[Colonialism Reparation] Newsletter 07/16

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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


Now recognition of the genocide in Namibia


On May 25, 2016 the German Parliament delegation visiting Namibia met with representatives of the Herero and Nama people, descendants of the victims of the genocide committed by the German colonial troops between 1904 and 1908 during which approximately seventy-five thousand people were exterminated. During the meeting the representatives of the Herero and Nama people recalled that with regard to the ongoing negotiations on genocide, apologies and compensations can not be "lasting solution negotiated about us without us".

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The end of the Empire

In the sea of words published about "Brexit" we have found interesting those of two articles that we invite you to read: "Brexit coincides with India’s and Pakistan’s entry into the SCO"  by Alfredo Jalife-Rahme and "Brex’It, So Be’It; And Then What?" by Johan Galtung.

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