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Kalahari Bushmen Unite to End Oppression

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- 699 days ago -
Representatives of the Basarwa or Bushman peoples of Botswana will make 2014 the year to step up their fight to end structural oppression of their communities.

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Christeen Anderson (655)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 4:20 am
Sounds good to me. I hope it truly happens. Thank you.

pam w. (138)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 6:53 am
I HOPE SO! It's very sad to see what's happened to the San people! One of the oldest human tribes....reduced to alcoholism, begging, etc. (Sound familiar?)

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:05 pm

Gerry W. (0)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:54 pm
Governments and religions have killed off most native groups, making them wear clothes and changing their lives not for betterment of their being.

Roger Garin-michaud (139)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 1:24 pm
noted, thanks

Madhu Pillai (22)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 1:37 pm

Birgit W. (155)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 1:50 pm
Gerry W. says it all. Thank you.

barb horbsn (56)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 2:03 pm
There will always be strength in numbers.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 3:48 pm
Thanks again, Cal. I do hope it works out.

Winn Adams (218)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 4:45 pm
I wish these people all the best.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 12:49 am
These people have been harshly treated by their government and are being forced to live a life which is alien to them.I wish them every success for a satisfactory conclusion to their troubles.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:09 am
I would let them stay within the The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (there traditional living area) but would not allow them modern conveniences withing the wildlife area.

Fi T. (18)
Friday December 27, 2013, 4:39 am
Only by acceptance can bring long term benefits to the mankind

Nimue Pendragon (323)
Friday December 27, 2013, 4:41 am

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Friday December 27, 2013, 8:17 am
Noted & posted

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Jane H. (139)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 3:25 pm

. (0)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 6:42 am
The unfortunate Koi San people have been under threat for centuries and this is evidenced by archaeology and the cave paintings left behind them as they fled into mountains and deserts pursued first by Bantu invaders from the North and later by early colonists in the Cape. As if that was not enough, the relentless pursuit of these people continues under black African rule in South West Africa, Botswana and to a lesser extent South Africa. For some unfathomable reason the expressions “human rights” and “victims of racism” does not apply to many of the most ancient of the world’s peoples from Africa to Asia and on to South America.
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