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…

Whiteness as a Covenant

John Kamaal Sunjata White supremacy, whatever its latest evolution, whatever its latest iteration, ensures that one man’s apocalypse is always another man’s paradise. The blessings and promises that whiteness bestows upon its “chosen people” are inextricably linked to absolute, total, and seamless damnation of generations and generations of racialized people. Whiteness has fabricated itself in…

White Lies Shattered

Episode 1: Shattering the white lie that “Europeans brought civilization to the world” On the premiere episode of “White Lies Shattered,” a special series hosted by Reparations in Action, Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee explores the genocidal origins of capitalism and uproot the lies white people tell ourselves about slavery, colonialism…

Decolonization and Communism

Nodrada “We have to give life to Indo-American socialism with our own reality, in our own language. Here is a mission worthy of a new generation.” — José Carlos Mariátegui, “Anniversary and Balance,” José Carlos Mariátegui: An Anthology¹ While the turn towards analyzing ongoing settler-colonialism has finally reached the mainstream of North American political discussions,…