The Canadian NGO, Development and Peace launched a campaign last week to share an important message with their elected MP’s from communities in the Global South: Canadian mining companies that don’t respect their rights should be held accountable. The campaign calls for an ombudsman position to be created.
Gwen Schulman talks to Development and Peace campaign coordinator Alana Wright.
Notre collaborateur Jean-Marc Soboth épilogue, ici, sur le « Ngondo », étonnante assemblée traditionnelle multiséculaire aux relents mystiques des peuples Sawa de la côte atlantique camerounaise, qui joua un rôle central dans la résistance et la collaboration à la traite et la colonisation européenne.
Savourez-y en toile de fond la musique traditionnelle « Eséwè » des « Jumeaux de Massao » qui célèbrent le « Ngondo »…
Amandla regular Doug Miller is presently in Malawi. Here is a post from his new blog.
The three young men pushed mightily and the engine roared to life. “The lion of Kasoba is back.” Kapote laughed and off we 3 geriatrics rolled to start this next phase of our adventure. Kapote has a lovely sense of humour. He is 71 years old and a patriarch in Karonga society. The Lion is a 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser and our transport of choice for the work on our book for this trip. The battery needs to be replaced so for the moment the truck needs at least 3 able bodies to push it enough to start. And I am a 67 year old Attention Deficit Hyper-activity Disorder senior who instead of retiring into a rocking chair is running back and forth to Malawi. We are trying to record and document the history of people who suffered under the 30 year dictatorship of Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda.
Gwen Schulman talks to Firoze Manji, head of CODESRIA’s Documentation, Information and Communications Department about the distinction he has drawn between “emancipatory freedoms” and “licensed freedoms,” and how these concepts apply to struggles in Africa, both past and present.
U.S-based Herakles Farms has been seeking to replace 37,000 hectares of old growth rainforest in Cameroon with a palm oil plantation. However, opposition on the ground has garnered international support, and under the harsh light of public scrutiny, the project is beginning to flounder. Gwen Schulman speaks with Anuradha Mittal, the Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, which has played a key role in demonstrating the corruption, duplicity and intimidation that have underpinned the Herakles Farms project.
Our funding drive show! Amandla has been on the air for over 23 years now thanks to CKUT radio in Montreal.
We appreciate your support to our show and to the station that allows us to fully air unfiltered views. Here is our annual funding drive show.
Amandla’s Afrah Aden speaks with Chimwemwe Miller, a Montreal musician, actor and story teller. He appears in the play Coma Unplugged, as Ishouad the mysterious Touareg warrior. Coma Unplugged delves into controversial subjects including cultural appropriation and stereotypes of Africans. Among others Miller talks about the space that coloured people have in the acting scene in Quebec.
You can consult any encyclopedia and ask which was the first free country in the Americas. You will always receive the same answer: the US. But the US declared its independence when they were a nation with 650,000 slaves (who remained so for another century) and in its first constitution they established that a black slave was equal to three-fifths a person. And if you ask any encyclopedia which country first abolished slavery, you will always receive the same answer: England. But the first country that abolished slavery was not England; it was Haiti.