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Features

Western Sahara: Moroccan shame at UN human rights council

Malainin lakhal (2014-10-29)


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The UN has over the past decades appeared to pursue a just solution to the crisis in Western Sahara, Africa’s last colony still illegally occupied by Morocco. But it now emerges that Moroccan diplomacy at the world body has employed corruption to push its agenda against Western Sahara.

LUCHA: Youth movement in Congo demands social justice

Marta Iñiguez de Heredia (2014-10-30)


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Marta Iñiguez de Heredia, from the University of Cambridge, interviews three members of Lutte pour le Changement (Struggle for Change, or LUCHA), which self-identifies as a citizens’ movement. Their members speak about their ideas and the trajectory of this movement since its creation in 2012.

Haiti: Transform your global justice sentiments into action

Ajamu Nangwaya (2014-10-29)


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The UN has extended the presence of its deeply resented occupation force in Haiti for another year. Progressive forces need to organise in a global solidarity campaign to end the occupation and to restore the right of self-determination of the Haitian people.

Haiti membership in the UN needs to be reconsidered

Max A. Joseph (2014-10-28)


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The UN is a by-product of a murderous war started by European powers vying for supremacy. It has become the epitome of what it was set up, in theory, to eradicate: the predatory behavior of powerful entities. Haitians should now review their membership.

Indebted to death

Vanessa Burger (2014-10-30)


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Over 11 million South African citizens are currently in debt, due to the entrenchment of aggressive capitalist policies. Most debt experiences, such as the author’s, are extremely painful. It is time for the country to rise up against big banking and end the cycle of debt.

The meaning of protest art to society

Karest Lewela and Humphrey Sipalla (2014-10-30)


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Protest art may not necessarily spur revolutions, but as a change agent its immense value lies in speaking truth to power. It is also educational, cathartic and empowering in situations of injustice.

Ebola’s villain and victim

Amira Ali (2014-10-29)


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Varying Western mainstream media styles of reporting on Ebola confirm how narratives are spaces of domination. The African Ebola patient is classically “othered” and portrayed as a villain and perpetrator, while the American Ebola patient is depicted as a victim.

Ebola in Africa: A product of history, not a natural phenomenon

August H. Nimtz (2014-10-29)


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There is nothing inevitable about the Ebola epidemic now devastating parts of Africa. Like other disasters, it too is the product of history, of the decisions that governments have made in the past as well as the present.

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