Monday, September 24, 2012

Apartheid never died in South Africa. It inspired a world order upheld by force and illusion.


From Global Research

By John Pilger

The murder of 34 miners by the South African police, most of them shot in the back, puts paid to the illusion of post-apartheid democracy and illuminates the new worldwide apartheid of which South Africa is both an historic and contemporary model.
In 1894, long before the infamous Afrikaans word foretold “separate development” for the majority people of South Africa, an Englishman, Cecil John Rhodes, oversaw the Glen Grey Act in what was then the Cape Colony. This was designed to force blacks from agriculture into an army of cheap labour, principally for the mining of newly discovered gold and other precious minerals. As a result of this social Darwinism, Rhodes’ own De Beers company quickly developed into a world monopoly, making him fabulously rich. In keeping with liberalism in Britain and the United States, he was celebrated as a philanthropist supporting high-minded causes.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Introducing Shangaan Electro

One of the many highlights of my Portugal adventure was the FMM in Sines. It was the best music festival I ever attended. In my opinion the best act was Shangaan Electro from South Africa. I would've never have believed the best contemporary electronic/techno music comes out of Africa but it's the truth! The following video was from their concert at Sonar in Barcelona in 2011. Last year they were playing at 184 BPM. This year at FMM Sines they picked up the tempo to 189. I'm not a fan of Dubstep music at all. But after seeing Shangaan Electro I can definitely say that Dubstep is bullshit.

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Home Again

It's nice to be back home.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

N OFF Is N OFF

Enough of this latest space adventure. Der Kosmonaut is ending his journey and returning home.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

US Sends Marines to Libya After Ambassador’s Killing


From World Socialist Website
By Bill Van Auken

In this military intervention, Washington and its European, Saudi and Qatari allies provided arms, training and heavy air support for the so-called rebels, which included significant numbers of Islamist fighters, some of whom had worked with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan or Iraq. If the attack on the consulate was carried out by these elements, the US ambassador and the other Americans were likely killed with arms and ammunition supplied by NATO.
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Where Do I Go?