[Colonialism Reparation] Newsletter 09/19

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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.).

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Return and don't procrastinate


In recent months there have been some repatriations of remains. On March 23, 2019 the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport of Ethiopia Hirut Kassaw repatriated two locks of hair of Emperor Tewodros II, returned by the National Army Museum in London. From 9 to 15 April 2019 the representatives of the Yidindji and Yawuru originary peoples and of the Australian Government repatriated the remains of fifty-three ancestors, returned by the Five Continents Museum in Munich, the University of Freiburg, the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, the State Ethnographic Collections in Dresden and the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg.

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The end of the Empire

The ECO, the single currency of the Economic Community of West African States was born, as can be read on the CEDEAO / ECOWAS website in Consensus on "ECO" as the name for the single currency of ECOWAS

..."Mr Brou stated that the Abidjan ministerial meeting is a singular development in the process leading to the realisation of one of the most important projects initiated by ECOWAS founding fathers, which is monetary integration leading to the creation of the common single currency."...

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