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Gerry Caplan | We rich white countries sure are generous when it comes to handouts for our Black kin in Africa. Except when we rip them off, of course, which is the real story of Canada and the West in Africa.
Podcast
Lutz Gregor on Mali, Culture and Colonialism and the Power of Music to Disrupt
Face2Face | Lutz and I talk about his new film "Mali Blues," the question of culture, colonialism, the power of music to evoke emotion and change and artful disruption.
Podcast
Karlee Sapoznik on slavery
David Peck | In this episode Karlee gets passionate about social change, making a difference and how slavery is something we should not turn a blind eye towards.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | Earlier this year France began a military involvement in the West African nation of Mali. Last month the French parliament voted to extend their involvement.
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Roger Annis | Mali is undergoing a new colonization looking a lot like what Haiti has endured since 2004. French parliament votes to extend combat mission while UN Security Council readies a policing force.
News
Roger Annis | France perpetrated two large deceptions in conducting its military intervention into Mali six weeks ago. These have been universally accepted in mainstream media reporting.
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Canadian C-17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 2006. (Photo: lafrancevi / flickr)
Steven Staples | With Mali, the "pacifist left" is needed more than ever to end wasteful military spending and to keep the defence lobby from luring Canada into another reckless war.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | The French military intervention should be seen in the context of a decades-long effort to re-colonize Africa. Roger Annis says this goes hand in hand with a militarization of the continent.
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French military in Mali. (Photo: Brandi Hansen, U.S. Air Force/Released/Flickr)
Yassir Karooka | The Canadian mission comprising 40 Canadian Forces personnel and a C-17 Globmaster transport plane was originally scheduled for one week and is now due to continue until February 15.
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Photo: Senior Airman Brandi Hansen, U.S. Air Force/Released/Flickr
Gerry Caplan | Do France's objectives for Operation Serval, its military intervention in Mali, make sense? This question matters to everyone, not least to the countries from which France is seeking assistance.
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Roger Annis | France's Le Monde newspaper argues for a long-term, Haiti-style tutelage of Mali. The Harper government in Ottawa can be expected to fall seamlessly into line.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | The war in Mali is less about driving out Islamic terrorists and more about securing the uranium that France needs for its nuclear reactors, according to Conn Hallinan of Foreign Policy in Focus.