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Thomas Sankara Is Not Dead

Anti-colonial revolutionary Thomas Sankara fought to transform Burkina Faso into a truly independent, self-governing nation before his assassination in 1987. But as a recent film shows, Sankara’s legacy continues to inspire struggles against oppression despite ruling elites’ efforts to erase him from public memory.

Jerry Rawlings (1947–2020)

Former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings died last month at the age of 73. He went from heading two revolutionary governments to championing neoliberal reforms, but he left behind an important legacy for progressives and radicals.

Michael Brooks Was a True Internationalist

Michael Brooks believed that every person, regardless of where they were born or where they lived, was worthy of fundamental human respect — and his dream was to create a more just world, not only for Americans, but for every working person on Earth.

A Musician for the Class Struggle

Italian composer Luigi Nono’s career told the story of European communism writ large: brash and revolutionary at the height of the 1960s and ‘70s, reflective and uncertain as the Italian Communist Party collapsed and the possibility of radical change receded. His life is a reminder that no artist is free from the politics of our time.