Wednesday 12 September 2012
The Minority Rights Group has issued a press release condemning "ongoing retaliatory attacks" between the Orma and Pokomo ethnic groups in Kenya`s Tana River Disrict.
The group has praised Kenya`s "new and progressive constitution" and has urged the Kenyan government to build on the "postive environment" this has created by taking "immediate steps to protect the lives of affected communities and prevent a further escalation of violence.""
MRG`s Director of Policy and Communications, Carl Soderburgh, is quoted as saying "These attacks are related to poverty, competition for scarce resources and marginalisation of minorities...If governments in East Africa continue with policies like the privatization of rangelands, commercial ranching and sedentarisation of nomads, without the participation of communities, peace will continue to elude the region."
For more information ; http://www.minorityrights.org/7962/press-releases/press-releases.html
Tuesday 4 September 2012
This is Samuel Morley MP (1809 - 1886), a noted 19th century philanthropist and social reformer.
To find out how the man they called The Merchant Philanthropist became a noted anti-slavery campaigner and a major backer of a radical trade union jourmal, see my post `Samuel Morley of Nottingham`, posed yesterday at http://bookshelvesandbrownale.blogspot.com .
NB The photo is entitled Nottingham Arboretum : Bust of Samuel Morley by John Sutton. To find out more about his work, click here ; www.geograph.org.uk/profile/38492
Sunday 2 September 2012
As I`ve already mentioned, this month`s Hoonaloon News is already online and can be found at http://hoonaloon.blogspot.com.
Additionally, I`ve decided to post details of a few recent additions to our stock that may be of interest to visitors to this blog ;
5283 - Doreen Lawrence - And Still I Rise : Seeking Justice for Stephen - Faber and Faber 2006 - 1st/1st - Hardcover
5247 - Charles E Cobb Jr - On the Road to Freedom ; A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail - Algonquin/Workman - 2007 - Paperback
5275 - Alice walker - The Same River Twice : Honoring the Difficult - The Women`s Press - 1996 - 1st English Edition
I don`t think any additional comment is needed from me. Further details of condition, price etc are available by visiting our online shop at ABE. As ever, if you have any further questions then feel free to ask.
Don`t forget to check out Hoonaloon News September 2012 for details of more from our stock.
All the Best,
Nick and Ann-Marie