• Zimbabwe: Capitalist Crisis + Ultra-Neoliberal Policy = “Mugabesque” Authoritarianism

    Once again, a formidable burst of state brutality against Zimbabwe’s citizenry has left at least a dozen corpses, scores of serious injuries, mass arrests, Internet suspension and a furious citizenry. The 14-17 January nationwide protests were called by trade unions against an unprecedented fuel price hike, leading to repression reminiscent of former leader Robert Mugabe’s … Keep reading »

  • The Long March to Post-Capitalist Transition: Pan-Africanist Perspectives

    The centenary of the October 1917 Russian Revolution, a world-shaking historic event, was an occasion for celebration throughout the world. Many diverse interpretations are advanced as to its success in achieving a radical transformation of society, both in terms of its history and its overall impact. Nonetheless, there is no denying that this event altered … Keep reading »

  • Africa’s Black Star: The Rise and Fall of Kwame Nkrumah

    The film covers Nkrumah’s phenomenal rise to power, Africa’s independence movement, his successes and losses, the internal and external enemies, the 1966 coup and the continuation of his legacy in Ghana and Africa. Watch video »

  • Zimbabwe Civil Society Organizations Joint Statement on Military Takeover

    We the undersigned civil society organizations guided by the Constitution express our concern over the political developments in Zimbabwe, today Wednesday 15 November 2017. Keep reading »

  • Thomas Sankara Commemoration

    30th Commemoration of the Assassination of Thomas Sankara: Which way forward for Africa & the Caribbean? Thomas Sankara, Pan-African revolutionary and former President of Burkina Faso (1983-1987) had a vision for the sustained and dignified progress of his country, the “land of the incorruptible.” During his short period of rule in Burkina Faso, the country … Watch video »

  • Solidarity With Protest Movement in Morocco

    Several civil society organizations have voiced their support for protests in Morocco and other North African countries facing growing state repression, resource theft and imperialist expansion. They call for respect for people’s rights and just development. On 26 June, the first day of Eid celebrations, a popular march that was organized in the town of … Keep reading »

  • The Corruption of a Dream

    “Behind every great fortune there is a crime.” — Honoré de Balzac The SASSA scandal currently unfolding is probably the most dramatic expression of how far the African National Congress (ANC) has traveled since its days of opposition to apartheid. [SASSA stands for South Africa Social Security Agency, which is the agency that pays social … Keep reading »

  • South Africa, a Dream Betrayed

    Understanding the Political Crisis in South Africa Toronto – 20 April 2017. Since 1994, the political leaders of South Africa have attempted to solve the national question through the ‘de-racialization’ of the economy and society. How to remake the state without addressing the benefits and misfortunes of capitalism and racism in South Africa? The ANC-led governments … Watch video »

  • Returning to the Home that is No More There

    Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o interviewed by Mahdi Ganjavi Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (b. 1938), a Kenyan writer, is one of the most prominent African anti-colonial authors. He lived during the British colonial rule in Kenya, and was very young when he experienced the destruction of the village in which he was born, destroyed by the British colonizers. The … Keep reading »

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    Thomas Sankara and Burkina Faso’s ‘Black Spring’

    Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary by Ernest Harsch, Ohio University Press, 2014, 163 pages, $18.56. A press report in 1983 that a popular uprising in Upper Volta, a small and poor land-locked country in Western Africa had led to an obscure, but charismatic army officer becoming head of state was truly inspiring news for all … Keep reading »

  • Africa And Globalization

    Economists continue to celebrate the free movement of goods, services, and capital. However, faced with slowing economic conditions in core countries, it is now third world growth that is highlighted as proof of the gains from unregulated globalization. As the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development points out: “The crisis and its fallout have … Keep reading »