Noam Chomsky’s keynote speech at the Progressive International’s inaugural summit.
The imminent and existential danger to Ethiopia is not Abiy Ahmed and an oppressive government. It is violent ethno-nationalism.
The Kenyan government’s aggressive response to Oscar Sudi’s comments, and the open defiance of Sudi’s supporters, suggest that we might be on the brink of a civil war. As one Kenyan on Twitter wryly commented, BBI has turned into a “Burning Bridges Initiative”.
How might one rate a president who has undermined the Constitution, distorted the economy, and failed to address corruption in state institutions?
The Progressive International remains in formation. The journey toward a new internationalism — one that is powerful enough to stave off extinction — has just begun not only to defeat Donald Trump, but to build a new world that is free from the need to fear him.
Because erasure of memory and culture is a condition for successful assimilation, the burial of African languages by Africans themselves has ensured their total immersion into colonial culture. This is a death wish that occurs in societies that have never fully acknowledged their loss – like trauma victims who resort to drugs to kill the pain.
A covert Kenyan paramilitary team armed and trained by the US and supported by UK intelligence is behind renditions and controversial killings of terror suspects in night-time raids, Declassified UK can reveal.
The World Bank has for too long perpetuated a racist stratification between developed and developing countries that privileges European countries and colonial settler-states.
Radical lawyers must recognise the limits of bourgeois law and constitutions because, by its very nature, law individualises collective demands thus fragmenting social struggles and undermining solidarity.
The legitimate grievances of the people of Mali must come before the interests of regional and international actors and a balance must be found between recognising the demands of the population and the need to maintain stability.
Both African Americans and Indian Americans want a piece of her. Is she black or brown? Does it matter? Americans would do well to focus instead on what Joe Biden’s running mate stands for.
The only human institution that thrives on self-interest is commerce. This should disabuse the Senate and the country at large of the idea that we can tinker with a formula until it pleases everyone.