Tag: Africa

Mugabe is dead: remember Chiadzwa

Robert Mugabe's rule was a disaster for Zimbabwe's poor. The massacre at Chiadzwa deserves to stand as his testament, writes Leo Zeilig.

The state of the Sudanese & Algerian uprisings: livestream

The uprisings in Sudan and Algeria won victories unseen since 2011. What sparked them? What has made them so successful thus far? What is the balance of forces today? What has changed since 2011? What has been the role of women, anti-racism, unions and anti-capitalism? What international solidarity is needed? Two Algerian and two Sudanese activists will be on this Facebook livestream to answer these questions and more.

Sudan’s revolutionary crisis

The revolution in Sudan gathers pace. Magdi el Gizouli analyses the contradictions at heart of the revolutionary crisis and what institutions and the social forces that will be necessary to resolve them.

AUDIO: The Fire Last Time – 1968

Marxist historian Neil Davidson talks on 1968 and the broader period of uprisings and reprisals of which it became the most visible example

Review: The Kaiser’s Holocaust

Mark Winter reviews David Olusoga and Casper W. Erichsen 2010 book The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, writer and broadcaster who has championed the unearthing of black...

Mugabe’s fall creates a chance for real change in Zimbabwe

We should celebrate the fall of Robert Mugabe. But hypocritical governments like Britain's that are now attacking him supported him for years, writes Leo Zeilig. Real democracy has to be rooted in popular struggles...

Reflections on ‘The Fall’

Colin Revolting gives his thoughts on The Fall, an extraordinary play about a protest movement in South African in 2015-16 which has had an enormous impact in the West.

Moving How? An interview with an al-Hirak activist (part two)

This is the second half of an interview with a left-wing activist in the The Popular Movement (al-Hirak al-Sh'abi; The Movement, or al-Hirak). In the first half, we talked about the genesis of al-Hirak, its...

How Rifian are the Rifian Protests?

Joe Hayns reports from Rabat on the protests that started in the Rif and are now spreading across Morocco. This piece was originally published on his blog. If you enjoy reading it, then please...

Review: An Ounce of Practice

Heike Becker reviews An Ounce of Practice by Leo Zeilig, discussing the themes of love, resilience and pragmatism across a varied theatres of activism.