Thomas Sankara was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. During the Organization of African Unity Summit of 1987, Sankara delivers a speech entitled “Against Debt” in which he calls upon African nations to refuse to pay debts imposed by international imperialist powers. [Link]
Happening Now (10.11.14): 1000s march to Ferguson for an end to police brutality and justice for all lives lost from it. The people united will never be defeated. #staywoke #fergusonoctober
Happening NOW: Thousands of people from across the country march through St. Louis to kick off a weekend of resistance dubbed #FergusonOctober, demanding justice for #MikeBrown, the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson, and a systemic reform of policing nationwide. Every 28 hours in the US, a black person is killed by racist police terror.
Rest in Peace Vonderrit Myers Jr., Mike Brown, Rekia Boyd, Ramarley Graham, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, AmTimothy Stansbury, Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Iyana Stanley, Amadou Diallo, Corey Brown, DeAunta Terrel Farrow, Derrick Jones, Emmett Till, Guy Jarreau Jr., Jimmell Cannon, Kenneth Harding, Kiwane Carrington, Orlando Barlow, Ousmane Zongo, Patrick Dorismond, Reginald Doucet, Ronald Madison, Steven Eugene Washington, Tarika Wilson, Travares McGill, Victor Steen, Wendell Allen, and too many more.
Via US Uncut
Cuba, an ailing Latin American country without a large power giving it any kind of support anymore, is sending doctors to combat the ebola outbreak while the US withholds the vaccine it’s used on white doctors and refuses to send any of it to be used (presumably waiting for the outbreak to get bad enough to include the vaccine in a loan/aid package that will include necessary concessions to US/British economic interests).
Happening Now (10.8.14): Oh dear God, not again. Another life lost in St Louis. So little information right now, but it seems that an unarmed 18-year old boy was tased then shot 16 times by an officer, possibly off-duty. Not clear what provoked the event, but I’ll keep you updated as info is released. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter