Archive for the ‘Political developments’ Category

Jimmy Johnson, ‘Lessons from the Other Occupiers: A critical engagement of #Occupy and J14’, Mondoweiss. The July 14th Movement and Occupy Wall Street efforts have deservedly garnered press attention. Much more importantly, they have mobilized huge numbers of people who had not been politically active previously and have radicalised others. These are ‘awakenings’ of a […]

  Newspaper Rock has collected a few indigenous perspectives, here and here. The omission of the realities of settler colonialism from this trendy little protest is ironic, he notes.

700 people were arrested that day, several of them Columbia students, in an ongoing national campaign that began three weeks ago on Wall Street, where hundreds of mostly young people have been camping out or showing up for daily demonstrations. Karla Jimenez of Columbia Spectator.

Members of the Royal Griqua Tribe, which organised the event, were dressed in full regalia. Goab Bishop Kenneth Visser, a provincial leader of the Griqua Royal House, said it was of great significance to come back to the castle, where Adam Kok had once been imprisoned. “For us it means the freedom of the Griqua […]

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Sarah Maddison and Morgan Brigg (eds), Unsettling the Settler State: Creativity and Resistance in Indigenous Settler-State Governance (Federation Press, 2011). Debates in contemporary Indigenous affairs rarely question the settler-state framework and its accompanying institutions and processes. This silence persists despite Indigenous efforts to engage the settler-colonial order through repeated calls for treaties, for constitutional change, […]

Sam Moyo, ‘Land concentration and accumulation after redistributive reform in post-settler Zimbabwe’, Review of African Political Economy 38, 128 (2011). Zimbabwe’s recent fast-track land reform was redistributive, but it retained significant enclaves of large-scale agro-industrial estates owned by transnational, domestic and state capital, despite unfulfilled popular and domestic elite demands for land. Such estates were […]

Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity (Palgrave UK, 2010) Edited by Tracey Banivanua Mar and Penelope Edmonds. To be launched by Patrick Wolfe. The new journal, settler colonial studies, introduced by Jane Carey and Lorenzo Veracini. When: Thursday 30th June, 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start Where: Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude […]

Matthew L. M. Fletcher and Peter S. Vicaire, ‘Indian Wars: Old and New’, Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, 15th Anniversary Symposium, “War On…The Fallout of Declaring War on Social Issues, Forthcoming This short paper analyzes American history from the modern “wars” on poverty, drugs, and terror from the perspective of American Indians and Indian […]

From Business Day: RURAL Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti plans to ask the Cabinet to permit more land claims by black South Africans who lost their property before 1913. Legislation providing for land claims, which has cost the fiscus billions of rand, had as a cut-off date for restitution the promulgation of the […]