Africa

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Starting with the Greek Crisis and the Sovereign Debt Crisis in the European Union, to the BREXIT choice of the people in the UK, to the rising of global migration fluxes and the Closed Borders and Nationalist Politicians both in Europe, the Pacific and the US, the recent Trade Wars between the US and China and renegotiation of International Trade deals, the crisis in Venezuela, the Constitutional Revision and Land Reform in South Africa, there seems to be a growing struggle between Local Nation States versus globalized Elitist Institutions. What's the root causes of these problems that seem to destabilize the Post World War II global order? How can we bring the Global Society to even keel in a way that empowers democracy and economic justice and social progress?
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We are now in the midst of an epoch of death and mass extinction. Conventional approaches are failing. Social and ecological regeneration must be rooted in communities of liberation and solidarity. The new book, Between Earth and Empire: From the Necrocene to the Beloved Community, by celebrated philosopher and educator John P. Clark explores significant recent progress in this direction, including indigenous movements of the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Democratic Autonomy Movement in Rojava, in West Papua, and many more. Longtime human rights activist, educator, organizer Matt Meyer joins this conversation with his own work on international and intersectional organizing. This is a call to arms for the rebirth of a libertarian and communitarian social imaginary, and the flourishing of a free cooperative community globally. Join us!
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What ever happened to Pan-Africanism? What has become of this once powerful current in black thought? During its heyday in the 1950s and 60s, in the vanguard of the anti-colonial struggle, it seriously vied for state power and for a minute, it exerted influence in those corridors. Is Pan-Africanism still relevant today?
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The U.S. has recently sent troops to 35 African countries. We are building a drone base in Niger, supporting France in Mali, played a key role in Libya and are keeping an eye on the continued radicalization in North Africa. Panelists will discuss the increasing military moves of the U.S. in Africa. The panel will include African American antiwar leaders, Margaret Kimberly, Abayomi Azikiwe and Ana Edwards, who recently returned from Mali as well at Patrick Bond.
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Collectively African countries still don't tell their own stories. This means that the perception of Africa is still shaped by Western corporate media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, the BBC, etc. These media outlets help Western countries shape the propaganda that provides cover for corporate/imperial penetration into Africa. In recent years the biggest victim of corporate/imperial rape of Africa has been the Democratic Republic of Congo. The "Big Three" corporate media outlets --the Times, CNN and BBC-- have intentionally masked wars of aggression against Congo from Rwanda and Uganda as "tribal"-based civil wars, giving the impression there's no way to stop this sort of conflict. In the meantime, since 1998, several foreign companies identified in United Nations reports have benefitted BECAUSE of these lucrative (but very blood wars). The Big Three media (and they set the trend for other outlets) have therefore aided and abetted the economic rape of Congo by deliberately distorting the true causes of the wars of aggression. Other case studies will be Libya and The Ivory Coast.
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Socialists will analize Mandela's role in transforming South Africa. Special attention will be paid to wealth inequality and present labor struggles. The recent mineworker union's vow to break with the ANC and create a labor party will also be discussed.
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Putting an end to on the ongoing conflicts and their impacts on Africa's democracy, development and social well being. How do we put an end to this? Who benefits from the conflicts? And to what end? Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Education and Self-sufficiency Impact on Africa’s (Diaspora included) youth and their future