Friday, 25 September 2015

likes of AFRICA IS A COUNTRY been on this for years but from back in the summer or so here's someone kindly put up as a .pdf Adam Haupt's 2012 article from Safundi, 'Is Die Antwoord Blackface?'

(some citations for the author.)

given this, i want to re-share Shawn Wen

Sunday, 26 July 2015

measurements on here and writing about that which is not your own are nagging somewhat (the wonderful Hannah Giorgis on the audacity of whiteness in writing with contempt and expertise springs up)

- 'white men saving brown women from brown men'


Saturday, 25 July 2015

a bunch of us went on a stag do to Cork earlier this month and since then the chorus of The Boys of the Old Brigade will not leave me.

Where are the lads that stood with me
When history was made?
A ghrá mo chroí, I long to see
The boys of the old brigade.

the bod shouting SINN FEIN out in the middle as a pub all chorused it tickled me, frankly. Us Englishmen had to sing for our supper with You'll Never Walk Alone. i've had quieter pints.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Something a mate said over java in Brixton about a passage describing a woman's eyes and hair or etc. in Laurie Lee recalled twitter user actual mango tree riffing on white writers and literature's constant representation, and another mate reminded me of similar over beers in Hammersmith or St Pancras or such last week. among other things, this reply was caught

Friday, 17 July 2015

Friday, 26 June 2015

First Nations leaders acknowledge that violence is a problem on the reserves – which are beset with poverty, drug abuse and unemployment. But only 40% of the country’s indigenous people actually live on reserves, and activists and analysts say the abuse and murder visited on Canada’s indigenous women reflects a broader history of marginalization and abuse.

That view is shared by the United Nations, which has repeatedly called for a national inquiry into violence against First Nations women, similar to the investigation launched into the murder of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juárez in Mexico.

The UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Cedaw) concluded last year that the Harper government’s refusal to investigate the violence was “a grave violation” of indigenous women’s rights.

“The victimisation of native women is partly the legacy of colonial heritage where gender-based violence is linked to the lack of realization of their economic, social, political and cultural rights,” said the authors of the report, Niklas Bruun and Barbara Bailey in an email.

more here

Monday, 15 June 2015

boy better know

Friday, 29 May 2015

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The most I’ve been stopped is three times in one day. About a year ago. The first time was at the Épeule Montesquieu metro stop in Roubaix in the early afternoon. That was the BAC. There were two or three of them, a normal stop. The second time was at the Porte des Postes metro stop around 6pm. That was the National Police. I told them I’d been stopped by their colleagues and they searched me anyway. They didn’t give me an explanation. The third time was in the street, and it was the CRS. That time I was really drunk.

from here

Thursday, 7 May 2015

In focusing on Sudan with the insistent counterpoint of New York, I have tried to make clear that the increasingly globalized expression of capitalist relations of production, the tenor of neoliberal global economic restructuring, and the broad retreats from the social wage...have common local and regional effects

- Cindi Katz (2004: 259)

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Saturday, 2 May 2015

never not bodies, never not here for Tim Finney on funky.

always always

Monday, 20 April 2015

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Petrol. Meat. Industrial farming. Where have the tributaries gone? I forget. Optics too.

Friday, 3 April 2015

on the roads
they drag crosses


Thursday, 5 February 2015

Re: this recent welcome news from Paris

French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised Muslim Lassana Bathily, 24, for his "courage" and "heroism" during a ceremony in the presence of Prime Minister Manuel Valls.


Friday, 30 January 2015

News that the 2014 summer war in Gaza resulted in the deaths of 539 Palestinian children, approaching 3,000 injured Palestinian children and now about 35 or 40% of Gaza's million or so kids are reported shell-shocked.

(via Priyanka Boghani [PBS staff page].)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

This .pdf contains rolling up to date information listing current humanitarian aid projects for Nigeria, with funding status of each project.

(edited to reflect date accuracy.)