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Thomas Sankara: The Land of the Upright People

Thomas Sankara was a Pan-Africanist Marxist-Leninist and former president of Burkina Faso, formerly known as Upper Volta. Sankara is oftentimes compared to the Argentine born revolutionary, Che Guevara. Many of his radical actions, ideas, and planning were inspired by Che Guevara. Born in 1949, Thomas Sankara was one of ten children to two Roman Catholic…

I Never Want to Feel Uncomfortable in my Class, Ever Again

Last term I had a political science class with a brilliant, yet racially insensitive professor. She’s a scholar who is very well versed in her field and extremely passionate about what she was teaching. But, during lectures, she would insert her own political commentary. When doing so, she would target one specific South Asian country,…

Solidarity with International Workers: India

India’s population is at about 1.38 billion people, with over 115 million of them being farmers. India is responsible for about 25% of the world’s produce, with the main crops being wheat, rice, sugarcane, and numerous spices.   The current ruling party in India is the BJP, or the Bharatiya Janata Party, whose ideas revolve around right-wing…

Farmers protest update!

A win for the farmers of India! As of November 19th, Prime Minister Modi said that he will be repealing the three agricultural bills that were put in place to push for the privatization and corporatization of the farming industry, leaving millions to be exploited under the hands of corporations.   For context, before these laws…

By banzai November 30, 2021