African Liberation Day and Freedom Blues

Alieu Bah African Liberation Day is set aside to reflect on our gains as a people trying to be free. Here the reflections bring the personal at the heart of the ongoing movement of Africans into liberatory history. The grand narrative meets the tale of a little town’s attempt at a win against capital. “We…

All-African People’s Revolutionary Party: African Liberation Day 2022 – Fighting Neo-Colonialism in Africa

AJOPAR collective commemorating ALD in Guinea-Bissau Thank you for commemorating African Liberation Day 2022. You are part of an annual, global demonstration of commitment to the liberation of the African continent from the clutches of African puppet leaders, imperialist governments, large multinational corporations, and foreign militaries. This is important because when Africa’s oil, valuable minerals and…

The Role of Women in the Revolution

Ready for Revolution An essay by Josina Machel of FRELIMO, the Mozambique national liberation organization. It was in October 1966, in a meeting of the Central Committee, that FRELIMO decided that the Mozambican woman should take a more active part in the struggle for national liberation, at all levels. It was decided that she should receive political…

African History: An Underused Weapon for Liberation

Mark P Fancher Mama is excited. She grabs her husband’s arm and smiles broadly as their daughter marches proudly to the microphone. She is perhaps 11 or 12-years-old, but at this moment, with her head held high and her perfect erect posture, she possesses the poise of a young woman twice her age. What happens…

Why We Need a Mau Mau in Amerikkka

Mapinduzi Initiation Oath of the Mau Mau Movement, Kenya There is nothing left to do in the US but to organize and mobilize the masses. The US is a country made up of conservatives who are openly racist and imperialist, and liberals who are incoherent and inconsistent; only “inclusive” when it comes to upholding white…

Walter Rodney’s Lost Book: One Hundred Years of Development in Africa

Leo Zelig One of the most astonishing books that Walter Rodney – the Guyanese revolutionary and historian – ever wrote was published several years after he was assassinated on 13 June 1980. The story of this book and how it came to be published is almost as remarkable as the life of the revolutionary himself….