[SPOILER ALERT and TRIGGER WARNING – I use the N-word when quoting Django and others]
OK so I’ve been thinking about Django Unchained a lot. Search the badlands of the Internet and you will find oceans of online commentary dedicated to Tarantino’s revenge-fantasy-cum-blaxploitation Western flick.Â Spike LeeÂ condemned it, allegedly heÂ read the scriptÂ before deciding it was an assault […]Read more →
Dear Mandela – An Award Winning Film about the first post-apartheid generation of South Africa
With Question and Answer session with a South African Speaker
When their shantytowns were threatened with mass eviction, the young people of South Africa’s sprawling shack settlements rose from their shacks to protect their homes, their constitutional rights and their dignity.
By Assed Baig / @assedbaig
The decision to extradite Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad is only one in a long line of subservient decisions that the UK judiciary has taken to please the US.
These two men have languished in prison, without charge, without an end in sight, for 6 and 8 years respectively.Â Â TheirÂ Â families going through a […]
Video Via Medialite
An excellent video from The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart eviscerating what in Britain has been called the #RomneyShambles campaign.
As Mitt Romney claims that 47 percent of the US population won’t vote for him as they pay no taxes, Jon Stewart shows a video of Romney’s mother praising the United States for giving welfare […]
What: Mass fainting action in H&M store
Why: To raise awareness of malnutrition, exhaustion and poverty pay faced by garment workers in Cambodia who make H&M clothes
Where:Meet on the corner of H&M store on 174-176 Oxford Street
When: 10:30 on Tuesday, on 18th September 2012
Contact: Anna McMullen, anna [at] labourbehindthelabel [dot] org
By Assed Baig
Demonstrations have spread around the world after an anti-Islam video, made by someone named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, insulting the most revered figure of the Muslim world, the Prophet Muhammed was posted on youtube.
Why is it that this short video, apparently the work of one insignificant individual, can instigate such outrage?Â While the filmmaker […]
By Koos CouvÃ©e
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte looks set for a return to office after his pro-EU austerity VVD party became the biggest winner in this weekâ€™s general election, closely followed by the Labour Party. With the Socialist Party coming third at some distance, the elections turned out to be a two-horse race. The most […]
Steve Biko was the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa. In 1968 he co-founded the all-black South African Students’ Organization and was elected its first President. The organisation’s message spread from campuses to the general community, and in 1972 Biko helped found the Black People’s Convention. He was arrested many times for […]Read more →
via Democracy Now
NAACP President Ben Jealous joins Amy Goodman to discuss what some are calling the greatest wave of legislative assaults on voting rights in more than half a century. As shifting demographics give more weight to voters in the South, 8 of 11 states in the former Confederacy have passed restrictive voting laws since […]Read more →
By @JustinTheLibSoc &Â @Mod_Charissa
According to Spin Magazine, Lupe Fiasco has mansplained his way into a terrible mess, he attempted to challenge misogyny in rap only to be attacked for doing in it in misogynistic way. Lupe has denounced Spin for resorting to personal attacks and has launched #BoycottSpinMagazineÂ as a response. Is the charge right or is […]
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