The Thiaroye massacre, 1944

by Steven Johns A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II. It is an often-neglected fact that the majority of General De Gaulle’s Free French Forces were not white Frenchmen but were predominantly troops from […]

NINETEEN “Pygmy” communitiez denounce conservationistz over evictionz and violence

Ndoye, a Baka woman from Cameroon. Five people are reported to have died in her community alone at the hands of WWF-funded wildlife guards. © Survival In an unprecedented protest, 19 “Pygmy” communities in central Africa have denounced conservation projects on their land. Eleven of the communities have urged conservationists to stop funding the anti-poaching […]