Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rwanda Genocide: Honoring the Dead without Honoring the Lies


The Nyamata Memorial in Rwanda, pays tribute to the memory of the hundreds of thousands of Rwandans killed during the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda Genocide: Honoring the Dead without Honoring the Lies
http://www.fogcityjournal.com/wordpress/2010/04/rwanda-genocide-honoring-the-dead-without-honoring-the-lies/


I published this article in Fog City Journal, which is read by San Francisco's powerful, Democratic, political elite, and by many of the rest of us out here in the cheap seats.  I considered getting this piece into FCJ, along with a link to last week's KPFA Radio News about the 16th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide a local victory in the battle for consciousness about Rwanda the wider war in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.    


The San Francisco Bay Area consumes more of Rwanda/Congo's resources than the Rwandan and Congolese people.   That's a no-brainer.  All one need do is consider the defense and electronics industries clustered here, before considering all the cars, oil and natural gas, diamonds and gold, and more.  All the hybrid cars and the natural gas power plants need cobalt. 

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