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Post time 2007-3-28 05:43:47 |Display all floors
Without colonization....

Without colonization then there would have been fewer deaths in China from opium and tuberculosis, and less gold in England.  There are two ways to get the gold out of the ground.  You can dig it out yourself, or you can hook a lot of people on opium and then they will bring you all their gold, all the gold they can dig from the ground, and all the gold they can steal from their neighbors.  

At one point in the history of China, more than 20% of the colonial income of India came from selling opium to China.


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Post time 2007-3-28 11:53:25 |Display all floors

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Post time 2007-3-28 16:42:51 |Display all floors
Originally posted by irishinuk at 2007-3-28 04:41
"It removed, by violence, the fittest young bodies from the African continent"

On the contrary, surely it was the less fit Africans who would have been able to be captured by Arab and  ...

Of course, you are forgetting that the Slave trade in ancient Africa and the Middle East were not nearly as cruel.
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There Is Only One Positive Thing That Came Out Of Slavery

Slave breeding has created the big and strong African American athletes that you see today. In reality, "Black" people dominate most high endurance sports. This is the only good thing that  slavery has produced. Well, thats my opinion anyway.
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Post time 2007-4-1 10:49:58 |Display all floors
Why Better TB Care In Africa Is In European Interests
Main Category: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses News
Article Date: 31 Mar 2007 - 0:00 PDT

The recent outbreak of a lethal combination of HIV and TB in southern Africa has prompted Britain to pledge an extra US$ 3.15 million (£1.6 million) to the World Health Organization's Stop TB partnership. The fact that all G8 countries admit the presence of TB strains that are extremely resistant to drugs (so-called Extensively Drug-Resistant TB or XDR-TB) brings home the WHO's unsettling message for World TB Day - 'TB anywhere is TB everywhere'.

What the British are DOING in Africa.

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Post time 2007-4-1 10:58:15 |Display all floors

Just One of the many British Charities

Oxfam today

Whether donating, fundraising, campaigning, volunteering, or working 'on the ground' to implement project activities, Oxfam donors, supporters, staff, project partners, and participants are working together to overcome poverty and injustice.

History timeline

> 2001

Earthquake in Gujarat, India, in January. DEC Appeal launched in response raise £24 million and for thousands affected.
Also in January/February, two major earthquakes in El Salvador. Oxfam helped more than 170,000 people in El Salvador to cope with the aftermath of the earthquakes and is now working on a rehabilitation programme.

Oxfam's Cut the Cost campaign was launched in February, aiming for affordable medicines to be made available to thousands living in poverty around the world, and highlighting the scandal of drug companies profiting at the expense of poor people.

David Bryer left in May after nine years as Director of Oxfam. He was replaced by Barbara Stocking CBE.

On 11 September 2001 the world watched in horror and disbelief as two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Centre in New York, killing 2749 people. The resulting 'war on terrorism' had far-reaching consequences for the people of Afghanistan and for Oxfam's work. Long before the US bombs began to fall, millions of people in Afghanistan faced a winter of severe food shortages, caused by three years of successively worsening drought, coupled with 20 years of war. In the days and weeks following 11 September, fear both of starvation and of military action drove more than a million people from their homes, desperately in search of food and safety. Oxfam GB called for the resumption of food aid into Afghanistan, which had stopped with the threat of military action, and for clarity from world leaders that civilians won't be targeted in any military action. By the end of September, Oxfam had distributed 1,500 tonnes of wheat grain and was able to continue supplying urgent food aid through local staff and partner organisations in the country. An Oxfam appeal raised £1.5 million for emergency and rehabilitation work. Despite the dangers, Oxfam staff worked throughout the crisis, highlighting the plight of ordinary people.

In October 2001, after 18 months of persistent campaigning by Oxfam and others, the UK asylum voucher scheme was finally scrapped. (In June 2002, Oxfam's Asylum Voucher Campaign won a prestigious One World Media Award for Best Campaign).

> 2002

Mount Nyiragongo in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) erupted on in January, engulfing much of the city of Goma, and causing widespread destruction in neighbouring villages. DEC appeal launched raises £5 million. Oxfam responded with the provision of clean water supplies, clothing, and bedding for the thousands who lost their homes and belongings.

April 2002: Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign launched to capture the growing mood of public indignation at trade injustice, and to give people an opportunity to do something constructive about it. Make Trade Fair aims to lift millions out of poverty by calling for changes to trade rules that are rigged by powerful multinational companies and rich countries in their favour.

July 2002: A DEC appeal was launched in response to the food crisis in southern Africa.

July 2002: Oxfam GB's 60th anniversary.

> 2003

Oxfam, along with Amnesty and the International Action Network on Small Arms, launches a global campaign called Control Arms. The campaign aims to reduce arms proliferation and misuse and to convince governments to introduce a binding arms trade treaty.

Oxfam flies out aid to Iran in response to the Boxing Day earthquake in Bam which killed more than 40,000 people.

> 2004

The magnitude of the disaster that engulfed coastal regions bordering the Indian Ocean following the tsunami on 26 December 2004 demanded a response of a scale and complexity of staggering proportions; a response made possible by the extraordinary generosity of supporters and the general public, who donated US$278 million to Oxfam's global Tsunami Fund. Since the disaster, Oxfam has helped 1.8 million people in seven countries rebuild their lives.

> 2005

In 2005, Oxfam played a key part in Make Poverty History, a massive push to tackle world poverty. Tens of millions of people around the world demanded that their leaders act to deliver trade justice, more and better aid and to drop the debt.

On 8 October, a massive earthquake devastated Kashmir, Pakistan and northern India, claiming at least 73,000 lives and leaving more than 3 million people homeless. A DEC appeal raised £60 million. Oxfam provided water, sanitation and emergency shelter to over one million people in the wake of the disaster and is now helping up to 280,000 survivors rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

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Post time 2007-7-11 21:18:02 |Display all floors
Ugandans to sue over colonialism

The Bunyoro-Kitara kingdom in Uganda, says it is suing the UK for alleged atrocities committed by its soldiers during the colonial period.

A spokesman for the Kingdom Ernest Kizza told the BBC they are seeking £3trillion ($5,500bn).

Mr Kizza said they will present written evidence at the International Court in the Hague to prove their case.

He also said that the UK colonial authorities took their land and gave it to a rival kingdom.

Kingdoms in Uganda were banned in 1966 but 10, including Bunyoro-Kitara, were restored when President Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1987.


"Bunyoro was one of the richest kingdom's in Africa that was plundered and destroyed. Until now the population is in poverty," Mr Kizza told the BBC's Network Africa programme.

He said they have letters written to the Queen of England by military officers informing her of the number of families and animals destroyed in the invasions.

The western Ugandan Bunyoro-Kitara kingdom resisted the British but was conquered after the rival Buganda kingdom joined hands with the British.

Mr Kizza said they also intend to sue the Buganda kingdom and the Uganda government to recover their land lost following the invasion.

He said the British government signed an agreement with the Buganda kingdom in 1900 allowing them to take over land belonging to the Bunyoro-Kitara kingdom.

Story from BBC NEWS:

King Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I wants his people's land back

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