Thomas Sankara’s speaches (video)

It’s also well worth your time watching Sankara’s famous speech “Against Debt”: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfzoToJEnu8?fs=1&hl=fr_FR&w=480&h=385] Finally, here’s his unforgettable speech in Harlem, New York: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulD0_JfdEUc?fs=1&hl=fr_FR&w=480&h=385]

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...

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Thomas Sankara meets George Faisans

A few weeks ago, I posted some thoughts and photos from the New Afrika Shrine nightclub in Lagos. One of those pictures featured...

National Anthem

Against the humiliating bondage of a thousand years Rapacity came from afar to subjugate them for a hundred years. Against the cynical malice in the shape Of...
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