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Murderer in Our Midst: Learning from the Legacy of Resistance in Bolivia

By: 
Juliette Beck
Date Published: 
November 29, 2007

The Pakistan Partnership: Washington’s Close Relationship with Pakistan’s Military Regime

By: 
Junaid Ahmad
Date Published: 
December 28, 2007
    On November 3, General-President Pervez Musharraf, a key partner in the Bush administration’s so-called “war on terror,” revealed one more time his absolute contempt for democracy and the rule of law. On this evening, Musharraf—who captured power in a military coup in October 1999—proclaimed a state of emergency, while security forces swiftly moved out across Islamabad to occupy the parliament and Supreme Court buildings, shut down private television stations, and dragged opposition activists into “preventive detention”.

International Declaration in Defense of El Barrio

By: 
Movement for Justice in El Barrio
Date Published: 
March 02, 2008

For Movement for Justice in El Barrio, the struggle for justice means fighting for the liberation of women, immigrants, lesbians, people of color, gays and the transgender community. We all share a common enemy and its called neoliberalism. Neoliberalism wishes to divide us and keep us from combining our forces.

From South Africa to Palestine, Lessons for the New Anti-Apartheid Movement

By: 
Salim Vally
Date Published: 
April 09, 2008

There were moments in modern history when particular struggles galvanized millions around the world to act in solidarity. This occurred during the Spanish Civil War, the struggle of the Vietnamese Photo by Muthana Al-QadiPhoto by Muthana Al-Qadi against US imperialism, and the liberation struggles of Southern Africa.There were moments in modern history when particular struggles galvanized millions around the world to act in solidarity.

Darfur and the Politics of Race: Understanding the Save Darfur Coalition

By: 
Hishaam D. Aidi
Date Published: 
November 01, 2007
    The Save Darfur campaigns are better understood by looking at the post-September 11 US political scene. Unlike other “hot spots” across Africa, the Darfur tragedy reverberates deeply in the US because it is represented as a racial conflict between “Arabs” and “indigenous Africans,” and because the Darfur crisis offers a unique opportunity to unite against the new post-Cold War enemy. While some involved in the campaigns have been seeking genuine ways to support Darfurians—opportunists have racialized the conflict in order to divide Arabs and Africans by playing on historic and manufactured (colonial) divisions in Sudan.

So Much for the Success of the Surge

By: 
Rami El-Amine
Date Published: 
June 01, 2008

The relative decline in violence in Iraq that Bush, McCain and other supporters of the war have attributed to the “surge” appears to have begun increasing again. Al Qaeda and others in the Sunni resistance began stepping up their attacks at the beginning of the year and Moqtada Al Sadr’s Mahdi Army has been battling US and Iraqi forces almost non stop since the Iraqi military’s attacked them in Basra on March 25. April was the deadliest month for US troops since September 2007 with 50 casualties, most of who were killed in and around the Mahdi Army’s stronghold of Sadr City.

OPENINGS AND POSSIBILITIES: The Meaning of Obama

By: 
KAZEMBE BALAGUN and HANK WILLIAMS
Date Published: 
June 14, 2008

How does the Black left engage and understand the historic presidential campaign of Barack Obama? This question is in the hearts and minds of African-American radicals around the country.

With the nomination of Barack Obama increasingly likely, there seems to be a significant block forming within the Black left community agreeing to lend a kind of “critical support” to his campaign.

Organizing for Freedom in Angola Prison

By: 
Jordan Flaherty
Date Published: 
June 01, 2008

At the heart of Louisiana’s prison system sits the Louisiana State Prison at Angola, a former slave plantation where little has changed in the last several-hundred years. Angola has been made notorious from books and films such as Dead Man Walking and The Farm: Life at Angola, as well as its legendary bi-annual prison rodeo and The Angolite, a prisoner-written magazine published within its walls. Visitors are often overwhelmed by its size – 18,000 acres that include a golf course (for use by prison staff and some guests), a radio station, and a massive farming operation that ranges from staples like soybeans and wheat to traditional Southern plantation crops like cotton.
Recent congressional attention has again brought Angola into the media limelight.

Nothing About Us, Without Us! - Interview with Leroy Moore

By: 
James Tracy
Date Published: 
October 01, 2007

Leroy F. Moore, Jr. is a radical Black organizer in the disability and racial justice movements. He works with Disability Advocates of Minorities Organization, Poor Magazine, and Harambee Educational Council, an organization for parents, advocates and young adults focused African Americans with disabilities. Long a fixture in the anti-police brutality and homelessness efforts nationwide; he is now taking on the hip-hop industry with a groundbreaking compilation of disabled rappers: Krip-Hop.