Blog Posts - Colonialism



Reviewing Mark Curtis' new report: The New Colonialism, Britain's Scramble for Africa

Colin TodhunterGlobal ResearchAfrica is facing a new and devastating colonial invasion driven by a determination to plunder the natural resources of Africa, especially its strategic energy and mineral resources. That's the message from a damning n...
by INFRAKSHUN on Jul 15, 2016

Redress of Historical Wrongs and India’s right to the Koh-i-Noor

Discussion on India’s right to the Kohinoor were recently in the news after the Government of India told the Supreme Court that the diamond was gifted to be British and not stolen by them. This led to further debates on whether Government&#...
by Avalokanam on Apr 29, 2016

Why the Primate's meeting is important.

There is a storm brewing regarding the Primates Meeting coming up Monday the 11th. At least that is what some Anglican commentators seem to hope will be the case. The Archbishop of Canterbury is hoping that a wide variety of topics will be cover...
by Preludium on Jan 7, 2016

Updated: No support for bombing Syria at Barry Gardiner's meeting with constituents

Barry Gardiner with Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday's Climate MarchIn a 20 minute cogent presentation in a North Wembley church hall last night, Barry Gardiner set out his thinking on the Syria air strikes issue. He said that he was not a pacifist and that...
by wembleymatters on Nov 30, 2015

No support for bombing Syria at Barry Gardiner's meeting with constituents

Barry Gardiner with Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday's Climate MarchIn a 20 minute cogent presentation in a North Wembley church hall last night, Barry Gardiner set out his thinking on the Syria air strikes issue. He said that he was not a pacifist and that...
by wembleymatters on Nov 30, 2015

Notes on Recent Reading 26 (Tuchman, Premchand, Cocteau)

A Distant Mirror (Tuchman)Though a popular work by a nonspecialist, Barbara Tuchman’s account of fourteenth century history following the life of a significant French nobleman is intelligent, informative, and entertaining. She uses the devices of...
by Poetry on the Loose on Nov 1, 2015

How Hitler Helped End Colonialism

European colonies which gained their freedom post World War II owe their freedom, in a great part, to Hitler and the Nazis. Whether or not he really meant to do so, there are at least two ways in which Hitler helped end colonialism. The first of the...
by Avalokanam on Oct 31, 2015

A Tale of Castrated Bull

                        Existentialism, Feminism, Marxism, Post-Colonialism and Psychoanalysis of BullHe starts from point A every morning and by the time of evening when his eyes are u...
by Author's Diction on May 24, 2015

For Women’s History Month, meet Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Spivak’s introduction in Wikipedia: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (born 24 February 1942) is an Indian literary theorist, philosopher and University Professor atColumbia University, where she is a founding member of the school’s Institute fo...
by Scholars & Rogues on Mar 28, 2015

Must Read! 'Why Obama Boycotted France's Terror March'

Nothing Says 'Super Bowl' Party Like Barack Obama Toilet Paper!!Or, if that doesn't HIT the spot, might I suggest The Obama Punching Bag instead?If you needed any additional insight into who Barack Obama is and why he does the things that he does (i.
by The Political Commentator on Jan 22, 2015

The Big Question Of Vedic Planes and Modern Arrogance!

The latest controversy, or discussion topic : Ancient Indian advances, sciences... and the attendant noise around it is giving rise to claims and counter claims of various and sundry theories on either side; which is sad, since this is only taking th...
by Reflections on Jan 16, 2015

Africa House

One feature of my blog that I'm quite proud of but which gets the least attention is its Africa Bookshelf. I love reading, and I love telling others about the books I've read. While my passion for reading covers a wide range of topics, I particularly...
by Joburg Expat on Jan 12, 2015

Book Review - Vishnu's Crowded Temple

VISHNU'S CROWDED TEMPLE : INDIA SINCE THE GREAT REBELLIONBY MARIA MISRAA treatise on Casteism, Religion and Political Inteplay from 1857; A look at how Caste was shaped by The British RajThis is a book that belongs in your collection, its weaknesses...
by Reflections on Dec 12, 2014

Secularism... The Historical Perspective

There is a very interesting narrative, or a series of questions that are being raised in some random media articles and social media updates : that of secularism in India, and how the appeasement of minorities is a signal that we are not really secul...
by Reflections on Dec 3, 2014

Band Aid is offensive

Back in 1984 a group of rich pop stars gathered together to ‘save Africa’ in response to famine in Ethiopia. The result was Band Aid. Thirty years on and another group of rich pop stars has come together to ‘save Africa’ in re...
by Socialist Unity on Nov 18, 2014

Debunking the myth of the Special Relationship

By  Numan Abd al-Wahid Whether one is critical of the alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States or in favour of the so-called “Special Relationship” it is perceived to be an amicable, natural and trans-historical partnership bet...
by Socialist Unity on Nov 12, 2014

Review: What’s Bred in the Bone, Grant Allen (1891)

Last week one of my Facebook fans recommended I read perhaps the craziest nineteenth-century novel I’ve ever come across –Grant Allen’s 1891 What’s Bred in the Bone. If you’re after a novel with identical twin heroes who get toothache simul...
by The Secret Victorianist on Sep 8, 2014

Is Great Britain now an anti-imperialist country?

Nu’man Abd al-Wahid By all honest accounts the British establishment has visited war, carnage, slavery, genocide, terrorism, imperialism, colonialism, impoverishment, starvation and concentration camps on mankind over the last four hundred year...
by Socialist Unity on Aug 25, 2014

Bury Me Rolf Harris in Wolf Creek, Zeke

Exceeding charm may come with a harmful flipside. For decades, Rolf Harris was an icon of Australian popular culture. Yet in recent months, the icon has been erased: a result of his trial and conviction on charges of sexual assault against numerous m...
by Zero Anthropology on Aug 12, 2014

Review: The Immoralist, André Gide (1902)

André GideI’m cheating a little bit here, as The Immoralist takes us two years into the twentieth century and is by a writer who, while born in 1869, lived well into the next century, being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947. Yet readi...
by The Secret Victorianist on Aug 9, 2014


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