Book distribution network

The new book by Sandew Hira on Decolonizing The Mind are distributed by different agents in the different countries. Here is a list of distributors. If you are a bookshop or book distributor who wants to distribute his books in your country, then send an email to info@amritpublishers.com. Check the update of distributors here.

The Netherlands and Belgium

Any retailer (bookshop, webshop) that is a member of Centraal Boekhuis (CB) – the clearinghouse between publishers and retailers – can order the book via CB. The overwhelming majority of the retailers in these countries are a member of CB. The book is in the catalogue of these retailers in the Netherlands and Belgium, so a consumer can order the books through any retailer.

The United States of America and Canada

Retailers and consumers in the USA and Canada can order the book by:

Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University Ave,
Berkeley, CA 94704

Retailers can mail to: eastwindbooks@gmail.com.

The link for consumers is here.

United Kingdom

Retailers and consumers in the United Kingdom can order the book by:

IHRC Bookshop
202 Preston Road
Wembley
HA9 8PA
London
England
Telephone+44 208 904 4222
Email: info@ihrc.org

THE BARCELONA DECOLONIZING KNOWLEDGE AND POWER SUMMER SCHOOL

Join the 2023 Decolonial Summer School in Barcelona (in person) with excellent Decolonial thinkers!!! This year it is going to be held in Barcelona face to face with the faculty.

Date: FROM Monday July 3 to Friday July 7, 2023

EMAIL: decolonialknowledge@dialogoglobal.com

Faculty: Ruthie Gilmore, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Ramón Grosfoguel, Linda Alcoff, Alejandro Vallegas, Roberto Hernández, Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Ashraf Kunnummal and many others.

Website: You can find all of the information here:

http://www.dialogoglobal.com/barcelona

Online application form is here:

http://www.dialogoglobal.com/barcelona/application.php

Book launch Sandew Hira at Genocide Memorial Day in Amsterdam

Finally, after twelve years of hard work, Sandew Hira will present his book titled Decolonizing The Mind – a guide to decolonial theory and practice in Amsterdam on Genocide Memorial Day on January 15, 2023.

His book is about the rise of the colonial world civilization based on genocide. Genocide Memorial Day (GMD) is a day dedicated to commemorating man’s inhumanity to man. It takes place every year on the third Sunday of January and is initiated by the Islamic Human Rights Commission, a founding member of the Decolonial International Network Foundation.

The theme of the book’s presentation is: Let’s start decolonizing our mind. In an interactive session with the audience, the mechanisms to colonize the mind are discussed. It also looks at the ways in which these mechanisms can be combated in social struggles, how decolonizing the mind influences the strategy of social struggle and how it influences the issues of solidarity.

More information about the book (table of contents and introductory chapter) can be found at: www.sandewhira.com.

Date: Sunday 15 January, start at 2 p.m., doors open at 1 p.m.

Location: Theater Ru Paré, Chris Lebeaustraat 4, 1062 DC Amsterdam

Entrance: €10.

Register: https://www.ticketview.nl/shop?account=4286.

The book Decolonizing The Mind costs € 35, but is available on that day for € 25. The author will be present to sign.

Another view from Iran

Aralez, a pan-decolonial network in the Netherlands and an official partner of DIN, has organized a decolonial learning session on the situation in Iran with Setareh Sadeqi. Sadeqi is Iranian based activist who lives in the city of Esfahan. She’s a Ph.D. and an independent researcher. She works as translator and a teacher. Setareh studied the US Civil Rights Movement and propaganda analysis as part of her Ph.D.

Click here for the online session. Sadeqi has a podcast with many interesting interviews and analysis of the situation in Iran from an anti-imperialist point of view. Click here for the podcasts.

2023 Granada Summer School Back In-Person

Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles And Theologies Of Liberation (Granada, Spain)

Date: June 12 – June 17, 2023 (back in person)

Granada Summer School will be returning to in-person class instruction in Granada. This program includes intensive courses as well as guided tours to the Alhambra Palace, the Cordoba Mosque, and surrounding areas related to Al-Andalus.

First Round Deadline: February 1, 2023

Website: Http://Www.Dialogoglobal.Com/Granada

Email: Cit@Dialogoglobal.Com

Online application form: http://www.dialogoglobal.com/granada/application.php

New book Sandew Hira: Decolonizing The Mind

The book

For twelve years Sandew Hira has been working on a book titled Decolonizing The Mind – a guide to decolonial theory and practice. In different parts of the world a new decolonial movement is growing that challenges long time narratives in knowledge production and social struggle and transforms activism and social movements. It is driven by key factors such as the fall of the west and the rise of the rest, the collapse of the socialist bloc and in general the crisis of Western civilization. This book develops a comprehensive, coherent and integral theoretical framework that draws on different contributions in the decolonial movement. It also deals with the practical implication of decolonial theory for decolonial activism.

Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan, Mexico, spoke of the sun that has gone down with the arrival of the European invader and an era of darkness his people now entered. This contrasts with the idea of an era of Enlightenment, which is fundamental to the European view of world history. He also predicted that a time will come when the sun will rise again, when the colonial world civilization is replaced by a new world civilization based on decolonizing the mind.

You can download the table of content of the book here and the Introductory chapter here.

The importance of the book

There are five things that makes this book special.

First, across the globe there is a rise of a movement inside and outside the academia that labels their narrative as “decolonial”. Academics and activists have made great contribution to decolonial theory and practice.

Hira’s book is an attempt to bring these contributions together in a comprehensive, coherent and integral theoretical framework. Western Enlightenment has produced two such frameworks: Liberalism and Marxism.

A comprehensive, coherent and integral theoretical framework has the following characteristics:

  1. It is comprehensive because it has produced concepts of how to look at the most important dimensions of a society: a world view, economics, social relations including relations with nature, politics and culture. There are other important aspects of a society, but these dimensions are essential to make a framework comprehensive.
  2. It is coherent because its concepts don’t contradict each other. They are consistent and logical.
  3. It is integral because the concepts of the different dimensions are not just lumped together but are related to each other from a basic concept. In Liberalism it is “individual freedom” and in Marxism “class struggle”. In decolonial theory it is mental slavery and decolonizing the mind.

Second, the book is a systematic guide to decolonize the mind. Decolonizing the mind consists of three dimensions:

  1. The critique of the Western colonization of the mind and thus Eurocentric knowledge production.
  2. The development of an alternative comprehensive, coherent and integral knowledge production.
  3. The translation of this new knowledge in viable policies to built a new pluriversal world civilization.

Third, the book appeals both to academics who can use the book as teaching material, but also to activists who are figuring out to build social movements that go beyond the dichotomy of Liberalism and Marxism.

Fourth, the book is part of a greater vision of how produce and transfer decolonial knowledge. It is not only about producing and distributing a book. It is also about linking theoretical concepts with art. An example is the musical documentary produced by artist Pravini: The Uprising.

And most importantly, the book is a basis discussing decolonial knowledge in summer schools, lectures, workshops etc.

About Sandew Hira

Sandew Hira, penname of Dew Baboeram, is secretary of the Decolonial International Network Foundation (DIN). Hira studied economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in Holland. He has written 25 books on different topics among them colonial history. Download his CV is here. Follow Sandew Hira via his website: www.sandewhira.com.

The publisher

Amrit Publishers is decolonial publishing house set up by Sandew Hira and Sitla Bonoo in The Netherlands. Amrit has published more than 80 books, many in Dutch, but in the last few years they have started publishing books in English in the series Decolonizing The Mind. The series is edited by Sandew Hira of the Decolonial International Network Foundation, Prof. Dr. Stephen Small from the University of California, USA,  and Arzu Merali from the Islamic Human Rights Commission in the UK.

Order information

ISBN: 978-90-74897-47-1
Format: 148×210 mm
Pages: 572
Price: € 35,00
Publication date: January 15, 2023

In January 2023 more information will be available on the distribution per country.

Stop a nuclear war: dissolve NATO, end the economic boycott

Sandew Hira, November 2, 2022

The motive for a nuclear war

The world is at the threshold of a nuclear disaster. The driving force behind this is NATO, not Russia, Iran, North Korea or China. NATO, led by the US, is pushing for a nuclear war. Currently, only the United States supported by Western governments have the motive to start a war that develops into a nuclear war. Successive presidents have argued that United States should be the policeman of the world.

George W. Bush proclaimed in 2006: “The only alternative to American leadership is a dramatically more dangerous and anxious world.”[1]

Barrack Obama said in 2014: Those who argue otherwise — who suggest that America is in decline, or has seen its global leadership slip away — are either misreading history or engaged in partisan politics… America must always lead on the world stage.  If we don’t, no one else will.  The military … is and always will be the backbone of that leadership.”[2]

In 2020 Donald Trump brought to world to the brink of an all out war with Iran with assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in 2020. That war would easily have developed into a broad regional war. Despite his isolationist rhetoric and actions expressed the US withdrawal from international accords such as the Iran Nuclear deal and the Paris Climate Accords Donald Trump was ready to use military force to enforce US dominance in the world.

President Joe Biden said in 2022: “There’s going to be a new world order out there, and we’ve got to lead it.”[3]

The US is the only state in the world with the explicit goal of maintaining a global dominance of the world. That goal is supported by military means. The US has 800 military bases across the globe. They are not meant to protect the US from foreign invasions. They are there to maintain US hegemony over the world. Conservative scholar Robert Kagan puts it like this: “There is the matter of American hard power. What has been true since the time of Rome remains true today: there can be no world order without power to preserve it, to shape its norms, uphold its institutions, defend the sinews of its economic system, and keep the peace…. If the United States begins to look like a less reliable defender of the present order, that order will begin to unravel. It remains true today as it has since the Second World War that only the United States has the capacity and the unique geographical advantages to provide global security. There can be no stable balance of power in Europe or Asia without the United States. And while we can talk about soft power and smart power, they have been and always will be of limited value when confronting raw military power.”[4]

What will happen if a government refuses to accept US military, economic and political dominance? Then the US will use any means necessary to bring down that government: destabilization, economic boycott, coup d’état and ultimately a military invasion. And this is all supported by a simple narrative: it is about the struggle between good and evil and the US represent good and its adversary represent evil. The storyline is communicated through every mainstream media and is part of the colonization of the mind.

The US is preparing for World War III. It sees China, Russia, Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) as its main enemies. In its Annual Threat Assessment of 2021 the US Intelligence Community laid down it view of the factors that might lead to of a future military confrontation: “Beijing, Moscow, Tehran, and Pyongyang have demonstrated the capability and intent to advance their interests at the expense of the United States and its allies, despite the pandemic. China increasingly is a near-peer competitor, challenging the United States in multiple arenas—especially economically, militarily, and technologically—and is pushing to change global norms. Russia is pushing back against Washington where it can globally, employing techniques up to and including the use of force. Iran will remain a regional menace with broader malign influence activities, and North Korea will be a disruptive player on the regional and world stages. Major adversaries and competitors are enhancing and exercising their military, cyber, and other capabilities, raising the risks to US and allied forces, weakening our conventional deterrence, and worsening the longstanding threat from weapons of mass destruction.”[5]

In other words: these four countries are challenging US hegemony on a regional and global scale in different terrains: economically, militarily en technologically. The only way to break that challenge is not by soft talk, but by hard power.

The preparation

In 2021 there were nine countries with nuclear arms: China, DPRK (North Korea), France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Together they have more than 13,080 nuclear weapons. Russia and the US together possess 80% of all nuclear heads: Russia has 6,255 and the US 5,550. China has 350, DPRK 40-50 and Israel 90. The US hosts part of its nuclear weapons in five countries: Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Türkiye .[6]

Two US political scientists, Keira Lieber and Daryl Press have built a computer model to simulate a hypothetical U.S. attack on Russia’s nuclear arsenal using the standard unclassified formulas that defense analysts have used for decades. Lieber en Press: “We assigned U.S. nuclear warheads to Russian targets on the basis of two criteria: the most accurate weapons were aimed at the hardest targets, and the fastest arriving weapons at the Russian forces that can react most quickly. Because Russia is essentially blind to a submarine attack from the Pacific and would have great difficulty detecting the approach of low-flying stealthy nuclear-armed cruise missiles, we targeted each Russian weapon system with at least one submarine-based warhead  or cruise missile. An attack organized in this manner would give Russian leaders virtually no warning.”[7]

What would be the likely result of the attack? Lieber en Press: “According to our model, such a simplified surprise attack would have a good chance of destroying every Russian bomber base, submarine, and ICBM. [SH: Intercontinental Ballistic Missile]. This finding is not based on best-case assumptions or an unrealistic scenario in which U.S. missiles perform perfectly and the warheads hit their targets without fail. Rather, we used standard assumptions to estimate the likely inaccuracy and unreliability of U.S. weapons systems. Moreover, our model indicates that all of Russia’s strategic nuclear arsenal would still be destroyed even if U.S. weapons were 20 percent less accurate than we assumed, or if U.S. weapons were only 70 percent reliable, or if Russian ICBM silos were 50 percent ‘harder’ (more reinforced, and hence more resistant to attack) than we expected. (Of course, the unclassified estimates we used may understate the capabilities of U.S. forces, making an attack even more likely to succeed.)… China’s nuclear arsenal is even more vulnerable to a U.S. attack. A U.S. first strike could succeed whether it was launched as a surprise or in the midst of a crisis during a Chinese alert. China has a limited strategic nuclear arsenal.”[8] The end result will be a world order where “Russia and China-and the rest of the world-will live in the shadow of U.S. nuclear primacy for many years to come.”[9]

The war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is the result of NATO provocations. It is not an unprovoked war as Western media claim. I have described these provocations in an analysis of the events leading up to the war here. The eastward expansion of NATO is the main provocation. It took a new dimension in 2014 the Nazi coup d’état in Ukraine that was organized by NATO. It brought the prospect of Ukraine joining NATO closer to reality. NATO nuclear weapons would be stored at the border of Russia. All efforts by Russia to achieve a peaceful resolution of the tension culminating in two Minsk Accords were systematically undermined by NATO. NATO’s alternative to Russia was this: you wait and see when we will attack you once Ukraine become a member of NATO or you attack Ukraine now and we will bring hell to you by any means necessary: military war and the most severe economic boycott. Russia chose the last option.

The Western media are a major factor in mobilizing public opinion against Russia and for NATO. They use all mechanisms in colonizing the mind: outright lies, the selective use of solidarity with suffering people (the 14.000 Ukrainians killed in the Donbass by Ukrainian Nazi’s are not mentioned, but every day we see images of people suffering from Russian bombardments), portraying Russia as the perpetrator and NATO as the victim etc.

But the NATO game did not work out as it has been planned. Despite initial setbacks, Russia is winning the war. The economic boycott of Russia led to a deep economic crisis in the West, not in Russia. Europe is being colonized by US firms. They are forces to buy expensive oil and gas via the US. Russia has managed to set up an alternative economic infrastructure. They had been preparing for this for years. And now the population of Europe is bearing the brunt of NATO policies.

The way forward

Now is the time for all progressive forces, including the decolonial movement, to articulate a clear policy for social struggle: dissolve NATO and end all economic boycotts. It is as simple as that. Dissolve NATO means that in every NATO country the population should urge their government to step down from NATO and end all economic boycotts, not just of Russia, but of all countries, including Iran and Venezuela. These two simple demands should be at the core of every social movement: the socialist movement, the ecological movement, the movement against racism, the peace movement, the decolonial movements etc.

Together with these demands is the urgent need to counter the Western narrative of the Russian aggression in Ukraine. If you don’t engage in this narrative, you end up with a strategy that effectively supports NATO aggression. An example of this is the strategy the declaration of QG Décolonial from France, the former Parti des Indigènes de la République (PIR) led by Houria Bouteldja. The declaration takes all the talking points of the Western media regarding Russia and Ukraine.

“Nothing can make us forget how odious Putin is in his Tsarist melancholy.” The specter of the evil force: Putin.

“Denouncing Western policies toward Russia and China (the real target of the United States) does not justify Russia’s violation of Ukrainian national sovereignty.” The Ukrainian national sovereignty was violated since the coup of 2014. Ukraine was since then effectively led by the handlers of Zelensky from the US.

“To say that Ukrainians are Nazis is an insulting and offensive generalization.” Of course not all Ukrainians are Nazi’s, but the Nazi’s are the leading force in Ukraine.

“The country under Zelensky ‘s leadership is undeniably under attack.” In fact, it is the other way around. Since 2014 the Ukraine army relentlessly attacked the Russian population of the Donbass. That policy continued under Zelensky.

“It is therefore important to make ends meet: not only condemn the Russian aggression, but also not join the Ukrainian president.” How can you talk about the Russian aggression, when the aggression has been built up since 2014 by NATO?

“The Russian demonstrations against war and conscription deserve our full support and solidarity.” What about the Russian support in favor of the war? Russia has a population of 145 million people. Despite the claim of the contrary in the West, Russia is a democratic country with periodical elections for the presidency. In 2000 Putin won the presidential elections with 53% of the votes. In 2004 he got 72% of the votes. In 2008 he could not run because of the two term limit. In 2008 the presidential term was extended from four to six years. In 2012 Putin ran again and won with 64% of the votes. In 2018 he got 78%. On an average he got 67% of the votes. That means that there are still 33% of the people who did not vote for him and probable are against him. We are talking about 48 million Russian citizens who are against Putin. Why focus on the opposition against the war and ignore the massive Russian support for the war?

The end result of this analysis is the slogan: “We must resist the war and its tragic consequences for the people of Ukraine and the region. More than ever, we must cherish revolutionary peace.” Revolutionary peace means being silent about the suffering of the people of the Donbass and focus only on the rest of the people of Ukraine. Because if you pay attention to the people of the Donbass, then suddenly the Russian military action comes in another perspective: the pushback against the NATO expansion and the threat of nuclear war. The phrase about a revolutionary peace is just an empty phrase that neglects the reality of imperialist wars.

[1] Bush, G.W. (2006).

[2] Obama, B. (2014).

[3] https://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2022/03/25/biden-says-us-must-lead-new-world-order-what-america-needs-if-hes-serious/. Accessed 17-7-2022.

[4] Idem.

[5] ODNI (2021), p. 4.

[6] Sipri Yearbook 2021, p. 19.

[7] Idem, p. 45-56

[8] Idem, p. 48.

[9] Idem, p.43.

SOUTH-SOUTH DECOLONIAL DIALOGUES: AFRICA, ASIA, AND THE CARIBBEAN (AN ONLINE DECOLONIAL SCHOOL) January 9-13, 2023

Application Deadline: November 20, 2022
Affiliated Faculty Members include:
Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Houria Bouteldja, Ramón Grosfoguel,Faith Mkwesha, Sandew Hira, Ashraf Kunnummal, Dina Odessy
Description:
The online international decolonial school, South-South Decolonial Dialogues, aims to open a dialogue among different decolonial thinkers of the Global South. The school goal is to the present different decolonial perspectives produced from the body-politics and geo-politics of knowledge of liberation struggles in the Global South. For this purpose, we have a group of decolonial intellectual/activists from different regions of the world that will participate as faculty of the decolonial school. They will cover different aspects of decoloniality with emphasis on their regional location. This course is offered through the Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues (Barcelona).

Zoom webinar Decolonizing The Mind October 26th, 2022: A comprehensive framework for decolonial theory and practice

Date and Time: Wednesday October 26: 2 PM Amsterdam, 2 PM South Africa, 9 AM Brasilia, 1 PM UK, 5.30 PM New Delhi, 8 AM New York

Registration: https://din.today/registration-webinar-decolonizing-the-mind-october-26-2023/

Speaker: Sandew Hira, penname of Dew Baboeram, is secretary of the Decolonial International Network Foundation (DIN). He studied economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in Holland. He has written 16 books on different topics among them colonial history. His forthcoming book is titled Decolonizing The Mind: A guide to decolonial theory and practice (Amrit Publisher, January 15 2023). His CV is here: https://iisr.nl/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CV-Sandew-Hira-20200921.pdf.

Moderator: Munyaradzi Mushonga, Global Academic Director of DIN.

Topic

On January 15, 2023 Amrit Publishers will publish a special book by Sandew Hira titled “Decolonizing The Mind – A guide to decolonial theory and practice”. This book is special because of different reasons.

First, across the globe there is a rise of a movement inside and outside the academia that labels their narrative as “decolonial”. Academics and activists have made great contributions to decolonial theory and practice that have been incorporated in this book.

Hira’s book is an attempt to bring these contributions together in a comprehensive, coherent and integral theoretical framework. Western Enlightenment has produced two such frameworks: Liberalism and Marxism. A comprehensive, coherent and integral theoretical framework has the following characteristics:

  1. It is comprehensive because it has produced concepts of how to look at the most important dimensions of a society: a world view, economics, social relations including relations with nature, politics and culture. There are other important aspects of a society, but these dimensions are essential to make a framework comprehensive.
  2. It is coherent because its concepts don’t contradict each other. They are consistent and logical.
  3. It is integral because the concepts of the different dimensions are not just lumped together but are related to each other from a basic concept. In Liberalism it is “individual freedom” and in Marxism “class struggle”. In decolonial theory it is mental slavery and decolonizing the mind.

Second, the book is a systematic guide to decolonize the mind. Decolonizing the mind consists of three dimensions:

  1. The critique of the Western colonization of the mind and thus Eurocentric knowledge production.
  2. The development of an alternative comprehensive, coherent and integral knowledge production.
  3. The translation of this new knowledge in viable policies to built a new pluriversal world civilization.

Third, the book appeals both to academics who can use the book as teaching material, but also to activists who are figuring out to build social movements that go beyond the dichotomy of Liberalism and Marxism.

Fourth, the book is part of a greater vision of how produce and transfer decolonial knowledge. It is not only about producing and distributing a book. It is also about linking theoretical concepts with art. An example is the musical documentary produced by Pravini: The Uprising.

And most importantly, the book is the basis for producing decolonial knowledge in the for of sources, summer school, workshops etc.

Book specifications

  • Publication date: January 15, 2023
  • Price: € 35,00
  • ISBN: 978-90-74897-47-1
  • Format: A5 (148×210 mm)
  • Pages: 600

Content

Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. The background of the rise of the decolonial movement and theory
  3. Two Eurocentric philosophies of liberation
  4. Mental slavery and the colonization of the mind
  5. Epistemology: The manipulation of the mind through knowledge production
  6. A decolonial theory of racism
  7. Decolonizing mathematics and natural sciences
  8. Decolonizing world history
  9. Decolonizing economic theory
  10. Decolonizing social theory
  11. Decolonizing cultural theory
  12. Decolonizing political theory
  13. Imagining a new world civilization

National Call for Decolonial Research in Venezuela

On August 10th, the Minister of Science and Technology of Venezuela, Gabriela Jimenez, launched a national call for projects on reparations for the afrodescendent people of Venezuela. The lines of research were the collective product of a workshop held during the Second International Seminar on Reparations for Slavery and Colonization organized by the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Amongst the Peoples (ISB) and the Center for the Study of Social Transformations of the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (CETS-IVIC). The lectures are on YouTube.

Sandew Hira, secretary of the DIN Foundation gave two lectures. This is his first lecture and this is the second one.

The call is only for people living in Venezuela.

The proposals submitted to this call should focus on one or some of the following lines of research:

  1. Pluri-intercultural decolonizing education and insurgent stories from Our America, from the Afro-descendant liberating perspective.
  2. Social construction of Afro-Latin American identities and coloniality of power, knowledge and being.
  3. National identities, historical awareness and racism.
  4. Cultural and psychosocial devices that legitimize the enslavement and colonization of Afro-Latin American peoples.
  5. Afro-descendant intercultural health.
  6. Gender and women: reproduction and communal production of Afro-descendant peoples.
  7. Afrodiasporic epistemologies for the deconstruction of patriarchy and the relations of domination.
  8. Territorial reparations of the Afro-descendant peoples: land, territory, territoriality, cumbe-commune and emblematic case studies in Venezuela.
  9. Socio-environmental and bioregional reparations of the patterns and systems of colonial domination of socio-territorial organization.
  10. Reparative justice for violence and racial discrimination in access to justice and State racism from an intersectional approach with focal subjects (girls, boys, adolescents, masculinities and femininities).
  11. Afro-diasporic reparative justice in national and international legislative frameworks based on the approach of Afro-descendant own law of legal pluralism as part of the Sixth Region.
  12. Afro-diversity, Afro-descendant identities and self-recognition.
  13. Reparations regarding manifestations and collective practices of the spiritualities, memories and epistemes of the African diaspora and of their descendants.
  14. Deconstruction of the colonial aesthetics and ethics of gender and of the imaginaries and sociocultural representations of beauty.
  15. Afropolitics and afroutopias: constitutional recognition and constituent processes.
  16. Reparations and sovereignty in matters of the right to intercultural, collective, physical and mental health of Afro-descendants based on the “well living” concept.
  17. Reparation in terms of socio-productive systems, landscapes and food sovereignty of Afro-descendants.
  18. Rights and implementation of communication policies to achieve the reparations for the crimes of slavery and colonization.
  19. Reparations of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Afro-descendants and their representations and imaginaries.

 

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