Africa’s pioneering Marxist political economist By Patrick Bond

18 August 2018 — Pambazuka News

Samir Amin (1931-2018) (Photo: Patrick Bond)

Samir Amin’s celebrated life was amongst the most trying, but also rewarding, of his generation’s left intelligentsia. Following Amin’s death in Paris on Sunday, his political courage and professional fearlessness are two traits now recognised as exceedingly rare. Alongside extraordinary contributions to applied political-economic theory beginning 60 years ago, Amin’s unabashed Third Worldist advocacy was channelled through unparalleled scholarly entrepreneurship when establishing surprisingly durable research institutions.

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France’s President Macron Tells Africans to Just ‘Move on’ After a Century of Murderous Colonialism (Pt. 1/3)

8 July 2018 — TRNN

France’s neoliberal President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly told people in Nigeria, Algeria, and beyond to just “move on” after a century of murderous colonialism. Activist Baba Aye speaks with TRNN’s Ben Norton about the ongoing harms of imperialism and neo-colonialism in Africa Continue reading

Aboriginal people have a right to protest the commonwealth games as stolen wealth By John Pilger

6 April 2018 — John Pilger

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Australia has always wanted to stake a claim on Aboriginal culture – but only when it benefits them. They remain ignorant when the legislative bullets are fired to weaken and destroy it, and do not seek to protect it when the right to culture and ceremony is in the way of profit and white prosperity.

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Before Maria, forcing Puerto Rico to pay its debt was odious. Now, it’s pure cruelty

4 October 2017 — Climate & CapitalismGreen Social Thought

Cancel the debt now!

To expect Puerto Rico to rebuild from this unnatural disaster while at the same time bailing out Wall Street financiers is to condemn its residents to a permanent state of crushing hardship and impoverishment.


by Stan Cox and Paul Cox

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How African Slavery Civilized Britain By Garikai Chengu

22 March 2016 — Global Research

How African Slavery Civilized Britain By Garikai Chengu

Friday marks the anniversary of the Parliamentary abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire. Over the course of three centuries, Britain became the largest slaving nation in the world and the slave trade grew to become Britain’s largest and most profitable industry. Britain generated an estimated equivalent of four trillion pounds on the unpaid labour of slaves.

Britain owes its very existence as a first world nation to the African slave trade. Great Britain’s economic way of life was formed by slavery: about it revolved, and on it depended, most of Britain’s other industries. Continue reading

Justice Slaughtered by Politics: PCHR Shocked by Israel’s Election by UN General Assembly as Vice-Chair of UN Special Committee on Decolonization

7 July 2014 — PCHR

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is shocked by Israel’s election as Vice-Chairperson of the Special Political and Decolonization/4th Committee in the UN General Assembly.  PCHR emphasizes that this step constitutes a shock to the human conscience and justice everywhere, and denial and disregard for the suffering of millions of Palestinians for more than 66 years, as half of them are under Israeli occupation subjected to flagrant human rights violations and collective punishment measures, while the remaining half have become refugees displaced by the Israeli occupation under a systematic policy that has targeted their very existence since 1948. 

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