Ayesha Saleem

Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War

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This book exposes the networks that exist between big business, media, politicians and the role of the black economic elite in collaboratively supporting and propping up apartheid.

The book starts with the National Party coming to power in South Africa in May 1948. Throughout the election campaign they played to white dissatisfaction with domestic and economic problems South Africa faced following the Second World War.

Strangers at our Door

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Strangers at Our Door puts forward an alternative narrative, one that is humanitarian, about refugees and migrants. It succeeds in combating the racist propaganda churned out by the media and our politicians.

Bauman correctly lambasts them for causing public anxiety by portraying migrants as overwhelming Europe and portending the demise of the European way of life.

Fire at Sea

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Fire at Sea is a powerful and moving documentary about refugees on the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa. So far 400,000 migrants have landed on the island and 15,000 have died making the dangerous journey by sea. The film depicts migrants in dinghies at the mercy of border patrols who exercise complete callous authority over the refugees.

Venezuela Reframed

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Venezuela’s state capitalist economy and its political dynamics have been shaped in the past 16 years by the indigenous population. In Venezuela Reframed the author argues that constitutional rights for indigenous people were made a priority through state-led capitalist development. He seeks to assess how successful Chavez’s Bolivarian movement has been in extending these rights.

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