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Don't believe the hype
Feeling extremely frustrated with generally sensible/rational/intelligent/progressive people that believe all the bullshit fed to them by the newspapers. Do you think Malcolm X fell for the media’s character assassination of Patrice Lumumba? LOL. Malcolm *knew* not to trust the enemy. “Only a fool would let an enemy educate his children”, he said. Similarly, only a fool would...
Real reasons for the war on Libya
Some people seem to think the war on Libya is about helping a democratic movement. It’s not. Here are 21 real reasons for war in Libya (which I just tweeted). Libya has the largest proven oil reserves in Africa Libya recently made foreign oil firms agree to a much lower share of crude oil production (50% down to 27%) Libya is the only African country that refused to sign the US military...
Greece Crisis Made Simple (in 13 tweets)
The press is chock-full of news items about Greece and the debt crisis. It occured to me that the articles are full of economics buzzwords that make very little sense to the average reader (like me), so I attempted to summarise the situation in a few tweets, in as simple terms as possible. Here goes: Greece is a relatively weak economy hit hard by the crisis. The IMF looks at weakness and sees...