[Colonialism Reparation] Newsletter 01/18

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MARCH 13 - 17, 2018

We'll be there!... and we invite you to participate with us in the workshop “Reparations to colonialism” to strengthen national and international strategies, to make progress the cause of condemnations, reconciliations, excuses and compensations to colonialism.


Colonialism Reparation


Restitutions from France and Germany


On November 28, 2017 in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, the French President Emmanuel Macron declares that [...] I can not accept that a large part of cultural heritage from several African countries is in France. There are historical explanations for that but there are no valid, durable and unconditional justifications, African heritage can not be solely in European private collections and museums. African heritage must be highlighted in Paris, but also in Dakar, in Lagos, in Cotonou, this will be one of my priorities. I want that within five years there are the conditions for temporary or permanent restitution of African heritage to Africa [...].

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The end of the Empire

This time are China with its geo-economic emperor Xi Jinping and the future of Petroyuan our reading proposals.

Xi Jinping: the Geo-Economic Emperor with a 15 year head start by Alfredo Jalife-Rahme

“...According to the Washington Post, Trump praised Xi as “probably the most powerful leader” that China has had for a century. More so than Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping? Not yet… I would be more inclined to qualify Xi Jinping as a mandarin. That said, he is today an “emperor on geo-economic matters”. This is because he holds the reins of the country which, according to the CIA’s World Factbook, has the highest real GDP in the world.”...

and China plans to break petrodollar stranglehold by Pepe Escobar

“The plan is to set up oil-futures trading in the yuan, which will be fully convertible into gold on the Shanghai and Hong Kong foreign exchange markets. The Shanghai Futures Exchange and its subsidiary, the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE), have already run four simulations for crude futures. It was expected to be rolled out by the end of this year, but that looks unlikely to happen. But when it does get off the ground in 2018, the fundamentals will be clear – this triple oil-yuan-gold route will bypass the mighty green back. The era of the petroyuan will be at hand.“ ...

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