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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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Looking for Thomas Sankara

Published the 3th January 2016 on http://libeafrica4.blogs.liberation.fr/ by Vincent Hiribarren Brian 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 Aidi Published the 4th of Jun 2015 on http://www.aljazeera.com Thomas Sankara, who ruled Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, was one of the most...

Assassination of Thomas Sankara: the president of the french national assembly, Claude Bartolone, opposes...

Two members of the International Network "Justice for Sankara Justice for Africa" handed over to Claude Bartolone and to all the deputies of the...

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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. INTRODUCTION The 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,...

Thomas Sankara: In His Own Words

Compiled by Mwalimu George Ngwane Today 15th October 2010 marks the 23rd anniversary of the murder of Captain Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara, erstwhile President of...

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