue to fight for social justice, democracy, and People(s)-Centered Human Rights.   Chaos, violence, legal challenges, voter suppression, and party suppression all culminated in the pathetic display of democratic degeneration on Election Day. After two decades of losing wars, plus the economic collapse of 2008, the response to COVID-19, and now the election debacle, if there were any doubts the U.S. is a morally exhausted empire in irreversible decline, they would have been erased with yesterday’s anti-democratic spectacle.  Democratic Party propagandists and . . .