“We will build houses for you, it is not something we can achieve overnight”
– Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, 1994 [link to video]
“We have learned that by demanding decent housing we make enemies, and that by occupying land we make those enemies even more ruthless. But we cannot wait in the mud, shit and […]
Today a campaign by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) was launched to combat the impacts of statelessness around the world. Around 10 million people globally are affected by statelessness – in other words, people without citizenship of any state – which in turn denies them the rights to formal education, healthcare, employment […]
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 […]
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 →
It’s 2013, a bustling Monday night and autumn has finally started eyeing up winter clothing. Inside my chosen venue, the walls are lined with baby-faced images of the alternative comedy elite: faces who make you laugh, but with a clear conscious. Up there, in their pre-pubescent glory, Baddiel, Skinner, Merton, I kid you not, are […]Read more →
By Abahlali baseMjondolo / @abahlali_abm
Today on Friday 25th July, We march in Solidarity with the Oppressed People of Palestine.People in Palestinian are being murdered with impunity. Their homes are being destroyed with impunity. As they are being murdered and as their homes are being destroyed they are being shown to the world as if they are responsible for […]
By Abahlali Solidarity UK
National elections are being held in South Africa this year. In the UK, a new High Commissioner, Obed Mlaba, has just been installed in South Africa House. Mlaba has a failed record on urban housing and symbolises the betrayal of the post-1994 South African State. South Africa is still a place where […]Read more →
On Wednesday 26th March, Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, the black woman who coined the term “Intersectionality” and professor of law at University College of Los Angeles and Columbia, gave a lecture entitled “Justice Rising: moving intersectionally in the age of post-everything”
For those of you who missed it, you can listen to the recording of the event here.
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