Muhammad Ali will never die.
October is Black History Month in the UK, so I’m posting a poignant poem by Muhammad Ali on the massacre of 33 African-American prisoners which ended the Attica Prison Uprising. Also his closing statements to the Irish interviewer, Cathal O’Shannon, are also of significance.
It is called Freedom – Better Now
“We are facing a war. The struggle for land and dignity continues.” – Abahlali Press Release
Yesterday Thuli Ndlovu, 36 and a mother to a teenage daughter, was shot dead while she watched TV in her home. A few hours previously spoke to her mother to tell her “today we are going to be shot” after seeing [...]
“It’s offensive, it’s like our narrative is always being told from the perspective of being enslaved or being in servitude when there’s so much more to African history than just slavery.” – Sara Myers, lead campaigner of Boycott the Human Zoo
“The role of the white liberal in the black man’s history in South Africa [...]
In December 2013 South Sudan, a country yet to celebrate 3 years of independence following separation from Sudan, was once more afflicted by violent conflict. 10 months later, with the death toll in the thousands and a nationwide humanitarian crisis affecting millions more (including over 100,00 displaced people in UN camps), the SPLM (Sudanese Peoples [...]Read more →
By Abahlali baseMjondolo / @Abahlali_ABM
Just after three this morning the River View Flats in Cato Manor were occupied. Some of the occupiers had previously been evicted from this block of flats and others were from the Marikana Land Occupation, also in Cato Manor.
The security guards stationed at the block of flats tried to prevent the [...]
By Abahlali baseMjondolo Solidarity UK
Mandela has been mourned across the world, his heroic words and deeds did far more than help end the racist apartheid system, his calm influence perhaps prevented a bloody civil war. So as Madiba has been laid to rest, it is time to much of his legacy is shown in the [...]Read more →
End Attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo! Stop the shootings! Free Bandile Mdlalose!
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2013
Time: 4:30pm – 7pm
Venue: South African High Commission, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DP
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1400244306873500/
Tuesday 1st October 3pm,
Crossroads Women’s Centre
25 Wolsey Mews,
London NW5 2DX
“You find them coming in during the middle of the night when you are sleeping. I have been in bed lying down and someone has come into my room and I wake up and I am frightened. Why would a man be in my room [...]
By Sita Balani / @sitainshort
While the term ‘fascist’ is often bandied around a little too freely, I can think of few who deserve the label more than Narendra Modi, current Chief Minister of Gujarat, in western India.
In 2002, Chief Minister Modi presided over several days of violence against Muslims in the Gujarat region, in which over 2,000 [...]
Via Democracy Now!
On August 28 it will be 50 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which remains one of the American Left’s most successful mobilizations ever. More than a quarter-million people came to the Washington on August 28th, 1963 to protest discrimination, joblessness and economic inequality faced by African Americans. The march [...]
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