The paradigm of capitalism and colonialism has naturally produced a long series of backlashes from those who haven’t benefited from these systems. The first time that the resistance efforts took an entire nationwide territory from these forces of oppression was during the first series of successful anti-colonial revolutions. Starting with overthrows like the 1804 Haitian liberation from the French empire, a period in history started which can be called the First Wave of anti-colonial and anti-capitalist revolutions.
Ethiopia’s parliament this week voted to push ahead with the country’s controversial Blue Nile hydroelectric dam project. The move is bound to raise the political stakes even higher following threats earlier this week by Egypt that it would go to war over Ethiopia’s plan to build a $4.7-billion dam on the great river.
Egypt claims that construction of the dam in Ethiopia will cause grave detriment to its supply of fresh water and spell ruin to its economy.
It’s a sign of the times: Hollywood heart-throbs, pop divas and TV chat show celebrities are turning on the mood music for America’s never-ending global war.
In a world of lawlessness, state terrorism, rank mendacity and war criminals masquerading as government leaders, what better than to engage the glamour of reassuring celebrities to add a certain “star appeal” to otherwise barbaric endeavours?
March 14, 2011
InContextReport on Mar 14, 2012
In this episode we speak with journalist Rick Rozoff, manager of the blog Stop NATO about NATO’s broader plans in the Middle East and how they connect to the possible interventions in Syria and Iran.
The Sudanese National Security Forces have arrested Nagi Musa and nine other leaders of Girifna, the nonviolent people’s resistance movement in Eastern Sudan.
On Wednesday the 25th of January, Nagi Musa was leading a conference titled: “The Massacre in Port Sudan and the Crisis in East Sudan.” Nagi Musa’s conference commemorated the seventh anniversary of the massacre.
Updated: July 29, 2010
Remember Sesame Street? Remember the song, “One of these things is not like the other” ? On that theme, I’d call this post, “One of these things is just like the other!”
Since the Wikileaks story about the US gov’t’s failed criminal war on Afghanistan broke this past weekend, I’ve been following the trail of the “truth hemorrhage “… Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks said, in this der Speigel interview, “…There is a legitimate role for secrecy, and there is a legitimate role for openness.
December 15, 2009
At least one-quarter of Sudan could be rich territory for gold mining, making it a hot-spot for foreign companies exploring there.
In recent years, individual mining has reached unprecedented proportions and figures indicate that at least 50,000 people are believed to be working in Sudan’s northern desert.
The Sudanese government has tried to discourage gold mining in the past because of the deadly risks involved.
However, it has proved a lifeline for thousands of people as the price of gold has soared.
Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall reports.
An oil rich region of Sudan is seen by some as the tinderbox for Africa’s next war.
Abyei is sandwiched between North and South.
But a referendum in three years time will decide whether to merge with southern Sudan.
Tension is already brewing over grazing rights between the African Dinka and the Misseriya Arabs who move south every winter.
The Dinka believe the Arabs are only guests on their territory and should recognise their right to the land.
Mohamed Vall found a tribe fearing for their way of life.
March 17, 2008