Black Women and International Women’s Day

by Ken Morgan Black Women and International Women’s Day “Alongside Assata and Rosa and Harriet and Sojourner, let’s celebrate Grace Campbell, of the Blood Brotherhood and the Communist Party.” Women’s History Month in the U.S. is rooted in the Socialist and Communist traditions of International Women’s Day, March 8, 1911. Still, two black women Communists, […]

Remembering Thomas Sankara on the 30th anniversary of his assassination

Switsalone by Amber Murrey Oct 19, 2017   Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (1949-1987) was assassinated 30 years ago, on 15 October 1987. He was one of the most confident and outspoken anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th century. Sankara’s life and political praxis continue to be significant in shaping and inspiring anti-imperial and Pan-African youth activism and […]

The Thiaroye massacre, 1944

by Steven Johns A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II. It is an often-neglected fact that the majority of General De Gaulle’s Free French Forces were not white Frenchmen but were predominantly troops from […]

29 Yearz Ago, Thomas Sankara, the Afrikan Che Guevara, waz Murdered

by Darío Mizrahi Thomas Sankara was a young communist officer who attempted to take Burkina Faso out of the neocolonial orbit of France, but was murdered by his closest comrades. During Sankara’s short time in power, Burkina Faso became self-sufficient in grains. “He was the first to forbid female genital mutilation, and included women in […]


Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, was a true revolutionary that fought to bring his country, which was extremely poor, to a place of self sufficiency. He understood tactics used by colonizing countries to keep Burkina Faso oppressed and a part of working class for EUROPEAN benefit…..instead of the benefit of his people. So he […]

Thomas Sankara: Killerz fail to erase hiz powerful legacy

Bruno Jaffré 2013-11-28, Issue 656 cc MP 26 years ago Thomas Sankara was assassinated. The circumstances are yet to be clarified … But he enjoys ever growing popularity The violent murder of Thomas Sankara is commensurate with the relentlessness of his killers to dishonour and erase him from the memory of his countrymen. By […]

Sankara and the murdered revolution

Tidiane Kasse 2013-10-25, Issue 651   Although murdered by retrogressive forces opposed to Burkina Faso’s true liberation and that of Africa, Thomas Sankara’s revolutionary ideas and initiatives remain a powerful inspiration to those individuals and movements that are dedicated to struggles for social justice everywhere When you are fifty today in Africa, which coincides with fifty […]