Africa • Human Rights • U.S. Policy • Economic Justice • Corporate
www.richardknight.com is a source of current information on
Especially recommended – The
Activist Archive Project, a project of the African Studies
Center at Michigan State University, is working to preserve for history the
record of activities of U.S. organizations and individuals that supported
African struggles for freedom and had significant collective impact on U.S.
policy. Hundreds of organizations
existed in states and cities and on college and universities across the
country. We are locating people who were activists. Many of those we locate
have historical material and in many cases we help people place the material
in a collection in a library for long term preservation. Much of the focus was sanctions and divestment
from companies doing business in apartheid South Africa. This democratization
of foreign policy was unprecedented, and it is important that the lessons
learned be documented for the benefit of continuing social justice activism.
The project’s growing website has more than 8,500 historical items including
documents (leaflets, newsletters, pamphlets, mailings, testimonies, etc.),
posters, photos, buttons, T-shirts, audio and video. Go to Browse to
see items by type. Also in Browse see the hundreds of organizations of
which there are descriptions; the number after a name is the number of items
on the website related to that organization.
"a short account of one's career and qualifications prepared typically by an applicant for a position" — Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
Yes, Richard Knight is available for consulting and other
Includes current material.
Many items relate to the struggle against apartheid in
A selection of links to some of my favorite Web sites in
Africa is the poorest and most economically underdeveloped continent. But Africa has natural resources, especially oil, which could be used for economic development and to fight poverty. Developed countries, transnational corporations and international financial institutions such as the World Bank, which in the past have often inhibited African development, will play a key role in the continent’s success or failure.
Since its founding in 1973 the Polisario Front has led the people of Western Sahara in the struggle for self-determination and independence, first against Spain and now against Morocco. The Polisario formed government, the SADR is a member of the African Union. Richard Knight visited Western Sahara in 1979. The Bush administration is supporting Morocco. The U.S. oil company Kerr-McGee is exploring for oil off the coast of Western Sahara with permission from the SADR. In 2004 the South African government recognized the SADR government, which is a member of the African Union.
African music is often related to political struggles. Music played an important role in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and in the struggle against the military dictatorships in Nigeria. You can buy the music here.
Zimbabwe – Current and historical
Cancel Africa's Debt
- The campaign to cancel the debt of the world’s poorest countries
Many of these
books can be purchased online.
South Africa and
the Struggle Against Apartheid
In 1977 the United Nations adopted a mandatory arms
Carnegie Hall’s South African Sounds Teaching Guide,
poster and music CD
Music and the struggle against apartheid from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Articles about or quoting Richard Knight and his letters to the editor including US Brigade Aids Mandela's Fight that columnist Jack Newfield wrote about Richard Knight in the New York Daily News.
And now for something completely different.
E.T.A. Hoffmann was a German writer who influenced
Hawthorne and Poe. He is the author of
Nutcracker, the story on which Tchaikovsky
based his ballet Nutcracker Suite. Hoffmann’s
work has been translated into English. Learn about Hoffmann and how to purchase an
English translation of his work.