We’re expected to take all of this without objection. We’re to accept the unspoken notion that no part of this land (or the lands stolen from us) belongs to us, that we are not entitled to the same level of basic respect and recognition of human rights because we’re not descended from Vikings.
We are expected to live with the constant fear of displacement (because we’re not worthy)? Our allies and comrades said and did all of these things. Farage and the other Nazis are just bolstered by the general support of white English people regardless of their claimed political allegiances. Theresa May now has powers to strip British citizens of their citizenship if they so much as suspect terrorism. But.. They already suspect every non-white person of this.
How on earth was this bill allowed to pass without so much of a fanfare from the leftie press? Could it be perhaps because the leftie press is focused on dehumanising and othering groups of people they do not like? Trans women for example?
- More African voices.
- Finally credit for the work that’s already been done by locals for so long.
- Information about the current status of Kony.
- More methods of helping besides HOORAY USA MILITARY.
- The flyers are actually a pretty good idea esp if they’re working.
- Mentions peace plans, fails to mention how the U.S. helped screw it up.
- Still making Ugandan military look like saints.
- Still advocating strengthening the military- doesn’t mention how in this one so I guess that still means U.S. military help.
- Still has that utterly annoying USA to the rescue complex. Ahem, why don’t you fucking start with stopping your government from killing people, then we’ll talk about the rest -_-“
- Oil. Oil. Oil. Oil. Oil.
- Funders of IC = people with direct stake in oil in Uganda.
- Did I mention oil?
Maybe if this had been the first one, it wouldn’t be that bad. Basically it seems like they looked at the most repeated criticism and tried to backtrack in those areas. But we already know that IC is full of fuckfaces who still can’t explain their expenses and no using the word ‘complex’ 50 times in your new video doesn’t mean you actually achieved explaining something.
- I wish people would stop mispronouncing Kony, it doesn’t help the whole imperialism thing
- eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh military intervention
- Their focus on pushing community work is an interesting one - kinda similar to what a lot of Christian and church groups to do build local momentum (though I guess that shouldn’t be surprising)
- Still unclear what they want. Kony alive? In custody? Are they still supporting US military intervention?
- It seems like they’re genuinely taking criticisms on board…
- …with the caveat that their campaign is unavoidably based on a white saviour mentality. No amount of effort on their part can change this root problem.
Yet to see any reaction from the ground.
what I find most interesting is that this article, about public protest, is written by the Guardian’s crime correspondent. worrying.
The St Paul’s protest: whose camp are you in? (Amnesty blog)
if you’re the kinda person that rants about ‘rights’ all the time, then yeah… this.
Private spaces are stifling protest (Guardian)
really good article, the Space Hijackers would be proud!