The UN is prone to throw challenges here and there to the world. One of the challenges lingering from its start in 2000 is the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). All UN Members ceremoniously enlisted for this homework.
The aim of the MDG is to meet 8 poverty reduction goals by 2015. It is grand, laudable but utopian and unachievable. I believe that such goals, assuming the world is serious, requires government ethics, accountability and transparency at all levels. I am sorry, that does not exist in Africa and please let us not generalize on exception.
Furthermore, in general, UN decisions are not binding on its member states. That’s convenient and the core reason of the UN longevity. Country’s leaders want to be “accountable” to their citizens and not to the world. The General Assembly is a good venue for world leaders to get acquainted, visit NY and enjoy good food. They talk but rarely solve issues of extraordinary importance.
Goal 1 – Eradicate extreme poverty and Hunger
The poorest countries are in Africa and the consensus, and mine, is due to endemic corruption and bad governance. Africa unscrupulously loot donors and itself. It is estimated that over all corruption cost in Africa alone is US $150 billion per year while donors gave sub-Sahara US $22.5 billion in 2008.
Africa not only robs its constituents but as well the nationals from the largest donor countries such as the USA, Germany, UK, France and Japan. Gullible countries like Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden give more than 0.7% of their Gross National Income target set up by the United Nations from member states.
I am wrong! The aforementioned countries do not lose so much. A big chunk of the stolen money is recycled in the bank accounts of the richest countries. Also, notice that China is scrupulously not among these countries. Simple! They use the well documented colonial methods of direct funding to corrupt African Nations; “That’s for you … Now, give me the resources that I need and you can starve or kill you people for all I care!” This is their bit in eradicating poverty and hunger.
Africa food import is about US $22 billion per year or 1/6 of what is misappropriated via corruption.
Africa starves its own people!
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Some African countries have been quite avant-garde in providing free primary education. That’s nice, considering that 40% of African children never attend primary school. The élite educate their children in expensive schools and foreign universities to acquire the baggage to perpetually lobotomize the small earnings of the uneducated mass.
Who cares about free primary education! When schools are non-existent or dilapidated, teaching materials are in tatters or out of date, school children are subjected to corporal punishment and under age girls are raped and impregnated by their underpaid teachers. In many cases donor fund provided for education are out rightly stolen by the government, its elites and cronies and the ministries involved.
A nice free primary educations system isn’t? Good for nicely covered reports, full of figures and nice graphs to satisfy the world community. Wow, you are doing so good, congratulations!
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Women are second class citizen in the African culture, a way of life and a state of mind from time memoria. A change of a cultural mentality is a long and tedious gradual process and categorically impossible to meet by 2015.
The women’s right to vote in the USA was attained after a 70 years wait, in 1920 in the USA, 1928 in the UK, 1944 in France and 1971 in Switzerland. Who in their right mind can think that’s such process can be effected by year 2015 in Africa?
The culture in general transfers inheritance to sons and not daughters. In Swaziland the king must marry a woman of each tribe, in South Africa President Zuma wants a sixth wife, Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima of Nigeria married a 13 years old girl and I have an educated Kenyan acquaintance who has two sisters as wives.
Yes, you can “empower” women by setting a certain amount of post in a government. The result will be only cosmetic, again to satisfy the nicely covered reports and these women will come from the élite, as usual, to satisfy nepotism.
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality, Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health and Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases.
In Africa poor do not have access to medical facilities. When available they are emptied of medicine and skilled staff. Donated medical equipment can collect dust for years for lack of competent staff to use them. Patients lay two in a bed or can rest on floors.
The medical sector of many African countries is a land mine of probes and scandals. This is a looter’s paradise “par excellence” since donor country like to pour funds in this bottomless pit. Due to poor governance and lack of public expenditure management, rural Africa gets almost no money to ease child mortality and improve maternal health. Idiotic Governments’ policies “genocides” children dying of preventable diseases. A woman in labor can walk kilometers to reach a medical facility.
I hope you understand, now, why more than half of the children are delivered at home! How can you pay for medical care or buy condoms on an income of slightly over one dollar per day? Any improvement in this sector is due, in great part, to the direct involvement and the work done on the field by trusted NGO or benevolent organizations. These guys deserve the medals.
President Yahya Jammeh from Gambia claims he cures AID, not more than ten patients per day, and that’s what he does besides running his Government. Can’t the international community stop this quack?
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
In Africa, according to statistic, 42% lack access to clean water and 64% have little or no sanitation. Do you know that Africa, as a continent, holds the second largest capacity of fresh water in the world? Also, it suffers from a depletion of agricultural and natural land areas and unmanaged exploitation of natural resources.
The answer for that is again and again bad governance and corruption.
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Africa is loaded with natural resources. You don’t know! Then ask China!
A Global Partnership for Development is last because of its monstrosity, that’s the coffer African statesmen want to loot. It is a vicious circle and will offer no good result unless effective good ethic and governance is implemented.
I see peculiar similarities between the Dodo bird and the MDG. The MDG will push lots of Dodo dropping called documents, reports, statistic and specialized papers about causes and effects. The Dodo is extinct and the other will follow a similar fate.
Please, smell the coffee! The obvious result will be the widening of the divide between the poor and the rich. Maybe fading sparks of hope will be achieved here and there but nothing substantial.
Coluche was right when he stated that “God said: I will share in two; the food shall be for the rich and hunger for the poor”.
Jesus stated: “The poor you will always have with you…” and there are those who want to ensure that these words will always ring true.
Last week, from 20-22 September, there was an U.N. summit regarding the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For those unfamiliar with what this is all about, in 2000 the world leaders came together at the United Nations and adopted 8 “measurable” goals, (measurable by 18 targets complemented by 48 technical indicators) to reduce extreme poverty worldwide by 2015 (see here).
While these world leaders, political as well as business leaders, predominately western, white and male, were assessing and refining their plans for the future of the black and brown peoples, who are the majority of the world’s population, there was little or no coverage, nor interest by the AfroSphere. There was some interesting commentary for example by MsAfropolitan, based in London and Lagos that I read, while the African-American blogging community was wholeheartedly and rabidly committed to arguing about the (alleged) Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal. What the “African”-American community fails to realize is that these plans (I mean “Goals”), which appears to be directed at the so-called “third world”… you know those “other black and brown people” across the Atlantic… directly affects their quality of life in America. I remember reading somewhere that black people worldwide are either victims of capitalism or imperialism, which are two sides of the same coin.
On the surface the MDGs, with it’s objective to reduce extreme poverty, seems to be based on good intentions. However as the saying goes: “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Although it has been long concluded, by their own targets and indicators, that the MDGs will never be met, there is enough perceived successes to make the interested parties feel good about themselves, while shifting blame for the failures on the black and brown peoples, their corrupt leaders and their own economic mismanagement. These illusions of success, coupled with blaming the victims of neocolonial exploitation, perpetuates the international status quo and as we can see, for those who care to look, that means it’s business as usual. The rich get richer and the poor… well Jesus did say that they will always be with us… so blame God.
Here is an article and video at Aljazeera discussing the MDGs called: Scoring Goals
Interestingly, the business of poverty is apparently just as profitable in the world of rock and roll. Ironically, at the same time that the MDGs summit was commencing, there was also a news report last week involving the charity ONE, co-founded by U2 frontman Bono, who is an outspoken advocate for the Millennium Development Goals. According to its’ 2008 tax records, ONE took in close to $15 million in public donations, paid over $8 million on executive and employee salaries, while only $184,732 was distributed to three charities! Although ONE doesn’t actually deny the media reports, in the interest of fairness, here is a link to their response.
Now I know Bono doesn’t handle the day to day operation of the charity, as his role appears to be jet-setting around the world fraternizing with these world leaders, lobbying for debt relief and more aid for Africa… but the question I ask is this: how committed is he to his own cause? Well I’ll probably never get an audience with him to ask, so the next best thing is to look at his own actions.
Bono’s fashion company Edun, which according to it’s mission statement, he and his wife founded “to create sustainable trade and promote local economic opportunities in Africa”, is now moving most of it’s production to China. Why? Profits over Poverty of-course! (read here)
He is forever calling for western governments to spend more money on aid, which in reality is taxpayers’ money, but he and U2 decided to move part of their business interests from Ireland to The Netherlands in 2006, because the government put a cap on the amount of tax-free earnings available to artists (read here). Now I am one who does whatever I can to lessen my tax burden (legally of-course), but the fact is that tax revenue, especially from the rich and corporations (Bono is both), is needed to sustain social services for the less fortunate in society. This is why there is a sense of disgust when we see them take advantage of the loopholes and tax havens to avoid their civic, corporate and humane responsibilities to their fellow human beings. Therefore, if Bono doesn’t care about the less fortunate in the country where he resides, Ireland, then why would he really care about a bunch of Africans?
MsAfropolitan cleverly titles her above post about the MDS: “Friends with Benefits”, to accurately describe Africa’s relationship with the West. Speaking from personal experience, the one who becomes dependent and emotionally committed to this type of arrangement, is at a disadvantage and gains no “benefits” whatsoever. However in the short term they may fool themselves into actually believing that they do, mainly because of the “sweet nothings” that are being whispered into their ears… while they’re being fucked.
There is bad blood between authorities in Kigali and UN thanks to unpublished report on genocide and crimes against humanity, said to have been committed by Rwanda forces in DRC. This report has caused a lot of discord between the duo. The darling of UN, Rwanda, is now frowning and threatening even to stop cooperating with UN.
The recently leaked UN report on genocide committed by Rwanda in DRC cannot pass without being discussed.
Though Rwanda has all rights to defend itself, it needs to do so by looking at and underscoring the role of the history of what happened to itself in 1994. When UN hurriedly declared that the killings in Rwanda were genocide, thanks to the UN for not preventing it, the accused people-Hutu, were not given any chance to argue their case before the general assembly that hurriedly declared the same. If precedent is to be followed, Rwanda’s denial does not help anything save to show UN’s double standard, shall it bow to the pressure and stop publishing the report.
Rwandan authorities had this to say with regards to the report: “It is immoral and unacceptable that UN, an organization that failed outright to prevent genocide in Rwanda…now they accuse the army that stopped genocide of committing atrocities in DRC.” Ben Rutasingwa Rwandan government spokesperson was recently quoted as saying.
This is the ‘big weapon’ Rwanda has always used to intimidate UN and the whole world as if Rwandans themselves had no duty to deliver!
But here the point is not moral or who stopped or failed to stop genocide in Rwanda. Here the issue is whether Rwandan army committed genocide in DRC or not, but not whether UN is blameless about Rwanda’s genocide or incompetent to probe the same. Many think Rwanda would squarely deny the allegations by bringing the facts in lieu of far-fetched defence of morality and failure.
Let’s agree. UN failed to prevent genocide from happening in Rwanda as it did in DRC. But shall UN failure be used as a pretext of burying the rights of those that were felled in DRC? If the case is to accuse UN for this, it should go on separately from this. It should not be used to deprive and tramp on the rights of DRC. Two wrongs never make a right. Today Kenya cannot intimidate the ICC in defending its post-ballots warlords, simply because ICC has failed to arrest Omar Bashir. These are two different cases with different merits, just the same as Rwanda’s allegations that UN failed to prevent genocide should not foil UN’s efforts to publish the report on DRC as the way of discharging its duty.
A monkey can still testify against it colleagues it witnessed invading someone’s farm despite being guilty of the same. What the monkey saw in this case is true and must be admissible.
If Rwanda sticks on its guns and UN cowers away, who then will prosecute the criminals that committed genocide in DRC? Shall individual countries take actions like instituting cases against Rwandan authorities as once Spain and France did? Will they be accused of sabotaging Rwanda and the development already been realized there? But all in all, the blood of the innocent people of DRC, as it was for Rwandans, cannot be spilled in vain. Something must be done to this effect no matter what.
Another point Rwanda has to consider is the fact that invading DRC was illegal ab initio. Thus, whatever transpire in that invasion is also illegal.
Why are they pulling their army from Darfur instead of refuting all facts by facts, if what was found is a mere lie? Is this the solution?
Rwanda, the just recent victims of the same crime it is alleged to have committed in DRC methinks, must face the reality and come clean. The pains it felt when genocide was committed in its soil is the same the people of DRC are feeling, despite having no strong government that can press UN to publish the report. Why genocidaires protect Darfuris against more genocide? UN missions need to be comprised of people with probity and clean track record. Refer to what happened in DRC when India’s and Pakistan’s unity were implicated in mineral smuggling.
Why is it a crime in Rwanda, under the so-called genocide ideology law for someone to doubt, negate, question and what not genocide, but when Rwanda is caught pant down it becomes another issue?
The other day I wrote that Rwandan president Paul Kagame needs to truly reconcile Rwanda and Rwandans. This did not augur well with Kigali. I was maliciously and wrongly branded a genocide denier or an argent for deniers. Why is it a crime to deny Rwanda’s genocide but not DRC’S, one that Rwanda is blatantly doing by issuing threats and intimidation?
But again, if it was possible for Rwandan authorities to come up with the numbers of those that were felled in the 1994 genocide ex-parte, even alter the whole definition that was propounded by UN, what is wrong with an independent and respected entity like UN to look into what actually transpired in DRC when Rwanda and Uganda, illegally, invaded and plundered DRC?
To do away from this heinous crime and to make sure that it won’t be repeated anywhere else, UN must form a special tribunal to look into genocide in DRC. No soul is better than another. We still remember. Rwanda and Uganda invaded DRC without any right or edict from UN. They did so under the pretext of self defence. But again, which self defence authorizes the commission of genocide and crimes against humanity in the first place?
At this juncture, UN is in hot soup. For if it hurriedly consented to the formation of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and declare Rwanda’s massacres as genocide where genocide case was generally dealt with ex-parte, why then not apply the same method with regards to atrocities that were committed in DRC?
Shall UN withdraw this report or cower away just because Rwandan authorities have threatened to withdraw their army in Darfur? The UN will end up in an awkward situation thereby losing its credibility before the eyes of the world. This should not be allowed to happen. No country has the right to act discretionary to violate the rights of other countries.
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24: 6-8
In no way do I consider myself a pessimist about the future. I am a pragmatic optimist, for I know in whom my hope lies. However as I look at the current local, national and international events today, I am going to take the liberty to make certain prediction about the decade the come.
Now I don’t consider myself a wannabe Nostradamus, nor do I claim to have any special ability to the see into the future, nor are these predictions based on any interpretations of biblical prophesies. I believe that anyone with a high school knowledge of world history and isn’t blind to recurring trends in history (which always repeats itself), who follows current events and employs a little common sense (which isn’t as common as the term implies), could make similar predictions. Nevertheless, here goes:
1. The U.S. will broker an agreement with certain elements of the Taliban whom they will declare as “moderates”, claim victory and get the hell out of Afghanistan… after losing hundreds, even thousands of troops with nothing to show for their sacrifice.
2. There will be an ever new scramble for Africa, as the U.S. will manufacture reasons to increase military incursions within the continent via AFRICOM, in an effort to secure valuable minerals and oil reserves as well as blunt China’s growing influence. England and France, via the European Union will also attempt to re-establish their influence in some of their former colonies.
3. Black males, Muslim or not, will more and more be portrayed as a threat to national and international security. They will be accused of being religious, political, social and economic terrorists. This will lead to more frequent, stringent and intrusive profiling and harassment, which will result in an increase in detention, incarceration and extermination of Black males for “security” reasons.
4. The Obama administration will lobby for and get from the Democratic Congress another stimulus package worth billions for the financial and business community and claim it’s required for job creation. This will secure his second term as president. After 2016, he will be voted in as the Secretary General of the United Nations.
5. Sarah “Rouge” Palin will become the first woman and 45th President of the United States of America.
6. Iran will prepare to test a nuclear weapon with the assistance of Russia. Israel will then counter with a pre-emptive strike. The shit will then hit the fan!
7. After the death of Fidel Castro, the U.S. will attempt to regain control of Cuba and start a domino effect to turn back the tide of left wing populist regimes in Latin America, such as in Venezuela and Bolivia.
8. The Chinese economy will collapse under the crushing weight of the U.S. debt which it holds and will be exposed as the “paper tiger” which it truly is.
9. Speaking of tiger, Tiger Woods will break all of Jack Nicklaus’s records, regain all and even more sponsors, and become an even bigger merchandising phenom! He will also be arrested for having a loaded gun in his golf bag at the U.S. Open, release a rap albumn called “A Tiger’s Nightmare: Nigga$ in the Woods”, and will date one Black woman (kinda).
10. Al Davis will finally die and the Oakland Raiders will immediately win back to back Super Bowls!
If Foday Sankoh, Jean-Pierre Bemba, Charles Taylor, Thomas Rubanga, Germain Katanga, Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, and others were indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), after their grand falls, for perpetrating crimes against humanity, what of those that supplied them weapons?
It recently came to light that a Paris Court convicted some bigwigs from French authorities for illegally selling weapons to some African warlords, specifically in Angola. If anything, this is an eye opener. They’re still a lot more criminals out thither that need to be indicted so as to do justice to the victims. For they cause myriad miseries wherever their weapons are delivered.
The son of former French president Francois Mitterrand and ex-government minister were convicted for their roles in illegal sales to Angola. Jean-Christophe Mitterrand was given a two-year suspended sentence, and ex-Interior Minister Charles Pasqua was jailed for one year. They’re convicted of accepting bribes to facilitate arms deals to Angola in 1993-98, in breach of French law.
On the same breath, prosecutors accused Israeli-Russian billionaire, Arkady Gaydamak and French mogul Pierre Falcone, of being the key figures in the arms trafficking worth $790,000,000. Mitterrand, an Africa adviser to his father in the Elysee Palace, was ordered to pay 375,000 euros and Pasqua was fined 100,000 euros, while two years of his prison sentence were suspended.
They made millions. They’re ordered to pay just thousands? What a mockery!
The scandal was dubbed “Angola-gate” by the French press as details of murky deals involving politicians, businessmen, public figures and weapons were revealed. This is but a tip of iceberg shall the grim past of Africa be visited. The world is chock-full with such criminals whose bread comes by shedding the blood of innocent people. But who has the guts to agitate that those criminals be submitted to ICC simply because their greed enhanced many miseries in Africa?
Angola for long has been bleeding to death thanks to macabre business involving illegal arms that used to nourish UNITA. True, Mozambique suffered the same fate alongside Liberia, Sierra Leone and now Somalia. DRC, as well, is still bleeding to death thanks to this menace of illegal-arms trade.
The West and some African accomplices such as Rwanda and Uganda guard this illegitimate way of making money and obtaining cheaper minerals so much so, that they never wants to talk about it. As such therefore, under collective responsibility, French authorities must be sued for the role their officials played. If governments whose officials participated in committing holocaust can be sued, what of those governments whose officials supplied weapons that caused much mayhem in Africa!? What adds injury to assault is the fact that the authorities were aware of this sacrilege.
There is another sad episode involving the UN peace keeping force, “the blue hermets”. Pakistani soldiers serving under the UN in DRC, were found guilty of supplying weapons to rebels in DRC in exchange for gold. When this came to the fore, they were repatriated to their respective countries. Since then nothing has ever been heard of them!
In 2007 Human rights groups in the lolling central African nation say Pakistani officers serving in the 17,600-strong force were involved in the illegal smuggling of up to $5 million US in gold from the trouble-plagued northeastern Ituri region. The shady deals saw weapons returned to rebels of the Front of Nationalists and Integrationalists (FNI), said by the Congolese government to be responsible for war crimes during Congo’s long-running conflict.
There are yet more crimes on top of arm smuggling. One of the more infamous was 2004 revelations that UN personnel had been involved in sexual exploitation of local girls and women, including rape and pedophilia. Can’t affected countries sue the UN? What pains is the fact that the same UN has maintained silence!
This year India canceled a new UN peacekeeping deployment plan in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to a scandal of sexual abuse by Indian troops in that country, said a local newspaper, The Asian Age on Sunday. “About 200 Indian Air Force personnel who had assembled in New Delhi for the assignment were asked to disperse after the new assignment was canceled.” Unnamed sources of the air force were quoted as saying that the UN Secretary-General Pan Ki-moon has urged India to take “disciplinary action to the maximum degree permitted by Indian law”, against those involved in the sexual abuse scandal.
Why should Indian law be applied whereby what was committed falls under international law? Why Indian law whilst the crime was committed in DRC that falls out of the jurisdiction of the Indian court? Hither is where ICC comes in. Why is the ICC agitating that Kenya must submit her post-election-war lords, whilst it turns a blind eye on UN attrocities in Africa?
Can’t Ki-moon’s words be admitted as admission before the court of law? Mark my words, this is the third time UN is caught off guard as far as committing crimes in Africa is concerned. Refer to what transpired in DRC in the early 60 when the first PM of DRC, the late Patrice Lumumba was felled as the UN, alas, was watching! The genocide in Rwanda persisted due to negligence and indifference of the same UN.
If the international community has failed to appreciate this by taking proper steps, why should it not squeeze responsible countries to redress the victims? It pains to see media from the same erring countries displaying grim pictures from the affected areas, as their countries pretend to extend support to peace whilst they actually are the beneficiaries-cum-obstacles to the same peace. Do you remember the role CIA played in ruining Africa? Can’t it be sued for this?
By taking on these imperialists, accomplices and conspirators, Africa can forge ahead. Failure to this, the same criminals and refuseniks will go on receiving short suspended imprisonments and soft penalties as others spring out.
- TheLoop21.com and the Magic Johnson Foundation have teamed up for an online AIDS awareness campaign this summer called Stop Black AIDS. Visit the site to get involved and participate in online discussions, read enlightening and thought-provoking articles (I found “the racial politics of AIDS” very informative), get their logo for your blog and sign the petition to lobby Congress to do more to address this crisis within the African-American community.
- This story of UN troops killing mourners at a funeral in Haiti, got little or no mainstream news or media coverage that I saw and I’m a news junkie.
- BBC news report that according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), 1 billion people worldwide suffer from hunger, while developed countries are now richer than ever. Read more on the FAO website.
- A couple of articles from STRATFOR on the Iranian election crisis: Western Misconceptions Meet Iranian Reality and The Iranian Election and the Revolution Test.
- I needed to add this and you need to read this! From The World of Ensayn Reality: How to overcome H1N1 or Swine Flu: man made weapon or not!
- A thought-provoking post over at Muslim Bushido: An Open Letter To African-American Women Who PUBLICLY State That They Would Never Date/Marry Outside The Race
Water is the source and the sustainer of life. We can survive a lot longer without food than we can without water. Without a doubt it is essential to our continued existence as a species. Here are some water facts:
- Approximately 72% of the earth is covered in water, but about 97% of that water is salty and therefore no good for drinking;
- Our bodies are made up from 80% (for babies) to 60% (for adults) of water;
- Approximately 70% of the fresh water on the planet are in ice-caps;
- More fresh water is stored underground than in liquid form on the surface;
- Less than 1% of the worlds fresh water is readily accessible;
- 6 countries have 50% of the worlds fresh water reserves: Brazil, Canada, Russia, China, Colombia and Indonesia;
- Approximately 1/3 of the world’s population lives in “water stressed” countries.
Against this backdrop of facts, there are multinational corporations that see this as an opportunity to make enormous profits from treating water as a commodity to be sold (by them) and bought (by us). Water has become a $400 billion dollar global industry, the third largest behind oil and electricity.
I watched a very informative award winning documentary by Irena Salina on the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply called: FLOW: for love of water. Here are some other facts about water which it highlights.
Corporations like Suez, Vivendi, Thames Water, Bechtel, as well as Coco-Cola and Nestle, have successfully privatized and commoditized fresh water resources worldwide. National governments and world organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank, are in collusion with these multinationals to not only privatize the worlds fresh water supplies, but also in some “third world” countries, to deny people the right to collect and utilize rain water for their daily needs (i.e. drinking, cooking, washing, bathing, etc.,) and to irrigate their crops!
People worldwide are however fighting back against these efforts. Access to clean water is a fundamental human right and not a commodity to be sold and bought for the profits of a filthy few. This is an issue which affects all of us, regardless of where you reside. Take time to watch the documentary and take action (see here) to help ensure fresh water accessiblity free of corporate profiteering. Stop buying bottled water from these multinational corporations and sign the petition calling upon the United Nations to add a 31st article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establishing access to clean water as a fundamental human right.
Obama Policy: Imperialism thru Democracy
Black workers, we who sell our labor to make a living, travail under special circumstances in capitalist America. We have the highest rates of unemployment, imprisonment, chronic health issues. On the other hand, we have the lowest rates for home ownership, capital formation, retirement security, and higher education.
The current economic crisis is marked by increasing unemployment, to the tune of 50,000 jobs lost per month. The government giveaway to the financial giants amounts to plus $1.5 trillion over the last three years. This includes “massive liquidity injections” to Wall Street bankers and the European Central Bank since 2006.
Now with all this money floating around, no mention of reparations can be made. No mention of helping the African community get back on its feet. The goliath of Imperialism has stomped the heart out of niggers thru out this country.
Just one point of clarity; before there were African slaves in the Americas, before colonialism and Imperialism, niggers never existed. A nigger is a slave who hopes for a peaceful coexistence within the Imperialist, racist system. If you go the extra mile to justify the racist cause like, maybe, Stanley Crouch or Tarik Nelson, then you’re a bootlicking nigger.