Indigenous peoples

19.07.2018

Africa, a History to Rediscover. 4- The Manden Constitution, Human Rights in the 13th Century

Africa, a History to Rediscover. 4- The Manden Constitution, Human Rights in the 13th Century

The world’s oldest constitution was written in Africa by King Sundiata Keita, who lived from 1190 to 1255. His father, Narhe Magan, accepted marriage to a hunchbacked woman named Sologon Konde to fulfill a prophesy that foresaw the birth of a great man from their union. The child was born hunchbacked and handicapped. After… »

18.07.2018

Earth First

Earth First

By Hadrien Coumans With any bit of discernment it’s abundantly clear that we are rapidly heading towards catastrophe. Earth has a fever and is heating up. The scientific evidence of feedback loops, severity of storms, rising temperatures, rising oceans, disappearing of fresh water, acidifying oceans, species extinction, all point to… »

03.07.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 3- The Dogons of Mali: An extraordinary people

Africa, a history to rediscover. 3- The Dogons of Mali: An extraordinary people

Who are the Dogons? Where do they come from? We do not have much information on them, but they were certainly linked with the first peoples who settled in Egypt. Then in the 13th century, during the time of the Mali Empire, they descended to West Africa where the family… »

03.07.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 2- Black Pharaohs and the Queens of Meroe

Africa, a history to rediscover. 2- Black Pharaohs and the Queens of Meroe

Around 3000 BC, when Narmer, nearly unanimously identified as Menes, departed from South Sudan and unified Upper and Lower Egypt to became Pharaoh, he unified two peoples. Approximately 10,000 years ago, the Sahara was rich in animals and vegetation; indeed, a team of archeologists have found images of cows and… »

26.06.2018

The sky is not falling for the “not last” Yanomami

The sky is not falling for the “not last” Yanomami

Review of the book “The Falling Sky” A book titled The last of the Yanomami was published in Turin in September 1984. On the cover appeared the subheading “a dive into prehistory”. At the time I had already spent four years in the Catrimâni area, working with… »

05.06.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 1- The great civilizations of southern Africa

Africa, a history to rediscover. 1- The great civilizations of southern Africa

About 1600 years ago the Shona, a very well-organized warrior people, descended from Sudan to southern Africa, bringing with them astronomical and spiritual knowledge as well as the practices of agriculture and metalworking (gold, iron and copper). From the scarce information we have about them, emerges one indisputable fact: the… »

26.05.2018

Africa: a history to rediscover 

Africa: a history to rediscover 

Valentin Mufila, musician and artistic director of the multicultural social cooperative Ballafon in Varese, Italy, is also a passionate connoisseur of African history. This history has been erased by colonialism to justify atrocities and the systematic pillaging of the African people’s riches, so as to present them as savages in need… »

19.05.2018

The European Humanist Forum approves its Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People

The European Humanist Forum approves its Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People

In the closing session of the European Humanist Forum 2018, the plenary session approved by acclamation a Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People which we reproduce below. Chilean deputy, Tomás Hirsch, speaker in the Forum, publicly promised to deliver the Declaration to the Mapuche prisoners. Reading and approval… »

26.04.2018

Albert Einstein: Israel Freedom Party closely akin to Nazi-Fascism

Albert Einstein: Israel Freedom Party closely akin to Nazi-Fascism

by Ramzi Baroud First published on Counterpunch, 25/4/2018   Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948. That was only a few months after Israel had declared its independence and as hundreds of Palestinian… »

20.04.2018

Indigenous Women’s Delegation To Europe Continues Push For Fossil Fuel Divestment By Major Banks

Indigenous Women’s Delegation To Europe Continues Push For Fossil Fuel Divestment By Major Banks

Infused with the spirit of their ancestors and unwavering determination to seek accountability and justice, an Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation will travel to Switzerland and Germany from April 20th to 28th, 2018. Despite rights violations and dangers to the health of the global climate, some of Europe’s most powerful banks… »

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