[Marxism] The Empire in Africa

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Dec 6 13:54:38 MST 2006


Philippe Diaz's documentary "The Empire in Africa" opens at NYC, Los 
Angeles and Madison, Wisconsin theaters this Friday. It is not to be 
missed. Focused on the bloody civil war in Sierra Leone, it is the perfect 
rejoinder to those who believe that the West has some kind of obligation to 
provide law and order through a "humanitarian" military intervention of the 
sort that NY Timesman Nicholas Kristof contributor calls for in Darfur or 
that Harvard professor called for in Rwanda. Using interviews with the 
Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a rebel group widely portrayed as the 
Sierra Leone equivalent of the Janjaweed in Darfur, and the supporters of 
military intervention against them, Diaz reveals that such a rescue mission 
had more to do with rescuing profits in the diamond mines that it ever did 
with rescuing lives.

Full: http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2006/12/06/the-empire-in-africa/

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