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"We form part of a specific reality, namely Africa, fighting against colonialism, racism and imperialism, if we don’t bear these in mind, we will make several mistakes …" - CABRAL

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Excerpt from the ACIS’ Review Class in January 2010

On what basis should our policy rest? It should rest on our own strength, and that means regeneration through one’s own efforts. We are not alone; all the countries and people in the world opposed to imperialism are our friends. Nevertheless, we stress regeneration through our own efforts. Relying on the forces we ourselves organize, we can defeat all Chinese and foreign reactionaries.  Read More 

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“. . . no credit is due to me for discovering either the existence of classes in modern society or the struggle between them. . . What I did that was new was to demonstrate:
·  that the existence of classes is only bound up with particular historical phases in the development of production... Read More



Understanding our Society, the Operating Economy & Political Alternative:
The Position of ACIS

How do we see the Nigerian Society?

We have to understand our society as a product of our own action or in-action. No society is destined to be good or bad from above. Neither is human society a creation of  something in our heads. But there are laws governing the existence of any human society. Read More


To my comrades of the University Students Federation
Fidel Castro Ruz, January 26, 2015 @ 12:35 pm
Dear comrades,
Since the year 2006, for health reasons that were incompatible with the time and the efforts required to fulfill my duties – which I imposed upon myself when I entered this University on September 4, 1945, seventy years ago-, I renounced all my positions.
I was not the son of a worker, nor did I lack the material or social resources required for a relatively comfortable existence. I can say that I miraculously escaped wealth.  Many years later, the wealthiest American, who was no doubt a very capable man, with almost 100 billion dollars, stated –as was published by a news agency last Thursday, January 22-, that the system of production and distribution of wealth that favored the privileged will make poor people rich from one generation to the next... Read More


Reflections by Comrade Fidel, September 25, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m.
On CHÁVEZ, EVO and OBAMA - Part One
I take a break from the tasks that are occupying all of my time these days to dedicate a few words to the unique opportunity presented by the political science of the sixtieth session of the United Nations General Assembly. 
The yearly event demands singular effort from those taking on the greatest of political responsibilities in many countries.  For them, it constitutes a tough test; for the fans of that art, and there are many since it vitally affects everybody, it is difficult to remove oneself from the temptation of observing the interminable but educational show... Read More


Reflections by Comrade Fidel, September 26, 2011 @ 10:32 p.m.

If our Nobel laureate is deluding himself, something that is still to be proven, perhaps that explains the incredible contradictions in his thinking and the confusion sowed among his listeners.
There is not one shred of ethics, and not even of politics, in his attempt to justify his announced decision to veto any resolution to recognize Palestine as an independent State and member of the United Nations.  Even politicians, who in no way share socialist philosophy and lead parties that were closely allied with Augusto Pinochet, are proclaiming Palestine’s right to be a member of the UN. 
Barack Obama’s words on the principal matter that is being debated today in the General Assembly of that organization can only be applauded by NATO cannon, rockets and bombers.... Read More



How China’s Confucius centres affect African culture
Culled from the New African Magazine, 21 May 2015

The comprehensive coverage on China in Africa in the March edition of New African said it all. So much ink is spilled on the effects of China’s engagement with Africa on the economic front, writes Sishuwa Sishuwa, and yet, very little is made of China’s cultural impact, such as the rise of its Confucius schools on the continent and what they entail for Africans’ sense of self-belief and identity. 

The first thing that one sees these days upon entering the University of Zambia, is the massive construction of the soon to be completed Chinese Confucius Institute. Apparently, also in the offing is a statue of Confucius, which may be erected at the entrance to the university to draw attention to the institute. Read More