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In the case of Darfur I think UN actions and political interventions, not just form the west, are crucial but you are right the film mentioned in Devilstower's piece sounds like a powerful tale, as described in it's press release, of "the agonized human face of globalization. While the flesh of millions of Nile perch is stripped, cleaned and flash-frozen for export to wealthy countries, millions of people in the Tanzanian interior live on the brink of famine". Here is the direct link to the film about Tanzania's fish and arms trade and an interview with the film maker.
by Alexandra in WMass (alexandra_wmass[a|t]yahoo[d|o|t]fr) on Thu Feb 23rd, 2006 at 12:13:40 PM EST
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Thanks for the additional links.
I made my remark because I came across a story from a NATO-liaison officer in the Darfur region.
I can't find the link again, but in short:
NATO provides some assistance for the UN-forces in place, also delivering some ammunitions made by Belgian FN.
The same make of ammunition is used by ALL groups involved in the fighting in the Darfur-region.
Sounds like our corporates don't border who is going to be killed, nor how many, as long they can sell.
Our politicians have work to do overthere for sure.
But they also still have a lot to do in our country's controlling arms traffic.

The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)
by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Thu Feb 23rd, 2006 at 01:23:06 PM EST
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In addition to being an Academy Award nominee for best documentary feature, Darwin's nightmare was just awarded on Feb 25th the Cesar for best first film.
by Alexandra in WMass (alexandra_wmass[a|t]yahoo[d|o|t]fr) on Fri Mar 3rd, 2006 at 12:28:56 PM EST
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