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Joined September 2017
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The Black Panther Party, the revolutionary movement for Black power and liberation, was founded exactly 55 years ago #OnThisDay. Here, Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton speaks on the importance of self-defense and the global struggle against imperialism for world liberation.
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On this day in 1987, Burkinabe socialist president Thomas Sankara was assassinated at the age of 37. He was killed in a military coup, suspected to have had support from the U.S. and France. Sankara became the President of Burkina Faso at the age of 33, he only lasted 4 years.
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Sankara gained the love of his people because of his humble lifestyle, socialist programs, & economic prosperity, but also his confrontation with the national elite, as he stripped power away from them, and for challenging Western imperialism and neo-colonialism in the continent.
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In those 4 short years he: ⁠ • Lowered his salary to $450 a month, limited his possessions to a car, 4 bikes, 3 guitars, a fridge, and a broken freezer. ⁠ • Sold off the government fleet of Mercedes cars & made the cheapest car in Burkina Faso the official service car.
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• Vaccinated 2.5 million children against meningitis, yellow fever, and measles in a matter of weeks. • Initiated a nationwide literacy campaign, increasing the literacy rate from 13% in 1983 to 73% in 1987.
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• Redistributed land from the feudal landlords and gave it directly to the peasants. • Planted over 10 million trees to retain soil and halt the growing desertification of the Sahel. • Built roads and a railway to tie the nation together.
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• Appointed women to senior positions, encouraged them to work, and granted pregnancy leave during education.
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• Opposed foreign aid, saying that “he who feeds you, controls you.” • Called for a united front of African nations to repudiate their foreign debt, arguing the poor and exploited did not have an obligation to repay money to the rich and exploiting.
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• Converted the army’s provisioning store into a state-owned supermarket open to everyone (the first supermarket in the country). • Refused to use the air conditioning in his office on the grounds that such luxury was not available to anyone but a handful of Burkinabes.
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“Our revolution in Burkina Faso draws on the totality of man’s experiences since the first breath of humanity. We wish to be the heirs of all the revolutions of the world, of all the liberation struggles of the peoples of the Third World.” - Thomas Sankara
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Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin demanding “100% Redress, Nothing Less” for their mica-ridden homes that have crumbled before their eyes. Over 6,000 houses across Ireland have dilapidated due to building blocks containing mica, a mineral that causes walls to crack.
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At this very moment, the alternative living project “Köpi-Wagenplatz” in Berlin is being evicted by heavily armed police forces. For weeks now, the autonomous movement of Berlin has been on full alert, organizing demonstrations that were heavily repressed by the police.
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Today we remember Grenadian revolutionary and Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, whose revolutionary socialist government was overthrown on this day in 1983. In this speech, Bishop discusses a state department memo that revealed why the U.S. feared Grenada’s 1979 revolution:
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Guatemalan protesters beheaded the statue of liberal former president José María Reina Barrios, in an act of resistance to the history of violence against Guatemala’s Indigenous people, which dates back to the era of the Spanish conquest in the Americas and still endures today.
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A far-right mob, chanting anti-LGBTQ slogans, harassed attendees of the Białystok Pride March in Poland. Białystok County, which declares itself an “LGBT-Free Zone,” held its first-ever Pride March in 2019, and protesters were met with similar attacks from far-right mobs.
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“Hungry for Freedom” Miqdad Qawasmeh is on day 85 of hunger strike today against his “administrative detention,” Israel’s policy of arbitrary imprisonment where Palestinians are held indefinitely without charge or proper trial. (Artwork by IG/ma3bs)
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Protesters painted “Expect Us” in blood-red across the pedestal of a statue of Andrew Jackson on Indigenous People’s Day in Washington D.C. Known as “Indian Killer” by the Cherokees, Jackson’s legacy as seventh U.S. President is soaked in the blood of Native American genocide.
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Members of the Mexican Zapatista Army of National Liberation (ELZN) were joined by their allies in Berlin for a demonstration against colonial capitalism as part of their “Journey of Life” tour in Europe, raising awareness of the struggles of Indigenous peoples everywhere.
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