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British Genocide in Kenya: Time for a Reckoning

Mehdi Alavi Fair Observer
During the colonial era, Britain routinely committed ethnic cleansing and applied genocidal policies in Kenya. It is time Britain apologized and paid reparations to millions of Kenyans who suffered under British rule.

Friday Nite Videos | January 6, 2023

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The Case for a $20/Hour Minimum Wage. The Beat, It Travels: Reggaeton. Boebert and Hannity Clash, Republicans Turn On Trump. How Physicists Created a Holographic Wormhole. What New Zealand Can Teach Us About Reparations.

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Jazz Musician Esperanza Spalding To Depart Harvard

Paton D. Roberts and Eric Yan The Harvard Crimson
I am no longer willing to endorse a cultural norm whereby artists & artist-educators passively participate-in, and benefit-from institutions born and bolstered through the justification..or practice of exploiting and destroying Black and Native life

Redefining Freedom With Robin Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley, Omari Weekes The Nation
A conversation with the historian about the 20th-anniversary of his seminal book Freedom Dreams, how the meaning of freedom has changed in the intervening years, the reparations debate, and more.

Reparations as a Construction Project

Alexandra Tempus The Progressive
An interview with philosopher Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò on his climate justice-centered framework for ‘remaking the world.’ -- "What I hope is becoming clearer as the climate crisis accelerates is that you actually can’t buy a new ecology.”

Let Puerto Rico Be Free (Long Article)

Jaquira Díaz The Atlantic
The only just future for my home is not statehood, but full independence from the United States. But the future of a free Puerto Rico doesn’t need to be utopian, or easy, to be just.

Reparations Get Real

Ramenda Cyrus The American Prospect
In California, the preliminary report of a governmental task force suggests how the toll of slavery and white supremacy can be assessed—and compensated for.
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