PAMBAZUKA NEWS 653 8 November 2013: SPECIAL ISSUE: KWAME TURE AND THE AFRICAN REVOLUTION TODAY

8 November 2013 — Pambazuka News

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Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Announcements


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1 Features
REMEMBERING KWAME TURE: ORGANISER FOR REVOLUTION
Ama Biney

The articles,videos and audios in this special issue highlight the
ideological perspicacity of Kwame Ture, aspects of his Pan-Africanist
convictions and personal insights by those who had the pleasure of meeting
and working with one of the most notable African revolutionaries
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/89518
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KWAME TURE: SPEECHES AND INTERVIEWS

Kwame Ture was a magnificent communicator in the same league as skilled
orators such as Malcom X, Thomas Sankara, Jean Bertrand Aristide, Fidel
Castro and Tajudeen Abdul Raheem – who could speak at great length without
notes and with amusing wit. Here is a selection of video and audio clips
that attest to this
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/89547
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THE POWER AND CONFIDENCE OF KWAME TURE
Political Education Committee, AAPRP, Brirain Chapter

Kwame Ture spent his lifetime fighting for the right of Africans to express
dignity and self-determination by challenging the systems that perpetuate
our political, cultural and economic subjugation
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/89521
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KWAME TURE: PAN-AFRICANISM, REVOLUTION AND CULTURE
Projecting the revolutionary African personality
Imani Na Umoja

Kwame Ture embodied the revolutionary African personality in his thought,
actions and physical attire. He was passionately committed to overturning
the systems of imperialism, capitalism, neocolonialism and Zionism that
continue to subjugate African people around the world
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/89543
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A SALUTE TO KWAME TURE: A TRUE AFRICAN FREEDOM FIGHTER
An inspiration to us all
Asari Sobukwe

Freedom for African people was at the centre of the ideology of Kwame Ture.
His notion of freedom was linked to the oppression of other peoples around
the globe and he worked tirelessly not only for African unity but with
liberation struggles in India, Palestine and in Ireland
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/89522
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INTERVIEW: BROTHER MUKUSSAON RECALLS HIS ORGANISING WORK WITH KWAME TURE

Sobukwe Shukura of Revolutionary African Perspectives radio interviews
Brother Mukussaon, formerly known as Willie Ricks. Brother Mukussaon
recalls his organising work with Kwame Ture in the Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Council (SNCC) in the late 1960s; the significance of the term
‘Black Power’ that became the militant demand of African Americans at a
particular conjuncture in history; the work of SNCC and the many influences
and individuals that shaped the ideological thinking and positions of Kwame
Ture.

Listen to the interview here (
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74018262/MukussaonKwame2.wav )
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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON KWAME TURE
The revolutionary Pan-Africanist Par Excellence
Toks Adewale

15 years after his passing, the greatest memory I have of Kwame is how well
he embodied the wide variety of experiences of revolutionary struggle he
encountered throughout his lifetime; how well he upheld the highest
principles of revolutionary Pan-Africanism in his relationship with people
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/89520
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A REVOLUTIONARY LIGHT EMANATING FROM AFRICA
Kwame Ture, a thinking man of action
Nehanda Imara

Critical lessons can be learnt from the life of Kwame Ture. He earnestly
studied revolution in order to learn from it and organised ordinary African
people for it. His passion, consistency and principled commitment to
politically educating African people are part of his rich legacy
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/89523
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KWAME TURE AND THE BLACK LEADERSHIP RENAISSANCE OF THE 1960S
Lloyd McCarthy

Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture, 1941-1998) was a history maker but also the
product of the long, drawn out, historical struggle of Blacks against the
oppression of the Western ruling elites and their economic system
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/89542
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TURE’S POLITICAL AGENCY IN SERVICE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ROLE OF AFRICAN
WOMEN
Burning an illusion
Maxine Davis

Kwame Ture was a champion of women’s rights and empowerment. Foremost he
recognised, acknowledged and accepted that African women must lead their
own emancipation
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/89517
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2 Announcements
CALL FOR ARTICLES: AMILCAR CABRAL

Pambazuka News seeks to commemorate 41 years since the death of this
important African political thinker. The Editors invite articles for a
special issue on his life and work
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/Announce/89544
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SHORT SURVEY ON REGIONAL LEGAL AID SERVICE PROVIDERS IN AFRICA

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is developing a Directory of
individuals, organizations and law firms offering or ready to offer pro
bono legal representation, or any other form of legal aid, to indigent
clients appearing before African continental and (sub) regional Courts and
tribunals. This Directory will also include any established funds or
facilities offering pro bono legal aid.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/Announce/89546
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NOVEMBER 2013 ISSUE OF THE FAHAMU REFUGEE LEGAL AID NEWSLETTER

The November 2013 issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now
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http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/Announce/89545
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