Detroit Unite Here on Strike at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
Photo credit: Abayomi Azikiwe

Public discontent over evictions, foreclosures, water shut-offs and substandard wages can only be ameliorated through organised action.

Detroit Demonstration at Wayne County Treasurer on 5 Sept. 2017
Picture credit: Abayomi Azikiwe

One of the most important issues in the city of Detroit and throughout the United States is centred on what many progressive forces call the Housing Question. This has been a major concern since the rise of industrial capitalism during the early decades of the 19th century. 

Source: Medium

A person who labours for the general good of all serves society and is worthy of his hire. Therefore, such bread-labour is not different from social service. What the vast mass of mankind does for self or at best for family, a social servant does for general good. – M. K. Gandhi.

Photo source: Council on Foreign Relations

With the end of the cold war, the independence of Namibia in 1990 and the fall of the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1994, the Southern African region entered an era of relative political stability and competitive multi-party politics. But the peace dividend proved unable to finance the hopes and promises, and more and more political analysts point to the “mixed bag” of democratisation processes. 

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The article deplores the current situation of the civil society in Ghana where the sector seems to be silent on important national issues including the violation of women’s rights and the plight of poor people. 

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