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Babbler # 3859

posted 15 March 2003 01:09 PM      Profile for fatcalf        Edit/Delete Post
Not long ago, the French government sent troops to Ivory Coast to "impose order". These troops were not requested by the Ivory Coast government, nor were they welcomed. Ivory Coast, long ago, ceased to be a French colony. Question: are certain varieties of neo-colonial adventurism okay?
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posted 15 March 2003 01:54 PM      Profile for Moredreads     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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posted 15 March 2003 01:54 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
No, of course they aren't. But using them to troll the antiwar movement is definitely wrong.
Instead, go to the link to Alternatives or on the front page of babble or and see what this partner of rabble has done about the effects, military, economic and otherwise, of French and Belgian neo-colonialism in Africa. Another good resource is the progressive Belgian NGO CADTM (Committee against the Third-World Debt) very active in francophone African countries. Also google up info on the Dakar conference.

Now I'm off to the Montréal demonstration. Just one more point, what on earth is this topic doing in THE MIDDLE EAST????

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