Zonke needs help to appeal unfair 15-year sentence

zonkeWhere is the campaign and help for the appeal of Swazi activist Zonke Dlamini, who was tortured and sentenced to 15 years under repressive terror laws three years ago, asks his co-accused, Bheki Dlamini, who was released without charge?

Activist Zonke Dlamini was sentenced to 15 years in prison three years ago, on February 28. 2014, for allegedly petrol bombing the houses of two Swazi officials, an MP and a high-ranking police officer. Read more of this post

Skoler og sygehuse er ikke eliteklubber eller firmaer

Et stigende problem i vores samfund er, at flere og flere mennesker tilsyneladende lader sig inspirere af elitesport og erhvervslivet i stort set alle aspekter af livet. Men man kan ikke opstille samme endimensionelle mål for mennesker, som for en tenniskamp eller et firma.

I Avisartikler, ugeblade og bogudgivelser bruges sportsmetaforer (der ofte egentlig er krigsmetaforer) som ”kamp” og ”sejr” om dagligdags ting. Man ”sejrer” over sin kræftsygdom, man ”kæmper” for at få en god uddannelse. Read more of this post

Alternative facts are nothing new

190415-20Perhaps the claims by elites that their system is benefitting, or will benefit, everyone are part of the reason why so many are pinning their hopes to populists like Trump. Perhaps ordinary people have experienced that this is also an alternative fact.

The Bowling Green Massacre really took place. Trumps inauguration was the “largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period.” Millions of illegal votes were cast by illegal immigrants in the US election in November. Chicago is like a warzone. Read more of this post

Danish company stops salt imports from Western Sahara

IMG_3938Danish salt importer Dansk Vejsalt will not be importing de-icing salt from Africa’s last colony Western Sahara in the future, the company told Danish solidarity organisation Afrika Kontakt at a meeting on January 31.

“This is an important victory for the population of Western Sahara. It means that the occupation of the colony becomes a little less profitable. But it is also a victory for Afrika Kontakt, as we have continuously pressurized Dansk Vejsalt and their customers in Denmark,” says Jens Bruun Madsen from Afrikas Kontakt’s Western Sahara group. Read more of this post

Ramt af sult

dkindsTemaet for årets Danmarks Indsamling er bekæmpelse af sult blandt børn. Men når man nu har hele Danmarks bevågenhed, ville det være rart at høre hvorfor børnene sulter, og hvad vi kan gøre, der ændrer de vilkår der skaber sult og fattigdom.

”Hvert 10. sekund dør et lille barn under 5 år af sult eller underernæring. Det kan du være med til at forhindre,” skriver Danmarks Indsamling på deres Facebook. På Facebook-siden, og på indsamlingens hjemmeside, er der masser af sorte børn med tomme blikke, for ligesom at understøtte pointen. Read more of this post

Udviklingshjælp til Danmark

artikel-1Det land, der modtager klart mest udviklingsbistand fra Danmark er – Danmark. Den nye udviklingsstrategi, der er blevet rost af flere udviklings-ngo’er, og stemt igennem af alle partier undtagen Enhedslisten, kræver endnu mere fokus på danske interesser.

Siden 2009, er den andel af dansk bistand, som bruges i Danmark til at modtage flygtninge steget fra 3 til 30 procent, samtidigt med at bistandsniveauet er faldet og faldet siden årtusindeskiftet. I Storbritannien er andelen til sammenligning 1,1 procent. Read more of this post