Category: Rwanda

Andy Piascik: Rwanda: The Victims Who Weren’t Commemorated

The ruling class and their media stenographers have brought us through the looking class big-time: war is peace, lies are truth, and genocidists are liberators

Samir Amin: Rwanda, Twenty Years Later

There are no signs of the region moving away from continuous wars and chaos allowing permanent imperialist interference and plunder of its resources

Edward S. Herman: Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the recent history of Rwanda

Yves Engler: Canada as Global Bully: The Congo Example

Thank you Julian Fantino. The International Co-operation Minister caused a ruckus last week when he said that the Canadian International Development Agency should actively promote the country’s interests abroad rather than primarily focus on poverty reduction. Fantino defended “aid” that was given to groups partnering with Canadian companies building mines around the world. He said Read more…

Justin Podur: Partition Talk

When Belgium realized in the 1950s that, given that France and Britain were losing their African colonies, it would no longer be able to hold on to Congo, it set about trying to guarantee continued control over the strategic aspects of the economy, especially the mines. At first, it sponsored its local political groups, but Read more…

Justin Podur: Goma falls to Rwanda

Rebels, called the M23, have taken Goma, the main city of North Kivu, one of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s eastern provinces. Their plan is to march to Bukavu, the main city of South Kivu, and from there, they say, across the massive country to Kinshasa, the Congo's capital. A geographical note is in Read more…

keith harmon snow: Remembering Habyarimana’s Tragic End: How The United States All Along Knew Exactly What Happened

Eighteen years after the historic ’100 days of genocide’ in Rwanda, the United States Government has suddenly produced never-before-seen satellite images to support the genocide extradition trial of a Rwandan woman on trial in New Hampshire (USA). The existence of satellite imagery from 1994 would enable the ‘international community’ to further explore heretofore hidden facts Read more…

David Peterson: George Monbiot and the Guardian of London

George Monbiot and the Guardian of London on "Genocide Denial" and "Revisionism" Edward S. Herman and David Peterson   On Tuesday, June 14, the Guardian of London published "Left and libertarian right cohabit in the weird world of the genocide belittlers."[1]  In this nearly 1,100-word commentary, the British writer George Monbiot attacked the two of Read more…

Edward S. Herman: George Monbiot and the Guardian on “Genocide Denial” and “Revisionism”

On Tuesday, June 14, the Guardian of London published "Left and Libertarian Right Cohabit in the Weird World of the Genocide Belittlers."1 In this nearly 1,100-word commentary, the British writer George Monbiot attacked the two of us (among others) as "genocide deniers" and "revisionists" for our writings on the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Monbiot also went on to assail Read more…

David Peterson: Boy, Do We Need A Hippocratic Oath For Journalists

  For the record: Around June 17 or 18, both Edward S. Herman and I each began submitting manuscripts to the Guardian of London, prompted by false and misleading claims that had been made by the British writer George Monbiot on June 14, in his weekly commentary for this prestigious newspaper.  "Left and libertarian right Read more…

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