Centuries of stealth on Africa: From slaves to pilfering resources to dumping 'trashion'

Friday, 1 September 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Jacques and Jennifer revisit Africa and the centuries-long pilfering of its goods and resources by western nations (presumed to be more 'developed'). They expand on this, and talk about the use of certain African nations as a 'tip' for consumer rubbish from the west.

To keep their advantage, western nations exercise deep (anti-democratic) interference in local African politics.



Hickel, J et al 2021, 'Plunder in the post-colonial era: Quantifying drain from the Global South through unequal exchange 1960 -2018 ,New Political Economy Online 30 March


Aimé Césaire 1972, 'Discourse on colonialism', Monthly Review Press, New York 1972:17 – 21



Kevin Bales 2016, | Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World | Spiegel & Grau | January 2016 | 34 minutes (9,162 words)

Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising.


Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet