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RIP Comrade Thomas Sankara

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Took this off the QUB Republican Congress facebook, so credits to them.

 

"RIP Captain Thomas Sankara, leader of the Burkina Faso Revolution from 1983 - 87. Sankara was assassinated 25 years ago today.

 

This documentary gives a brief overview of the tremendous advances made under the revolution for the people of ...

Burkina Faso, especially in eliminating disease through immunisation drives, undergoing a vast scheme of planting in order to cultivate the land, undoing the archaic, patriarchal social relations that had dominated women up until that point and overall, raising the political level of the people in order for the revolution to become as he said himself, ''The normal rhythm of the people.''

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvBC7tmgFFM

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It all sounds so familiar

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso

 

Sankara's body was dismembered and he was quickly buried in an unmarked grave, while his widow and two children fled the country. Compaoré immediately reversed the nationalizations, overturned nearly all of Sankara's policies, returned the country back under the IMF fold, and ultimately spurned most of Sankara's legacy. As of 2010, Compaoré is entering his 23rd year in power. He "has become immensely wealthy", while Burkina Faso ranks as the third least developed country in the world.

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Mutilation and an unmarked gave seems to be the fate of any African who dares to stand up against US \ European imperialism. Sankara was a great African and world hero. He will never be forgotten. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Winds me up big time.

Ya know what really annoys me. When militint left wingers, socialist, anarchist, communist take direct action against the state, through riots, armed actions, blocking roads etc and are condemned by people. Usually for "causing an inconveniance" or "wrecking public property". But the same idiots couldn't give a fuck about the blood and destruction on the hands of the capitalist class! If we socialists believed in "an eye for and eye" we would have a lot of work on our hands!

 

The sooner the revolution the better lol.

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