1) Primera Herida: El nuevo modelo de Copérnico
En este primer punto, Freud habla de cómo el hombre creyó que la Tierra, su hogar, se encontraba en el centro del universo, y que el resto de astros se movían alrededor de ella describiendo órbitas. Entonces llegó Nicolás Copérnico en el…
September 12th 1977: Steve Biko dies
On this day in 1977, South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Bantu Biko died aged 30 while in police custody in Pretoria. Biko founded the Black Consciousness Movement and coined the famous phrase “black is beautiful”. He had been a target long before his arrest on August 18th 1977, having been censored and ‘banned’ by the apartheid government in 1973 and had his movement in his country restricted. Upon his arrest, Biko was brutally tortured and beaten during police interrogations which lasted almost 24 hours, eventually dying from head injuries on September 12th. The police claimed he died due to a hunger strike, but it was clear his death was caused by police violence after his arrest. The authorities’ flimsy protestations of innocence fooled very few, and the truth about Biko’s death caused widespread outrage. His killers were never bought to justice, but due to his high-profile Biko’s family were able to secure financial compensation from the South African government. He was a hero of black South Africans for his activism, but since his tragic death Steve Biko has also become a martyr for his cause and a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement.
"They had to kill him to prolong the life of apartheid" - Nelson Mandela on Steve Biko
Things the Israel/Palestine conflict is about
- Land use
Things the Israel/Palestine conflict is not about
Things the Israel/Palestine conflict is not
- A conflict
Things it is
- Settler colonialism
- Military occupation
July 24 2014
Writer Refaat Alareer, who comes from Shujaiya, was able to identify the exact location of the incident in the video above and the photographs below.
“The video took place in the main street of Shujaiya, near the eastern edge of the border” with Israel, Alareer told The Electronic Intifada. “The area is highly populated and a little bit far from the borders.”
“I am amazed how the Israelis managed to hit them while this far into Shujaiya,” he said of the images and video showing shelling of the area.
"Only a fool would let their enemy educate their children."
— Malcolm X