IPS’s Netfa Freeman speaks about the 2016 report of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent from their fact finding mission assessing human rights conditions of African/Black people in the U.S.
The breaking of Euro-North American spheres of dominance would be a victory for the internationalism represented by movements for social, political, and economic integration in Africa and Latin America.
A film screening followed by a discussion with Pan-African activist and IPS Events Coordinator Netfa Freeman about the contributions of Africans worldwide and the tendency of capitalism toward the socio economic oppression of African people globally.
Don’t miss an interactive diague on “why the fight must be for people-centered human rights” with IPS Associate Fellow, Ajamu Baraka visiting from Colombia, South America.
The British government’s offer to pay reparations to colonial-era torture victims in Kenya dispels the notion that British colonialism was any better than the rest.
FPIF Co-Director Emira Woods will moderate a panel about women in Africa following the play, “The Convert.”
By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.
The Institute for Policy Studies’ Foreign Policy in Focus project and Teaching for Change present a book signing and discussion of The African American Odyssey of John Kizell, by Kevin Lowther. In this biography, Lowther discusses African complicity in the slave trade and examines how it may have contributed to Sierra Leone’s latter-day struggles as an independent state. The African American Odyssey of John Kizell illustrates the life of Kizell, a West African enslaved in South Carolina that escaped and fought on the side of the British during the Revolutionary War.
India and China, two leading emerging economies in the world, are competing with each other, as well as Africa’s traditional western trading partners, to build a stronger relationship with Africa.
In an interview with Basta! at the World Social Forum, Firoze Manji discusses the problems of the ‘aid industry.’
A gift horse for us, from the Gringos?
Keeping our Latin American neighbors seemingly independent, but still supportive of U.S. corporations, requires new methods.
The blockbuster film’s storyline is far from original.
More than 50 groups recently declared their priorities, which include: “housing, environment, food, education, literacy, work, and health for all.”