links for 2009-08-23
Sunday, August 23, 2009
"There has been very little attention in the U.S. press to repression in Honduras under the coup regime. Hopefully, that will now change: Amnesty International issued a report yesterday documenting "serious ill-treatment by police and military of peaceful protesters" in Honduras, warning that "beatings and mass arrests are being used as a way of punishing people for voicing their opposition" to the coup."
"The portrayal of these gangsters is horrific. White racist mythology of subsaharan Africans is concentrated in these characterizations. The Nigerians are vicious, stupid, superstitious, corrupt, sadistic, slavishly led by a demented honcho who is an eager cannibal. This is Idi Amin as symbol of the black-ruled parts of this continent. These Africans are the wicked masters of chaos and District 9’s mini “failed state.”"