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GIVE US BACK OUR LAND
Vatican Lies, Maicolm X, Egitto e Libia, e altre cosucce dall'Africa.
Oggetto: Pambazuka News 715: Vatican Lies, Malcolm X and White Empire
Data: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:08:36 +0300
Mittente: Pambazuka Editor <editor at pambazuka.org>
Pambazuka News 715: Vatican Lies, Malcolm X and White Empire
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VATICAN OWES AFRICA THE TRUTH
Could the Catholic Church's Ethnology Museum be holding artefacts with
Churches supported the establishment of colonial regimes, especially
through the destruction of societal, cultural and religious systems in
Africa. Until today racist and ignorant assumptions about African
cultures inform the justification of keeping artefacts that missionaries
looted from Africa to create collections and museums in Europe.
THE INVASION OF BENIN KINGDOM
Michelle Yaa Asantewa
British colonial soldiers committed genocide in the Kingdom of Benin in
1897. They then looted some 4,000 pieces of art which have never been
returned. A Nigerian film recreates the invasion, exposing the bestial
brutality of Empire.
MALCOLM X: REVOLUTIONARY VOICE OF STRUGGLE AND LIBERATION
Five decades since his martyrdom the struggle continues by any means
50 years have passed since the shooting of Malcolm X, yet the
institutionalized racism he fought against, as well as its resulting
violence, poverty and inequality, still blight many African American
communities in the US. It is time to revisit Malcolm X's life, death,
and legacy to find a way out.
MALCOLM X'S INTERNATIONALISM AND THE STRUGGLE FOR HAITI TODAY
Internationalists who are in agreement with Malcolm X's internationalism
and global justice commitments ought to actively support the fight for
self-determination, independence and development of the labouring
classes in Haiti.
INTRODUCING THE MALCOLM X MOVEMENT
Building towards a new wave of Global South decolonial anti-imperialist
resistance in Britain
Inspired by the man himself, The Malcolm X Movement is a Black and Asian
decolonial and anti-imperialist initiative launching in August 2015 in
the UK, which is trying to develop unity among the peoples of the Global
South in fighting all oppression.
EGYPT IS CALLING THE WEST'S BLUFF OVER ITS PHONY WAR ON ISIS
As Egyptian President Sisi calls for more support in the fight against
NATO-funded militias in Libya, the West's refusal to back him raises the
question of their ultimate aims in entering the region. The West is
complicity in enabling ISIS to gain a strong foothold and further
destabilise Libya, Syria and, potentially, Egypt.
BYE, BYE KARUTURISTAN, ETHIOPIA!
Alemayehu G. Mariam
Karuturi has nothing to show for his "investment", except a humongous
debt. Where are the tens of thousands of hectares of oil palm, sugar
cane, rice, edible oils and maize and cotton he promised? Where are the
60,000 workers? They exist only in the warped imaginations of the
corrupt state fat cats in Addis Ababa.
DESERTEC: THE RENEWABLE ENERGY GRAB?
A plan to power Europe from Saharan solar plants seems to have stalled,
but several large North African solar projects are still going ahead
despite local concerns. Hamza Hamouchene asks: where did the Desertec
project go wrong, and can desert solar power yet play a role in a
democratic and sustainable future?
RACISM, CLASSISM AND ELITISM ARE ALIVE AND WELL IN SOUTH AFRICA
Dhiru Soni and Mark Hay
Despite the fact that apartheid officially ended in 1994 in South
Africa, new forms of racism and elitism continue to linger on, grounded
in enduring asymmetries of power. Such power relations continue to serve
the interests of elites whilst marginalising millions of indigent people.
GIVE US BACK OUR LAND
The issue of land ownership in South Africa has been on the minds of
millions of Africans for many decades, some with no place to bury their
dead while being surrounded by luxurious golf courses and palatial
hotels. This must change.
KATUNA: A PARADIGM OF POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CROSS-BORDER TRADE AND
REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN AFRICA
In the quest for regional integration, it is helpful to look at some of
the less known yet strategic locations such as Katuna for models of
emulation and improvement. Katuna offers a model of integration from below.
AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT: REVITALIZING HIGHER EDUCATION FOR
The Summit in Dakar, Senegal, March 10-12, 2015 seeks to build a
movement of like-minded institutions to transform the African higher
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and
Environmental Ethics: Implications for Peace-building and Sustainable
Development: 28-30 April 2015, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban,
SPECIAL ISSUE: WHERE NEXT FOR THE MILLENUIM DEVELOPMENT GOALS?
African perspectives on the Post-2015 development agenda process
Pambazuka News invites articles on the evaluation of the Millennium
Development Goals and the question of the post-2015 Development Agenda
in Africa to help readers make sense of the debate in order to influence
the UN's construction of a Post-2015 Development with Africa as an
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thoughts, experiences, events, strategies, struggles, opportunities and
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3 Comment & analysis
PRISON NOTE: A SEARCH FOR JUSTICE OR RESIDENTIAL VENDETTA?
Charles Tonbra Okah
Denied bail, Nigerian bombing suspect Charles Okah has spent four years
in jail as his case drags on. He denies the charges leveled against him
and accuses President Goodluck Jonathan of a vendetta, whose details he
does not disclose.
AFRICA RISING: MYTH OR REALITY?
Most African countries have failed to transform the much-trumpeted
economic growth into economic development for their citizens. Africa's
rising therefore mainly benefits multi-national corporations and local
BURUNDI'S BID TO SILENCE CRITICAL VOICES
Another piece in the puzzle of shrinking space for civic freedoms in
Step by step Burundi is reverting to the police state of the 1980s and
1990s during which human rights defenders and journalists were routinely
portrayed publicly as enemies of the state. This is now the trend in
BOKO HARAM: PLAYING POLITICS WITH HUMAN LIVES
Recent gains in the fight against Boko Haram have justified growing
calls for appropriate sanctions for those found complicit in playing
politics with an insurgency that has claimed more than 13,000 lives,
placed hundreds in captivity, displaced thousands and virtually grounded
the economy of Nigeria's northeast.
THE FUNDAMENTALIST TRAP
Fundamentalism rooted in politics, religion and culture, allows and
justifies unbearable violence now reported in many parts of Africa. We
are potential victims. We must have the audacity to denounce it.
VISITING AFRICA: A SHORT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS
Are you heading out to Africa to carry out some research? Well, you are
not the first one, as you might know. That has been going on for ages.
But certain tendencies that insult the African people persist. Here are
4 Advocacy & campaigns
A CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY WITH FAMILIES MISSING TUNISIANS
Regarding the repeated and contemptuous silence of the different
Tunisian governments, which have taken place since the revolution, to
requests from families to know the fate of hundreds of missing young
Tunisians who have been lost at sea since the revolution, we call on you
to organize an international solidarity movement with the activities
they have decided to initiate today Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Tunis;
a rally at the seat of government in the Kasbah area of Tunis.
After the fall of the regime, tens of thousands of young Tunisians from
working class districts have crossed the Mediterranean on small boats in
search of a better future they can't find in their country. Thousands
could reach the coasts, but hundreds have disappeared and many remained
at sea. Four years after these dramatic events, families are still
helpless, their sufferings have deepened day by day at the refusal of
the successive governments, including the current one, to respond to
their request to create a commission of inquiry equipped with the
necessary means and skills to know the truth about the missing young
Tunisians. We suggest that you send your support to the following
address: disparus-solidarite at ftdes.net
<mailto:disparus-solidarite at ftdes.net> and organize all actions that you
consider useful and rallies in front of consulates and embassies in
Tunisia Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
TUNISIAN FORUM FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS
5 Letters & Opinions
RWANDA GENOCIDE: REPLY TO ERLINDER AND BLACK
The position that whenever a prosecutor makes decisions that are
unpopular to the defence Counsels, then such decisions are political is
bizarre. Defence counsels ought to separate legal issues from their own
political views about Rwanda.
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