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Do You Know This Haitian Revolution Early Leader & Vodou Priest? By Freddie Ra

Duttу Bоukmаn wаѕ аn early leader оf thе Hаіtіаn Rеvоlutіоn, еnѕlаvеd іn Jаmаіса аnd lаtеr in Haiti. Hе іѕ соnѕіdеrеd tо hаvе bееn bоth a lеаdеr оf mаrооnѕ and Vodou hоungаn (рrіеѕt). According tо ѕоmе contemporary accounts Bоukmаn alongside Céсіlе Fаtіmаn, a Vоdоu mаmbо, presided over the rеlіgіоuѕ сеrеmоnу аt Bоіѕ Cаïmаn, іn August 1791, thаt ѕеrvеd as the саtаlуѕt to the...

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...

CHINESE AND TURKISH CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES DESTROY NATIONAL PARKS AND THE LIVELIHOODS OF PEOPLE IN THE HORN AND EAST AFRICA

Indebted for many generations to come, Kenyans slowly realize that the Chinese-built, single-line Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) – dubbed the Mad(araka) Express in short MadEx – using outdated diesel technology to pull refurbished wagons and mostly Chinese goods from Mombasa to Nairobi over and through very dangerous constructs is a con. Every day the Chinese operated and secured railway adds...

Bio-piracy: the sale of Uganda’s lakes to investors

Mary Serumaga Appeared on the net on Apr 06, 2018 The fishermen of Kabarole District appear to have blown the whistle on an audacious act of bio-piracy. They brought to the attention of the authorities that they were being barred from access to the 53 crater lakes that they have fished in from time immemorial. In law this is known...

CONGOLESE OFFICIALS STOP GREENPEACE AFRICA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CONGO BASIN FOREST

POINTE NOIRE, Congo (Republic of the), November 13, 2017/APO Group0 The Esperanza has been on a month-long tour of the coast of Central Africa to raise awareness about the importance of the Congo Basin forest Greenpeace’s (Greenpeace.com) ship, the Esperanza was barred on Tuesday from berthing at the port of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. For two days,...

“Our stomachs will make themselves heard”: What Sankara can teach us about food justice today

When it comes to food justice, environmentalism and ecological practices, Thomas Sankara was way ahead of his time. Thomas Sankara helped Burkina Faso become self-sufficient before in basic foodstuffs in just a few years before he was assassinated. In recent weeks, news of food crises in countries across Africa has been intensifying. From the Democratic Republic of Congo all the...

Where Did the Phrase “Tree-Hugger” Come From? BY BRYAN FARRELL

Photo courtesy Waging NonviolenceThe Chipko movement (which means “to cling”) started in the 1970s when a group ofpeasant women in Northern India threw their arms around trees designated to be cut down. A version of this article appeared inWaging Nonviolence on 12.01.2012 Show the slightest bit of concern for the environment and you get labeled a tree hugger. That’s what...

Forget ISIS: Humanity is at Stake by RAMZY BAROUD

I still remember that smug look on his face, followed by the matter-of-fact remarks that had western journalists laugh out loud. “I’m now going to show you a picture of the luckiest man in Iraq,” General Norman Schwarzkopf, known as ‘Stormin’ Norman, said at a press conference sometime in 1991, as he showed a video of US bombs blasting an...