African Liberation Day 2022: Smash Neo-Colonialism!

Ready for Revolution The age of classical colonialism in Africa changed the course of history. Exploited trade agreements and pseudo alliances between African nobility and European merchants led to heightened warfare, looting, and genocide across the continent. No mineral or raw material was safe, from gold to palm oil to diamonds. The transatlantic slave trade…

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…

On Neocolonialism

Rafiki Morris (Excepted from  the book, “WAR: The Blood in Our Eyes” by Rafiki Morris) The enemy, who we seek to defeat,  must be named precisely. Especially since, at this time in history, the enemy is the most sophisticated system of human exploitation that ever existed. The enemy is capitalism and imperialism. We are told…

Imperialism Was Built on Settler-Colonialism

John Trimble Abstract This paper builds on Nkrumah’s approach of starting from the point of knowing the enemy.  Collective imperialism, sham independence and neo-colonialism as described in Book One Chapter One of Nkrumah’s Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare are re-examined in the context of 21st century globalization.  Capitalism was built on the theft of land and resources in the…

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…

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….