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African women fight for land & equality

By March 22, 2014

In Africa women have been in the forefront of movements toward national liberation, social and environmental justice, and gender equality. A host of events took place in March across the African continent and in the Diaspora recognizing the contributions and advancements of women and examining the ongoing challenges. African Union member states have called for […]

 

African workers, youth strike against poverty

By March 19, 2014

From Central Africa Republic, Egypt and Kenya to South Africa Although escalating instability and threats of civil war have dominated the corporate media’s coverage of the African continent, trade unions and student organizations are raising issues that involve the workplace and educational institutions. Workers and youth, through their unions and mass organizations, have been expressing […]

 

Neocolonial regime in Libya faces war over oil exports

By March 16, 2014

On March 19, 2011, the United States and allied NATO war planes began a massive bombing campaign against the North African state of Libya. Under the guise of protecting the lives of civilians, the imperialist war machine was unleashed on a country of 6 million people. Three years later, the conditions for working and oppressed […]

 

French president visits Africa as U.N. proposes more troops

By March 5, 2014

A proposal submitted to the 15-member U.N. Security Council on March 3 calls for the deployment of an additional 12,000 foreign troops to the Central African Republic. The so-called “peacekeeping force” is ostensibly designed to reinforce the 9,000 French, African and European Union soldiers already in or being sent to the mineral-rich state. These developments […]

 

Detroit meeting opposes bankruptcy plan

By March 4, 2014

Detroit — A standing-room-only audience at Central United Methodist Church participated in an Emergency Town Hall meeting March 2 in response to the “Plan of Adjustment” in the Detroit federal bankruptcy case. The document is designed to institutionalize corporate rule over the people of this majority African-American city. The event was planned by a coalition […]

 

South Africa miners’ strikes, poverty and upcoming elections

By February 20, 2014
Platinum mine workers in South Africa, Jan. 30.

National elections will be held in the Republic of South Africa on May 7. The ruling African National Congress, after two decades in power, hopes to maintain control of the post-apartheid state. The ANC, a liberation movement turned into a political party, has held enthusiastic rallies in various parts of the country. An election manifesto […]

 

Malcolm X and global Black struggle

By February 19, 2014
Malcolm X

In March 1964, Malcolm X announced his official departure from the Nation of Islam. He had spent 12 years working on behalf of the organization led by Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm had been suspended and silenced for 90 days after he delivered an address at the Manhattan Center on Dec. 1, 1963, entitled “God’s Judgment of […]

 

Mandela, the ANC and the African-American struggle

By February 17, 2014
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With the death of Nelson Mandela on Dec. 5, 2013, the impact of his life and political work was recognized not just by the people of South Africa and the African continent but oppressed and struggling peoples throughout the world. People of African descent outside of Africa cherish the legacy of Mandela that remains an […]

 

Fifty years after ‘war on poverty,’ class divisions widen

By February 14, 2014
Poor People's March at Lafayette Park and Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C., June 1968.

Some five decades after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Poverty,” class divisions inside the U.S. are widening. Today, the conditions of poor and working people are rarely addressed in Congress, the White House or the boardrooms of the transnational corporations and financial institutions. President Barack Obama touched on this issue during his […]

 

Pentagon intervention in Africa grows

By February 13, 2014
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Developments in Central and East Africa have dominated news coverage of Africa since December. The split within the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), a close ally of Washington, and the deployment of French and African troops in the Central African Republic have led to an escalation of Pentagon involvement in these states. The U.S. […]

 
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