TONIGHT ON THE TERRORDOME: Relaunch of Arusha Declaration + Police Torture in Nigeria
6 PM Mountain Time
Madaraka Nyerere, son of former Tanzanian president Julius Gadarabe Nyerere, discusses parallels between socialist development in
In the mid-20th century during decolonisation and prior to the ascendancy of neo-colonialism, a number of leaders were at the forefront of classical Pan-Afrikanism. This group included Kwame Nkrumah of
A committed Pan-Afrikanist, Nyerere helped launch the international Anti-Apartheid movement in 1960. Nyerere co-founded the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU), becoming prime minister when
Having forged the union of
We'll also hear a disturbing story on the prevalence of police torture of detainees in Nigerian jails. Police routinely torture prisoners held for as little as one night, according to Damien Ugwu of the Nigerian Civil Liberties Organisation. In the following segment, Ugwu speaks with Sokari Ekine about “endemic police torture in the Nigerian justice system. [The Nigerian Civil Liberties Org
anisation] estimates that five people a day are being extra-judicially killed by the police. Most vulnerable are unemployed youths accused of armed robbery. Damien Ugwu explores the reasons why torture and murder are commonplace and the cultural and political roots of the problem.”
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UPCOMING PUBLIC READING BY MINISTER FAUST
Next Tuesday on the
Cloaked as a self-help book for superheroes, the novel is actually a satire on self-help books, psychoanalysis, the cult of celebrity, the threat of corporate media, and the imperial destructiveness of the Bush White House.
The Humanities Centre is connected to the north-east end of Hub Mall, and I’ll be reading Tuesday, October 16 at 3:30 pm in room 4-29. The event is sponsored by the