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Are US and UK 'Turning a Blind Eye' as Ethiopia Uproots Natives?

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Charges surfaced yesterday that American and British diplomats responsible for Africa are deliberately ignoring a brutal Ethiopian campaign to relocate local people in order to lease the cleared land to foreign corporations.

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Christeen A (368)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 8:17 am
Can we help them in any way?

. (0)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 9:07 am
Who is flat out lying? It must be the Ethiopians.

Fiona O (565)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 9:55 am
Is there any way to help?

Lona G (80)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 12:44 pm
It's been happening all over Africa, South Sudan, Darfur, Ethiopia, South Africa... for oil or for agricultural land. And everyone keeps silent about it. I wonder why.
Thank you so much, Cal M, for bringing it in the public eye.

S J (130)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 1:38 pm
I remember I signed a petition about this somewhere and some days ago, sorry can't remind at the moment. I suggest we may urge our diplomats do something there.
Thanks Cal.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 5:02 pm
I wished we could help those people.

Bea friends Kindly (22)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 6:05 pm
Unless there's a profit for rich countries, they will always exploit the weak, UK and USA, after all Bush and Blair were freaks and wanted us all to believe there were weapons of mass destruction, when all they found was sand. Oh lest I forget the whole point was OIL... There is no oil,gold or even water in a lot of the world, so I guess they can perish because there,s NO PROFIT. Thank goodness for places like care2 to highlight all the corruption in the world.

The only way WE can help is to keep on highlighting these atrocities... Keep on Keeping on :)

Colleen L (3)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 6:32 pm
Hope we can find a way to a petition? Thanks Cal

Don Schwarz (5)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 11:59 pm
Lona and Bea friends best describe my thoughts. It has happened in so many places and not just in Africa. Greed, in this instance to exploit natural resources, is the root cause. Thanks, Cal, for raising the issue.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 4:37 am
I'm not certain when someone investigates and doesn't find the accusations believable means they are turning a blind eye.

Lloyd H (46)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 9:07 am
Now let's all give a giant fake gasp of surprise. The World Bank is now and was designed to be a world wide Hell Mouth for Corporate Colonialism. Neither the US or the UK has ever shied away from supporting or putting into power governments that treat their people as disposable commodities. Both the UK and US have long and continuing histories of treating indigenous peoples and their own citizens exactly the same. Consider as example the governmental allowance of illegal foreclosures, the insistence on 'austerity/sequestration' that benefit only Corporate interests not the citizens or economies and consider also that approval of the Keystone XL gives the right of "Imminent Domain" over US Citizens to a Foreign Corporation.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 11:09 am
That does nt surprise me Its all about money in the end Who cares about people now So many indigenous people being thrown off their land everywhere A shameful situation and its really the Western nations that could to more to help


Frances Darcy (133)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 12:56 pm

Carolyn L (24)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 1:07 pm
Funny, there is no mention of the million plus acres of land leased to Monsanto, Cargill, and Pepsico for GMO
farming. Nor does it mention that India, China, South Korea, Russia, Brazil, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and
the U.S. are competing for food security and world domination through the re-colonization of Africa. I see the
blueprint for WW 3!

Winn A (179)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 1:15 pm
America and the UK can not turn a blind eye to what's going on in this country.

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 6:10 pm

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 10:49 pm
How did we get "responsible for Africa"?? And why are we paying billions of dollars to this country?? Why can't Mega-Corps pay their own way?? Again, it's the people, especially the women being made to suffer. Have to say I'm dam* sick of it. We need to keep our aid and let Big Business pay for their own crap!

Marija M (29)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 11:41 pm

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Saturday December 28, 2013, 8:30 am
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