Thanks to Richard Pithouse and all who attended for a stunning first session in the padkos “School of Thought”! What a great discussion exploring current meanings and value in Fanon’s liberatory insistence on the ongoing ‘mutation’ of humans – ‘the recovery of the human from a history of waste’ in the phrasing of Achille Mbembe
We had encouraging feedback after the previous padkos mailing that marked the 90th anniversary of Frantz Fanon’s birth. It’s clear that a number of us want to to engage Fanon’s ideas more, and to think them through in and for our own context. Well, here’s a great opportunity! One of South Africa’s leading Fanon scholars
Get down to Durban on the 29th for another exciting “Beats and Boundaries” collab. Featuring three great documentary movies and three live bands, we’re celebrating women in punk and post-punk music. Click here for more information.
We’re excited to collaborate with the Gay and Lesbian Network in bringing you this excellent documentary film that explores issues of masculinity, violence, homophobia and sexism in Hip Hop music and culture, through interviews with artists, academics, and fans. It has won numerous awards. Read the poster below and click here for more information
Download and print the posters below. Print them and get them up wherever you are. Suggested “instructions” are pretty straightforward: * print out multiple copies on yellow sheets of A3 or A4 paper or card * get them up and visible wherever you are * ideally take photos once they’re up and share those too
We are asking people to use yellow fabric or yellow ribbons to express their rejection of xenophobia in Pietermaritzburg. This is part of a campaign to show that the majority of people in this city are appalled by the current threats and violence against foreign nationals living in our city. As the Freedom Charter
AN ad hoc group of people living in Pietermaritzburg met on Wednesday night deeply concerned about incidents of xenophobia in our town. We came from a range of non-governmental organisations, faith-based initiatives, solidarity campaigns and academic units. It is critical to say that, like the majority of people living in Pietermaritzburg, we believe that hatred
Yesterday, 18 November, Abahlali baseMjondolo marched in Clare Estate. They marched from Foreman Road shack settlement to Councillor Bhekisane Ngcobo’s office in Asherville. Read the press statement at www.abahlali.org Click here for more pictures from the march.