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Archive for August, 2007

Darwin’s Nightmare

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 5, 2007

The introduction of the predatory Nile Perch to Lake Victoria has intensified the battle for survival, wiping out many native fish and threatening the very ecosystem of the Lake.  Meanwhile, as Hubert Sauper’s vivid ethnography (109 mins) shows, something not too different is happening to the region’s people.

Subtitles are in Spanish, most dialogue in English but a few scenes in local languages.  Any help finding an English subtitled version would be appreciated.  Part two follows.

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Posted in africa, capitalism, colonialism, darwin, documentary, ecology, economics, espanol, ethnography, film, tanzania, trade, video | Leave a Comment »

Stealing A Nation

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 2, 2007

In this award-winning special report (56 mins), John Pilger tells the story of one of the British Empire’s most inhuman and cynical postwar crimes: the dispossession and deportation of two thousand of its citizens from their tropical island paradise, to make room for the largest American airbase outside the U.S., and the sustained conspiracy to whitewash them out of existence.

See also the UK Chagos Support Association and Wikipedia.

Posted in british empire, conspiracy, documentary, empire, ethnic cleansing, human rights, hypocrisy, imperialism, john pilger, uk, USA, video | 3 Comments »