Archives for June 2007

Media Seduction

Published on 25 Jun 2007 at 12:51 pm. 34 Comments.
Filed under news/politics.

I was reading an article called, Black College Enrollment in South Rising (you can read it here) and I was thinking to myself, this is great news! I immediately started taking notes for my post, planning how I was going to present this wonderful information to my fellow Blackademicians. However, as I continued through the […]

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Public Sector Strikes in South Africa: Any Subversive Elements?

Published on 21 Jun 2007 at 4:04 am. 8 Comments.
Filed under Africa,collective action,news/politics,poverty,radical politics.

Definitely. see more photos Also, check me at: kameelahwrites —- I am not sure why I have yet to post something on the strikes in South Africa, especially considering I was at both the big march in Pretoria on May 25th (where I was nearly trampled) and the smaller march in Johannesburg on June 1st. […]

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World Refugee Day: Hands Off Assata!

Published on 19 Jun 2007 at 12:07 pm. 12 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,racial rhetoric,radical politics.

Formerly Africa Refugee day, the United Nations general assembly named June 20th (tomorrow) World Refugee day in 2001 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. This years theme is “hope.” In the 21st century, increasing numbers of people are forced to flee their homes, not only because […]

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John Singleton Interview Now Available

Published on 16 Jun 2007 at 2:57 pm. No Comments.
Filed under interviews.

Hey, we got film director John Singleton of Boyz In The Hood/Higher Learning/Rosewood/Shaft fame in the house this month. Did you know that at the age of 24, he became the first African-American and the youngest individual ever to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award (for Boyz In The Hood)? This is one […]

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Mo’ Oil, Mo’ Problems

Published on 13 Jun 2007 at 6:07 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under Africa,collective action,news/politics.

When I read about the growing oil reserves in Africa I can’t help but question the impact that this resource will have on the continent. Will oil bring underdeveloped African countries to western standards of industrialization and prosperity, or will it condemn them to political turmoil, corruption and war, as has been the case in […]

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Apartheid Israel?, Speaking Up, Out and About: A Call to Action for Black Folks?

Published on 4 Jun 2007 at 6:23 pm. 20 Comments.
Filed under collective action,diaspora,history,inter-minority relations,news/politics,racism,radical politics.

This is a bit long so here are my early apologies… June 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. May 15th, 2007 marks the 59th anniversary of the Nakba (“the catastrophe”) which saw the mass deportation of a million Palestinians […]

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