i'd rather be in haena   

or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

“All Rock, No Action”

by admin - July 19th, 2005.
Filed under: africa, human rights.

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. When there is a problem in the United States, in Britain, in France, the citizens vote to change their leaders. And those times when it wasn’t possible to freely vote to change those leaders, the people revolted.
In Africa, our leaders have led us into misery, and we need to rid ourselves of these cancers. We would have preferred for the musicians in Philadelphia and London to have marched and sung for political revolution. Instead, they mourned a corpse while forgetting to denounce the murderer.

[Thanks to Maryam for the link].

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