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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dust from Our Eyes

A Nova Scotia friend of ours, Joan Baxter, has spent 20 years working in Africa and has written a provocative book about the myth that the west is a saviour of Africa. There is a short video introducing the book on youtube that is quite interesting. See below:

2 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

People can only save themselves.

benjibopper said...

I'm not sure if I'd put it quite like that. It's more like: it's awfully hard to become self-sufficient when bigger more powerful nations keep running interference, and demanding huge 're'payments of an unjust debt based on exploitation. it's been a one-sided relationship from the start. Africa will be fine once the rich nations stop messing with it, stop exploiting it, stop stealing from it.