Category: Activism

Building Resilience Far from Home: Communal Democracy Practices amongst Urban Congolese Refugees in Uganda

Under a midday blazing sun in Kampala, we are driving hesitantly over the newly paved roads of Nsambya and Katwe suburb. A pedestrian signals us to stop and ask; “are you looking for the Congolese place perhaps?” I nod, stunned.  We are soon into the compound of «Centre Scolaire Congolais”; a dusty ground that comprise a rustic main house and surrounded by droopy...

Donate a Dollar to Rape a Child in Africa By Farida Bemba Nabourema

  Katie Myler, I never heard of the name till yesterday and luckily so. Although she is supposedly famous in the “African charity industry,” a multi-billion-dollar capitalism driven economy abusively called philanthropism, I never got the bad luck to stumble upon her and the “amazing” work she had been doing saving the poor children of Africa. Since my college years...

Shutting Down AFRICOM and the Scramble for Africa By Netfa Freeman

The U.S. military is all over Africa To mark exactly 10 years after the establishment of AFRICOM, short for U.S. Africa Command, the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has launched U.S. Out of Africa!: Shut Down AFRICOM, a campaign designed to end the U.S. invasion and occupation of Africa. Although U.S. leaders say AFRICOM is “fighting terrorism” on the continent...

Haiti roots of an uprising

By Robert Roth “The cauldron of corruption and lies has been boiling non-stop 24 hours a day. The time has come to overturn it, for Haitians to begin to see the light of peace. Haiti is for all Haitians.” – Fanmi Lavalas statement, July 8, 2018. (Fanmi Lavalas is the party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected...

Specially Organised Retreat for TRANSCEND and Galtung-Institut Members in Nilgiris Hills, South India

If you are going to the IPRA Conference in India in November 2018, here is an opportunity to include a stay at a Bed&Breakfast Retreat in the green and peaceful Nilgiris Hills of South India. Vithal Rajan, a TRANSCEND and Galtung-Institut member and an old friend of Johan Galtung, will help organise your stay on concessional terms, and guide your...

What Are the “Zombie Apocalypse” Movies Actually Telling Us? by Janet Phelan

The “Zombie Apocalypse” movies present a scenario in which part of the human race has morphed into flesh-consuming predators. It falls upon the unaltered, those still ostensibly human and non-predator, to restore the world and its people back to “normality,” back to a situation wherein predatory and altered humans are either extinguished or changed back to humans.Often the genesis of...

A Record 207 Environmental Activists Were Killed Last Year. More than 200 environmental activists were killed in 2017, according to the latest report from global rights watchdog Global Witness. By Lorraine Chow

More than 200 environmental activists were killed in 2017, according to the latest report from global rights watchdog Global Witness. The troubling report revealed that 207 men and women across 22 countries were murdered last year defending their land and resources, making it the worst year on record. Agribusiness was the industry most associated with these attacks—highlighting the devastating cost...