Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

23 May 2003

Not a good week in Africa ... 1000 die in Algerian earthquake and the ceaseless, senseless genocide in the DRC continues. The streets of the town of Bunia in the DRC are literally flowing with blood, while Uruguayan peacekeepers based in the town have been instructed by the UN to stay in their compound and DO NOTHING ABOUT THE MURDER AND MAYHEM. Wake up!! Every single human being on this planet is affected by this and there is blood on the hands of each and every one of us. We are hurtling headlong into annihilation of ourselves and the planet. You, all 7-billion of you, and I have to do something to change the world and stop the violence and destruction.

The DRC's four-and-a-half-year war, has already claimed an estimated 4,7-MILLION lives. "Does the world care what happens to Congo? No," said Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Vollot, the French commander of UN forces in Ituri.

TODAY'S TRIBUTE (a repeat): Although not an African, Romeo Dallaire a UN peacekeeper from Canada is someone who truly loves the continent. He tried to put a stop to the Rwanda massacres in the 1990s and although he was blocked at every point, he kept trying. Today he lives with the torment. We in Africa salute you comrade Dallaire. Your memory lives on. Aluta Continua

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