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Pambazuka - Répression et lutte de classes au Maroc

Les secousses subies par le régime marocain, dans la mouvance du Printemps arabe ne l’ont pas obligé à une véritable mutation. Une classe dominante dont les intérêts matériels sont liés à un ordre toujours plus inégalitaire, bâti sur la violence sociale et prédatrice de l’accumulation capitaliste continue de régner. Le Roi des pauvres est devenu le Roi de l’impunité, des richesses colossales, de la matraque, de la torture et de l’impunité des militaires. Mais la conscience populaire d’une lutte pour le changement est toujours là.

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Debate over Rhodes is one of transformation

Debate over Rhodes is one of transformation | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The removal of the Rhodes statue appears to be a metaphorical call for the transformation of the university’s curriculum, culture and faculty, writes Adekeye Adebajo
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"The Amir of Bahrain and the Beautiful Scottish Lady": Political Satire in the Arab World

"The Amir of Bahrain and the Beautiful Scottish Lady": Political Satire in the Arab World | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Arab world has a rich satirical tradition that has appeared in numerous forms throughout its history, ranging from satirical al-hija1 poetry of the pre-Islamic era to the satirical newspaper Abou Naddara Zarqa, published in late ...
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More Lip Service on Land Reform

More Lip Service on Land Reform | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Zuma administration has acknowledged the failure of the willing buyer-willing seller model and re-opened the land claims process with a new cut off date of 2019 - far into the future. Meanwhile the planned new land expropriation process involves the appointment of the Land Valuer-General (already delayed), getting the Expropriation Bill through parliament (its been sent back from parliament before) and setting up an Expropriation Authority. After this, having finally decided on a piece of la
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The African Linguist Network helps find skilled linguist in any African language

The African Linguist Network helps find skilled linguist in any African language | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
THE ALN HELPS YOU FIND A SKILLED LINGUIST IN ANY AFRICAN LANGUAGE
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Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos wins 15 seats in Andalusia

Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos wins 15 seats in Andalusia | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Regional parliamentary election weakens Spain’s two-party system in Podemos’s first test since ally Syriza won Greek elections
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Rhodes Must Fall

Rhodes Must Fall | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Students have often been a force for political and intellectual renewal. In recent months, beginning at Wits where students issued a challenge to the curriculum and then in Cape Town and Grahamstown, where they have organised around a set of issues via opposition to the ways in which Cecil John Rhodes has been memorialised, students have once again created a real opening in the sclerosis of the official consensus. If they can sustain that opening, new conversations and new practices will continu
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Confronting Colonial Discourse

Confronting Colonial Discourse | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The post-apartheid intellectual environment is shaped by a colonial discourse, which equates sounding white with intelligence and cultural sophistication. The main function of this colonial discourse is to normalise white privilege and unmerited prestige. Like the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at UCT, this colonial discourse places whiteness at the centre whilst other discourses that interpret society differently remain on the margins. Whites in post-apartheid South Africa have unrealistic expecta
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No convictions over 500 black and Asian deaths in custody

No convictions over 500 black and Asian deaths in custody | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Research by Institute of Race Relations accuses state institutions of ongoing prejudice and ‘culpable lack of care’
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Remember Sharpeville: S Africa mired in memory politics

Remember Sharpeville: S Africa mired in memory politics | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
South Africans mark 55 years since one of the worst apartheid-era mass killings, but other atrocities still forgotten.
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Neoliberalism as Social Necrophilia: The Case of Greece

Neoliberalism as Social Necrophilia: The Case of Greece | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
What's happening now in Greece can be best described as the ''downsizing of a country'' that brings profound changes in its social and economic fabric.
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The U.S. Military Just Plunged Philippine Politics into Crisis - FPIF

American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.
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Donors warn Ethiopia of Omo conflict risk from rapid sugar plans

Donors warn Ethiopia of Omo conflict risk from rapid sugar plans | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Ethiopian Sugar Corp. is tapping loans from Development Bank of China to build six sugar-processing factories and plant 150,000 hectares of sugar cane in the region bordering Kenya. This may exacerbate conflict in the ethnically diverse region.
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Sudan plans Investments in Egypt's Agriculture Sector

Sudan plans Investments in Egypt's Agriculture Sector | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir clarified that Sudan has the land and water and Egypt has the human resources and expertise while gulf countries can provide financing.
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IMF in Greece: a “slush fund” for “its political masters” - Bretton Woods Project

IMF in Greece: a “slush fund” for “its political masters” - Bretton Woods Project | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
As Greece agrees a loan extension which excludes an IMF contribution, commentators condemn the impact of IMF's previous loan conditionalities on the Greek economy.
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Gay Rights as Human Rights: Pinkwashing Homonationalism

Gay Rights as Human Rights: Pinkwashing Homonationalism | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
It is difficult to know whether to laugh or cry at the news that the United States has come out as the global defender of LGBTQ rights. This confusion is not only due to the United States' own record on gay rights, but perhaps more importantly, it ...
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African Catholicism: How can you say no to the killing of a fetus, but yes to the killing of an adult?

African Catholicism: How can you say no to the killing of a fetus, but yes to the killing of an adult? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
How can you say no to the killing of a fetus, but yes to the killing of an adult?
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Transparency International is a Racist Organization

Transparency International is a Racist Organization | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Last week, while reading comments on an article in the Guardian about corruption in the United Kingdom,  I was intrigued by a commentator who wrote “Looking at the Corruption Perceptions Index, the key determinant of corruption seems to be race. Singapore, Japan, Barbados and Hong Kong are the only majority non-white countries in the Top 20. The highest ranking African country is Botswana (31). Southern Europe seems to be much less virtuous than the north, as well. Indeed, the highest ranking Ro
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South Africa's Troubled Alliance and the Road Ahead: Interview with Karl Cloet

South Africa's Troubled Alliance and the Road Ahead: Interview with Karl Cloet | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The expulsion of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) from COSATU in November 2014 was a watershed moment in the post-apartheid labour movement. The expulsion is a product of, and has deepened further, the crisis in the Alliance between the African National Congress (ANC), Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), as well as the internal crises of each of the three component parts of the Alliance.
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New peoples' declaration brings common understanding of agroecology

New peoples' declaration brings common understanding of agroecology | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

“Agroecology is political; it requires us to challenge and transform structures of power in society. We need to put the control of seeds, biodiversity, land and territories, waters, knowledge, culture and the commons in the hands of the peoples who feed the world,” according to the declaration of the International Forum of Agroecology.

More than 200 people took part in the forum, held in Nyéléni, Mali, from February 23 to 27, representing organizations of peasants, indigenous people, agricultural workers, artisanal fisherfolks, and nomadic pastoralists, as well as consumers and other urban people. They met to develop joint strategies to promote agroecology and defend it from corporate co-optation.

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Kenya to build wall on border with Somalia

Kenya to build wall on border with Somalia | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The government will construct a wall between Kenya and Somalia on a portion of the border in Lamu County to enhance security.
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Selma’s Commemoration, Jim Crow & Urban Development Pt. 1... | Video

Selma’s Commemoration, Jim Crow & Urban Development Pt. 1... | Video | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

The city of Selma commemorated the 50th anniversary of its historic marches for voting rights recently, but how much progress has really been made since 1965? Much has been made of the relationship between racism & urban development through much of 20th century America, but what about the ways in which segregation was found to be profitable? Venezuela was recently designated a national security threat by the United States, citing human rights violations, but what was the real motivation behind this action on the part of the United States? The Global African host Bill Fletcher explores these stories with Dr. Raymond Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, labor economist & president emeritus of Bennett College for Women, and N.D.B. Connolly, Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University

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Speaker of the Greek parliament launches a debt audit commission

Speaker of the Greek parliament launches a debt audit commission | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

The Speaker of the Greek parliament, Zoé Konstantopoulou, has announced during a press conference on 17 March 2015 the creation of a commission to audit the Greek debt. The scientific coordination of the commission will be led by Eric Toussaint, Spokesman for CADTM and a member of the Ecuadorian debt audit Commission that sat in 2007-2008. “The purpose is to identify any debts taken on by the Greek government that may have an illegal, illegitimate or odious nature,” the Greek people “has the right to demand that any part of the Greek debt that may eventually be shown to be illegal – be erased,” declared the Greek Parliament’s Speaker.

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Hindu Rashtra, Cow and Muslims - Full Story - Newzfirst

Hindu Rashtra, Cow and Muslims - Full Story - Newzfirst | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Upper caste Hindus and Hindu Nationalist Organisations have had ambiguous attitude toward cow as an animal and as a symbol of Hindu Rashtra oscillating between reverence and irreverence. It is only...
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Call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session

Joint NGO oral statement to the Human Rights Council 28th ordinary session. Call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

The UN General Assembly, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and existing special procedure mandate holders have all recognized the pressing need for ongoing, systematic and authoritative monitoring, reporting and guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.

The creation of a mandate of Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy would address this urgent need and fill a significant gap in the conceptual and practical understanding of the right to privacy.

 
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Local land rights may be in danger from push for palm oil in Liberia

Local land rights may be in danger from push for palm oil in Liberia | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Investment in agricultural production and trade often harms the rights of local and indigenous peoples while failing to contribute significantly to economic development, according to a new report from the Rights and Resources Institute.

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