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"How do you tell the story of Africans?...If you're showing me as voiceless, as hopeless..You shouldn't be telling my story if you don't believe that I also have the power to change what is going on, and this video seems to be saying that the power lies in America." ~ Rosebell Kagumire http://boingboing.net/2012/03/08/african-voices-respond-to-hype.html

In this gripping video, Congolese soldiers explain their justifications for rape in the Congo conflict. This is a powerful illustration of how crucial education for Africans by Africans is in preventing rape and delegitimizing its use in conflict situations.

[follow this link to find a short satirical video and analysis of fundraising campaigns aimed at addressing "saving" Africa: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2014/02/lets-save-africa.html] Artist: Jolipunk, "Fucking Tourists," 2011 (http://jolipunk.over-blog.com/) — in Peru.

Nonviolent Communication Training Course - Marshall Rosenberg - Session 1 - CNVC.org. long video, but great for activists, or all kids and adults in general.

Colonialism and philanthropy. [follow this link to find a short video and analysis that contemplates a modern form of neocolonialism under the guise of philanthropy: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/saving-the-savior-africa-for-norway] We couldn't find the artist for this picture. Does anyone know who it is?

"In a very general sense the imperialist era is characterized by two types of social formations: those where capital is accumulated (the core), and those from which surplus value (profit) is extracted (the periphery). The ruling capitalist class rooted in imperialist social formations dominates other entire social formations economically, politically and ideologically." [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis of American imperialism]

The Course of the War on African Soil, 1946

African Challenge: 20th Anniversary Issue Western Civilization: A Curse or a Blessing?

Powerful graphic on Education vs Incarceration. The first factoid alone is telling of what our priorities really are: we spend three times as much to house a prisoner than we do to educate a student? Graphic from presente.org,

1906 photograph of Ota Benga, described as being taken at Bronx Zoo. "In 1906 at the age of 23, 43 years after slavery was abolished he was unveiled in a new exhibit that would attract legions of visitors at the Bronx Zoo in New York. He was put on display in the monkey house and it’s estimated that 40,000 visitors a day came to see him..." Read more here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5787947 Credit: Bain News Service, publisher

This is a map of what Africa might look like without the history of European colonialism. Modern nation-states may have been formed based on African tribes and the states that existed prior to European colonization. (Go here for a larger version: http://developmentdaily.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/alkebu-lan-1260.jpg) [Click on this image to find a short clip and analysis that considers intersections of privilege and colonialism] via Nikolaj Cyon

(1 of 10) Residential Schools by the Numbers Source: The Canadian Press

Major Linguistic Groups among Native People

Languages of Africa It's important to see Africa in a way that gets beyond the arbitrary borders imposed by European colonialism. In the above map, each shade is a language, and each color is a group of languages. You can see that a number of the borders, such as in Kenya or Cameroon or Nigeria, overlap big swathes of people who speak entirely different language families. Data source: World Language Mapping System/Ethnologue. (Steve Huffman/WorldGeoDatasets)

“Chief Raoni crying when he learned that the President of Brazil approved the Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu indigenous lands. Belo Monte will be bigger than the Panama Canal, flooding nearly a million acres of rainforest & indigenous lands. 40,000 indigenous and local people will be forced off their native lands (as well as millions of unknown species & plants) In the name of “progress”

These Uighur girls are standing in the ruins of Kashgar's old town, largely destroyed by earthquake. Redevelopment of the old town will result in safer buildings but there are questions about preservation of Uighur culture in a town full of ancient structures and cultural artefacts.

"If the world were a village of 100 people..." [click on this image to find a short video that also imagines the world as a 100-person village]

106-year old transgender woman speaks at the first IDAHO celebration in Burma #IntergenerationalCommunication

"We will either defend the rights of people and the earth, and for that we have to dismantle the rights that corporations have assigned to themselves, or corporations will in the next three decades destroy this planet, in terms of human possibilities." ~ Vandana Shiva [click on the image for a documentary and analysis of the ascendancy of corporations]