Graphic depiction of people at a protest

The Limits of “Lived Experience”

The commonly retorted, “Listen to the people of [insert group]” statement is void of analyzing the class character of the people and voices being elevated. This places emphasis on individuals and not what is actually occurring, because the lens to view it through is blurred by varying interests. This is the exact issue with relying on lived experience as an analytical tool. . . .

Miskito indigenous communities in Nicaragua

Nicaragua at a Revolutionary Crossroads and in Imperialist Crosshairs

U.S. attack on Nicaragua targets its Black community. There is a page in the playbook for U.S. imperialist regime change in Latin America that includes exploiting the identity politics of Blackness. A recent example was the unrest in Cuba a month ago that included a sophisticated attempt to paint the Cuban revolution, its government, and anyone in solidarity with it, as ignoring the interests of Afro-Cubans. The legitimacy of neoliberalism or late-stage capitalism is so wounded that the socialist examples in the Latin American “Axis of Decolonization” (Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua) have to be regarded as even greater threats. . . .

An African walks in front of a flaming tire blockade in the road in Haiti.

The African World is on Fire

When the people flood the streets of Lagos, Bamako, Dakar, or Pretoria to denounce Africom, SARS and Israeli trained police forces, it does not make the nightly news. Each day there are literally 10,000 meetings in churches, basements, classrooms, and open fields to discuss our fight to live free and defeat our enemies. We even stopped hearing about Black Lives Matter when the People in the street called for the dismantling of terrorist police forces. . . .

‘We are in Nobody’s Backyard’: Rejecting Geopolitical and Historical Fatalism

Except for the hum of US helicopters flying overhead, there was a deafening silence throughout the Caribbean region, during the recent Operation Tradewinds, Progressive and Pan-African forces did not utter a word, as soldiers from Guyana, Brazil, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago participated in this region-wide military exercise with army personnel from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, France and the Netherlands. We were told that Operation Tradewinds was “a US Southern Command sponsored combined joint exercise conducted with partner nations to enhance the collective ability of defense forces and constabularies . . .

Africans at a mobilization in Cuba

US Empire: Get Out Cuba’s Way

Remarks by Obi Egbuna Jr External Relations Officer to the Zimbabwe Cuba Friendship  Association/Organizer of the Get Out Of Cuba Way Movement/Campaign delivered at the Black  Lives Matter Educational Webinar Monday July 26th 2021.  On behalf of the Zimbabwe Cuba Friendship Association and the Get Out Of Cuba Way  Movement, we are thrilled and humbled to be with you this evening. We were equally humbled  to listen to and absorb the heartfelt remarks from our comrades in Cuba, who are without  question authentic representations of Homeland Security.  Our presence on this platform tonight, represents the importance and significance of full . . .

A mass gathering for the Cuban Revolution in Cuba in 1963

Defend the Cuban Revolution and Socialism!

The Cuban revolution has survived 62 years of consistent subversion and outright attacks from the United States and its white-supremacist colonial allies. The revolution has nothing to be ashamed of. It has been a beacon of hope and a model for millions around the world. That Cuba needs to defend itself against capitalism and against the billions of people around the world living in abject poverty is absurd. . . .

A map of Cuba and Haiti

Cuba and Haiti: The Stench of U.S. Imperialism

The recent assassination of the U.S. puppet President Jovenel Moise in Haiti and the counter-revolutionary activity in Cuba has a familiar smell. A rot, a stench that fouls the air. It is the reeking of U.S. imperialism. While details of the assassination are still unfolding, it’s well documented that the U.S. has a history of documented interference in both nations. These imperialist actions in Cuba and Haiti are part of an ongoing U.S. aggression in the region. . . .

Cuba: Fighting Corona and Blockade Simultaneously

On June 29th, 2021 at the United Nations General Assembly 184 nations overwhelmingly and democratically, cast their votes against the US blockade on Cuba, which represented a voting pattern that has been on display for the last 29 years. Regardless of this sentiment, the United States and Israel stubbornly stuck to their guns. Only three nations Colombia, Ukraine, and Brazil abstained from voting.  While the United Nations as a body is not in a position to enforce this vote, it provides an invaluable platform that captures the mood and sentiment of an entire planet. How this vote differentiated from the . . .