Adam Hochschild on Eastern Congo

From my mate Dan Moshenberg:

Adam Hochschild (in “Mother Jones” magazine), who does know something about the Congo, takes us there, and indicts pretty much everyone. Especially foreign multinationals, Western consumers. Many of us. Remember, the civil war is a war of plunder, not ideologies. Particularly interesting is Hochschild’s analysis of blood diamond legislation, which is pretty grim.

Read it and see.

Further Reading

Drugs and police in Mathare

Drug use among young people in Nairobi’s slums is on the rise. Youth also face arbitrary arrests by the police, resulting in jail time which turns them into hardcore criminals in a vicious cycle.

Sankara is not dead

Thomas Sankara has emerged as both a lesson on the uncertainties of revolutionary change and the possibilities for people-centered development for the present and future.