Colonialism

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… »

27.07.2018

Restitutions of the colonial treasures

Restitutions of the colonial treasures

PRESS RELEASE Colonialism Reparation asks the repatriation of the remains and the permanent restitution of the treasures looted by former colonizers as a first step in the direction of the Reparation of the damages of the colonialism. In the last few months the requests for the repatriation of the remains… »

06.04.2018

Decolonise science – time to end another imperial era

Decolonise science – time to end another imperial era

Rohan Deb Roy, University of Reading for The Conversation Sir Ronald Ross had just returned from an expedition to Sierra Leone. The British doctor had been leading efforts to tackle the malaria that so often killed English colonists in the country, and in December 1899 he gave a… »

27.03.2018

Reparations at the World Social Forum 2018

Reparations at the World Social Forum 2018

By Colonialism Reparation Press Release The theme of reparations at the 2018 World Social Forum in Salvador de Bahia was treated in the workshop Repairs to Colonialism (page 113), in the World Assembly of Resistance Peoples, Movements and Territories and in the Agora of futures. In these activities participated some… »

15.10.2017

Lessons from the front lines of anti-colonial pipeline resistance

Lessons from the front lines of anti-colonial pipeline resistance

By James Rowe and Mike Simpson The Standing Rock standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline was a reminder that colonization, and resistance to it, both exist in the present tense. Fossil fuel pipelines that despoil indigenous lands and waters have become… »

18.03.2016

Genocide of the native peoples and slavery in olden days Caribbean

Genocide of the native peoples and slavery in olden days Caribbean

Reparations in the Americas Colonialism Reparation welcomes the support given by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to the request for reparations for the genocide of the native peoples and the slavery of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and invites the United States to overcome their fear of… »

15.01.2016

South Africa: Rhodes must fall

South Africa:  Rhodes must fall

PRESS RELEASE Rhodes Must Fall Colonialism Reparation supports the requests of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and invites all academic institutions to decolonize their past repairing the abuses committed. On April 9, 2015, after a month of protests of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and following the positive… »

11.08.2015

The Need for a New Economic System – PART IV: Neocolonialism and Resource Wars

The Need for a New Economic System – PART IV: Neocolonialism and Resource Wars

Human Wrongs Watch By John Scales Avery* Hobson’s explanation of colonialism The Industrial Revolution opened up an enormous gap in military strength between the industrialized nations and the rest of the world. Taking advantage of their superior weaponry, Europe, the United States and Japan rapidly carved up… »

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