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Archive for the 'africa' Category

Juvenile, Not Funny– and Now With More Desperation and Bad Taste!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Valleywag has always been pretty boring. But it’s never really done anything resembling, say, using the African AIDS crisis as the butt of a questionable joke. The idea of “outing” people who haven’t responded to a fundraising email is really appalling.

Media And The Non-Existence Of Africa

Monday, February 27th, 2006

An exception.

Africa, Ignored

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

Edward B. Colby reports on sub-Saharan immigrants dying while rushing border gates in Moroccan territories. [update: 10:09pm PT] The worst famine in decades is hitting Malawi and other southeast African countries. The U.S. media hasn’t caught on…click these Google News results; pay special attention to the location of the publications.

“All Rock, No Action”

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

A native African weighs in on G8/Live 8 in this New York Times Op-Ed piece from last week: Neither debt relief nor huge amounts of food aid nor an invasion of experts will change anything. Those will merely prop up the continent’s dictators. It’s up to each nation to liberate itself and to help itself. [...]

“No To Drug Addicts And Rock Homos”

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

A BBC story from last March that I somehow missed: Ugandans march against Bob Geldof.

Live 8 and the Liberal Guilt Echo Chamber

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

It’s all good. Or, at least, it’s all good intentions. Sam Kinison once said that we shouldn’t be sending money to the starving people in Africa– we should send them luggage. So they could move to where the food is. That’s glib and cruel, sure. Maybe this should be updated to “move to where the [...]