Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A tribute to Steve Bantu Biko

This article is worth a read but I don't believe it does Biko justice. He was to anti-imperialism in Africa what Gramsci was to the development of contemporary socialist thought. He was that rare combination of brilliant theorist, canny tactician, and spiritual savant. I think it is a pity that he and Chris Hani have been largely forgotten while much less deserving South Africans enjoy international acclaim ( and great wealth ) for leadership in the anti-apartheid struggle.