Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Cultural Weapon 30 March 2011

The Cultural Weapon  Mike van Graan  Development as a destroyer of Culture  The Government of Uganda has decided that the Uganda National Museum – the country’s only national museum – will be demolished to make way for a 60-storey East … Continue reading

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The Cultural Weapon 23 March 2011

The Cultural Weapon Mike van Graan BLANKS: the new threat to the United Kingdom. While the United Kingdom is certainly not shooting blanks in its defence of the lives and human rights of opponents of the Gaddafi dictatorship, at home, … Continue reading

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The Cultural Weapon 16 March 2011

The Cultural Weapon  Is the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights worth the paper it’s written on? Mike van Graan The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, an official normative charter of the African Union, recalls the Charter … Continue reading

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The Cultural Weapon 9 March 2011

The Cultural Weapon  Mike van Graan A few weeks ago at the opening of the South African parliament, in his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma actually mentioned the arts!  More specifically, he said: Linked to tourism, we … Continue reading

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The Cultural Weapon 2 March 2011

The Cultural Weapon Mike van Graan The latest media release by Freemuse, an international organisation that monitors and advocates freedom of expression for musicians and composers, reminds us that Music Freedom Day takes place on Thursday 3 March. The release … Continue reading

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