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[Colonialism Reparation] Newsletter 07/23

[Colonialism Reparation] Newsletter 07/23
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With the development of the "Industrial Revolution" the need for labor force is replaced by that of raw materials, thus giving boost to imperialism. In the second half of the XIX century the great colonial powers share out the rest of the world, starting the formation of vast colonial empires that cover more than half of the lands above sea-level.

Only after the "Second World War" decolonization spreads rapidly, though leaving countries that, even if formally independent, continue to be dependent on the old "metropolis".

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Colonialism Reparation

Adequate reparations for Herero and Nama

On September 21, 2021 at the Parliament of Namibia opposition parties and genocide-affected communities filed a motion to reject the so-called “Reconciliation Agreement”.

On October 27, 2022 the Vice President of Namibia Nangolo Mbumba announced that, following parliamentary discussions, in July 2022 Namibia proposed to Germany a revision of the so-called "Reconciliation Agreement", however immediately rejected by the communities victims of the genocide.

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The end of the Empire

We propose you in our column, as interesting reading of the moment, “Apology, Reparation, and Repatriation of Artefacts and Remains” joint statement by First Nations, Indigenous Peoples, and Advocacy Groups of 12 Countries with the British Monarch as Head of State, on the occasion of the Coronation of King Charles III, May 6th 2023.
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