Decolonial International Network
September 2017. Editor: Sandew Hira
Five misconceptions on terrorism
Sheher Khan, bring us an excellent analysis about the five commonly heard misconceptions in the West. The popular imagination of terrorism doesn’t always correspond to the actual developments. One such a misconception is that most terrorist attacks in the West are committed by al-Qaeda, Daesh and the likes (from now on Takfiri terrorism). Whilst these violent incidents are very deadly indeed, they don’t constitute a majority of the attacks – especially in the West. Read the full text of his analysis on Five Misconceptions on terrorism.
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Toward a Roma Decolonial Emancipation
Over 600 years of persecution, systematic oppression, social control and attempts at genocide and epistemicide in Europe have given rise to a system of anti-gypsy domination constitutive of the civilizing project of Western Modernity. Kale Amenge provide a decolonial analysis of Roman oppression.
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Decolonizing Literacy Instruction
In the following article, Ashley Wolstein provides an excellent article in order to decolonize the assessment into the field of education. Literacy instruction too often reinforces the inequities of imperialism, and as a Language Arts teacher, her research involve exploring how the Language Arts classroom can be used to decolonize the mind.
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Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
The Venezuela Solidarity Campaign in the United Kingdom is an English-language website that provides the latest information about the unfolding events in Venezuela. It publishes a digital magazine. The VSC wants to coordinate actions in Europe in solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution.
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Decolonial Summer Schools in Spain
Dialogo Global, a Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues, is a non-profit and non-governmental organization promoting research, knowledge-making, education. Dialogo Global organizes two Summer Schools in Spain.
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Divergent research methodology: diversity and decolonization at the University of Amsterdam

Early 2015 white students and staff from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) occupied the administrative buildings as a protest against announced budget cuts. They demanded more democracy: election of the university board, referendums and an open debate on budget cuts. In the wake of this movement students of colour raised the slogan “No democratization without decolonization”. In response to this movement the university board established a commission typically named Commission for Diversity rather than Commission for Decolonization. Recently they produced a report titled Let’s do diversity. Sandew Hira wrote a decolonial critique of the report that adresses the question whether diversity at Uva is a step towards or away from decolonization. Click here to read the critique.


Censorship of decolonial mathematics

The Conversation is a website dedicated to “independent, high-quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism” established by a white Australian journalist named Andrew Jaspan. In an article in the African edition, Karen Brodie from the University of Witwatersrand asserted that “much, though certainly not all, of mathematics was created by dead white men.” Decolonial mathematician C.K. Raju challended this claim and wrote an article for The Conversation in which he provides a decolonial history of mathematics and an approach to decolonize mathematics. It was published in the Global Edition on 24 October 2016. It quickly reached a readership of 16,737. About 24% of the readers were from South Africa, and about 35% from US. But then it was taken down. Read more.


Ramon Grosfoguel and Sandew Hira on intersectionality

On August 19 2016 Ramon Grosfoguel and Sandew Hira gave a joint lecture on intersectionality at the University of South Africa, Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, as part of Africa Decolonial Research Network (ADERN). Here are the videos of the lecture of Grosfoguel and Hira.


The Latin American Philosophy of Education Society

What is Latin American philosophy of education?” This question forms the basis of the work of the The Latin American Philosophy of Education Society. Rafael Vizcaino (Rutgers University, USA) interviews Jason T. Wozniak, organizing member of LAPESabout their work and the relation with decolonial thinking. Read more.


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