Nicaragua’s Remarks at Reparations International Conference

Nicaragua participated in the International Conference on Reparations being held August 4th-6th by the Global Afrikan Congress and supported by the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Below are the remarks given by Nicaragua’s Presidential Adviser for International Relations and the Greater Caribbean, Michael Campbell. REMARKS BY THE DELEGATION OF NICARAGUA IN THE INTERNATIONAL…

The Capitalist Roots of Anti-Indigenous Racism in Canada

OWEN SCHALK We need to liberate ourselves from the courts, ballot boxes, school system, church, and all other agencies that command us to stay in our “colonized place.”  This oppression of the native people is so deeply rooted in the capitalist system that it cannot be completely eliminated without eliminating capitalism itself.1 In 1975, the…

Decolonising Freedom

Lewis R Gordon Towards the decolonisation of normative life “Reforms and revolutions are created by the illogical actions of people. Very few logical people ever make reforms and none make revolutions. Rights are what you make and what you take.” —James Boggs, Pages from a Black Radical’s Notebook There is a problem that surfaces in many…

African Socialist International Presents: Make Belgium Pay Reparations

“Make Belgium Pay Reparations” is a forum hosted by the African Socialist International to expose the genocidal history of Belgian and U.S. colonial domination of African people in Congo, from the brutal reign of King Leopold II to the assassination of Patrice Lumumba by CIA and Belgian forces, and continuing today through neocolonialism. The African…