African Liberation Day marks the founding of the Organization of African Unity in 1963. While the idea of "liberation" has since been removed in letter, and even in spirit, from official commemorations of the day, radical forces have held onto it in their fight against capitalism. Tanupriya Singh reports for Peoples Dispatch.
Comrade Chris Matlhako, the Secretary for International Affairs of the South African Communist Party and Central Committee member, passed away in the morning of April 20, 2023, at the age of 58. He was a diligent friend to the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, and a partner in the construction of socialism internationally. Camila Escalante penned this tribute.
"By Any Means Necessary" hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacqueline Luqman were joined November 8 by Dr. Fred M’membe, president of the Socialist Party of Zambia, to discuss the conflict in Ukraine from an African perspective, the shared history between Russia and African countries, why African countries continue to remain neutral on Ukraine, and why African countries continue to push for de-escalation and peace.
While many are celebrating the potential rise of another “Pink Tide” in Latin America and the emergence of a truly multipolar world, it seems clear that the fight for Haitian sovereignty will continue to be outside of “leftist” imaginations, writes Jemima Pierre.
A group representing Chilean exiles in Australia has written an open letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne, expressing its dismay at revelations Australia may have collaborated with the United States in the events that led to the removal of democratically-elected Chilean socialist President Salvador Allende.