[act-ma] Film on Thomas Sankara - Militant Labor Forum, Friday, July 16
Boston Militant Labor Forum
bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 11 14:39:25 PDT 2010
The Militant Labor Forum Presents:
Video on Thomas Sankara
Followed by discussion on the importance
of his revolutionary legacy for today
Thomas Sankara led the revolution that took place in the West African country
Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Sankara, has been described by some as Africa’s
Under Sankara's leadership, working people established a popular revolutionary
government, which started to fight the hunger, illiteracy and economic
devastation imposed by imperialist domination. In the collection of speeches and
interviews in the book Thomas Sankara Speaks, Sankara explains how during those
years the peasants and workers of Burkina Faso:
* established a popular revolutionary government;
* started to fight the hunger, illiteracy, and economic backwardness imposed by
* and began to combat the oppression of women inherited from thousands of years
of class society.
Their actions set an example not only for the workers and peasants of Africa but
for those of the whole world, then and now.
Sankara was assassinated October 15, 1987, in a coup carried out by the
country’s current president, Blaise Compaoré.
Friday, July 16, 7:30 pm
Militant Labor Forum Hall
13 Bennington Street, 2nd floor, East Boston, 02128
617-569-9169 or email: bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Suggested Donation: $5 ● Traducción inglés-español / español-inglés
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