Where is the empathy for these African refugees at the US-Mexico border

Imperialism and the Weaponization of Empathy

Empathy’s endurance among us says that a better and more just way of living is possible despite our current conditions and that the (re)building of that way of living is within our capacity. However, empathy, like almost every aspect of the psyche when we are disorganized and unconscious, can be weaponized and manipulated by that same genocidal global system. We are witnessing this today on a grand scale.  . . .

Display image for Hood Communist collective piece on African Liberation Month - the house is burning

The House Is Burning

As the African bourgeoisie gains more access to comforts and western privileges, the African masses continue to see a decline in their living standards. But Africa is a land that is ripe for revolution even when it can’t be immediately seen. . . .

Women in the Haitian Revolution

The 1791 slave uprising of Saint-Domingue was the largest and most successful slave revolt in modern history. It transformed one of the wealthiest colonies in the world into a new nation led by the black leaders of the Revolution. Because Saint-Domingue was a French colony, the French Revolution was inextricably linked to the Revolution in Saint-Domingue, however, the two Revolutions functioned in largely separate spheres not least because of the ocean that separated them. The struggle for liberation took on a particularly bloody and brutal shape on the island of Saint-Domingue. Along with other French Caribbean colonies (such as Martinique . . .

Haitians gathered at the US-Mexico border

Haiti and The US “Responsibility to Protect”

While the images of what appears to be thousands of Haitians stuck in the border city may be shocking, this can not be observed separately from Western imperialism and it’s allied nations that are responsible for the trajectory of this crisis.  . . .

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. . . .

Members of the Black Alliance for Peace calling for an end to US intervention in Haiti

On Intervention and Occupation in Haiti

Calls for foreign intervention in Haiti have continued. These calls have ignored two important facts. First, previous foreign interventions have been unmitigated disasters. Second, and most importantly, Haiti is already under occupation. Calls for “intervention” are not only disingenuous, but actually redundant. . . .

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. . . .

Haiti’s White Rulers Have Spoken on Haiti’s Political Future

The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) condemns the arrogance and illegality of United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti Helen La Lime’s July 8 statement that Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph will be the new president, just one day after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The decision was announced to the press after a closed-door UN Security Council meeting had been called on Haiti. But BAP asks: Who gave the United Nations special envoy the power to make that kind of determination for the people of Haiti? This sounds like a play right out of the old regime-change book. As . . .