Earlier this month, the Southern African Litigation Centre, based in Johannesburg, posted this video about a wonderful act of nonviolence that took place in April 2008, when dockworkers in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Angola refused to unload weapons from a Chinese ship that were destined for Zimbabwe’s Defense Forces.
To learn more about this great case study, check out this in depth report from the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), which was published last summer.
As K-pop fans and Black organizers and artists are demonstrating, joyful, powerful movements draw more people in and reflect the kind of world we want to live in.
If soldiers train for armed combat, why wouldn’t activists train for toppling the political-economic structure that’s killing our chance for a just future? The stakes are just as high.
Uganda’s COVID-19 experience underscores the seemingly universal opportunism of authoritarians amidst crisis, as well as opportunities for resistance.