Dear comrades and friends, Last July, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Haiti Action Committee (HAC) published the report titled The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti. Based upon a first-hand investigation by NLG and HAC members, along with journalist Margaret Prescod and her assistant, the report detailed the massacre perpetrated by the US-backed regime of Jovenel Moise against the people of the impoverished community of Lasalin in Port-au-Prince. The Lasalin massacre is widely regarded inside of Haiti as the worst massacre since the 1980s under the regime of “Baby Doc” Duvalier. The Lasalin massacre reflected . . .
As maintained in the October article, Failures of the US Left, “what should be largely understood by the ‘US left’ is that fascism and capitalism rely on and support imperialism—- seeking out to exploit nations we’ve come to view as Underdeveloped for labor, benefiting only the most privileged few within the Western nation”. During this year’s African Liberation Day virtual broadcast, this point was exemplified through discussions centered on imperialist sanctions against sovereign nations like Zimbabwe, Cuba, and Venezuela, reiterating the point that “one can not be a revolutionary socialist and not also be an anti-imperialist.” How does one come . . .
May 25th, 2020, represents the 62nd commemoration of African Liberation Day (ALD). African Liberation Day was originally founded on April 15th, 1958, as Africa Freedom Day during the All African People’s Conference held by Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People’s Party in Ghana. For many people of African descent today (“all people of African descent are Africans and belong to the African nation” – Kwame Nkrumah in Class Struggle in Africa, 1970), it can be difficult for them to understand our focus on Africa and African liberation. For some Africans throughout Europe or the Western Hemisphere, their entire existence has . . .
Samuel A. Urbina B. International Affairs Student M.A. Musical Arts M.D. Student. Introducción El mundo, nuestro mundo, se encuentra subsumido en lo que podría ser una de las peores hecatombes sistémicas de nuestros tiempos. El COVID-19 (coronavirus) se ha erigido como una epidemia global, una pandemia de proporciones devastadoras para nuestras sociedades en muchos niveles y dimensiones. Noticias desgarradoras nos llegan a las pantallas de nuestros dispositivos, la radio y la televisión son copartícipes de la matriz de opinión desfavorable y desalentadora. ¿Hemos llegado al fin de los tiempos, o quizá hemos llegado al comienzo de “un nuevo tiempo”? En . . .
We must remind our people that over 150 million Africans live throughout the so-called Americas. We especially must raise this reality at critical moments like this when the corporate media and establishment opinion is legitimizing U.S. gangsterism that could kill thousands of people in Venezuela. (Black Working Class will Never Abandon Venezuela) BAP’s support for the people of Venezuela and its project for establishing peace, human rights and development for its people will not be deterred by the latest attack on that nation with the flimsy and incredible indictment of Nicolas Maduro by the Trump Administration. The use of drug . . .
It now seems to be a ritual: when a new movie is announced with story, cast, and production crew primarily made up of Africans, a boisterous debate ricochets around the Blackest parts of social media: who made this, who’s in it, and is it for us? For many African people living in the US, the response is always a resounding “I’m rooting for everybody Black.” (Credit to Issa Rae) For as long as we’ve been captives on this territory the majority of our people have expressed some form of intrinsic nationalism – a kind of instinctual proto-African nationalist sentiment. Certainly . . .
The following resolution was developed and voted upon by African delegates from the continent and the diaspora at the World Conference Against Imperialism held in Caracas, Venezuela from January 22- 24, 2020 STRUCTURE From Venezuela, a country on the anti-imperialist offensive and resistance to the multiple aggressions of U.S. imperialism, in accordance with the agreements of the 25th Sao Paulo Forum, held in July 2019, the International Afro-descendant Congress was held in November of the same year, as part of the 248th anniversary of the assassination of the Afro-Venezuelan Cimarron Guillermo Ribas, leader of the Cumbe de Ocoyta (1768-1771), a . . .