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The kick-off of The Poor Peoples World Cup 13 June 10 AM

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign

The Poor Peoples World Cup

After months of organizing a World Cup that is accessible for all the poor communities who won’t be able to see their favourite soccer teams playing in Cape Town’s expensive Greenpoint Stadium – there are only a few hours left until the kick-off of the PPWC starts!

This Poor Peoples World Cup is organized, because we feel that we are excluded from the FIFA World Cup 2010. Read the rest of this entry »


World Cup 2010: Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and South Africa – my boys

In Moments of Grace on June 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm

When the World Cup comes around, us Nigerians are Africans, too, writes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Guardian

On a humid Lagos night in July 1996, my family gathered around the television, all of us armed with hope: Nigeria was playing Argentina in the final game of the Atlanta Olympics. We shouted – “Go now, go go!” “What is he doing?” “Look at this stupid boy!”– and fell silent, by turns; we hoped and despaired; and we threw Igbo and English insults at the bald referee who we were convinced was biased against Nigeria. Read the rest of this entry »

Johannesburg: The Attack on the Landless People’s Movement Continues

In Tearing Ourselves Apart, The Politics of Politics, we shall be the prey and the vulture on June 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Friday, 04 June 2010
Landless People’s Movement Press Statement

The Attack on the Landless People’s Movement Continues
Five More People have Been Arrested in Protea South

Last night the police went from door to door with an informer in the shacks of Protea South, Soweto. They arrested five members of the Landless People’s Movement (LPM). Three of the people that they arrested are children of Maureen Mnisi, chairperson of the LPM in Gauteng. The other two are her neighbours. Read the rest of this entry »