Gaza War: Europe, Israel and the US Form the Triangle of Guilt

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos* ‘Z’ originally published this article under the Creative Commons licence. COIMBRA, Portugal | 26 February 2023 (IDN) — In 1947, Karl Jaspers published a short book entitled The Question of German Guilt (Die Schuldfrage)[1]. It was the time of a Germany devastated in body and soul, a pariah people, disgraced […]

UN Honours the Contributions of the African Diaspora

By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) — The murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, on May 25, 2020, in the US city of Minneapolis, galvanized people worldwide to protest racism and racial discrimination and prompted important global discussions on racial justice. 2020 marked a turning point in how these issues are being addressed […]

Europe Slow in Recognising Global Impact of Colonialism

Viewpoint by Michael McEachrane* LUND (IDN) – Centuries of European colonialism have had a tremendous impact on shaping inequities within and among countries, many of which are yet to be effectively addressed. This may seem like a trivial statement, but it is only recently being recognised by EU countries. In 2019, the European Parliament passed […]

Ugandans Launch Drive to Rename Streets with Colonial Names

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK | KAMPALA (IDN) – A petition to rename roads honouring British colonial figures has gathered thousands of names. The appeal ties into the Black Lives Matter protests. Running through the centre of the city and past Kampala’s impressive Independence Monument is Speke Road, named after the British […]

How the Black Lives Matter Movement Went Global

By Mark Leon Goldberg, UN Dispatch Podcasts NEW YORK (IDN ) – The Black Lives Matter movement has spread quickly around the world. Over the last several weeks, there have been BLM demonstrations in nearly every major city in Europe. Tens of thousands of people showed up for protests in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and London, […]

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