The incomplete struggle for self-determination.

“When people put up statues of Mandela, for many the only African politician they know, he resembles a symbol of the fight for freedom and self-determination. The statutes and words of praise, invitations and speeches later came easier than open support in the years where it was most needed. That important political players were supporting Apartheid over many decades is however historical fact.”

“The struggle for self-determination is certainly not over. But in the end it is not just a battle at home, but part of the obligation for democratic accountability and ethical industrial behaviour wherever we live, including how we make politicians and industry accountable in how we choose or vote.”

Beheadings in Mexico how to deal with real violence on the internet – Enthauptung einer Frau in Mexiko. Wie man mit echter Gewalt im Internet umgehen muss.

The English article can be read in full here: http://www.opendemocracy.net/daniel-zylbersztajn/mexican-beheading-how-to-deal-with-real-violence-on-internet Deutsch Zusammenfassung: In diesem Text diskutiere ich, im Nachruf der Debatte zur “mexikanischen Enthauptung” auf Facebook, wie durch die Verbreitung … Continue reading Beheadings in Mexico how to deal with real violence on the internet – Enthauptung einer Frau in Mexiko. Wie man mit echter Gewalt im Internet umgehen muss.

Die Tageszeitung: Kongolesisches Athletenteam bewirbt sich um Asyl nach Morddrohungen wegen Kabilakritik. Congolese Olympic and Paralympic Athletes seek Asylum after death threats

English:  Six Paralympic and Olympic athletes from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have asked for political asylum, following death threats due to their open critique of Kabila.  I speak … Continue reading Die Tageszeitung: Kongolesisches Athletenteam bewirbt sich um Asyl nach Morddrohungen wegen Kabilakritik. Congolese Olympic and Paralympic Athletes seek Asylum after death threats

Die Tageszeitung (TAZ): Paralympic Ghana Team: Alem Mumuni

Mein Bericht zu Alem der statt Kuhhirte, Eilteradfahrer wurde. http://www.taz.de/Ghanaer-bei-den-Paralympics/!100747/ My article about Ghana‘s Paralympian Alem Mumuni and his  story against all odds to become an elite cycling athlete Related articles Die Tageszeitung (TAZ): Tiefenprüfung für die Fairness (In deepth … Continue reading Die Tageszeitung (TAZ): Paralympic Ghana Team: Alem Mumuni

Rastafarianism as Political Youth Culture in Freetown, Sierra Leone

An archive find.  This was my 1995 BA Dissertation from SOAS, University of London, which included field research in Freetown, Sierra Leone.. I finally managed to upload it. The dissertation … Continue reading Rastafarianism as Political Youth Culture in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Imperialism, Race and Resistance: Africa & Britain – Book Review 2001

A book review from 2001, for purposes of scope of interest. This review appeared in the BASA (Black and Asian Studies Association) Newsletter 29, January 2001 Race and Resistance (2001)

London Black Radio and the Community – my Master of Arts Dissertation from 1997

CO 1998 / 2012 Dear Reader: Please make use of the comment facility at the end.  Let me know what you were searching and what you are working on, if … Continue reading London Black Radio and the Community – my Master of Arts Dissertation from 1997