Neither history nor identity has to be permanent

Cape Town, South Africa
Joined October 2011
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Replying to @Dlrdrk1
Apart from NATO’s/USAs green light, Turkey will also have Russia’s. Any ‘cold war’ between imperialist powers will always sacrifice weaker nations #Ukraine #Kurds #Rojava
#Turkey is blocking #Sweden and Finland from joining the #NATO while Turkey is the only #NATO member that refuses to take sanctions against Russia. At this point the NATO should overthink once again if Turkey belongs to alliance or not!
Oh wow ..
Featuring reportage, history, essays, economics and anthropology, many of these often in the same book, the finalists for #TheOrwellPrize for Political Writing 2022 are a mixture of established names and debut authors. Congratulations to all those on this year's shortlist!
Some history inspired novels do capture (at least some of) the complexity: Llosa “Harsh Times” & “Conversations in the Cathedral” and possibly, Orwell “Homage to Catalonia”
Historians' works do not read as seamlessly as a history-inspired novel because our past is NOT about a single narrative with an easy resolution. Our chapters explain multiple causalities. They show through evidence uncomfortable and often conflicting truths.
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Funerals, homes, children, olive trees, flags, schools, hospitals, whole families wiped from the registry, boys playing on a beach, little girls picking up books from the rubble, neighbourhoods, memory, food- a life under endless siege and blamed, always blamed. Palestine 💔
Excellent statement 🔴
PEN SA's statement on the killing of Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, by Israeli forces on May 11th. Thoughts with those gathered to mourn her at her funeral today and solidarity with journalists everywhere who must be free and safe to do their vital work.
Replying to @popeyed
🤷🏽‍♀️ Come to South Africa! The vast majority of the population don’t think that thinness is attractive.
shout out to the lady who stopped me at football today to ask me why i've lost weight and to inform me i look a lot older. for the first time in my life, i think i've just been thin-shamed.
A sad day 💔 Thanks for your enormous contribution to the struggle for justice throughout the world. Aluta Continua 🔥
After more than a decade of independent publishing, it is with a mixture of pride and sadness that we announce the end of ROAR as an active publication. 1/
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Replying to @johnpilger
Much of his story stands or falls by the notion of a ‘linguistic border’ within Ukraine . What & where is that?
🥰Non-dogmatic utopian thinking ... R Bregman, K Ross, D Graeber, M Löwy, EO Wright, U le Guin, W Benjamin, E Bloch ..etc 🌻
"You have an actual worker-led project—a Black- and Brown-led, multi-racial, multi-national, multi-gender, multi-ability organizing team...You get the Communists involved, you get some socialists and anarcho-syndicalists..." -->
Postcolonialism is becoming popular in the most unexpected places 😂😂
Bridgerton’s postcolonial moment is this: the Bengali woman’s arsenal, the nightie, made it into British high fashion.
It has hardly been launched and Twitter has already suspended its account - it has violated community norms 😡 On March 18, 2022, the "Academy of Democratic Modernity" (ADM) announced its foundation and the establishment of a new internet platform.
😂😂😂 Made my day already .. it’s only 6am
Bojana Videkanic: Dear Lenin, I have to correct you. Imperialism isn't the highest stage of capitalism, the highest stage of capitalism is stupidity.
Replying to @NadiaDavids9
Nadia 🙏🏽 - a wonderful Utopian text ♥️