Zimbabweans fight back
Al Jazeera features some interesting videos. Yesterday showed a cartoon which showed how deep the split is between Hamas and Fatah. I decided not to make the link since its depressing propaganda. However this clip shows displaced Zimbabweans fighting back. A group of elderly women have decided to build their own school for their children.
The dominating images of Africa presented at best show dependency whereas the struggles against the apartheid regime of South Africa had so many examples of people fighting back against seemingly overwhelming oppression. So often women were to the fore. They had to be since the men were either away working in dangerous jobs such as mines or were imprisoned for their political activity. LIke minded people, black and white, won through.
Posted by John Tyrrell at September 6, 2007 9:06 AM