Stay Up, Zimbabwe: Pan-Africanism, Caribbean Solidarity, and Dignity

The Independence of What? In early August, Jamaica commemorated its 50th anniversary of Independence. At the very end of this month, Trinidad & Tobago will also mark its 50th anniversary of independence. Both “celebrations” were first made possible by Jamaica disrupting the West Indies Federation by dropping out in 1962 and choosing to take its… Read More Stay Up, Zimbabwe: Pan-Africanism, Caribbean Solidarity, and Dignity

In the world of the mercenary, colonialism is past, present, and future

On one day alone, three top news stories appear in the Associated Press and on the cover page of Yahoo! that deal with mercenaries: U.S., Iraqis discuss Blackwater’s status BAGHDAD – U.S. and Iraqi officials are negotiating Baghdad’s demand that security company Blackwater USA be expelled from the country within six months, and American diplomats appear… Read More In the world of the mercenary, colonialism is past, present, and future