“Sankara Lives!” Thomas Sankara’s Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Legacy in Burkina Faso, with the Thomas Sankara Center for Liberation and African Unity
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Though Thomas Sankara was removed and assassinated in a comprador counter-revolution backed by the West 36 years ago, his legacy is still a source of revolutionary inspiration for the Burkinabé people and their ongoing revolutionary struggle against imperialism. Today, after a period of great unrest, a military government led by Captain Ibrahim Traoré has signaled some shifts towards justice for Sankara and the continuation of his legacy - but work remains for the Burkinabé revolution.
That work is being greatly assisted by the efforts of the Thomas Sankara Center for Liberation and African Unity, an initiative designed to support the Sankarist project and its continuation through pedagogy for the youth and the continued distribution of revolutionary literature. We were glad to discuss this with Inem, one of the co-founders of this incredible project.
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Song credit: "Sankara" by Cheikh Lô--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unequalexchange/support