The "Uhuru 3," three of the four U.S.-based defendants—who are members of the African People's Socialist Party—spoke out for the first time since U.S. government indictments dropped last month that accuse them of trying to work with Russia to sow social discord in the United States. TF editor Julie Varughese reports.
After being displaced more than 60 years ago to make way for damming the Zambezi River, the basilwizi people—now known as either the BaTonga or the Korekore—have neither water to drink nor with which to grow crops. Further, they have no easy access to the dam known as Lake Kariba, so they can fish. Thulani Mpofu reports from Zimbabwe.
The Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have begun fighting each other. The root of the conflict lies in disagreements over integrating the paramilitary into the army. The Sudanese left has noted that both parties seek to escalate armed conflict, so that it can be used as a reason to not hand over power to civilian forces, reports Pavan Kulkarni for Peoples Dispatch.
Attacks by Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia whose sovereignty claim has no international recognition, have caused over 1,500 injuries since February 6 in the city of Las Anod, which is at the heart of the movement to reunify the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn (SSC) areas with Somalia. Pavan Kulkarni reports for People's Dispatch.
The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP), along with partner organizations, held events April 4 in three countries across the Americas to launch an effort to activate popular movements in the region in support of a 2014 call for a "Zone of Peace." TF editor Julie Varughese reports.
Dozens of Bronx public school parents, teachers, students and community activists gathered on March 20, the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, to oppose a military recruitment fair, hosted by U.S. House Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Adriano Espaillat, at Renaissance High School in the Bronx. The grassroots Bronx Anti-War Coalition organized the demonstration. Workers World newspaper reports.