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The global pandemic of environmental racism and corporate impunity 

By Chizom Ekeh Friday 3 March 2012The indigenous Uwa peoples of northern Colombia have threatened to commit collective suicide if multinational corporations get government permission to extract oil from their ancestral homelands.In resistance to government’s attempts to displace them from their territories, the Uwa have said they will continue to fight for a future that is not dependent on oil and gas.In a Youtube...

Jamaica/Global: Marcus Garvey's Legacy 

The article is titled Marcus Garvey's Legacy, which gives a comprehensive analysis of the life of Marcus Garvey, and the impact he still has on the contemporary world. It reflects his era and obstacles he had to negotiate in order to organize the greatest mass movement that consisted of over six millions of Africans Americans together with Africans worldwide. The movement centered on...

Somalia, Kenya, USA: In Nairobi Neighborhood, Somali Refugees Dream of a New Life in Seattle 

Check out this compelling blogpost from a Somali diaspora member. Originally posted on the website of MRG partner organisation IIDA (Women Development Organization). MRG and IIDA are working in Somalia with minority communities to contribute to improved gender equality, reduce violence against women and increase their access to justice.A few months ago, I was riding in a cab from Seattle’s First Avenue to...

USA: American-Muslims dispel the stereotypes of Muslim women who cover - new photo exhibit 'iCover' 

The International Museum of Women (IMOW) is an  online museum that showcases art, stories and ideas to celebrate and advance the lives of women around the world. IMOW's exhibit Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices presents inspiring art and innovative ideas from Muslim women worldwide who are leading the movement for a more just, equitable, and inclusive world.This exclusive selection of portraits from iCover,...

USA: An Affirmation Poem Written For Minorities 

A short poem by Donna Henes to affirm her "positive minority status".An Affirmation Poem Written For MinoritiesI affirm I am a divine and beautiful being.I choose to live each moment with appreciation andcomplete acceptance of my own identity, divinity and beauty. I choose to appreciate and accept the beauty in allbeings and the perfect divinity in each moment. I open my heart to the...

USA/Africa: A Farewell To Elombe Brath 

The life of African freedom-fighter Elombe Brath was celebrated in Harlem last month. A pillar of the pan-African movement, Brath made it his life-long mission to empower the black community both in Africa and around the world. The Brooklyn-born activist died age 77 at Amsterdam Nursing Home in Harlem on Wednesday 19th May.International ambassadors, local politicians and family members gathered in Harlem to pay...

SWM 2015: USA - Detroit – rebuilding the city from the bottom up 

Embargo: 2 July 2015 00.01 (GMT+1)Case study by Mariah GrantThroughout the recent recession in the United States, the city of Detroit, Michigan was seen as a cautionary tale of economic boom and bust within the country’s urban centres. Nicknamed Motor City, USA, Detroit was the thriving epicentre of the automobile industry from its early days in the 1900s to the 1950s, when the city boasted...

Caribbean: GARIFUNA PEOPLE STILL FACING INJUSTICES IN THE COUNTRIES WHERE THEY LIVE 

This is an article about the struggles of the Garifuna people who were forcefully removed by the British Crown from their homeland "Yurumein", now known as Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, on March the 14th 1797 to Roatan, in the Bay Islands, now a part of Honduras in Central America.Garifuna now live in the countries of; Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and the United...

USA: Bringing communities together at a time of division: the work of Milenio in Portland, Oregon 

By Mariah Grant One of the most striking developments, since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States in November 2016 and his assumption of office at the beginning of 2017, is the rapid mobilization of civic opposition to the policies of his administration. Virtually every major announcement since taking office – from the so-called ‘travel ban’ on citizens from a...



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