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Legal bid to prevent Springboks competing on ground they don't represent the majority

Legal bid to prevent Springboks competing on ground they don't represent the majority | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Little-known political party, the Agency for New Agenda (ANA) has launched a legal bid to prevent the Springboks from competing in the Rugby World Cup later this month, saying the team does not represent the majority of South Africans.

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IMMIGRATION HYSTERIA: interview with Bridget Anderson, prof of migration/citizenship

IMMIGRATION HYSTERIA: interview with Bridget Anderson, prof of migration/citizenship | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
re we heading towards a world without borders? Tariq Ali talks to Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship at the University of Oxford, about the so-called immigration crisis, its historical background and possible solutions to the perceived problem.
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Cop Watch: protecting neighborhoods from the police

Cop Watch: protecting neighborhoods from the police | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
To protect their neighborhoods against police violence, Cop Watch groups in the U.S. patrol and document police activity, hoping to abate the harassment.
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Kenya in pact with Iran to boost trade cooperation

Kenya in pact with Iran to boost trade cooperation | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
During a meeting with Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, Iranian Minister for Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjiati expressed the interest of Iranian investors in leasing land in Kenya for agricultural development.
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Understanding land grabbing, land rights in the 21st Century

Understanding land grabbing, land rights in the 21st Century | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
It is critical for farmers and advocates of land rights as well as the general public to understand how and why land grabbing is happening to make a more effective, strategic campaigning to address and stop it.
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Israel’s Defeat on the Iran Deal

Israel’s Defeat on the Iran Deal | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Since the Iran nuclear agreement was signed on 14 July, Israel has consistently defined it as an existential threat. Demonstrating once again that Israel simply lacks the military capability to eliminate this alleged peril, the Netanyahu government ...
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Israel: Where do the Mizrahim (Middle East and N African Jews) fit in? (Part 2)

Israel: Where do the Mizrahim (Middle East and N African Jews) fit in? (Part 2) | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

In the first part of the article, I discussed the consolidation of a new Israel-based Mizrahi identity by the 1970s and the rise of radical protest associated above all with Black Panthers movement. Much of dissatisfaction with state policy and social marginalization, however, was channeled into support for the resurgent Right wing Likud, which won elections under Menahem Begin’s leadership in 1977 and 1981.


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The Reality of Ethnic Cleansing and Kurdish State in Syria

The Reality of Ethnic Cleansing and Kurdish State in Syria | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
In the past weeks several Syrian-Arab media outlets reported charges of ethnic cleansing against Arab and Turkmen residents of Tell Abyad on the hands of Kurdish militias. Various international media outlets later picked up and circulated these ...
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Large-scale agricultural investments threaten right to food of small-scale farmers in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands

Large-scale agricultural investments threaten right to food of small-scale farmers in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
New report published by Misereor is based upon first-hand interviews with farmers in four villages of Tanzania’s Southern Highlands utilizing a right to food framework.
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13 girls die in Swaziland bus crash en route to offer themselves to king

13 girls die in Swaziland bus crash en route to offer themselves to king | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A road accident in Swaziland kills 13 girls and seriously injures 20 others who were on their way to dance for the king.
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Egypt: Guilty verdict against Al Jazeera journalists affront to justice

Egypt: Guilty verdict against Al Jazeera journalists affront to justice | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The guilty verdicts handed down against Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed are an affront to justice that sound the death knell for freedom of expression in Egypt.
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Part I: The Western world is not the only one ignoring events in Yemen

Part I: The Western world is not the only one ignoring events in Yemen | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The bloodshed in Yemen has been continuing for over a year now. With thousands dead and cities razed...
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Pesticide Poisoning Effects to Farm Workers

Pesticide Poisoning Effects to Farm Workers | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

According to data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at least 20,000 farm workers are poisoned by pesticides each year.

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“Black students don’t matter at NWU-Pukke”

“Black students don’t matter at NWU-Pukke” | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The demand for transformation and decolonisation has taken centre stage across many universities in ...
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Peasant agriculture is a true solution to the climate crisis

Peasant agriculture is a true solution to the climate crisis | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Climate disruptions this year have again caused widespread hunger, migration and the worsening of living conditions for millions of rural families, especially women and youth. While small farmers around the world continue to produce the food most people eat, glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, species of plants and animals are disappearing daily, islands and nations are being reclaimed by oceans, soils are eroding and forests igniting, and catastrophic events such as hurricanes, tornadoes,
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Kenya to lease farmland to Iran

Kenya to lease farmland to Iran | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The governments of Kenya and Iran are exploring the possibility of Kenya leasing farmland to Iran for overseas food production
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Nigeria to work with Chinese firm on sorghum production

Nigeria to work with Chinese firm on sorghum production | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Sang-Liang Technology Development Centre and Nigeria's Raw Materials Research and Development Council will partner with the Niger state government for land provision for the pilot project.
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Connecting land grabs and land reform in Scotland and the African continent

Connecting land grabs and land reform in Scotland and the African continent | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
There are parallels between Scotland's battle for land reform and a global effort to regain land control.
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#Greece: Zoe Konstantopoulou's speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

#Greece: Zoe Konstantopoulou's speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Zoe Konstantopoulou's speech was given during the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament on 2nd September in New York
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Israel: Where do the Mizrahim (Middle East and N African Jews) fit in? (Part 1)

Israel: Where do the Mizrahim (Middle East and N African Jews) fit in? (Part 1) | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Many people are unaware that the majority of the Israeli population belongs to one of the two groups that cut across the conventional divide between settlers and natives. These are Palestinian citizens, comprising twenty percent of the population, and Mizrahim, Jews whose origins go back a generation or two to the Middle East and North Africa, and who comprise approximately forty to forty-five percent of the population. Jointly they outnumber Ashkenazim, Jews with origins in Eastern and Central Europe, who have been the dominant group in Israel, socially, culturally and politically.
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Threats for lawyers and human rights defenders: surveillance on massive scale in real time

Threats for lawyers and human rights defenders: surveillance on massive scale in real time | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
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'A riot is the language of the unheard'

'A riot is the language of the unheard' | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Forced into the public domain has been UCT's function as a "non-profit" corporation and its collusion with mining multinationals.
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Reporters, witnesses silenced ‘one by one’ with ICC link deadly in Kenya

Reporters, witnesses silenced ‘one by one’ with ICC link deadly in Kenya | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
People connected to the ICC proceedings against the country's leaders are turning up dead
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Human rights groups face global crackdown 'not seen in a generation'

Human rights groups face global crackdown 'not seen in a generation' | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
“There are new pieces of legislation almost every week – on foreign funding, restrictions in registration or association, anti-protest laws, gagging laws. And, unquestionably, this is going to intensify in the coming two to three years. You can visibly watch the space shrinking.”
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Part I: The Western world is not the only one ignoring events in Yemen

Part I: The Western world is not the only one ignoring events in Yemen | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The bloodshed in Yemen has been continuing for over a year now. With thousands dead and cities razed...
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