[This essay excerpt was written by Jimmie Durham of the Cherokee nation. Durham was a member of the American Indian Movement and founder of the International Indian Treaty Council that lobbied the United Nations in favour of decolonization of indigenous peoples worldwide. He is also a sculptor and poet. The entire essay can be read […]
“Debt… is a cleverly managed reconquering of Africa.” – Thomas Sankara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSJvvMlAUwk In the 1980s, on the tail-end of growing south-south unity and economic development, the world was plunged into an international debt crisis which threatened the sustainability of the capitalist world-system. The political decisions enacted to adjust the global economy ushered in neo-liberalism and […]
“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President. Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation. While a […]
“Every single Empire in its official discourse has said that it is not at all like the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there is always a chorus of willing […]
Ralph Linton’s Nativistic Movements is a useful tool for a modern understanding of nationalism. Our modern understanding of Nationalism is diverse, ranging from Indigenous Resurgence to the “Trump phenomenon”. Linton gives an in-depth analysis of how these movements grow.
by Vincent Emanuele, writer for teleSUR English and Michigan City, Indiana resident. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org I have reproduced Vincent’s compelling poelmic, which appeared on CounterPunch and Wrong Kind of Green in full here: “Liberalism itself has failed, and for a pretty good reason. It has been too often compromised by the people who represented […]