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Sophists for sanctions

Posted by seumasach on February 11, 2010

Stephen Gowans

What’s Left

9th February, 2010

Tony Hawkins, a professor of economics at the University of Zimbabwe, thinks that Western sanctions on Zimbabwe should be maintained but that their effects “are minimal” and that “their continued existence really plays into the hands of some people in Zanu-PF.”

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African Leaders: Lift Sanctions Against Zimbabwe Now!

Posted by seumasach on February 19, 2009


Jan. 31 (EIRNS)—London, which has consistently taken the lead in attacks against the Zimbabwe government for not being democratic, is taking a chilly attitude toward the agreement between three Zimbabwe parties to form a Government of National Unity, instead of helping the new government to be a success.

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Cholera Outbreak Outcome of West’s War on Zimbabwe

Posted by seumasach on December 17, 2008

By Stephen Gowans

What’s Left

8th December, 2008

The crisis in Zimbabwe has intensified. Inflation is incalculably high. The central bank limits – to an inadequate level- the amount of money Zimbabweans can withdraw from their bank accounts daily. Unarmed soldiers riot, their guns kept under lock and key, to prevent an armed uprising. Hospital staff fail to show up for work. The water authority is short of chemicals to purify drinking water. Cholera, easily prevented and cured under normal circumstances, has broken out, leading the government to declare a humanitarian emergency.

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Mugabe threatens to seize foreign firms over sanctions

Posted by seumasach on July 21, 2008

There are two sides two economic warfare, especially as multipolarity emerges. Countries like Zimbabwe are no longer entirely dependant on the West. Notice that there is still massive British and Western investment in Zimbabwe: they have no moral scruples about exploiting the country -they just want all of it.

Wire Dispatch

20th July, 2008

Zimbabwe will transfer ownership of all foreign-owned firms that support Western sanctions against President Robert Mugabe’s government to locals and investors from “friendly” countries, a state newspaper reported on Sunday

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Zimbabwe and the new Cowardly Colonialism

Posted by seumasach on July 5, 2008

Western intervention against Robert Mugabe’s ‘evil regime’ put Zimbabwe into an economic straitjacket and disempowered its people

Brendan O’Neil (Spiked)

3rd July, 2008


‘We’ve beaten Mugabe’, said a frontpage headline in the London Evening Standard yesterday. Only there were no quote marks around the words ‘We’ve beaten Mugabe’, which made it difficult to tell if the paper was reporting the thoughts of Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) upon its electoral victory over Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF Party, or its own back-slapping relish at the thought that its journalism may have played a part in toppling Mugabe. Indeed, ‘We’ve beaten Mugabe’ could be the slogan of political and media operators in Britain and elsewhere in the West, who like to fantasise that Mugabe is ‘Africa’s Hitler’, that his Zimbabwe was ‘more evil than, for example, China and Saudi Arabia’, and that it is up to the West to ‘put pressure on Zimbabwe to change’ (1).

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