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The Third World Problem is a First World Problem

I was grabbing coffee this morning at work and a couple of older women joked, “I need coffee! I can’t imagine what it’s like in Third World countries where they don’t have any!” 455 more words


African Solidarity

Being in India made me realize the limited view people have of Africa, for example most Indians assume I am from South Africa. To them South Africa is the epitome of Africa, because if you’re not from South Africa and you have black skin then where else could you possibly be from? 691 more words

Making A Difference

When Lord Frederick John Dealtry Lugard amalgamated the northern and southern territories into what would become the Nigeria of today in 1914, the whole world knew the British empire had sown in Nigeria a lasting tree of discord. 391 more words


Do you agree ???

Your luxury is is our displacement
This message is spray painted on the sidewalk just outside the Jefferson st. exit from the L train in Bushwick Brooklyn NY. 61 more words


Frantz Fanon: Concerning Violence

The following is an excerpt from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, reprinted yesterday on the great blog Middle East Revised. Its relevance is plainly not only to the Middle East. 2,189 more words

Divide Et Impera

The Bengal Famine (1943)

Droughts remain a relatively common phenomenon in India even today, largely due to lack of irrigation facilities in most parts of the country. While the condition of most farmers in India remains precarious to this day (and thousands of suicides are reported each year), it is a far cry from what it was during the colonial era. 1,585 more words

British Raj (1757-1947)

haiku for frida

the art and syntax

of (un)belonging is weight

less with too much weight