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What is Settler Colonialism? It is tourism in Jerusalem, yachts at the edge of Round Rock beach on Lake Superior, the confidence of national holidays being celebrated across a Native American reservation, where the fireworks are the best and most…

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Mobile Technology in Development: two of a two-part series taking a look at important trends in finance-related mobile technology in the developing world. tags: MobileActive mobilephones Africa Techforchange Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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5 Essential Privacy Tools For The Next Crypto War – Forbes The first crypto war revolved around the hardware-based Clipper Chip and coercing companies to deploy broken encryption with backdoors to enable domestic State spying. Fortunately, the good guys won….

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The Increasing US Shadow Wars in Africa | Mother Jones On the highway from Djibouti to Ethiopia, for example, one can see the bare outlines of this shadow war at the truck stops where local drivers take a break from…

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Technology – Nathan Jurgenson – The Facebook Eye – The Atlantic Today, social media means we are always traveling with the camera in our hands (metaphorically and often literally); we always can document. When going to see live music I…

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Vigilante violence – Can Zuma’s ‘Second Transition’ Take Us off the Boil? Civil society responses to some of these social pathologies often take the form of essentially technocratic proposals. It is, for instance, argued that if hate crimes are given…

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Pambazuka – How USAID undermines democracy in Haiti The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is an arm of the US State Department. Founded in 1961, USAID serves as a ‘velvet glove’ for US foreign policy. The political bias of…

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Signposts from Al Qaws: A Decade of Building a Queer Palestinian Discourse | Bekhsoos How can we summarize “LGBT and Queer Palestinian Activism in the Past Ten Years from an Internal Perspective of Activists who Have Worked on the LGBTQ…

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The Project | Pentecostal Aesthetics The research project on the West African Pentecostal Diasporas in Italy started in the 2008 and addresses the social impact of African Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in European cities and societies shaped by Catholicism. This…

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The Arab World and the Media’s Symbiotic Revolutions I would stay up until 3 a.m. in somewhat of a late-night ménage a trois, except instead of lovers, it was my laptop and phone, both of which I’m a little too…

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Thoughts on Queer Space and IDAHOT 2012 | Kenne’s Blog On this last bit, I would like to explain how, for me, this concept of queer space unfolded itself in the event. With all the people I talked to, drank with, laughed with and chatted up,…

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Chris Hedges: Colonized by Corporations – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig “This is an era of hypocrisy,” Malcolm X said. “When white folks pretend that they want Negroes to be free, and Negroes pretend to white folks that they …

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Reality Check: Sexy Chocolate — M.I.A. While in retrospect, the films of the Blaxploitation era provided us with many cringe-worthy moments, they did contribute two things that can be viewed as positive. Black actors got work. And it was abundantly…

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Homosexuality is African | Thought Leader We have an enormous body of historical and scientific evidence for the existence of homosexuality in every culture on every continent and stretching back in time as far as the human record goes. Homosexuality…

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Pambazuka – Between 1904 and 1908 imperial Germany waged an atrocious and inhumane war of extermination against the Herero, Nama, Damara and San peoples in its former colony ‘German South West Africa’, now the Republic of Namibia. According to the…

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http://ccrjustice.org/LGBTUganda/#timeline Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively was filed under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which allows for foreign victims of human rights abuses to seek civil remedies in U.S. courts. tags: uganda+homosexuality SMUG Homophobic Digital Activism | iRevolution The pace…

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Boko Haram — more complicated than you think — By Richard Dowden | African Arguments Highlight tags: BokoHaram Nigeria The Haitian Blogger: UN Impunity in Haiti: Cholera Outbreak IS Criminal Negligence What this report fails to show is what “‘century”…

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Illegal and Invisible: Sexuality, Identity and LGBT Rights in Liberia — By Stephanie C. Horton | IndepthAfrica Clearly, in times of chaos and anarchy, the vulnerable and powerless are always attacked. It’s a short step from there during a fragile…

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Pambazuka – Fuel scarcity and renewable energy option for Nigeria’s South-South The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, announced on its 7:00am network news of 14 February 2012, perhaps, as a Valentine gift to the people of Rivers State, that…