The Christmas message: the bottom placed on top

Christmas tells an unlikely, unimaginable and for some unbelievable story. And in doing so the story of Jesus successfully turns custom, privilege and status on its head. In god’s eyes; the poor,the abused, the oppressed, have hegemony Hope entered into  the world as a curly (possibly)  nappy headed, dark skinned, poor, Jewish child, from a…

Slave Trade in Libya? But the US liberated it; right?

  As incredible as it sounds it has been confirmed, Africans are being placed in slave auctions and are being bought and sold in Libya. While some attribute it to the idea that we are going backwards, it is not “we” but rather the decisions of empire in Europe and the US which have brought…