senator dillion Op-ed 

Setting historical records straight for Senator Abraham D. Dillon of Montserrado Co.

By Johnson Geply Past and present events constitute history. History is often recorded by the pen or the mind, never by a single individual but by many people, some of whom may live through it or witness such events that end up as written history or as oral history. As such, history does not lie due to the fact that it is narrated by many people. Yes, history does not lie but people do falsify it. People may choose to lie about historical facts either because they do not have…

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gabriel matthews, liberian listener Interviews 

Voice of the Revolution Special Issue September 1979 : Gabriel Bacchus Matthews Interviewed

SPECIAL EDITION September 1979 APRIL 14 A YAH!  “It is madness to suppose that the capitalists will submit voluntarily and that they will  calmly surrender their…profits, their privileges of exploitation. All ruling classes have fought  obstinately to the end for their privileges… All shed rivers of blood. They trampled upon  corpses, they committed murder, arson, and state treason; they precipitated civil war for the  purpose of defending their privileges and power.  The imperialist capitalist class will defend its ‘holy of holies’—its profits and privileges of  exploitation—tooth and nail. It will…

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The two authoritative sources that I have just given do not make competence or integrity of relatives an exception to the definition. Therefore, those who are saying that the appointment of relatives who are competent and have integrity falls outside the definition of nepotism are wrong. Unless they write their own dictionaries, they have to accept the current definition of nepotism. Except for monarchies, like Kingdoms and empires, where countries are ruled by families, nepotism is wrong everywhere, especially in democratic countries such as ours. Nepotism is wrong because it is an abuse of power. It provides a situation where the best jobs in a country are occupied by relatives of public officials. It deprives better qualified citizens who are not relatives of public officials of opportunities for employment. A nepotistic leader promotes patronage, opportunism and sycophancy as avenues for employment. In an atmosphere where nepotism prevails, honest patriots and nationalists are deprived of opportunities for employment because they are not prepared to stoop so low. Nepotism therefore is a dangerous and very serious corrupt practice because it has the tendency to promote corruption and mass unemployment. Public Policy 

Progressive Forces Cornered Weah To Accept Nwabudike’s Letter of Resignation

  By Socrates Smythe Saywon   Monrovia – Former Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission [LACC] Chairman Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike according to a LACC source resigned finally due to massive pressure from Liberian progressive forces, including Bar President Cllr Tiawon Gongloe and the left leaning campus based Vanguard Student Unification Party, or (SUP). After several weeks of advocacies against Nwabudike by the progressive class calling on his immediate resignation and departure from the agency, due to president Weah’s refusal, to fire the Nigerian national who falsified Liberian documents for his citizenship, Cllr. Tiawon…

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oscar quiah, Liberian listener Tributes 

Comrade Leader Oscar J. Quiah : Tribute to a progressive Struggle Icon

    By Chorpie Charlie And so a revolutionary actor has fallen, not to the wretched of human depravity, but he is now enjoined to the everlasting struggle he help ignited for a better Liberia, through the memory of history; and in pursuit of stamping his blessings on human progress, especially for an inclusive Liberian nation, Comrade leader Quiah left us these words: “We [Liberians] have fallen behind many years” as a result of the ugly bloodbath we unleashed on ourselves. This has rendered us to the characterization as bookey…

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progressives, Nyan, Tokpa, Gongloe, Liberian Listener Op-ed 

The Vanguard Progressives peoples movement must unite now or never!

  By Mustapha Kanneh   Senator Abraham Dillion’s recent victory is a clear verdict and manifestation that the ruling establishment has lost grip not just on Montserrado but has also lost grip on the masses; which should send a clear message to Pan African Progressive Forces in the land to unite now and come forward at the barricade, and begin planning and thinking of strategies to use for the upcoming revolution to be waged for the Liberian people.  Already, the first stage of the revolution has been orchestrated by the…

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A question that we all must answer rapidly; this is not a question about just the removal of the Weah and his gangs. It is the question of sincerity, not one with parochial interests. If you follow suit with the agenda and remove the CDC, you may get the power you desire, but progressive ideologues and their men and women will retreat to the barracks and possibly begin the last stage of ending bad leadership, in Liberia, by fighting to redeem the country. Our people have suffered far too long for progressives to stand aside, we stand ready to present ourselves as instruments for this national transformation. Op-ed 

The Progressive intelligentsia struggle to free Liberia is still alive and well

    On January 22, 2018, Mr. Weah was sworn into office as president of the Republic, after maneuvering his way to political leadership for over a decade in a hustling so-called opposition lifestyle, that was quite unusual. This man attracted a huge score of support from a cross-section of the state predominantly young people who thought in their imagination that he represented their hopes and aspirations. These young people were carried away by his appealing successful soccer history and believed that if he was successful in his soccer career…

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Folks, listen to Head of State Samuel Kanyon Doe’s definitions of Communism: “In Communist country the women cannot get marry and the men cannot get marry. Any man can take any woman and do anything he wants to do with her”. S. Kanyon Doe said vociferously. Do you want Communism? the Chiefs thundered “No”!. S. Kanyon Doe said in Communist country if you make your farm and harvest 50 bags of rice, the communist government will seize 49 bags and give you 1 bag. Finally, S. Kanyon Doe told the chiefs that “in a communism country nobody has a house. People can sleep in any house they see”. He asked do you want Communism? Finally, the chiefs replied “No”. Op-ed 

It was the True Whig Party that made Samuel Doe, not the Progressive Class

    The Editor, Can there ever be a balanced approach to Liberian history? There are some who will like us to believe that everything was good until 1980. Folks on the right blame all the problems in Liberia on the progressives class and that to me is totally wrong because the coup that took place was led by the People Redemption council and the Liberian army. You can’t blame the progressives for the failure of the so-called revolution led by Samuel Doe because they did not actually take overpower…

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Interestingly, the 2017 elections have come and gone and many are clinging on to the CDC victory as if it’s the triumph of their lives. Some of these very ones, like myself have always considered George Oppong Weah, grossly incompetent and unfit for the office of the President of the Republic of Liberia. But some of these people are somersaulting suddenly and are singing praises to Weah. You will not believe who they’re scapegoats, THE PROGRESSIVES! Op-ed 

The Progressives Class: the people of Liberia shall identify their true leaders.

    “But there’s news for all of you people out there who’ve lied and deceived the gullible majority that history will not be unkind to the progressives. There comes a time and soon, when the people of Liberia shall identify their true leaders.”   Interestingly, the 2017 elections have come and gone and many are clinging on to the CDC victory as if it’s the triumph of their lives. Some of these very ones, like myself have always considered George Oppong Weah, grossly incompetent and unfit for the office…

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Finally Mr. Costa, as a young man, you have the potential to be a good journalist. You are articulate on radio and you do a little bit of research over our average journalist. I think it’s about time that you choose between being a credible journalist or a rented mercenary. Above all do not forget that the freedom, which you now enjoy to even cuss people on radio did not fall from the sky. It came through bitter sacrifices by committed individuals dedicated to the cause of freedom, justice and equality in Liberia. Thank you.This Open Letter was first published in the Liberian Observer December 19, 2018 Op-ed 

Open Letter to Henry Costa

    By James M. Fromayan Mr. Costa, On Wednesday morning, November 14, 2018, I was driving towards central Monrovia from Paynesville.  At some point, I began monitoring your show (The Costa Talk Show) on a local radio station. You accused people you referred to as “progressives” for a host of ills, including “fomenting of troubles” in the country.   Progressives in this context refer to Liberians, who were and have been in the vanguard of the struggle for social justice and equality. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, you failed to make…

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Fellow cpmrades and the progressive class, "We can't be taking pleasure from the poverty-stricken condition and abject misery of our people then we say the struggle must end. We can't be in haste to get rich and pretend that the struggle is coming to an end. On our side, the struggle is just beginning" —Prof. Alaric Tokpa. Op-ed 

Liberia’s Redemption & Struggle: Progressives Are Not To Blame

  The Editor,   With all due respect, some Liberians have miserably failed to come to the realization that “every generation out of relative obscurity must discover its mission, fulfill it betray or it” as propounded by the black existentialist and revolutionary – Frantz Fanon. The progressive forces in the 70s, 80s, and 90s and today in Liberia have struggled within the context of their time just as many other revolutionaries. These men struggled with all the fibber of their bodies to redeem the people from the shackles and yoke…

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