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BBC Documentary on the concentration camps set up by the British government in the 1950s in which thousands of Kenyans were tortured and killed. Britain fought in the Second World War to save the world from fascism. But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler came the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya - a mass armed rebellion by the Kikuyu people, demanding the return of their land and freedom. The draconian response of Britain's colonial government was to detain nearly the entire Kikuyu population of one-and-a half-million - to hold them in camps or confine them in villages ringed with barbed wire - and to portray them as sub-human savages. From 1952 until the end of the war in 1960 tens of thousands of detainees - and possibly a hundred thousand or more - died from the combined effects of...
Much of the geographic and ethnic divisions currently seen in Kenya were established and encouraged during British colonialism. The Kenyan people have sued the British government for human rights abuses commited by their forces. Soldiers who had fought loyally for Britain during World War 2 came back to find white Britsh immigrants living on their fertile land while harassing local women.When Kenyan people fought for their independence, as they were'nt allowed to vote, the British invaders used: Torture Detention camps for up to 70,000 people Castration and blinding Fatal whipping Rape by British soldiers Rape with bottles of hot water The British Army also used Northern Kenya for military exercises. As a result of leaving unexploded munitions behind, hundreds of Maasai...
Opposition against British colonial rule in Kenya culminated in the Mau Mau uprising, which began in 1952. The political changes that took place after independence in 1963 had important consequences for Asians living there. Film clips taken from Mau Mau, showing Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising, made circa 1954. The British commentary encapsulates colonial attitudes of the time. This clip is taken from the Imperial War Museum's new online exhibition - 'Through My Eyes: Stories of conflict, belonging and identity.' The site can be accessed on www.throughmyeyes.org.uk. Read this and other stories in full (Film copyright of IWM Ref: MGH_4805, all rights reserved).
Fort Hall, Kenya. Documentation on file regarding operations against Mau Mau. Various shots, Kikuyu women clearing side of road. Patrol of police, home guard, and Inniskilling Fusiliers walking through the bush. Surrounding Mau Mau huts. Searching the huts, and arresting Mau Mau suspects. Various shots, of suspects being driven away in trucks. (Orig.Neg.) FILM ID:2767.14 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/
The origin of the term Mau Mau is uncertain. According to some members of Mau Mau, they never referred to themselves as such, instead preferring the military title Kenya Land and Freedom Army (KLFA). Some publications, such as Fred Majdalany's State of Emergency: The Full Story of Mau Mau, claim it was an anagram of Uma Uma (which means "get out get out") and was a military codeword based on a secret language-game Kikuyu boys used to play at the time of their circumcision. Majdalany goes on to state that the British simply used the name as a label for the Kikuyu ethnic community without assigning any specific definition. As the movement progressed, a Swahili backronym was adopted: "Mzungu Aende Ulaya, Mwafrika Apate Uhuru" meaning "Let the foreigner go back abroad, let the African regain i...
Nairobi, Kenya. General view pan of Nairobi. Long view, street scene in Nairobi. STV.SV. Europeans and natives walking together in street. SV. Two Europeans standing beside newspaper sellers. CU. Newspaper, East African Standard. CU. Still photograph of murdered chief Ndieri. LV. Coffin being carried by natives to burial ground of murdered chief. SV. Natives carrying wreaths. STV. Africans watching. SV. Women native types carrying flowers. STV. Native types gathered round graveside. SV. Africans putting coffin on grave. SV. Kenya Guard of Honour. LV. King's African Rifle band marching toward. SV. Sir Evelyn Baring taking the salute. SV. Lancashire Fusiliers marching past. SV. Crowd watching. SV.SCU. Sir Evelyn Baring, Governor of Kenya inspecting Fusiliers. SV. Police patrol car leavi...
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Three Kenyans who allege they were tortured by the British colonial authorities during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising are to begin a damages case at the High Court in London today. It is the latest stage of a legal battle by veterans of the rebellion to sue the UK government. Hundreds of elderly Kenyans claim they were the victims of brutality at the hands of British colonial officials. The government has previously said it was not liable. Papers in the test case were first served on the UK in 2009. Last year a High Court judge ruled the claimants - Paulo Muoka Nzili, Wambuga Wa Nyingi and Jane Muthoni Mara - did have an arguable case.
The British government has been urged to admit their wrongdoing and pay compensation to Kenyans who were tortured during the fight for the country's independence in the 1950's. A group of four former Kenyan resistance fighters and their supporters are stepping up their campaign for recognition just weeks ahead of a court case against the British government.
by Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Joey Covington
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Your old men back into their graves
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Cover their eyes so that can't see us play
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Let the people play
We're gonna get down on you
Come alive all over you
Dancin' down into your town
Tyrannosaurus Rex was destroyed before
By a furry little ball that crawled along
The primeval jungle floor
And he stole the eggs of the dinosaur
CLOSE YOUR EYES & CREATE THE SOUND
OPEN YOUR HANDS & REBUILD THE GROUND
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flashin' sunshine children
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While you sit in the dark -
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- insane with the flash of living
I AM ALIVE
I AM HUMAN
I WILL BE ALIVE AGAIN
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And when it happens you know -
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When you were very young
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