#ghana: On the Occasion of Our Dependence …and The People Shall Arise From Their Slumber

A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom. Amiri Baraka said so. I concur. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, on March 6 1957, through the red of his teary eyes, above the ecstatic screams and buoyant cheers of folks relishing the feeling of “Massa nor dey, we go play and play hard”; folks he was about to re-name Ghanaians (did that mean we were once called Gold-Coastians?), folks majority of whom were unlettered, gave a memorable oration that ended with the mighty yell “Ghana is free forever!” At that very moment, Queen Elizabeth sniggered in far-away Britain, and Asaase Yaa died of embarrassment. 

Source: onesimplestepgh.blogspot.com

Gaza & the Long History of Liberal Brutality

As the Israeli state rains its murder on the people of Gaza we are confronted with a stark demonstration of the ways in which there is, in so many quarters, official sanction for according radically different values to human lives. Some of us are taken as sacrosanct, others as disposable. It has often been suggested that in the case of Israel and Palestine the inequality in the value ascribed to human life can be rendered as a mathematical ratio. In this calculus there is no such thing as a life for a life, or a prisoner for a prisoner, or a set amount invested in the education of each child.

Source: sacsis.org.za

When Wall Street Went to Africa

 

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive “sustainable” palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging

 

 

 ▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL — IN ONE SHORT VIDEO — DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd

 

Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

 Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014
  -▶ WALL STREET QUIETLY GOBBLING UP AMERICA’S FARM LAND http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/wall-street-quietly-gobbling-americas-farm-land/

 

                                                  — WATCH –

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
- ▶ “PLANET FOR SALE” BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD’S FERTILE LAND http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

 

 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

                                                            VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING A CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  “INVESTMENTS” ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

 

                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF “GROWTH”

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   sco.lt/8fNIET

 

 ▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME ‘COMPLICIT’ IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

 ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   “HOME”

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

Source: www.foreignpolicy.com

Is There Room for South Africas Middle Class in Numsas United Front and Movement for Socialism?

In an extensive interview, Numsas general secretary, Irvin Jim talks to Fazila Farouk of SACSIS about NUMSAs current strike, alliance politics as well as its United Front and Movement for Socialism. In response to a question about building greater solidarity between the middle class and the poor, Jim argues that Numsas movement for socialism is not only for people who are “red”. He says that the middle class has a right to live the kind of life that it chooses, but that it also has a responsibility to make a contribution towards advancing “humanity”.

Source: sacsis.org.za