Famine-Stricken Niger Feeds French Development and Wealth by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
November 14, 2013

The former French African colony of Niger is facing famine – yet again – with international aid agencies reporting this week that up to one million people are currently without access to food.

It is the fourth such crisis to wrack the West African country in recent years, when famines struck similarly in 2012, 2010 and 2005. The immediate cause is extreme climate that has hit crop harvests. But the root cause is the deliberate underdevelopment of Niger under France’s parasitical neo-colonialism.

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Chris Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Exposed State’s Plan to Criminalize Democratic Dissent

Free Jeremy 7-23-12-NYC337

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Nov 14, 2013

Chris Hedges, on the sentencing of Jeremy Hammond, says there will be no free press without figures like Hammond and Manning.

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The Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction

Nuclear Extinction

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The Big Picture RT on Oct 11, 2013

“Last Hours” is the first in a series of short films that explore the perils of climate change and the solutions to avert climate disaster.

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