Corporate Media Mourns for Humanitarian Imperialism but Is Silent on Congolese Suffering

With allies like Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Washington is causing immeasurable suffering on the Congolese people because they happen to sit on $24 trillion worth of resources that are critical to the American war machine.  If Americans want to act in solidarity with the Congolese they should stop pretending that US foreign policy is rooted in…

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Why I run

My name is Feyisa Lilesa. I am an exiled marathon runner from Ethiopia. I have not been back to my country since winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games last August. In Rio, as I approached the finish line, I crossed my wrists above my head in solidarity with the men, women and…

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Malcolm X in the 21st century

The revolutionary pan-Africanist would have been 92 years this week. His struggles for the liberation of Black people from imperialism and its twin, racism, remain as relevant and inspirational as ever. Many have wondered out loud, “What would El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X be doing at 92 years of age?” Our Black Shining Prince…

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Africans Uniting and Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity

We are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity. Africans Rising is a peoples movement committed to a decentralised, citizen-owned future that will build support and solidarity for local struggles, empower…

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How African Muslims Civilized Spain

Four hundred and eight years ago today King Phillip III of Spain signed an order, which was one of the earliest examples of ethnic cleansing. At the height of the Spanish inquisition, King Phillip III ordered the expulsion of 300,000 Muslim Moriscos, which initiated one of the most brutal and tragic episodes in the history…

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Occupy Laikipia! Kenya’s indigenous people must liberate their land

A mzungu on horseback was killed in Kenya last week. (Mzungu is the Swahili word for a white person.) Tristan Voorspuy, co-owner of a ranch in Laikipia, was reportedly shot dead in the mid-day sun of northern Kenya as he leisurely rode his horse to survey the damage caused by local cattle herders who had…

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