Mit ‘colonial wars’ getaggte Beiträge

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Bathing Costume 1890

France has a long history in colonialism and colonial and imperial wars, especially also in Near East (http://tinyurl.com/pznrayh). A different matter is that Frances´s secular traditions should be honoured despite of that. I also understand the ban of the burka if covering the face. I also agree that the extreme covering of women in some Muslim societies is a symbol of lacking freedom for women. Likewise the unnecessary uncovering of women in contrast to men in Western societies is also a symbol of degrading women to sex symbols.

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Swim Suits around 1912

France´s Society going mad?!

France had – like Germany – a recent series of terror attacs. No matter who in the final analysis was behind it (http://tinyurl.com/zrwrk3k) it implicated young muslims who feel that their places of origin are degraded, occupied, war torn by the West. As much as they do in the final analysis the job Western Power Elites (particularly the US Power Elite) want them to do and as much as they should be warned of that (http://tinyurl.com/9bghg9n) it appears some people in France are very eager to provoke more of such stupid and cruel attacks (to have more reason for interventions?).

Europe shouldn´t be too proud of its „freedom“, around hundred years ago people in Europe were covered at bathing places in a similar way.

One can only warn the people of France: don´t tear your society more apart by some totally unnecessary symbolic acts of cultural Imperialism!

Andreas Schlüter

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/french-police-make-woman-remove-burkini-on-nice-beach

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/french-burkini-ban-row-escalates-clothing-incident-woman-police-nice-beach

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/24/france-burkini-ban-secularist-equality-muslim

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/world/europe/france-burkini.html?_r=0

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37093420

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/08/24/7-uncomfortable-facts-about-frances-burkini-controversy/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/france-warns-muslim-stigmatisation-burkini-ban-160824191045697.html

https://news.vice.com/article/burkini-wearers-are-being-forced-to-disrobe-on-french-beaches

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/22/world/france-burkini-fines-paid/

Unbelievable what happened in a quarter of Berlin being famous for its multitude and cultural pluralism! In „Kreuzberg“ the owner of a pub bared his place for Black people – „because of the many drug dealers in nearby Görlitz Park“ – thus equating „black = Dealer“!

The Community had to react, and it did! Organized by the „Initiative Schwarzer Menschen in Deutschland“ (ISD, Initiative of Black People in Germany) on Sunday, 30th of March, a demonstration came up:

http://isdonline.de/apartheid-is-over-whites-only-in-kreuzberg/

Africans, Black Germans, friends of the community and socially minded people gathered. Angry and also very moving words were spoken making clear that if young desperate Africans see no other chance than dealing it does not mean that this is „African“ or representative for „being Black“ and moreover it has to do with their exclusion from society as well as with the terrible situation Africa has been brought in by the West! Univocal the clear message was to be heard: we´re not ready to swallow this! And: finally this incident is only a symptom of institutionalized racism!

The Tip of the Iceberg

And one thing must be clear: as insulting as this despisable incident is, since open racism having struck this multicultural community, even more dangerous is the misery which the „Human Rights Wars“, the new Colonial wars and manipulations by the US led West bring to Africa! The German War Minister von der Leyen announcing „more support“ for Western interventions in Africa is fueling that racism by giving the message, Africans have to be „taken care of“. There lies the broad foundation of the new old anti-black racism!

https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/africa-under-attack-and-the-refugees-may-get-drowned/

https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/the-fire-brigade-is-coming-to-africa/

https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/africa-50-years-ago-the-foundation-of-the-oau/

Some Impressions from the Demonstration

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The Place of Shame

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People gathering

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Tahir Della, ISD

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Kwesi Aikins, ISD

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Angry Words

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Moving Words

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More…

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… and more People being

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disgusted by the Case! The Author as well!

Andreas Schlüter

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Seasons Greetings, or for that, merry X-mas to my readers! But, please, don´t forget those many victims of Western wars and greed behind candle light and comfort!

Colonial wars are still going on in Congo, West Papua, Palestine, Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Central African Republik, Syria and many places more! When you buy new mobiles and other electronic devices, dont´t forget that the blood of millions of Congolese people  is smeared on their interior! Under the leadership of the US Power Elite the West is waging a War of Terror against the Southern Hemisphere. And many of you in the West are successively pushed into poverty and misery by those 1% who can never get enough. You are spied on and no one knows when it´s your term to be blown to pieces by the drones of the Peace Nobel Price winner if you´re not obedient – even in the West!

Thus: Merry X-mas, but don´t fall asleep!

Andreas Schlüter