Before we begin, I want to acknowledge that I am sitting on LennI Lenape land, on Turtle Island; this acknowledgement must be the place we start from, to address the contradictions we are discussing this evening. As our session is discussing the negative effects of zionism upon our African population, at home and abroad; I shall open with a couple of quotes from Nelson Mandela- now lionized as ‘a man of peace and compromise,’ but was a direct enemy of the west and its allies, placing him on the U.S. terrorist watch list until 2008. From Mandela: “If one has . . .
In 1821, Africans who were free or who had escaped enslavement came together in Onslow County, North Carolina to wage war against white oppressors. They were described as well armed and cunning, and during their campaign they destroyed farms, burned houses, and looted stores in broad daylight. It took a two hundred man militia 26 days to search woods, swamps and marshes before the group was finally subdued. While we can only speculate about the dreams of these honorable ancestors, we can be reasonably certain they did not struggle and sacrifice with hopes for their descendants to ascend to government . . .
Background Let’s start with the irrefutable statement issued from the lips of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he said in 1967 that the United States is “the number one purveyor of violence on the planet Earth!” Starting 531 years ago and the illegal invasion of Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus) crashing into the area known today as the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, the colonial nightmare began. The so-called U.S. revolution in 1776 was just the official dawning of European colonial conquest over Indigenous lands and of course, that terror against the Indigenous people has continued for this entire 500+ . . .
This week Venezuela will hold a referendum on annexing Guyana’s Essequibo region, claiming that it wants to rescue those Guyanese in Essequibo “mired in misery, in abandonment.” While Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro speaks to a real concern impacting the Guyanese people – the external capture of governance in the country by ExxonMobil and US Southern Command (Westervelt 2023) – Maduro’s statement shows a real disregard for Guyana and Guyanese people while amplifying a rightist tendency in Venezuelan politics that historically aimed to cement Venezuelan nationalism under the guise of anti-communist security objectives. Maduro is not standing with Guyanese workers or . . .
In 2021 this columnist wrote, “The Palestine Litmus Test.” At that time Israel, a bastion of zionism, was carrying out one of its periodic attacks against Gaza, deliberately targeting civilians, and in doing so practicing war crimes. Now the zionist state is intent on completely destroying Gaza, killing as many people as possible and driving out the survivors so that the region can be open for settlement and for oil and gas extraction. The horrific scenes of carnage have evoked revulsion for millions of people in the United States and around the world. Huge protests have taken place nationally and . . .
Zionism is settler-colonialism and settler-colonialism is an act of genocide. This current wave of massacres of Palestinians in Gaza is part of a long process of ethnic cleansing that began with murderous attacks on Palestinian villages prior to and in 1948, then proceeded to the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians in the Nakba. The ethnic cleansing is all these acts of settler-colonial dispossession and deprivation including military assaults, destruction of homes, crops and cultural sites, arrests, rape and torture, blockades and denial of water and food as well as killing of women and children. In the age of capitalist . . .
By Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni y Guido Leonardo Croxatto Translation by Percy Lujan, Clau O’Brien Moscoso Since the unconstitutional removal of Pedro Castillo, president of Peru – a rural teacher from the northern region of Cajamarca, supported by Evo Morales, Petro and AMLO – last December, there have been a series of confusions, not always innocent, about what led to his impeachment. He was accused of an impossible crime of which he was not even informed by his captors (the police who arrested him aimed at his children with machine guns, in a way that was unnecessary and coup-like). They arrested . . .
My brown face provokes hostile distaste. My brown face Is an American disgrace. My brown face Does not belong In this capitalist rat race Says the blue uniform, Corrupt with power, Conducting his Wild goose chase. For all I know, My brown face Is the reason Wars are waged. My brown face Was always destined To be caged. . . .