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IPS – Egypt’s New Unions Face Uncertain Future | Inter Press Service

IPS – Egypt’s New Unions Face Uncertain Future | Inter Press Service | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
Egypt’s New Unions Face Uncertain Future - The independent trade unions that have sprung up across Egypt over the last 17 months face an uncertain fut...
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End intimidation around Sierra Leone oil palm project

End intimidation around Sierra Leone oil palm project | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
Groups around the world accuse European business magnates Vincent Bolloré and Hubert Fabri of using intimidation to silence local opposition to an African land grab.

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Haiti: Persecution and death threats to camp activist & human rights lawyer

Haiti: Persecution and death threats to camp activist & human rights lawyer | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
Haiti: Persecution and death threats to camp activist & human rights lawyer, Africa social justice, politics and literature.
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AN OPEN LETTER TO HERAKLES FARMS CONCERNING PALM OIL LAND GRAB IN CAMEROON

AN OPEN LETTER TO HERAKLES FARMS CONCERNING PALM OIL LAND GRAB IN CAMEROON | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
Dear Mr.Wrobel,It is so disheartening and insulting to any right-thinking Cameroonian, in particular, and African, more generally to learn that your company, Herakles Farms, is using rice and fish in the 21st century to bribe and seduce the indigenous...
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Who owns the land? Cameroon's large-scale land-grabs

Who owns the land? Cameroon's large-scale land-grabs | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
As part of a trend that is accelerating across Africa, thousands of Cameroonians have been displaced from their homelands to make way for large-scale agribusiness projects.

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Theorizing the Arabian Peninsula: Introduction to the Roundtable

Theorizing the Arabian Peninsula: Introduction to the Roundtable | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
This electronic roundtable marks the one-year anniversary of Jadaliyya's Arabian Peninsula Page, in which time we have hosted work by activists, journalists, artists, and scholars that has made a significant intellectual—and, we hope, ...

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Discourse analysis. How well did the authors navigate between the shoals of discourse, location and behavior?
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Hands off Africa!

Hands off Africa! | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
That was the message  in the streets of Accra on April 12th. As the French TV coverage of the event put it, "people in many African countries, including Ghana, do not approve of the French action i...
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Tanzania to evict Maasai people in favor of fee-paying trophy hunters

Tanzania to evict Maasai people in favor of fee-paying trophy hunters | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
“The government has just announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy tourists can use them to shoot lions and leopards,” the Maasai responded.
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Social movement builder Simon Willis - "People don’t change because of facts, they change because of human stories"

Social movement builder Simon Willis - "People don’t change because of facts, they change because of human stories" | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
We catch up with Simon Willis from Purpose, an incubator for social movements, on why startups need to make a change...
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Jordan Flaherty, "World Social Forum Opens in Tunisia"

Jordan Flaherty, "World Social Forum Opens in Tunisia" | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
Chronicling the Crisis of the Working Class
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Cameroonian filmmaker goes missing

Cameroonian filmmaker goes missing | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
Richard DjimeliA Cameroonian filmmaker has gone missing after releasing a movie that bitterly condemns dictatorship as authorities enforce an informal ban on
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Displacement, intimidation and abuse: land loyalties in Ethiopia | openDemocracy

Displacement, intimidation and abuse: land loyalties in Ethiopia | openDemocracy | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
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The time of the nation: negotiating global modernity | openDemocracy

The time of the nation: negotiating global modernity | openDemocracy | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
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James Scott's strategic compliance (Domination and the Arts of Resistance) seems relevant here.  At this moment, it may not be possible to do away with borders.  However, we can do away with the origination myths so that we are always ready and striving to transform ourselves.

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Being realist about social movements: ontological stratification and emergence

Being realist about social movements means being clear on the theoretical foundations that one uses to examine the social world. This post will expand on two key aspects of realist social theory - ...
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Community voices making a difference in Cameroon

Community voices making a difference in Cameroon | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
  Community opposition to the 73,000 hectare Herakles Farms palm oil project in Cameroon's Southwest region remains strong. Last week an open letter to Herakles Farms CEO, Bruce Wrobel, appear...
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Does The Richness Of The Few Benefit Us All? By Zygmunt Bauman

Does The Richness Of The Few Benefit Us All? By Zygmunt Bauman | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
A most recent study by the World Institute for Development Economics Research at the United Nations University reports that the richest 1% of adult humans alone owned 40% of global assets in the ye...
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Who owns the land? Cameroon's large-scale land-grabs

Who owns the land? Cameroon's large-scale land-grabs | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
As part of a trend that is accelerating across Africa, thousands of Cameroonians have been displaced from their homelands to make way for large-scale agribusiness projects.

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There's no need for all this economic sadomasochism

There's no need for all this economic sadomasochism | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
David Graeber: If Reinhart and Rogoff's 'error' has discredited the prevailing policy dogma, now is the time for an alternative that works
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A Radical Anthropologist Finds Himself in Academic 'Exile' - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Radical Anthropologist Finds Himself in Academic 'Exile' - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
David Graeber, a scholar of the radical left, can't find a job. Maybe American anthropology departments aren't as liberal as you think.
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Hassan Jumaa Awad: Working class hero facing jail for oil union organizing

Hassan Jumaa Awad: Working class hero facing jail for oil union organizing | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
Hassan Jumaa, leader of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions is facing a potential jail sentence when he faces a Basra court on Sunday 14th of April for 'Over
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The Assassination of Martin Luther King and the Peace Movement » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

The Assassination of Martin Luther King and the Peace Movement » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
The Assassination of Martin Luther King and the Peace Movement
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All dissidents now: Russia's protests and the mirror of history | openDemocracy

All dissidents now: Russia's protests and the mirror of history | openDemocracy | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
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The new propaganda is liberal. The new slavery is digital

The new propaganda is liberal. The new slavery is digital | Transformative Space | Scoop.it
As Leni Riefenstahl said: "Propaganda always wins if you allow it".
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