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Marikana massacre: police shooting video footage - Channel 4 News

Marikana massacre: police shooting video footage - Channel 4 News | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Channel 4 News shows police footage which appears to undermine claims officers were acting in self-defence over the shootings. Inigo Gilmore reports on the distressing footage and its implications.
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The Death of a Reporter » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

The Death of a Reporter » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Death of a Reporter
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We are reliving Jim Crow in America. Want proof? Look no further than Texas

We are reliving Jim Crow in America. Want proof? Look no further than Texas | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Cindy Casares: Conservatives and the US supreme court like to mess with minorities. But that doesn’t mean we won’t fight for our most basic right
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Egypt’s Conservative Nationalism: Discourse and Praxis of the New Regime

Egypt’s Conservative Nationalism: Discourse and Praxis of the New Regime | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Egypt has been witnessing a tidal wave of conservative nationalism since June 30 and particularly as the new regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi takes hold. Conservative nationalism cuts across regime discourse on local politics, the economy, and foreign ...
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Debt and Obligation in Contemporary Ramallah

Debt and Obligation in Contemporary Ramallah | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A recent advertisement for a Bank of Palestine savings scheme, reproduced on billboards and in magazines all over the Ramallah-al-Bireh-Beitounia conurbation (hereafter Ramallah), tells residents “Together We Are a Family.” We are clearly meant to ...
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For clarity in Syria’s muddy politics: Vijay Prashad

For clarity in Syria’s muddy politics: Vijay Prashad | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
With the West showing that when the politics is inconvenient, it will not make noises about the responsibility to protect citizens, other ideas are needed to stop the bleeding of West Asia
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Leaked TPP Chapter Exposes Sweet Deals for Big Pharma and US Bully Tactics

Leaked TPP Chapter Exposes Sweet Deals for Big Pharma and US Bully Tactics | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

WikiLeaks on Thursday released a second updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights chapter, charging that it will hinder affordable access to medicines globally, increase online surveillance, and impinge on civil liberties while benefiting Big Pharma and other corporate interests.

"Our first impression in reading the document is the extent to which the United States has sought hundreds of changes in intellectual property norms, some small and subtle, others blunt and aggressive, nearly of all of which favor big corporate right holders, and undermine the public’s freedom to use knowledge," declared James Love of Knowledge Ecology International.

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Fanon documentary confronts fallacies about anti-colonial philosopher

Fanon documentary confronts fallacies about anti-colonial philosopher | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Swedish filmmaker taps into the primary violence of the coloniser rather than the colonised, says Bhakti Shringarpure
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The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place

The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Newsweek’s use of a chimpanzee to represent a scientifically invalid story about an African disease is a classic case of othering. It suggests that African immigrants are to be feared, and that apes — and African immigrants who eat them — could bring a deadly disease to the pristine shores of the United States of America.
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Carlos Lopes galardoado com o prestigiante prémio Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize (LAAP)

Carlos Lopes galardoado com o prestigiante prémio Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize (LAAP) | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Addis Ababa (UNECA, October 10, 2014) - Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa United Nations, Carlos Lopes, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Prize Africa (laap), in the category Africa Action (Action for Africa ) by the Millennium Excellence Foundation, the extent of its contribution to reverse the 
economic fate of Africa. The ceremony of awarding the prize took place in Lagos, Nigeria, on 10 October of the current.

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The other Pakistani girl: Malala got the Nobel peace prize; here\'s why Nabila won\'t

The other Pakistani girl: Malala got the Nobel peace prize; here\'s why Nabila won\'t | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Last week, the Nobel Peace Prize committee announced two winners: Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi for their struggle for the rights of children. While for most Indians K Satyarthi's name was a bit of a mystery, Malala was already a widely known international figure, her personal story documented on magazine covers around the world.The celebration of Malala in the West has long inspired conspiracy theorists who view her as a CIA stooge -- and that she is now the youngest recipient for the Nobel Peace Prize is likely to prove more fodder for the same. But you don't have to be paranoid to ask the question raised by Murtaza Hussain in Al-Jazeera: What about Nabila Rehman?'Nabila who?' great many will ask of the other Pakistani girl who has been casting light on a far more uncomfortable truth: drones strikes in the North Waziristan.Nabila's story is no less moving. The 10-year-old girl survived a drone attack in 2012 (she was eight then) and has testified before the US Congress to describe the horror of these attacks.

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Can Arabs Be Human Rights Defenders?

Can Arabs Be Human Rights Defenders? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
In September the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), a caucus of fifty-two members of the European parliament from nineteen political delegations and fourteen countries, nominated Mouad Belghouate, Ala Yaacoubi, ...
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As World Food Day Approaches, One In Four South Africans Are Hungry

As World Food Day Approaches, One In Four South Africans Are Hungry | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
October 16 is World Food Day. But as the 20th World Food Day since the establishment of our democracy dawns on South Africa, a grim shadow of hunger and malnutrition hangs over the democratic era. While there are fewer food insecure households today than in 1999, over a quarter of the population still live in households that regularly experience hunger. Some of the most alarming statistics relate to children. More children are benefitting from school feeding programmes than ever before, but the
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Haller Prize Awards Personal Invitation - RSVP

Haller Prize Awards Personal Invitation - RSVP | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Haller Foundation invites you to the 2014 Haller Prize for Development Journalism Awards Ceremony and the Haller Farmers App Launch.
 The evening will be chaired by Edward Paice, Director, Africa Research Institute and a Panel Discussion on Development Journalism will be led by Mary Harper, Africa Editor, BBC World Service.

To find out more about the event please emailprize@haller.org.uk or visit our websiteThe Haller Prize for Development Journalism Awards and the Haller Farmers App LaunchTuesday 18th November 2014:
6.00pm – 9.00pm Serena Hotel, Nairobi 
 RSVP by Monday 20th October with your full mailing address and contact details. You will then receive a formal invitation which will include further details of the evening. 
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The Imperative of Revolt: Chris Hedges

The Imperative of Revolt: Chris Hedges | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Two leading political philosophers, Sheldon Wolin and John Ralston Saul, explore the corporations’ slow-motion coup d’état and the prospects of financial collapse and revolt.
- 2014/10/19

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‘Germany’s intel agency is (apparently) branch of CIA’

‘Germany’s intel agency is (apparently) branch of CIA’ | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The German BND is not an independent intelligent service but more like a CIA branch, Manuel Ochsenreiter, Editor-in-Chief of Zuerst magazine, told RT. Its so-called evidence on the MH17 tragedy is questionable and contradicting, he added.

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A Politics of Hope: A Tribute to Brief Lives at a Time of Perpetual Death

A Politics of Hope: A Tribute to Brief Lives at a Time of Perpetual Death | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Sara Khatib died on 5 September. The last time I saw Sara, she was lying in a hospital bed, surrounded by a worried and loving grandmother, a selfless mother camouflaging her sense of helplessness with a comforting smile, and an older sister who was ...
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As Kerry scrambles to prevent Palestinian action at UN, Israeli govt makes clear it will never accept Palestinian state

As Kerry scrambles to prevent Palestinian action at UN, Israeli govt makes clear it will never accept Palestinian state | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Palestinians leaders will likely table a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an Israeli deadline to set borders based on the June 1967 armistice line until after fall mid-term elections in the United States. Haartez’s Barak Ravid reports this week that while Palestinians have stalled, Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to prevent the initiative all together. As a last-ditch effort to stop the Palestinian plan, Kerry has sought to reprise his direct talks that collapsed ea
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How Liberia's government is using Ebola to crack down on the media

How Liberia's government is using Ebola to crack down on the media | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
As the epidemic rages on, authorities are taking aim at critics in the press.
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'Assassination' of Public Health Systems Driving Ebola Crisis, Experts Warn

'Assassination' of Public Health Systems Driving Ebola Crisis, Experts Warn | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Neoliberal economic policies that defund health infrastructure responsible for current crisis in West Africa and across the globe, say analysts.
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Hand in hand: Modi and Obama visit MLK Jr memorial - Vijay Prashad

Hand in hand: Modi and Obama visit MLK Jr memorial - Vijay Prashad | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

"Obama and Modi had referred to the two probes around Mars that are ongoing—one an Indian (Mangalyaan) and the other an American (Maven). Such impressive scientific developments—the Sputniks and Explorers of our time—are dwarfed by the currency of war that brought these two leaders together. From the sublimity of the gifts and the visits to the King memorial came the ridiculousness of the renewal of the 10-year military agreement as well as the revitalisation of the U.S.-India nuclear deal. King and Gandhi would have picked up on one irony—that the planet around which the U.S. and Indian probes are currently in orbit is called Mars, the god of war."

Narendra Modi’s sublime gifts to Barack Obama and the two leaders’ visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr memorial was ironically followed by a renewal of the 10-year military agreement and a revitalisation of the nuclear deal to take forward the strategic relationship. By VIJAY PRASHAD
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In Haiti, Baby Doc Is Gone But Political Repression Is Alive and Well

In Haiti, Baby Doc Is Gone But Political Repression Is Alive and Well | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The death of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier in Port-au-Prince  on October 4 garnered world-wide attention. However, despite the justly deserved focus on the legacy of Duvalier (aka Baby Doc), too much about current Haitian politics was left out of that brief round of media coverage.
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Duvalier: Dead but Not Gone

Duvalier: Dead but Not Gone | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Jean-Claude (Baby Doc) Duvalier, responsible for thousands of deaths and theft of millions, who moved openly among Haitian elites, died Oct 4 [2014] a free man. Meanwhile former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, twice elected president with huge majorities only to be overthrown by U.S. backed coups, and who created more schools in a decade than in Haiti's 200-year history, lives under house arrest surrounded by heavily armed police wearing black ski masks. ...
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New Texts Out Now: Andrea Khalil, Crowds and Politics in North Africa: Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya

New Texts Out Now: Andrea Khalil, Crowds and Politics in North Africa: Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Andrea Khalil, Crowds and Politics in North Africa: Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya. London: Routledge, 2014.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?            
Andrea Khalil (AK): In ...
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Conrad Koch: An open letter to 'Diversity': I hate the word ‘diversity’

I hate the word ‘diversity’. It’s usually a lame attempt to whitewash any actual dialogue, because if you have a problem with an unjust status quo, and reject the ‘let’s all get along’ Cool Aid, then you have defined yourself as being against diversity, unicorns and rainbows. 
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It's not diversity but white supremacy that needs to be addressed.

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Prof Ali Mazrui dies in US

Prof Ali Mazrui dies in US | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Renowned Kenyan scholar Ali Alamin Mazrui passed away Monday morning in Binghamton, New York in the United States

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