23 Nov 2010
S'bu Zikode of the South African shack dwellers' movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, is interviewed by Laura Flanders of GRITtv. Zikode, hosted by US-based human rights organisations, is on tour in America building solidarity between the homeless of South Africa and America, and sharing knowledge about strategies to exercise the right to housing. Many Americans who lost their homes due to foreclosures as a result of the sub-prime mortgage crisis appear poorly advised about their housing rights.
Also watch this clip for great footage from the movie "Dear Mandela."
GRITtv is a daily news broadcast for progressive commentary distributed on the web, satellite and public television stations in the United States. Host and founder of the show, Flanders, is an acclaimed journalist in the independent media camp and an accomplished author. Her most recent literary offering is, "At the Tea Party With the Wing nuts, Whack jobs and Whitey-whiteness of the New Republican Right…and Why we Should Take it Seriously" (October 2010, O/R books).