Newsletter DIN February 2017



Decolonial International Network
Februari 2017. Editor Sandew Hira:
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Call for Participation: Decoloniality in the Social Sciences – A Textbook on Theory and Practice

A working group consisting of Melanie Bush (Adelphi University), Nokuthula Hlabangane (University of South Africa) and Sandew Hira (International Institute for Scientific Research) have engaged on a trajectory to produce a decolonial textbook for the social sciences. They have put out a call for a convergency meeting in The Hague on March 14-16, 2017. Read more.

Lessons from Genocide Memorial Day
On Sunday, 15 January 2017 Islamic Human Rights Commission held their annual Genocide Memorial Day conference for the 7th year running since its inception in 2010. This year’s theme was “Lessons from the Cultural Genocide of Muslims and Jews in Europe”. A lot of educational material has been put out. Read more.

A innovative form of protest: projecting protest on the wall
In response to last week’s execution by the Bahraini government of three of its own citizens IHRC staged a double protest at the Houses of Parliament and the Bahraini Embassy in London. Huge images bearing messages condemning the executions and the British government’s continued support for the authoritarian island monarchy were beamed onto both buildings last Friday night (19 January) in order to raise political and public awareness. The giant messages (see attached photos) were set against the backdrop of the Bahraini flag and the faces of the three executed men, Abbas al-Samea, 27, Ali al-Singace, 21, and Sami Mushaima 42. All had been found guilty of planting a bomb which killed three policemen but their convictions were widely seen as politically motivated, based on retracted confessions and mired in allegations of serious torture. Read more.

19 March 2017: A March for Justice and Dignity in France
In the context van the presidential elections in France different social forces have joined in organizing a March for Justice and Dignity on Sunday 19 March 2017. It is a march against humiliation, against police violence and racism, against the cowardly wars waged in our name against peoples who have not done anything to us. Read more.

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