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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-02-04 08:25 AM
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6. Just for a little perspective:
In 2001, the corporate farmers tried to pretend that it was better for the workers to live with a colonial system that guaranteed jobs, than it was to end the colonial relationship, and actually let Zimbabweans have control of their country.

It was just political spin, and it wasn't very different from the logic that justified colonialism in the first place. If that's the story they use of evidence that he cared about "human rights," you have to wonder WHOSE human rights he cared about -- the human rights of corporate farmers to have cheap land and cheap labor for as long as possible?

I don't know anything about this reporter other than what I linked above, but if the SCOTSMAN -- a British paper -- wants to suggest this guy writes about human rights, they could have picked something more convincing than an article which was probably mostly propaganda designed to promote the interests of European corporations.

As an aside, I also note that that sentence you quote, which descibes the Zimbabwean government as a "regime" also sort of does what Moyo said this reporter does -- "personalizes nouns and terns verbs into adjectives." That's just an aside.

Also, it sounds ominous that this guy gets arrested. However, and this is just a counterpoint -- I don't know what his day to day professional life is like -- he certainly is still reporting, and a $25 bail doesn't sound like this charge was someething that was going to stop him from doing his job, and I also note his trial was on Jan 29 and he's still reporting.
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  - Parliamentary honour for Zimbabwe reporter seemslikeadream  Apr-02-04 07:26 AM   #0 
  - If anyone's interested, you can actually hear this man speak:  AP   Apr-02-04 07:41 AM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-02-04 07:59 AM   #2 
  - Huh?  AP   Apr-02-04 08:15 AM   #4 
  - Parliamentary Honour for Zimbabwe Reporter  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 08:07 AM   #3 
  - Just for a little perspective:  AP   Apr-02-04 08:25 AM   #6 
     - Native American Sacred Traditions and Western Culture  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 09:04 AM   #17 
        - The logical next step: Venezuela Denounced at OAS  AP   Apr-02-04 09:07 AM   #18 
  - 10,000 'died of hunger' in Zimbabwe  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 08:24 AM   #5 
  - Why do people die in Africa? Because colonialism and postcolonialism  AP   Apr-02-04 08:31 AM   #8 
     - Colonialism in America  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 08:50 AM   #11 
        - It's even worse than that.  AP   Apr-02-04 08:54 AM   #12 
           - Native Americans  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 08:56 AM   #13 
              - time to start tying these threads together...  AP   Apr-02-04 08:58 AM   #15 
                 - Colonialism in America  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 09:37 AM   #21 
  - Zimbabwe journalist arrested  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 08:28 AM   #7 
  - So what happened at the trial? Was he found guilty of any of the charges?  AP   Apr-02-04 08:36 AM   #9 
     - TRAIL OF TEARS  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 11:09 AM   #30 
        - We were talking about T-R-I-A-L-S (not t-r-a-i-l-s)  AP   Apr-02-04 01:05 PM   #33 
  - Mercenaries fall into arms trap  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 08:41 AM   #10 
  - So let me get this straight. Zimbabwe had a coordinated effort to trap  AP   Apr-02-04 08:56 AM   #14 
     - Indian, American Indian, and Native Americans: Counterfeit Identities  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 09:00 AM   #16 
        - Fear and Voting in Latin America: A Report from El Salvador and Venezuela  AP   Apr-02-04 09:10 AM   #19 
           - Coercive Assimilation, 1900s to 1960s  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 09:24 AM   #20 
  - British colonialism.  David__77   Apr-02-04 09:58 AM   #22 
     - The IMF has said that Zimbabwe needs to close half their national banks.  AP   Apr-02-04 10:05 AM   #23 
     - I agree with you completely  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 10:06 AM   #24 
        - War Against the Weak - Edwin Black  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 10:12 AM   #25 
        - Hey, I'm all for that.  AP   Apr-02-04 10:13 AM   #26 
        - Bad land title?  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 10:30 AM   #27 
           - Tell me what you want, and we'll work it out.  AP   Apr-02-04 12:49 PM   #31 
        - So what is your program for the U.S.  David__77   Apr-02-04 10:36 AM   #28 
           - I am a realist  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 10:52 AM   #29 
              - You're talking about me, right?  AP   Apr-02-04 12:52 PM   #32 
                 - AP  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 01:42 PM   #34 
                    - Again, I'm having an impossible time understanding your point.  AP   Apr-02-04 02:07 PM   #35 
                       - AP  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 02:27 PM   #36 
                          - What? I can't have an opinion?  AP   Apr-02-04 02:36 PM   #37 
                             - No doubt you can have an opinion  seemslikeadream   Apr-02-04 03:06 PM   #38 
                                - Huh?  AP   Apr-02-04 09:02 PM   #39 

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