Community Control for A Zone of Peace

Co-coordinator of the Black Alliance For Peace Haiti/Americas Team and coordinator of the Black Alliance For Peace Baltimore Citywide Alliance, Erica is a member of the Black worker’s centered Ujima People’s Progress Party in Maryland and the founder of Liberation Through Reading. She is also the co- editor of the revolutionary African blog, Hood Communist. Erica speaks here about her work and how we can support our Black Alliance For Peace brothers and sisters in their current struggles. As said, my name is Erica Caines and I do a lot of work with the Black Alliance For Peace (BAP). Just . . .

NPR lies about Nicaragua… again!

Black Agenda Radio · Corporate Media Spread Anti-Nicaragua War Propaganda Margaret Kimberley: You’re listening to Black Agenda Radio. I’m Margaret Kimberley. Camila Escalante is an editor for Kawsachun News, and a Latin America correspondent for PressTV. She joins us from Managua, Nicaragua, to discuss a recent segment of the National Public Radio podcast The Sunday Story, which featured an interview with Eyder Peralta, an NPR correspondent who reported on a recent visit to Nicaragua in which he made many untrue statements. We will talk about how corporate media serve state propaganda.  Tell our listeners just an overview of what was . . .

The Sandinista Revolution Reveals Our Connections To Nicaragua

On July 19, 1979, the Sandinistas took control of the capital city of Managua in Nicaragua during their successful overthrow of the brutal US-backed Anastasio Somoza regime. This event is of course a cause of jubilant celebration and pride in Nicaragua, as well as among socialists worldwide. It should also be a moment to understand that marginalized people in the US are connected to the socialist revolution in that country, and to all people in the Americas, because we were the victims of a war the US government waged upon us all as it sought to undermine Nicaraguan self-determination, as . . .

Why I Had To Go There: Nicaragua, Power & Protaganism

“Like a lot of Black women, I have always had to invent the power my freedom requires: All my life I’ve been studying revolution. I’ve Been looking for it, pushing at the possibilities and waiting for that moment when there’s no more room for rhetoric, for research or for reason: when there’s only my life or my death left to act upon. Here in the United States you do get weary, after a while; you could spend your best energies forever writing letters to the New York Times. But you know, in your gut, that writing back is not the . . .

A woman in Nicaragua in corn field, holding an ear of corn.

I Witnessed the Truth about Nicaragua

Entering adulthood alongside the dwindling of 2020 uprisings for Black liberation (that I had naively seen as the beginning of the end), I felt very stuck. Understanding I am a poor queer Black woman, I saw myself facing a world where the options presented for survival were dehumanizing at best, and the innate dream of living as a free person essentially destroyed. I wanted to fight the liberal tendency of American youth to begin with strong spirits of resistance, before colleging, working and/or drugging, and ultimately, laying down into the nuzzle of the . . .

African and Indigenous people hold signs announcing their solidarity in Ecuador.

Black & Indigenous Solidarity Takes Root in Ecuador

Last week the Black and Indigenous Liberation Movement (BILM) organized a coalition congress between Black and Indigenous communities throughout Abya Yala, which includes the regions of North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean. BILM held the congress in Quito, Ecuador which has been the center of nationwide strikes throughout this year. This strike led by Indigenous and Black community leaders, against rising food and fuel costs, awakened a decades long issue of the Ecuadorian government excluding Indigenous and Black Ecuadorians politically, socially, and economically. The strikes brought together Black, Indigenous, student, and women groups, to bring the country to . . .

Picture of a protest

Hashtag Activism and US Imperialism

The abundance of “hashtag activism” has created a false sense of importance for the everyday individual being driven by weaponized empathy to speak out about a cause or injustice happening internationally. This false sense of importance, brought on by the use of hashtags as awareness, is ignited by already held biases about the colonized world, which inevitably leads to both overt and covert calls for western intervention to “save” whoever has been deemed needing of saving.  The use of hashtag activism has certainly all but replaced in-person community organizing. It has allowed an array of people across the country and . . .

Imperialists and zionist backed congressional candidate in Michigan, Adam Hollier

Imperialist Meddling in Michigan Election Shows Our Strength

Zionist and imperialist efforts to influence U.S. elections are not surprising, nor is their concern solely about policy towards Israel. The broader goal is to kill solidarity between the oppressed in this country and revolutionary forces abroad lest they find common ground and change the political landscape here. It was as unlikely a scenario as anyone might have imagined. Leading up to the recent primary elections, Adam Hollier, a Black Michigan state senator, became the beneficiary of more than $4 million spent on his behalf by a super PAC of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in the contest . . .