The Soweto Uprising and the Long Road to Justice

Steve Lalla On June 16, 1976, the Soweto Uprising began in Soweto Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. Three days of students strikes and widespread demonstrations brought international attention to the injustices of white supremacist rule. The 1976 Uprising was partly a visceral popular reaction to the oppression and dispossession of the colonial system and the apartheid…

Paulo Freire and Popular Struggle in South Africa

Zamalotshwa Sefatsa Mural of Paulo Freire at the Faculty of Education and Humanities of the University of Bío-Bío in Chile Paulo Freire was a radical educator from Brazil whose work was tied to struggles for human freedom and dignity. He constantly experimented with and thought about how to connect learning and teaching among the poor…

#OmaliTaughtMe: African and Mexican Women in the Struggle for Liberation!

A continuation of the #OmaliTaughtMe special series featuring the Mexican liberation organization Union del Barrio! This week, Chairman Omali Yeshitela will be joined by representatives from the African National Women’s Organization, President Yejide Orunmilla, and ANWO’s Occupied Azania (South Africa) Coordinator, Connie Hutchison, as well as the Union del Barrio Women’s Commission: Adriana Simon, Erica…

Poverty Criminalized in “Shackland” South Africa

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford 21 Jan 2019 Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, 5.2 million South Africans live in urban shack settlements that are unfit for human habitation, said anthropologist Kerry Chance, author of the new book “Living Politics in South Africa’s Shacklands.” The South African government, under “the…