Inside the border town where crowds of desperate Venezuelans go for food: ‘I’ve never been hungry like this’ — National Post – Top Stories

CUCUTA, Colombia — It wasn’t much, but it was all she could afford — a sack of laundry detergent, a package of tampons and 18 rolls of Colombian toilet paper. Marys Rosalba was carrying the prized goods back to Venezuela with a tight grip and a fierce look that said: Don’t even think of trying… viaContinue reading “Inside the border town where crowds of desperate Venezuelans go for food: ‘I’ve never been hungry like this’ — National Post – Top Stories”

LAND:from words to actions: connecting policies to implementation

South Afrika is a rich country. It has almost everything required to become a global economic powerhouse,  a “First World” country by any standards. Although much of the population still remains largely impoverished, racially and economicaly segregated as the legacy of apartheid’s separate developments remains perpetuated through the neoliberal policies which the current government pursues,Continue reading “LAND:from words to actions: connecting policies to implementation”

Corrupted Seeds and the future of food

An excerpt from an essay titled SEEDS OF CORRUPTION  from the upcoming book called Rock ‘n Rule: The Essays, Stories and Poetry of Menzi Maseko The Problems Posed By Genetically Modified Organisms in Southern Afrika and Globally “Developing countries export capacity, especially Africa’s, is undermined and restricted by unjust trade practices. Agricultural products from developingContinue reading “Corrupted Seeds and the future of food”

Expendable Lives ?

Yesterday I attended a presentation at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban. Out of the numerous stalls and platforms that had delegates from around the world showcasing their work within the HIV/AIDS ‘industry’, there was just one that really grabbed my attention. The young Afrikan-Americans calling themselves: Tacoma Action Collective. These highly articulate and passionateContinue reading “Expendable Lives ?”

Knowledge Sankofa: The Complexity of Racial Identities in Southern Africa

This story of Dutch intrusion into Southern Africa was shared via email by a Tseliso Moahloli with the title: The Plagiarized image of Camissa (//gam I Ssa): I quote: “Today I was browsing through some old books at a good second-hand bookstore near where I live and found a very interesting statistic in a maritimeContinue reading “Knowledge Sankofa: The Complexity of Racial Identities in Southern Africa”

Capitalism, Violence and Racism

Gramsci’s Black Marx: Whither the Slave in Civil Society? Written by Frank Wilderson, III The Black experience in this country has been a phenomenon without analog. – Eugene Genovese, Boston Review October/November 1993 A Decisive Antagonism Any serious consideration of the question of antagonistic identity formation—a formation, the mass mobilization of which can precipitate aContinue reading “Capitalism, Violence and Racism”

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