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Category Archives: Africa

The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Adichie

An excellent talk by Chimamanda Adichie on the dangers of a single story on how we view the world … and ourselves. It also speaks to the power of storytelling and … Continue reading

29 November, 2009 · Leave a comment

Israel Receives More U.S. Aid Than All Of Africa

20 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

Ten Reasons Why “Save Darfur” is a PR Scam to Justify the Next US Oil and Resource Wars in Africa

Bruce Dixon makes the compelling case that the “Save Darfur” campaign is more or less a “humanitarian imperialism” front to be used to justify intended neocon oil and resource wars … Continue reading

1 December, 2007 · 6 Comments

Africonned: Somalia in the eye of the storm

BAR’s editor Glen Ford lays out in plain terms what current US foreign policy towards Africa means for Somalia.  Audio also available below: U.S-Instigated War Brings Mass Death to Somalia … Continue reading

1 December, 2007 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"