The longest shadow
We tell our stories when we are ready. This story is about the child sexual abuse I experienced at the hands of Anglican priests in South Africa.
On failed states and the pitfalls of Western commentary
Why did a fairly obvious observation by two white American scholars about Nigeria being a failed state cause controversy? It is because their conclusion departs from a familiar arc of Western commentaries on Nigeria and Africa, which tend to favor platitudinous waffling over candor and critique, and because it aligns with the much-critiqued dominant Western narrative of African dysfunction.
Mobilizing in disorder
Post the looting and failed insurrection, what would it mean for the South African left to undertake a populist political strategy? And should it look to South America for inspiration? A long read.
Welcome to the New Era of China-Africa Relations
China's apparent decision to bail on financing the $2.8 billion AKK pipeline in Nigeria is the latest evidence that Beijing's strategy to engage the continent has changed, a lot. This pipeline is now the third major project in Nigeria this year that Chinese financiers have walked away from. And it's happening elsewhere too. In Zimbabwe, China's largest bank, ICBC, bailed on the $3 billion Sengwa coal-fired power plant. This is a trend that's been underway for quite some time as Chinese infrastructure financing fell last year from $11 billion to just $3.3 billion.
Pan African, Pan Asian
Origin Of The Trans-Saharan Gold Trade
Smash Cakes Φ7-8cm 1/2 banana / banane 1/2 egg / oeuf entier 1.6g oil / huile 45g cake flour / farine(T45) 2.5g baking powder / poudre à lever 20〜25g milk / lait entier ーーーー 400g non-sugar yogurt / yogourt nature
What is HALAL SLAUGHTER? (QURBANI) | Halal Meat Farm 🐑 | Being Muslim
In this episode of Being Muslim, Jessica visits a Halal meat farm (Euro Quality Lamb) and slaughterhouse to find out what Halal slaughter (Qurbani) is and what it takes to ensure Halal meat.
What do CUBANS think of U.S. intervention?
Cuban opinions in Cuba and within the Cuban American disapora.
Episode 3: Manuel Román on Organizing School and Leadership
In this episode, Manuel explores why relationship building is essential to movements, the difference between an organizer and an activist, and the definition of a leader. #RiseUpFoo
Musawah Webinar: In Search of an Ethical Framework for Gender Justice in Islam
*What are the different approaches to Islamic ethics and how can we build upon them to develop an ethical framework that foregrounds gender justice?* In this webinar, titled "In Search of an Ethical Framework for Gender Justice in Islam", Dr. Mariam Al-Attar and Dr. Fatima Seedat will explore different understandings of ‘ethics’ and shed light on the challenges of ethics as a field of study within Islamic intellectual tradition.
Tanzania Resumes Talks With China Over the Bagamoyo Port Deal. But Is It Too Late?
Tanzanian President Samia Hassan surprised a lot of people last month when she announced that talks with China had resumed over the controversial Bagamoyo port deal. This is the deal that President Hassan's predecessor, the late John Magufuli, famously halted back in 2019 when he said only a "drunkard" would accept the terms put forth by China Merchant Holdings International. Things have changed a lot since then and apparently.
Pan African, Pan Asian
Musawah Webinar: Approaching The Qur’an Through Women’s Experiences
*How do we understand the Qur’an’s ethical framework for gender relations through empirical lenses? In what ways have women’s experiences been silenced in the conventional readings of the sacred text, and how can we reclaim these voices in contemporary engagements with the Qur’an?*
Cuba's July 11th Protests
What happened this July 11th during Cuba's biggest protests in decades? And most importantly, why?
Does African History Measure Up?
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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 153: The Left Response to Critical Race Theory w/ Dr. Paul Mocombe
Many liberals and progressives have been circling the wagons defending Critical Race Theory as a part of the new “Culture War.” The desire to defend these ideas stems from the reactionary right wing using Critical Race Theory as the new boogie man that is harming the narrative of American Exceptionalism conservatives so desperately cling to. In this episode we will discuss the assertions of Critical Race Theory and inquire: Do these theories challenge capitalism and wealth hierarchies? Or is this simply a plea for more liberal anti racism that seeks to diversify the ruling class as the overall pie shrinks for the rest of the nation?
Robinhood $70m Fine, Sha'Carri Olympics Ban, The New Amazon CEO, IG’s Black Business Label…
Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss Bezos stepping down as CEO, Amazon’s 14 leadership principles and their lofty ambitions to be Earth’s best employer. (1:00) They also break down: - Is it the end of an era for innovation for Big Tech companies? (5:00) - Sha’Carri Richardson’s ban from the Olympics, cannabis, and the politics of sport (8:55) - The pros and cons of Robinhood going public(16:48) - The online scam taking money from your bank transfers (23:40) - Instagram’s new feature for businesses to identify as Black owned (28:00)
Do Women Need To Be Protected?
This week, we discuss 'Love Jihad,' Rani Mukerji’s self-defence advice, and the problems with how we talk about women’s safety.
Pan Asian, Women
Justice for Berta
Following a guilty verdict against the co-collaborator in the murder of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, Latino Rebels Radio speaks with journalist Nina Lakhani on the significance of the verdict in the ongoing struggle for social justice in Honduras. Lakhani is an environmental justice reporter for the Guardian.
Haiti's Presidential crisis w/ Chris Bernadel
Chris Bernadel is on the Haiti Committee of the Black Alliance for Peace. See their recent statement on the country's illegitimate government .
THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 152: The Aftermath of the Iranian Revolution w/Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and the Saturday Crüe
In 1979, the Iranian Revolution upended the political order of the Middle East, sweeping from power the country’s pro-American monarch, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The forces that coalesced to ouster the Shah from power were broad, but it was the country’s religious establishment, under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, that were ultimately able to take power and establish an “Islamic Republic”. This week on This Is Revolution we take a deep dive into the Iranian Revolution and its aftermath.
The Intention Of A Believer Is Better Than Their Action
“The intention of a believer is better than his action, and the intention of a disbeliever is eviler than his action. Every doer does according to his intention.”
Tech contractors are organizing and facing violent threats in the Philippines
“It’s like a death sentence.”
Global Health & Social Impact at Pfizer (w/ Lili Wondwossen)
Continuing with our Pfizer leadership campaign, Zach sits down with Lili Wondwossen, Global Health and Social Impact Manager at Pfizer, to discuss her work, her journey into healthcare, and her dream of an equitable and accessible world.
The Children of Gaza Live in Constant Fear
More than 50 years of occupation and 10 years of the blockade in Gaza have resulted in thousands of children suffering from PTSD. The children of Gaza’s memories are full of violence, war, death, and loss.
New Lords of Nigeria’s North West Bandits: Terrorists or Criminal Gangs?
Banditry primarily impacts rural communities—the very communities responsible for food security—and has disrupted socio-economic life in the North West.
From K-Pop stan to keyboard warrior: Meet the activists battling Myanmar’s military junta
A group of young Burmese are braving blackouts and crackdowns to make sure the world stays focused on what’s happening in their country.
No Apologies, Land Back
Red Power Hour is back! The Red Nation podcast host Nick Estes (@nickwestes) joins RPH co-hosts Elena Ortiz (@spiritofpopay) and Melanie Yazzie to discuss justice for boarding and residential schools.
KK and the USA
The less well-known, and complicated, story of Kenneth Kaunda’s central role in relations between Zambia and the United States.
5 Verses from the Holy Quran on Marriage
"Your spouses are a garment for you as you are for them." (Quran, 2:187)
Behind the News: How White Men Won the Culture Wars
Doug speaks with Joseph Darda, author of How White Men Won the Culture Wars, on the role of the Vietnam vet in establishing white identity. Plus: Joshua Adams, author of this article, on the critical race theory controversy.
THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 151: Peru's Continued Struggle for Democracy w/ Camilo Gomez
Peru’s long struggle for democracy continues with their current presidential election. A nation that has overcome a series of corrupt leaders, military coups and deadly Civil War within the last 30 years, will the election of Pedro Castillo, a former elementary school teacher and socialist, over the daughter of former Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori can be Peru’s moment to break free of their western economic shackles?
Chinese Colonialism In Translation: The Translation Of Uyghur Names Into Mandarin Under Communist China
By 2004, government policy called for the integration of Chinese and Uyghur schools, and insisted on Chinese as the medium of study at all levels of education: even Uyghur literature classes taught by Uyghur teachers to Uyghur students were to be taught in Chinese.
Islam, Pan Asian
Long Reads: Ramaa Vasudevan on Global Capitalism After COVID-19
The guest for this episode is Ramaa Vasudevan, who teaches economics at Colorado State University. She is the author of Things Fall Apart: From the Crash of 2008 to the Great Slum. We discuss Ramaa's piece "How Big Finance Is Making a Killing From the Pandemic".
The Break Room : Therapy (March 11, 2021)
This is the podcast adaptation of the fifth episode of The Break Room! This one's all about therapy. Part of the Living Corporate network, The Break Room is focused on mental health, wellness and healing for Black folks at work. You can expect real talk from real experts about the real ways Black folks can protect and heal themselves from racialized trauma at work.
Black TikTokers Declare Boycott, White Tech Founder’s in Africa, Facebook Hits $1 trillion
Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss why Black content creators are refusing to make new dance content for TikTok and the overwhelming nature of social media. (0:50) They also break down: - White privilege, raising capital, and starting companies in Africa (8:50) - A teacher Maxwell Chimedza uses his WhatsApp to coach students in Zimbabwe (16:50) - Facebook hits a trillion and tech monopolies (21:50) - Charles D. King talks privilege in film and challenging conventional narratives (29:08)
Dialogue with Believers
As such, it is normal that even within the same worldview, there will be times people reach different conclusions and do things differently. Acknowledging this opens the door to considering certain points of contention worthy of engagement.