Colonialism

28.09.2020

André Vltchek’s Sudden Death

André Vltchek’s Sudden Death

Exposing Lies of the Empire (PT. Badak Merah Semesta, 2015) first introduced me to André Vltchek’s remarkable journalism, weaving together unforgettable narratives of Western imperialism and capitalistic fundamentalism. He’s widely considered one of the world’s most gifted thinkers, and even though I did not personally know him, I always looked… »

22.07.2020

Towards Independence of the Biafra State

Towards Independence of the Biafra State

Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke, a veteran Diplomat and Development Studies Expert with thirty-year achievements in the Nigerian Foreign Service. She is widely known for her performance orientation, positive mentorship and team spirit. In recognition of her high-level competences, the Anambra State Government appointed Ambassador Ajulu-Okeke to serve in various… »

15.06.2020

Capitalism is the virus

Capitalism is the virus

‘Capitalism, colonialism, and ecological devastation are all cause and effect of each other, and they coevolved together.’ Capitalism is the virus. I present this as both a literal and metaphorical statement. My aim is to supplant the “humans are the virus” claim. Let’s begin then with a very brief… »

11.06.2020

Tear Down the Racist Statues, End Racist Debt and Pay for Equalizing Reparations

Tear Down the Racist Statues, End Racist Debt and Pay for Equalizing Reparations

By Vijay Prashad The statues are coming down. The most recent avalanche began in the United States after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the uprising it occasioned. In Philadelphia, the city removed a statue of former police commissioner Frank Rizzo; the mayor… »

12.12.2019

What an audit of the British empire’s deadly toll in southern Africa would reveal

What an audit of the British empire’s deadly toll in southern Africa would reveal

Wayne Dooling, SOAS, University of London for The Conversation In its 2019 election manifesto, the Labour Party pledged to conduct an “audit of the impact of Britain’s colonial legacy”, with the goal of understanding “our contribution to the dynamics of violence and insecurity across regions previously under… »

21.09.2019

The climate strikes are about so much more than green colonialism

The climate strikes are about so much more than green colonialism

Solutions to the environmental crisis won’t come in the shape of a battery – they come in the shape of justice, reparations and equity. Asad Rehman for openDemocracy 20 September 2019 The past year has seen an unprecedented upsurge in both popular and political will for… »

03.09.2019

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

Darren Reid, Coventry University for The Conversation São Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was recently plunged into darkness in the middle of the day due to smoke from the Amazon rainforest burning more than 2,700km (1,700 miles) away. These fires have brought… »

10.05.2019

What should British universities do about benefits received from past wrongs?

What should British universities do about benefits received from past wrongs?

Steven Greer, University of Bristol for The Conversation The University of Cambridge has embarked on a project to discover how it may have contributed to, and benefited financially from, slavery. This venture follows hot on the heels of a similar investigation at University College London, and a… »

06.08.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 7 – Kimpa Vita, the African Joan of Arc

Africa, a history to rediscover. 7 – Kimpa Vita, the African Joan of Arc

Born between 1684 and 1686, Kimpa Vita was the fruit of a miraculous union. After the struggle of Queen Nzingha Mbande against colonialism and slavery, in 1666 another king named M’vita Kanga tried to free his people from the Portuguese. However, the rebellion ended very badly, as the Europeans possessed better weapons… »

06.08.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 6 – The Realm of the Congo, Queen Nzingha and the struggle against colonialism and slavery

Africa, a history to rediscover. 6 – The Realm of the Congo, Queen Nzingha and the struggle against colonialism and slavery

Africa is a land of internal migration, as it has been the case for every continent on earth. The Bakongo people arrived in the region of the river Congo as part of the first Bantù migration, bringing with them the practice agriculture and iron working. The Bakongo people were fascinated… »

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