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‘Killing Joy’ | DMKW The feminist is an affect alien, estranged by happiness. We can understand the negativity of the figure of the feminist killjoy much better if we read her through the lens of the history of happiness, which…

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Alice Walker disinvited from University of Michigan over ‘Israel comments’ | The Electronic Intifada World-renowned American author Alice Walker has been disinvited from giving a speech at the University of Michigan because a donor objects to her views on Israel,…

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Celebrate James Baldwin’s Birthday With Powerful Words – COLORLINES Author, activist and truth-teller James Baldwin was born today in 1924. To celebrate what would have been his 89th birthday, read this excerpt from his 1979 essay “If Black English Isn’t…

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Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities Violence against women across historical, cultural, and national divides continues to be a socially accepted practice, if not a norm. In the realms of both policy and social awareness, we have collectively failed…

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More on pèpè and Haitian textiles – Tate Watkins At Humanosphere, Tom Murphy provides the latest in a smattering of recent articles and posts about the secondhand clothes market in Haiti, and textile production. He focuses on some of my…

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Open season on black boys after a verdict like this | Gary Younge | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Appeals for calm in the wake of such a verdict raise the question of what calm there can possibly be in…

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rules of the black panther party | mark jacobs lives! http://africasacountry.com/summer-reading-list/ Everything I’ve heard and read about François-Xavier Fauvel-Aymar’s Le Rhinocéros d’Or tells me I’m going to love it… The author is a French historian who specializes in medieval Africa…

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Pan-Africanism: Beyond Survival to Renaissance? | openDemocracy The fact is that after 50 years African’s millions are not happy. The date tells us our celebrations are due, but the data caution us. I appeal to you to stay alert to…

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Brad Pitt-Produced ‘Big Men’ Explores Greed in West African Oil Exploration | Movies News | Rolling Stone As the United States and other countries grapple with the issue of same-sex marriage, a new Pew Research Center survey finds huge variance…

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Linking news and action | … My heart’s in Accra These values aren’t in conflict so long as you accept a particular theory of change: give people information they need to see what’s wrong in the world, and they will…

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The Racial Politics of Atheism | RD10Q | Religion Dispatches In the book I push back against the myth of the accessible American dream and look at the devastating impact that the recession has had on communities of color. I…

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Power Politics: Arundhati Roy | A Judgment Call Roy’s Power Politics compiles speeches and essays concisely. And I enjoy the trite style, cogent arguments, and the extra time to think about the passage or due some further researching of my…

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Sexuality and gender taboos challenged by Haifa project | The Electronic Intifada “This project was able to push [the artists] even farther, to touch more taboo questions and to play on sexuality, sexual minorities and gender in a new way,”…

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The Racial Politics of Atheism | RD10Q | Religion Dispatches In the book I push back against the myth of the accessible American dream and look at the devastating impact that the recession has had on communities of color. I…

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We will bite our tongues no more | Education | Mail & Guardian Suren Pillay’s recent contribution to the debate on the humanities and social sciences is important because it places the task of “decolonisation” at the centre of transforming…

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Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington: Stencil Street Artist C215 Explores Haiti in Full Color tags: Haiti streetart Thomson Reuters Foundation | News, Information and Connections for Action tags: Haiti Earthquake Camps IDPs Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite…