[Colonialism Reparation] Newsletter 01/17

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Colonizers - Colonized

The campaign for debt cancellation, which has reached a widespread during the nineties of last century, has had very diversified positions within. Some members have requested that
debt cancellation was made as reparaion for the damages caused by colonialism.

The best known is that of Luis Britto Garcia, a Venezuelan professor, which in 1990 published the "Speech by the cacique Guaicaipuro Cautemoc". The main character, an imaginary descendant of the ancient Venezuelan leaders, asked European leaders damage caused by the colonizers to be quantified and then to proceed to compensation with the debt of the countries which were colonized.

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Reparations to Herero and Nama

 

The Congress Restorative Justice after Genocide was held in Berlin, capital of Germany, from 14 to 16 October 2016 with the participation of about fifty Ovaherero and Nama delegates. The congress ended with the approval of the Berlin Resolution 2016, declaring critical debate about the genocide a global task and a subject for society as a whole, besides the demands for an official recognition of the genocides, a sincere apology by the German Parliament and Government and negotiations on reparations with the Ovaherero and Nama representatives from Namibia and their diaspora.

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The end of the Empire

This month we propose you the article "Only One Step Away from a Global Trade War" by Valentin Katasonov published on Strategic Culture Foundation.

"The financial crisis of 2007-2009 effectively terminated the process of globalization. In 2015 world trade suddenly dropped by more than 10% for the first time since 2009. Nothing like this has been seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. But some politicians, public figures, scholars, and journalists continue to talk about globalization as an «objective» and «progressive» process, even though it has already ended.

The world has embarked on a new era."...

 
 
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