Good backgrounder on the Palestinian Authority, and how it’s used as an enforcer for Israel in the West Bank.
Posts tagged ‘colonisation’
In 1789, a disease tore through communities around Sydney Cove, leaving dead bodies scattered along the shorelines. Some think this outbreak was a fire deliberately lit.
Lenin reacted to revolution in China with a spate of articles describing ‘backward Europe and advanced Asia,’ deliberately mocking and upending the colonial binary between the civilized and the barbarous. He wanted the Russian Revolution to spread to Germany, but he wanted it to spread to India, too.
Link: “‘Destruction by a thousand cuts’: the relentless threat mining poses to the Pilbara cultural landscape”
Just as the parliamentary inquiry into Rio Tinto’s destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters was reconvening in Canberra, another culturally significant site was damaged at one of BHP’s iron ore mines in the Pilbara. […]
The destruction of one ancient and sacred rock shelter is, of course, devastating. But there’s a greater and as yet unrecognised loss to cultural heritage that is occurring from the “cumulative impacts” of mining activities in the Pilbara. It’s destruction by a thousand cuts.