PAMBAZUKA NEWS 628: UNMASKING TERRORISM IN IMPERIALISM AND CAPITALISM

3 May 2013 — Pambazuka News

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Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Announcements, 3. Comment & analysis, 4. Advocacy & campaigns, 5. African Writers’ Corner


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1 Features

MADE IN BANGLADESH: THE TERROR OF CAPITALISM
Vijay Prashad

The workers’ tragedy in Dhaka provides a peek into the landscape of
globalization that is mimicked in factories along the US-Mexico border, in
Haiti, in Sri Lanka, and in other places that opened their doors to the
global garment industry’s savvy use of the new manufacturing and trade
order of the 1990s
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87221
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NIGERIA: FINDING ANSWERS BEYOND KANO BUS BOMBING
Osita Ebiem

Nigeria is unworkable as one nation-state because of intractable internal
ethnic rivalries and the deeply rooted determination of the north to
Islamise everyone.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87220
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AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY
An open letter to the Cultural Foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany
Safia Dickersbach

How can the German Federal Cultural Foundation believe that 2 million Euros
will promote cultural relations with the whole continent of Africa (and not
even involve the Africans in the process)?
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87227
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THE FRENCH, THE UN AND THE IVORY COAST
Gary K Busch

With the violent overthrow of democratically elected President Gbagbo,
Ivory Coast has reverted to its old status of a French colony in fact. The
hands of French, Western and UN officials drip with the blood of Ivorians
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87217
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PALESTINE, ISRAELI FOREIGN POLICY AND THE PAN-AFRICAN MOVEMENT
Rooted in imperialism and racist ideology, Zionism is a bulwark of Western
domination
Abayomi Azikiwe

Liberation movements, progressive governments, left parties, peace and
anti-war organizations, solidarity coalitions and social justice groups
must continue their support and alliances with the Palestinian people, the
resistance forces and the progressive states throughout the Middle-East
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87219
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2 Announcements

MAY 2013 ISSUE OF THE FAHAMU REFUGEE LEGAL AID NEWSLETTER

The May 2013 issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now
available: http://frlan.tumblr.com/post/49348771039/may-2013 Please help us
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our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter!
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/Announce/87218
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3 Comment & analysis

MENELIK EDUCATION’S POSITION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN DRC
Dr Theodore Menelik-Mfuni

Brutal crimes of violence against women and girls have massively increased
and become pervasive in the country.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/87230
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NIGERIA’S AMNESTY AND ITS INFINITESIMAL CALCULUS
Okachikwu Dibia

The decision by the Jonathan administration to grant amnesty to Boko Haram
does not inspire much hope, given that similar steps have not solved the
problem of militant groups in the past. A national congress on the future
of Nigeria is needed
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/87225
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RACIST MOTIVE OF BOSTON MARATHON BOMBERS?
Biko Agozino

The bombers may have dreamt of finding the final solution to the domination
of their chosen sports by people of African descent
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/87229
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SHOULD KENYA LEAVE HER OIL IN THE SOIL?
Martin Oulu

With the recent discovery of oil in Kenya there needs to be a debate as to
whether the country follows the path of Ecuador and Norway and leave the
oil in the soil or the environmentally and people damaging path of oil
exploration in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/87222
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SOMALIA’S PRIORITY: NATIONAL INTEGRATION FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY
Mohamud M Uluso

More international talks on Somalia are lined up; international financial
institutions are ready for business with the recovering nation…All this
portends good for Somalia and Somalis should not squander this chance to
restore their nation to peace and prosperity
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/87226
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SWAZILAND: PRESS FREEDOM CRISIS
Richard Rooney

Freedom of the press and the existence of political parties do not exist in
Africa’s only kingdom of Mswati III of Swaziland. The fine imposed on the
publisher of the Nation magazine by the Swazi High Court continues the
suffocation of the Swazi press and journalists.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/87223
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WATCHING AMERICAN DIPLOCRISY IN ETHIOPIA
Diplomacy by hypocrisy is ‘diplocrisy’
Alemayehu G Mariam

The US has been practicing diplocrisy in Ethiopia for the past two decades.
It has propped up the regime of the late Meles Zenawi with billions of
dollars of ‘development’ and ‘humanitarian’ aid while filling the stomachs
of starving Ethiopians with empty words and emptier promises.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/87224
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4 Advocacy & campaigns

KCA CALLS FOR ENHANCED SECURITY FOR JOURNALISTS AND RESPECT FOR LABOUR RIGHTS
Oloo Janak
Kenya Correspondents Association

Whereas Kenya enjoys considerable media freedom, there are frequent reports
of threats or harassment of journalists in connection with their work.
Media owners violate the labour rights of journalists with impunity
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/advocacy/87231
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5 African Writers’ Corner

ICC WORLD CUP VETERAN FROM AFRICA!
Happy birthday, John Nagenda

Neither money nor political power can earn you lines in English cricket
literature that say, ‘He was a mercurial skipper’ who was ‘elected a
vice-president of the Nomads’; ‘He was a leading personality in the club’
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/African_Writers/87228
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