Links I Liked

February 7, 2022

     By Duncan Green     

Looting of Africa

The Looting of Africa ht K. Diallo

Human rights organising in Africa during a global pandemic. Write up of great lecture by my old friend Irungu Houghton with links to video and podcast. Also check out his book on Kenya: Dialogue and Dissent: A Constitution In Search Of A Country

What all campaigners can learn from The Canary Craftivists. Nice reflection from Tom Baker on some lovely and different campaigning styles. I’m a big fan.

1st February = 1 year since the Myanmar coup, and the country is really suffering, but barely features in the news spotlight. Catch up here, and a mini graphic story of one of the many rebels here

Why I do not expect a civil war in America (and what does worry me). Political science long read from Chris Blattman (who seems to have gone into overdrive since his return to blogging)

Coups in Africa, 1950-2021 Source: J. Powell and C. Thyne, “Global Instances of Coups, 1950-present,” Nasty resurgence going on, it seems ht Paul Williams

Academic seminar, circa 1500 ht David Clingingsmith

Academic seminar cartoon
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Comments

  1. Hi Duncan,
    Links to articles are missing:
    Why I do not expect a civil war in America (and what does worry me). Political science long read from Chris Blattman (who seems to have gone into overdrive since his return to blogging)

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  2. Hi Duncan,

    Love the blog in general and these Monday posts for sure. Lazy request – any chance you can set your links to “open in a new tab/window”? I always click on one, it takes me away from your page, have to go back and re-open. Reckon I’ve done this 5 weeks in a row!

    So yeah, want to help me out! (as I say, a lazy request for sure)

    Cheers

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    2. Hi Alex

      If you hold down ‘ctrl’ (or cmd if you’re a mac user) while clicking the link, it will (should?) open the link in a new tab for you.

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      This from our tech guy:
      ‘It’s considered a bad idea to open links in a new tab as it makes the websites harder to use – especially people on a mobile or visually impaired folks using a screenreader or magnifier.
      Here’s some research on the topic: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/new-browser-windows-and-tabs/
      If somebody has a personal preference this way, then they can things themselves:
      • Right-click on a link. A menu appears. Select the ‘open it new tab’ option.
      • Some browsers let you change this setting.’

  3. Don’t really understand the ‘looting of Africa’ image. Seems to just be a map of Africa showing each country’s main export. Does buying stuff = looting now?

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