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Building a Racially Just Food Movement | IATP Food and Community Fellows

Building a Racially Just Food Movement | IATP Food and Community Fellows | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

The food movement is at a critical moment.  With the changing landscape created by the demise of the Community Food Security Coalition, many questions are being asked about the direction and leadership of the "good food revolution." Foremost among those questions is how do we create a racially just movement in the United States that is led by African Americans, other People of Color, and progressive whites committed to working on elimination of both systemic racism and their own personal racism?

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Why Won't the #WhiteSaviourComplex Go Away? | Think Africa Press

Why Won't the #WhiteSaviourComplex Go Away? | Think Africa Press | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

The development industry, which previously consisted of agencies and governments giving and spending aid, is now joined by a new generation − one whose personal goals involve influencing the lives of people about whom they may know almost nothing, and one that can influence a vast array of political, news, entertainment and social sites and media. Today's white saviour complex thus inherits the problems of traditional forms of development and aid but in combination with extremely powerful technologies and social media that usher in a whole new universe of inequality and dispossession.

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Picture This - A Portrait of 25 Years of BP Sponsorship

Picture This - A Portrait of 25 Years of BP Sponsorship | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Download the report, or browse online below. How bad does a company have to be before an arts organisation refuses to be associated with it or take its money? How much outcry does a sponsor's prima...
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Stop Erasing Women from Tech History — The Message — Medium

Stop Erasing Women from Tech History — The Message — Medium | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Whitney Wolfe and the invisible women in tech
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Argentina's 'vulture fund' crisis threatens profound consequences for international financial system

he United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on 16 June 2014 declining to hear Argentina's appeal against a lower New York court decision that had ordered it to pay suing hedge funds $1.33 billion, which is principal plus interest for holdout bonds. This was followed shortly by another decision by the Supreme Court to order the relevant financial institutions of the United States of America to turn over information to these hedge funds about assets that Argentina holds worldwide, including accounts held by entities of the Government of Argentina and by individual officials1.

These two rulings targeted at Argentina's 2005 and 2010 debt swaps, in the wake of its catastrophic 2001-2002 default on $100 billion bonds governed by New York law, resonate well beyond the borders of Argentina and the United States. The rulings are a resounding victory for the specific hedge funds that have held out on Argentine debt swaps. They also open the door for other "vulture" funds and holdout investors to come forward to request full payment on Argentine bonds, estimated at around $15 billion. If Argentina pays the holdout bond holders, it must extend full payment to the bond holders that accepted the 2005 or 2010 debt swaps, due to a "Rights upon Future Offers" clause in its law. This would amount to an estimated cost of over US$120 billion2. In fact, the rulings could open floodgates to other similar cases depending on interpretations given by courts under New York law, British law or other laws. Copycats will abound.

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Reporting Egypt: From Passion to Purpose

Reporting Egypt: From Passion to Purpose | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Throughout the last year, my main challenge as a journalist has been to get myself to take the news seriously. But at times, when the absurdities became too tragic to laugh at, the bigger challenge was to deal with injustice on a daily basis, ...
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Accaparement de terres - Le cas Senhuile-Senéthanol

Accaparement de terres - Le cas Senhuile-Senéthanol | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
SOS Faim est parti au Sénégal pour aller à la rencontre de ceux qui aujourd’hui tentent de résister au projet, notamment au travers de l’action du CNCR, organisation paysanne partenaire de SOS Faim au Sénégal.
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S'Africans to invest $200m in Edo, Enugu, Benue States

S'Africans to invest $200m in Edo, Enugu, Benue States | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A group of South African investors have indicated interest to plough $200 million in the agriculture sector and acquire an initial 5,000 ha in Nigeria's Edo, Enugu and Benue states.
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Namibias Gender Zebra

Namibias Gender Zebra | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A quiet gender revolution, the like of which has been unseen in Southern Africa, is now firmly underway in Namibia. The ruling party, SWAPO, has not only committed to filling half of its seats in parliament with women, but also committed to what they call a Zebra system whereby if a Minister is a woman then the Deputy Minister will be a man and vice versa. But Namibias gender revolution is not entirely driven by a selfless commitment to gender equality. With women in the current political elite living longer and spouses of male politicians tending to be younger, the move to gender equality could be about maintaining the current political constellation.
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The searing hypocrisy of the West

The searing hypocrisy of the West | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The bodies of three Israeli settlers who went missing on June 12th were found in a hastily dug shallow grave in Halhul, north of Hebron.
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Announcing Arab Studies Journal Vol. XXII: Cultures of Resistance

Announcing Arab Studies Journal Vol. XXII: Cultures of Resistance | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Editors’ Note
In “Cultures of Resistance in Palestine and Beyond: The Politics of Art, Aesthetics, and Affect,” Sophie Richter-Devroe and Ruba Salih introduce the imperatives, questions, and ideas that inspired the special issue we are featuring ...
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NY Communities Triumph Over Fracking Industry In Precedent-Setting Case

NY Communities Triumph Over Fracking Industry In Precedent-Setting Case | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Local communities have triumphed over the fracking industry inprecedent-setting case decided today by the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.

In a test case pitting community rights against the oil and gas industry, the Court ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, including oil and gas operations, within municipal borders.

 
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Tunisie : Marzouki appelle à examiner le droit à la propriété foncière

Tunisie : Marzouki appelle à examiner le droit à la propriété foncière | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Le président Moncef Marzouki plaide en faveur des
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ActionAid rencontre une entreprise italienne pour lui demander de mettre fin à ses investissements fonciers au Sénégal

ActionAid rencontre une entreprise italienne pour lui demander de mettre fin à ses investissements fonciers au Sénégal | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
ActionAid a rencontré l'entreprise italienne Tampieri Financial Group pour l'appeler à retirer son projet agro-industriel de la région de Ndiael au Nord du Sénégal et lui remettre une pétition signée par 60 000 personnes à travers la planète.
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US Confirms Years-Long "Secret" Military Presence in Somalia

US Confirms Years-Long "Secret" Military Presence in Somalia | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

U.S. "unnamed officials" confirmed to Reuters on Thursday that over a hundred military troops have been operating covertly in Somalia since 2007.

The mission, according to the government's narrative, is to help Somalia fend off attacks from the al-Qaeda linked terrorist group al Shabab, which has been fighting the country's UN-backed government for years.

The confirmation, however, was received skeptically by some who have monitored U.S. military operations in Somalia in recent years. As independent journalist Marcy Wheeler tweeted in response to the reporting:

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International protest call out! Vedanta AGM, Friday 1st August | Foil Vedanta

International protest call out! Vedanta AGM, Friday 1st August | Foil Vedanta | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
We will bring the defiant energy of communities fighting (and winning) against Vedanta around the world to London: from the miners associations, to the polluted people of Zambia, and the Dongria Kond tribe.  Parallel demonstrations are already planned in Zambia, Odisha and Delhi in India on this international day of action. Please contact us on foilvedanta@riseup.net if you would like to plan a demonstration at any Vedanta affected community, or in solidarity ANYWHERE! 
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The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich. By Ndongo Samba Sylla

The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich. By Ndongo Samba Sylla | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich. By Ndongo Samba Sylla. Translated by David Clement Leye. Ohio University Press; 208 pages; $32.95....

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This book is essential reading to understand the limitations and hype surrounding so-called 'fair' trade.

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Responds to Israeli General Consul Regarding Operation Brother’s Keeper On Al Jazeera America

Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Responds to Israeli General Consul Regarding Operation Brother’s Keeper On Al Jazeera America | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
On June 12, 2014, three Israeli settler boys were kidnapped on a hike near the Gush Etzion settlement bloc. Although a police recording indicated that one of the boys had been immediately killed, Israel set off a national search for the ...
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Swaziland sugar strikes spread as South African sugar giant Illovo refuses to settle

Swaziland sugar strikes spread as South African sugar giant Illovo refuses to settle | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Please support this IUF urgent action campaign and spread the word.
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Japanese civil society statement on ProSAVANA

Japanese civil society statement on ProSAVANA | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
We, civil society organizations in Japan, call on the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for the immediate suspension and fundamental review of the ProSAVANA program.
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A Ride to Nowhere: struggle by Marikana shack settlement in Philippi, Cape Town SA

A Ride to Nowhere: struggle by Marikana shack settlement in Philippi, Cape Town SA | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Latest article on the Marikana Land Occupation and the legal issues surounding it. I think its important becuase it connects their situation with that of many other shackdwellers throughout South Africa.

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National Oil to start 3D seismic in Kenya's Block 14T

National Oil to start 3D seismic in Kenya's Block 14T | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
National Oil Corporation the operator of Block 14T will start the acquisition of 100 square kilometers in the northern basin after the integration of data acquired in a 20,000 line km of Full Tenso...

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“We want our freedom!” Refugees resist in Berlin | ROAR Magazine

“We want our freedom!” Refugees resist in Berlin | ROAR Magazine | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The resistance of a group of refugees against the eviction of an occupied school building in Berlin is exemplary of migrants’ struggles across Europe.
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Occupy Front Lawns of Flagstaff House on 1st July 2014 @6am

Occupy Front Lawns of Flagstaff House on 1st July 2014 @6am | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
To sit down and keep quiet and still think that narcissistic politicians will ever do you any sustainable good is akin to the man who tries to pull
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Accaparement de terres - Le cas Senhuile-Senéthanol

Accaparement de terres - Le cas Senhuile-Senéthanol | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
SOS Faim est parti au Sénégal pour aller à la rencontre de ceux qui aujourd’hui tentent de résister au projet, notamment au travers de l’action du CNCR, organisation paysanne partenaire de SOS Faim au Sénégal.
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Affamés de terres

Affamés de terres | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Un communiqué de presse commun de GRAIN et de La Via Campesina sur le nouveau rapport « Affamés de terres »
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