In an interview, economist and activist Alberto Acosta calls for talking about causes of flight from an emancipatory perspective. It was created in the wake of the event Self-determined and in solidarity! Conference on migration, development and ecological crisis.
The construction of the “Mall of Berlin” is said to have cost about one billion euros and now, in the pre-Christmas period, it is becoming a symbol of the exploitation of migrant workers from other EU countries that has become commonplace. A group of Romanian workers has been fighting for weeks for the payment of their already low wages. More info here.
Yesterday the German tour of the film“Concerning Violence – Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialistic Self Defense” by Göran Hugo Olsson started. The film is a visual underscore of Frantz Fanon’s 1961 anti-colonial manifesto “The Damned of the Earth.” Historical footage is combined with excerpts of Fanon’s text spoken by Lauryn Hill and embedded by a foreword by Gayatri C. Spivak.
The film has been awarded the film prize “cinema fairbinds“The film has been awarded the prize. On the page of the ministry it says: “With the award, the BMZ honors films that in an outstanding way invite current dialogue on particular aspects of the North-South relationship.” With this, the BMZ underlines the importance of colonialism, racism and capitalism criticism for current debates on development cooperation.
A list of all performances in Germany can be found here.
In response to the various statements against the BMZ poster campaign “The Big Five”, we have written an article that is intended to present a self-critical review and to make the debate accessible to an English-speaking audience. The article has been published in the journal Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices. We hope it is helpful for the further discussion about racism and power relations in DC. The article can be downloaded here.