Daraja.net
74.5K views | +0 today
Follow
News on freedom and justice
Curated by Firoze Manji
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

South Africa: Twelve bullets in a man’s body, twelve more in a collective fantasy

South Africa: Twelve bullets in a man’s body, twelve more in a collective fantasy | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Cities have emerged as a key site of popular struggle in post-apartheid South Africa. But with the ANC responding to independent organisation in an increasingly violent and repressive manner the future of these struggles is deeply uncertain.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

The Sex Regulators

The Sex Regulators | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Any sensible person who has seen the film Of Good Report will be scoffing at the Film and Publications Boards banning of the film on the grounds of child pornography.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Books: Native Label the seed of Africa's Strife: review of Mamdani's Define & Rule

Books: Native Label the seed of Africa's Strife: review of Mamdani's Define & Rule | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

By Aghogho Akpome

Define and Rule: Native as Political Identity (Wits University Press) by distinguished Ugandan academic Mahmood Mamdani is a quintessential postcolonial text. It is a worthwhile contribution to the vast body of scholarship that - put simply - challenges the authority of colonial intellectualism and knowledge, and examines the lingering effects of imperialism on formerly colonised territories.
In this book, Mamdani discusses how the identities of indigenous peoples (tagged "native" and "tribe") were formulated ideologically and invested with enduring legal and cultural force on the basis of bogus anthropological and ethnographic theories that served the selfish political interests of British Indirect Rule

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

South Africa: Making Sense of Shifts in Labour

South Africa: Making Sense of Shifts in Labour | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
What happens to Vavi and COSATU is less important than what is happening to worker organisations themselves.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Adam Habib on Higher Educations Role in South Africas Racial and Economic Transformation

Adam Habib on Higher Educations Role in South Africas Racial and Economic Transformation | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Noting the structural problems inherent in the South African economy and high levels of graduate unemployment, SACSIS Fazila Farouk interviews the Vice Chancellor and Principal of WITS University, Prof.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Call To Action: Everyone has the right to be

Call To Action: Everyone has the right to be | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network* wants you to stand with us in calling on all CARICOM governments to join the Government of Haiti in collectively and publicly denouncing transphobic and homophobic violence such as that which claimed the lives of 17 year-old Dwayne Jones in Jamaica, two persons in Haiti and countless more before them.

This is, of course, not the first time that Haiti has shown revolutionary leadership in the region. We draw on our collective history of freedom struggle as we call on our elected leaders to make visible and concrete commitments to ensuring that the Caribbean’s future is one of justice and equity for all.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

L'accaparement des terres existe à Madagascar depuis la colonisation à nos jours

L'accaparement des terres existe à Madagascar depuis la colonisation à nos jours | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Déclaration de la Plateforme des Organisations de la Société Civile oeuvrant pour le foncier (SIF) à Madagascar
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Indian businessmen to invest in rice production in Mali

Indian businessmen to invest in rice production in Mali | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
To actualize the terms of an agreement signed in January 2010 between the Malian government and the Indian firm, Angelique International, Indian businessmen are set to begin wok on rice farms in parts of northern Mali...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Indian sugar co-op to run farmland in Mozambique

Indian sugar co-op to run farmland in Mozambique | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
An Indian state minister-controlled sugar cooperative will sign an agreement with the government of Mozambique to operate a 17,000 ha farm near the Zambezi River under 49-year lease.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Firoze Manji from Global politics
Scoop.it!

Breaking news from occupied Libya. New explosion in Bengazy

Breaking  news  from occupied  Libya.   New    explosion  in Bengazy | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
6.08.2013 Breaking news Bengazy, occupied  Libyan Jamahiriya Al-Qaeda led assassinations continue in Benghazi: Another military officer of   so called  Libyan   forces, Ibrahim Ali Al-Hadad, killed by car bomb earlier this morning.

Via Enrique Ferro
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities

Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Last September, sixteen-year-old Eman Mustafa was walking with a friend in the village of Arab Al Kablat in Assiut, when a man groped her breasts. She turned to face him and spat in his face. He shot her dead with an automatic rifle as a price for her bravery. Mustafa’s death was an eye-opener to those who claim that sexual violence is an urban issue. Thanks to human rights organizations and activist groups, Eman's killer was sentenced to life imprisonment in June 2013.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Mamdani: Lessons for the secular left

Mamdani: Lessons for the secular left | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Egypt's secular left must abandon its historical attachment to power and side with accountability instead.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Projet SENHUILE-SENETHANOL : A Gnith, une unité de biocarburants fait renaître l’espoir

Projet SENHUILE-SENETHANOL : A Gnith, une unité de biocarburants fait renaître l’espoir | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Au Sénégal, les cessions de terres sont souvent très mal vécues par les populations, des zones rurales surtout, qui, assez souvent, ont tendance à dénoncer un « pillage organisé » de leurs ressources.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Israel confirms plan to deport African migrants to Uganda

Israel confirms plan to deport African migrants to Uganda | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Interior minister says Israel will set a deadline by which 'infiltrators' will have to leave 'of their own free will'
Firoze Manji's insight:

Just as Germany gave notice to Jews ...?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

#Egypt: The Revenge of the Police State

#Egypt: The Revenge of the Police State | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
While the ongoing violence in Egypt has contributed to a state of confusion and polarization, one thing is certain: The biggest threat facing Egypt remains the return of the police state. More specifically, the threat concerns, not only the ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

What You Need to Know About the Egyptian Crisis | Bill Fletcher

One of the most striking features of the current Egyptian crisis has been the response by most of the US Left and progressives. It is not that US leftists and progressives are ignoring the crisis, but that there has been an utter failure to engage with Egyptian leftists and progressives despite the fact that the latter have been writing regular analyses of events, analyses that frequently differ from that created on this side of the Atlantic.

In a political situation that ranks as among one of the most complicated and contradictory of our lifetime, the points of view of Egyptian leftists and progressives have been largely ignored here in the USA or treated as if they are mouthpieces for the Egyptian military if they have stood against the Morsi government.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

South Africa: Promise & Peril at the Turn of the Tide

South Africa: Promise & Peril at the Turn of the Tide | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Its not yet clear how the current ferment will settle and where and how lines of solidarity and antagonism will be drawn.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Angolan journalist charged with defamation over reports on diamond industry - IFEX

Angolan journalist charged with defamation over reports on diamond industry - IFEX | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Rafael Marques de Morais currently faces 11 lawsuits. The investigative journalist has exposed high-level corruption cases and pursued sensitive investigations into human rights violations in Angola's diamond areas.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

South Africa: Time to stop feeding the parasites

South Africa: Time to stop feeding the parasites | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Apartheid was defeated by the will of the people, but when freedom arrived, along with it came a parasite. This parasite is eating the people’s struggle from the inside out. It’s time to rid South Africa of its unwelcome guest.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Tunisie : Un rapport d'ITS accable le nouveau Code d'investissement

Tunisie : Un rapport d'ITS accable le nouveau Code d'investissement | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
L'Institut tunisien des études stratégique juge que le nouveau Code
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Expanding palm oil empires in the name of ‘green energy’ and “sustainable development’

Expanding palm oil empires in the name of ‘green energy’ and “sustainable development’ | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
International environmental and human rights campaigners condemn the 4th Latin American Palm Oil Conference to be held by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil in Honduras on 6th-8th August
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Tanzania: Smallholder farmers lose in most govt programmes

Tanzania: Smallholder farmers lose in most govt programmes | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

The network of farmers’ groups was established to unify smallholder farmers through their groups to have one voice in their struggle for their socioeconomic welfare. As a way to liberate the farmers, we created awareness on various issues affecting them. INTERVIEW. The Network of Farmers’ Groups in Tanzania (Mviwata) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary alongside an annual meeting in Morogoro. BusinessWeek Reporter Alawi Masare attended the four-day meeting. He also interviewed the network’s executive director, Mr Stephen Ruvuga - See more at: http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22401#sthash.oq5xlrJ8.dpuf

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Prof. Sampie Terreblanche: White South Africans Will Have to Make Some Sacrifices

Prof. Sampie Terreblanche: White South Africans Will Have to Make Some Sacrifices | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
On 1 August, SACSIS Fazila Farouk spoke to renowned author and social commentator, Professor Sampie Terreblanch, who has spent years researching and writing about South Africas inequality.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

LRB · Slavoj Žižek · Trouble in Paradise

LRB · Slavoj Žižek · Trouble in Paradise | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
In his early writings, Marx described the German situation as one in which the only answer to particular problems was the universal solution: global revolution.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Firoze Manji
Scoop.it!

Tanzanian villagers sue African Barrick Gold over 2011 violence

Tanzanian villagers sue African Barrick Gold over 2011 violence | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre encourages companies to respect human rights by bringing information about their conduct (positive and negative) to a global audience
more...
No comment yet.