Beyond Greed

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"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true."
                Demosthenes

Anchor for this item  posted April 14, 2003 at 11:06 a.m. MDT

Life in the skinner-box we call "consummer culture" ... while I've been watching Colombia, someone else kept an eye on Sudan ... but it seems most everyone else has succumbed to operant conditioning. [Can you hum CNN's news theme? I can't. Have you been paying attention to developments in Venezuela? I have. What's with you?]

Deadly Indifference [rabble.ca] "Why don't we care about Sudan?" - "In late January, Mel Middleton, founder of Alberta-based human rights organization Freedom Quest International, travelled to Sudan on a fact-finding mission. What he found was shocking — fields littered with human remains. An estimated 2000 to 3000 civilians had been massacred. Upon his return to Canada, Middleton was intent on publicizing his findings. But save a handful of newspapers and radio stations, the Canadian media has shown little interest. Why?"


 

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Human need, not corporate greed ... without justice, there can be no peace. That's the meme stringing these items together.



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