"Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983-1987" (1988)
"I come here from a country whose seven million children, women, and men reuse to die from ignorace, hunger, and thirst any longer. My aspiration is to speak on behalf of my people, on behalf of the disinherited of the world. And to state the reasons for our revolt."
-Thomas Sankara, UN General Assembly, 1984
Introduction: Under Thomas Sankara’s leadership, the revolutionary government of Burkina Faso in West Africa mobilized peasants, workers, craftsmen, 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 exploitatie relations on the land - to free themselves from the imperialist yoke and solidarize with others engaged in that fight internationally.
In speeches and interviews from 1983 until his assassination in 1987, Sankara speaks for the people of Burkina Faso and Africa, and as an outstanding revolutionary leader of working people and youth the world over.

"Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983-1987" (1988)

"I come here from a country whose seven million children, women, and men reuse to die from ignorace, hunger, and thirst any longer. My aspiration is to speak on behalf of my people, on behalf of the disinherited of the world. And to state the reasons for our revolt."

-Thomas Sankara, UN General Assembly, 1984

Introduction: Under Thomas Sankara’s leadership, the revolutionary government of Burkina Faso in West Africa mobilized peasants, workers, craftsmen, 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 exploitatie relations on the land - to free themselves from the imperialist yoke and solidarize with others engaged in that fight internationally.

In speeches and interviews from 1983 until his assassination in 1987, Sankara speaks for the people of Burkina Faso and Africa, and as an outstanding revolutionary leader of working people and youth the world over.

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