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'Debt is neo-colonialism, in which colonisers transformed themselves into 'technical assistance'. We should say 'technical assassins'The unfolding crisis in Greece has highlighted the extent to which we have bought into the idea that there is no alternative to the...
After renaming his country to Burkina Faso, here’s Thomas Sankara’s accomplishments, ONLY 4 YEARS in power (1983-87).Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (21 December 1949 – 15 October 1987) was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of...
Nearly thirty years after his assassination, African revolutionary Thomas Sankara is still inspiring the struggle for self-determination.Fadel Barro, a central leader in the Senegal youth movement Y’en a Marre (Enough), is gaining a reputation among activists across Africa. In...

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PÉTITION POUR LA LEVEE DU SECRET DEFENSE ET L'OUVERTURE D’UNE ENQUÊTE PARLEMENTAIRE DU PARLEMENT FRANÇAIS SUR LES CONDITIONS DE L’ASSASSINAT DU PRÉSIDENT THOMAS SANKARA ET DE SES COMPAGNONS

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Thomas Sankara Memorial, the position of the site thomassankara.net

Press StatementThe team of the site, thomassankara.net, has decided to give its opinion on the rehabilitation by the government of the Thomas Sankara Centre...

Looking for Thomas Sankara

Published the 3th January 2016 on http://libeafrica4.blogs.liberation.fr/by Vincent HiribarrenBrian J. Peterson is an associate professor of history at Union College (New York)....

Report on the 4th annual Thomas Sankara Conference in Washington D.C. on December 19th

Brian J. Peterson (Union College, NY)This was the 4th edition of the annual conference commemorating the life and political thought of Thomas Sankara. It...

Reviving Thomas Sankara’s spirit

by Hisham AidiPublished the 4th of Jun 2015 on http://www.aljazeera.comThomas Sankara, who ruled Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, was one of the most...

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The Political Orientation Speech Thomas Sankara,

The Speech on Political Orientation (Discours d'Orientation politique or DOP), as the name makes clear, is the theoretical foundation of the revolution. It...

Thomas Sankara’s speaches (video)

It’s also well worth your time watching Sankara’s famous speech “Against Debt”:Finally, here’s his unforgettable speech in Harlem, New York:

The speech he would have given on October 15, 1987

This speech was translated from French for Pambazuka News by Jeff Wilson.INTRODUCTIONThe speech was found by the journalist Denis de Montgolfier (see the summary...

THE UPRIGHT MAN: 10 LESSONS FROM THOMAS SANKARA

Where did all the genuine African revolutionaries go? They were either assassinated; Patrice Lumumba, Eduardo Mondlane, Samora Machel, Amilcar Cabral, Steve Biko, John Garang,...

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