The following article by Brad Sigal is from Fight Back! News:
Winona, MN – On Jan. 3, an FBI agent contacted Waziyatawin, a well-known Dakota activist and scholar. The agent from the FBI’s Mankato, Minnesota office wanted to question her about her beliefs and about the content of a speech she gave in Winona on Nov. 8, 2010. Waziyatawin said she declined to talk with the FBI agent about the presentation or her viewpoints and instead referred him to her attorney.
According to a statement being circulated by her supporters, Waziyatawin’s Nov. 8 speech concerned the brutal realities of the colonization of this continent’s land, its resources, and First Nations People. She also spoke of a common need to restore the environment and a way of living that is not reliant on capitalism and the destruction of nature.
The following article is from Zimbabwe’s Herald:
By Morris Mkwate in KINSHASA, DRC
PRESIDENT Mugabe arrived here yesterday to join in celebrations to mark the vast country’s 50 years of independence from Belgian colonial rule.
He was welcomed by Harare’s Ambassador to Kinshasa, Mr John Mayowe, DRC Prime Minister Adolf Muzitu, DRC Defence Minister Charles Mwandosimba and Zimbabwe embassy officials.
Posted in Congo, Zimbabwe
Tagged Alliance de Forces Democratique Pour la Liberation du Congo/Zaire, Angola, anti-imperialism, China, Joseph Kabila, Laurent Kabila, Mobutu Sese Seko, Namibia, National Democracy, national independence, National Liberation, national sovereignty, Patrice Lumumba, People's Republic of China, Pierre Mulele, Robert Mugabe, Rwanda, Uganda
This selection from Joseph Stalin’s lectures on The Foundations of Leninism is worth thinking about when evaluating such questions as whether or not proletarian revolutionaries should support anti-imperialist governments or liberation struggles, such as the Iranian government or the Afghan national resistance, which are not led by the proletariat or oriented towards socialism:
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Imperialism, Marxism-Leninism, National Liberation, Theory
Tagged anti-imperialism, Lenin, national independence, National Liberation, proletarian internationalism, solidarity, Stalin, United Front
The following article is from Aljazeera:
In Cauca, Colombia is still at war. You find trenches in every corner, tanks, Blackhawk helicopters and lots of soldiers. Fighting takes place here almost every day and people have gotten used to it. More than that, they are certain that on election day there will be attacks.
The following statement is from the Network to Fight for Economic Justice:
The Network for Economic Justice (NFEJ) is calling all members and affiliated unions and groups to mobilize for the May 1st immigrant rights marches and rallies across the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of working people, mainly Chicano/Mexicano – but all sorts of working people who want justice – will be out in the streets with signs and chants demanding “Legalization now!” and “Stop the raids and deportations!”