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 CIA’s Role in the Covert Recolonization of Africa

mpr21 In 1958, a year after gaining independence from colonial rule, Ghana hosted a conference of African leaders, the first such gathering on the continent. At the invitation of Ghana’s newly elected prime minister, Kwame Nkrumah, shown in the cover photo, more than 300 leaders from 28 African territories attended, including Lumumba, from the still…

Canada and the Overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah

Owen Schalk On April 27, 1972, former Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah died in Bucharest, Romania, at the age of 62. Just five years earlier, elements of Ghana’s military launched a coup against him⁠—their country’s first president, independence leader, and an internationally recognized icon of the global movements for pan-Africanism, African socialism, and Cold War non-alignment….