UK 'aid' is financing a corporate scramble for Africa
- Miriam Ross
£600 million of UK aid money is going to help companies like Unilever and Monsanto take over African land and agriculture, writes Miriam Ross. The corporate power-grab will be disastrous for the small-scale farmers who feed at least 70% ...
"Boycott movement has empowered Palestinians"
Adnan Ramadan, co-founder of BDS campaign
- Adri Nieuwhof Άντρι Νιούχοφ آدری نیووٌف
The Palestinian boycott divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has recently generated unprecedented international attention — and opposition — including from US, European and Israeli officials. How much do you know about ...
20th anniversary of the beginning of the genocide
Rwanda: the French authorities persist in their denial
April 7th is the international day of remembrance of the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994, which caused nearly one million deaths in three months. Every year for 20 years, Survie and other associations mobilized in the struggle for truth ...
- Heidi Chow
The G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is encouraging multinationals to ‘invest’ in African agriculture. Heidi Chow explains why WDM will be campaigning against it
The colonial ‘scramble for Africa’ ...
Deported from Japan: until death do us part
- Jacqueline Andall
A Japanese court on 19th March awarded compensation to the family of Abubakar Awudu Suraj aka Mc Barry, a Ghanaian who died in immigration custody whilst being deported from Japan on 22nd March 2010. On the fourth anniversary of Awudu's death, we publish ...
Martin, Women & The Movement
- Mumia Abu-Jamal
We meet today in the vast shadow of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and that is fitting for much like his contemporary, Min. Malcolm X, he had the capacity to grow beyond his social, cultural, religious and even class programming.
But before ...
The Malian Crisis
Malian legal scholar Ousmane Sidibe discusses his country’s trajectory since independence in 1960
- New Left Review
One of the most striking, yet under-remarked, consequences of the nato intervention in Libya has been the turbulence it precipitated on the other side of the Sahara. In the wake of Gaddafi’s fall, heavily armed Tuareg émigrés returned ...
Italy trains Libyan soldiers against migrants
- Antonio Mazzeo
The first contingent of Libyan soldiers are already in Italy for training, mainly with the purpose of surveillance and repelling the migratory flow. What's involved are 340 men undergoing out a 14-weeks training course at Cassino (Frosinone - Latium), ...
Francia en África: oro sí, China no
La última Contratapa de Juan Gelman
- Juan Gelman
El gobierno del socialista Hollande no renueva las viejas fórmulas del colonialismo que su país practicó desde el siglo XVII hasta que tuvo que irse de Argelia en 1962. ¿Será Francia un “estado fallido” ...
Africa, continente del futuro: un’intervista con Achille Mbembe
- Thomas M Blaser
In un breve lasso di tempo, il discorso capitalista globale sull’Africa ha sostituito un ritornello di profondo sconforto con una scoperta quasi escatologica di un nuovo Eldorado – un luogo dorato da cui il capitale globale spera di ...