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    A tribute to our martyrs in Carolina

    Motsoko Pheko (2015-07-02)

    cc AP
    The message from the dark deed of Charleston, at which nine African American people were shot while worshipping God, demonstrates that the myth of “white supremacy”, which is equivalent to Adolf Hitler’s Aryan claims, has become more eccentric and dangerous.

    Charleston massacre and the legacy of Denmark Vesey

    Abayomi Azikiwe (2015-07-02)

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    It is quite obvious that, in targeting the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that was founded by the movement against slavery and for self-determination as early as 1818, Dylann Storm Roof was well aware of the long tradition of African people fighting their oppressors.

    Racial terrorism in America

    Brian E. Muhammad (2015-07-02)

    cc SC
    Photos have surfaced of the gunman Dylann Roof wearing White supremacist iconography and reportedly telling his Black victims: ‘I have to do it. ... You rape our women and you’re taking over our country, and you have to go.’

    Charleston (It's not over)

    Richard Pithouse (2015-06-26)

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    The man who walked into the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church with a gun and murderous intent may well end up on death row. But white terror against black people goes back many centuries. It won’t be over until the material basis for inequality, in terms of the exercise of economic and political power, is undone.

    Draft ARIPO Protocol undermines farmers’ rights

    Sangeeta Shashikant (2015-07-02)

    cc ARP
    This draft framework was the subject of a high-level meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, this week. The Protocol erodes farmers rights as it outlaws centuries-old practices of farmers freely using, exchanging and selling seeds/propagating material.

    Seed freedom!

    Ali-Masmadi Jehu-Appiah (2015-07-02)

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    Like many trade agreements, the draft Protocol is more about protecting and consolidating corporate profits than it is about trade or development. The process has systematically excluded farmers from the deliberations.

    ARIPO Protocol is a tool for foreign takeover of Ghana's agriculture

    Edwin Kweku Andoh Baffour (2015-07-02)

    cc FH
    By seizing intellectual property rights to Africa's seeds, western corporations are attempting one of the greatest thefts in human history: the theft of the entire agricultural base of all the countries of Africa.

    WHO must answer GAAS

    Akyaaba Addai-Sebo (2015-07-02)

    cc AFP
    Global pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and the US National Institutes of Health announced in January the start of clinical trials of an Ebola vaccine in Ghana. Local scientists and the public have raised questions about this project.

    Challenging the ‘refugee-victim’ narrative

    Hanno Brankamp (2015-07-02)

    cc KA
    Corporate media, humanitarian agencies and NGOs evoke the imagery of helpless, passive victims when describing refugees to appeal to Western societies for compassion while demonstrating self-affirmation to guard the status quo, rather than depicting them as people with abilities, agency and knowledge facing extraordinary circumstances that need to be addressed.

    BRICS will herald a new global order

    PD Lawton (2015-07-02)

    cc CB
    The world today groans under the weight of predatory white supremacy that has condemned the majority of the people to poverty and hopelessness. But a new order is emerging, heralded by South-South solidarity to overthrow Empire.

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