Angola

The Lessons of Angola - Walter Rodney, 1976

Walter Rodney

Walter Rodney criticises the support given to UNITA (backed by the CIA, apartheid South Africa, and Maoist China) in Angola by many leftists in the US. Rodney supported the MPLA, who had support from Cuba. This speech was given just over a year before a factional split in the then victorious MPLA led to the massacre of up to 25,000 mostly black working class MPLA supporters, however the arguments against UNITA support remain historically relevant.

The 27 May in Angola: a view from below

Cuban and MPLA troops, 1970s

A historical paper by Lara Pawson about the 1977 massacre of around 25,000 black members and supporters of the Marxist-Leninist national liberation movement the MPLA, by the MPLA government itself, aided by Cuban troops under the command of Raul Castro.

The secret wars of the CIA - John Stockwell

A lecture by John Stockwell given in October, 1987 on the inner workings of the national security council and the CIA's convert actions in Angola, Central America and Vietnam.

Bosses hold 1000 Indian workers hostage in Angola

Over 1200 Indian workers have been left stranded, and effectively held hostage by bosses in Angola after their passports and other travel documents were confiscated in revenge for taking industrial action over not being paid anything for over six months.

Angolan dockers set to strike over wages

Workers at Angola's second biggest port of Lobito have scheduled a strike for Saturday to protest against low wages.

National liberation and state power - An anarchist critique of the MPLA in Angola

A text written around 1980 by Martin Spence outlining a critique of the Marxist-Leninist Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA).