The song Haki Yangu (Kiswahili- ‘my rights’) speaks of the disillusion of youth and Kenyans in general about political and economic elites that continue to enrich themselves in collaboration with imperialist forces.
My reason to start networking within the activist communities was an idea of mine. I want to discuss my idea with experienced activists to get a valuable opinion about the feasibility. I think I will have to explain a lot, to prevent being misunderstood.
I recently watched Concerning Violence and was in awe during the entire duration of the film. What is it about these scenes from colonialism and imperialism that strike a chord at the deepest core of our humanity?
The big question is whose interests the World Bank really serves. While they spend considerable time and money painting themselves as champions of the poor, the Bank has a battery of practices and policies that suggest a very different truth.
Just 85 cats have as many mice as the poorest 3.5 billion combined. A recent report by Oxfam says that just 85 cats have as many mice as the poorest 3.5 billion cats in the world. Catipalism clearly isn't working out for the majority of cats.
Riane Eisler, a world-renowned Austrian-born American systems scientist, writer, and social activist, has proposed that we ought to understand human cultures and societies in terms of two fundamental categories: “dominator” and “partnership.”
The Syriza party has said that it will ‘never ratify’ the TTIP deal. This will be their ‘gift to all European people’. Georgios Katrougkalos, the new deputy minister for administrative reforms, has confirmed that the party stands by the anti-TTIP stance it had even before it came to power.
There are, essentially, two grand narratives about these times we live in. We can think of each as a kind of foundational logic, invoked as a way to frame the vastly complex reality we see all around us, and therefore help determine how we understand and respond to it.