[act-ma] Burkina Faso and the Relevance of Thomas Sankara Today - Militant Labor Forum, Friday November 14

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Tue Nov 11 19:12:49 PST 2014

The Militant Labor Forum Presents: 
Burkina Faso and
the Relevance of Thomas Sankara Today
    In the face of mass protests the president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, was forced to resign October 31. Since that time
different military leaders have attempted to take power but the question is not
settled as protests continue in the country opposing a military coup.           
     Compaoréhad come to power 27 years earlier in a coup, led by him,in which then President Thomas Sankara was
assassinated. Thomas Sankara was known as "the African Che." 
     Under Sankara's
leadership in the 1980s, the revolutionary government of Burkina Faso in West
Africa mobilized peasants, workers, women, and youth to carry out literacy and
immunization drives; to sink wells, plant trees, build dams, erect housing; to
combat the oppression of women and transform exploitative relations on the
land; to free themselves from the imperialist yoke and solidarize with others
engaged in that fight internationally. 
Their actions set an example not only for the workers
and peasants of Africa but for those of the whole world, then and now.
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