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Countries in the continent of Africa

Cyclone Idai, Sanctions and Capitalism

Cyclone Idai, sanctions and capitalism

Western capitalists are to blame largely for climatic changes that causes natural and environmental disasters. Poverty, which is a result of the diabolic and pernicious economic sanctions, has forced the poor to build poor and weak structures that do not withstand the heavy winds and storms.

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A colonial poster from French-ruled Algeria

A new civilising mission

The campaign to ‘liberate’ Algerian women sheds light on the contemporary place of Muslim women in France—and the double aggression against them, both by the state and by a section of the feminist movement.

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The homemade politics of Abahlali Basemjondolo

Dossier 11: The homemade politics of Abahlali BaseMjondolo, South Africa’s shack dweller movement

The shack-dwellers’ movement– Abahlali baseMjondolo, or AbM— is among the organizations of the world’s poor and dispossessed fighting for land reform and dignity. Despite waves of repression by the state, AbM membership now numbers over 50,000 in settlements across the country since their founding in 2006. In an interview with Tricontinental Institute, Zikode talks about […]

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Review – Alienation and Freedom E-International Relations

Alienation and Freedom

For academics working on Frantz Fanon Alienation and Freedom is no less than a gift. With the publication of this book we finally have the complete available works of Fanon in English. Aptly divided into neat sections – Theatre, Psychiatric Writings, Political Writings, Publishing Fanon, Frantz Fanon’s Library and Life.

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Deadly, Cowardly U.S. Drone Wars in Africa

Deadly, cowardly U.S. drone wars in Africa

War is romantic only when it is limited to the confines of a sanitized imagination. Movies that portray heroic soldiers vanquishing demonic enemy combatants or rescuing fallen comrades may whip up jingoistic war fever, but horrific images of real children and elders maimed, scarred, dismembered and killed during armed conflicts have the power to end […]

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