[Colonialism Reparation] Newsletter 09/18

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Call for the International day for reparations

... One may certainly discuss the terms of reparations, but it is important that it is effectively implemented as soon as possible. From this day on, now and every year forward, we will aim to advance justice in the world. Because it is not only the past, but the present and the future potential of all things is hampered both by the weight of the past colonialism and by new forms of imperialist domination.

We invite citizens, NGOs, and governments to seize this iconic date and implement any and all action necessary to advance the cause of reparations all over the world (press releases, conferences, exhibitions, media campaigns, street actions, cultural festivals, radio broadcasts or television, political decisions, etc.).

Our parents and grandparents fought for independence and freedom, we must continue their fight to get justice.

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Reparations, not only repatriation of remains


On August 29, 2018 at the French Cathedral of Berlin, capital of Germany, was held the ceremony for the return of remains of twenty-seven Herero and Nama in the presence of a large Namibian delegation headed by the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa and of German Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Michelle Müntefering who, despite having said that "Germany recognises its historical responsibility", has not expressed any official apologies.

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The end of the Empire

The Chinese strategy and the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation the theme of the articles chosen for you: "China and Africa" by Pavel Nastine … “In addition, China believes that it should not meddle in African internal affairs or participate in military interventions, as do Western nations in order to reach their own political and economic goals. China’s priority is to safeguard its interests by taking part in numerous peacemaking missions in the continent and thus guarantee security of its investments.” … e "It’s Africa’s choice: AFRICOM or the New Silk Roads" by Pepe Escobar … “At the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, President Xi Jinping has just announced a hefty US$60 billion package to complement another US$60 billion pledged at the 2015 summit.That breaks down to $15 billion in grants and interest-free loans; $20 billion in credit lines; a $10 billion fund for development financing; $5 billion to finance imports from Africa; and waving the debt of the poorest African nations diplomatically linked to China.” ...

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