Zimbabwe 'Dooms Day' Report Seen as Promise not Prediction June 14, 2007 - emergingminds.org
Several Western media agencies are pushing an unnamed report from a group of unidentified "private consultants" urging organizations such as the United Nations, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Oxfam to prepare for a "total collapse" of Zimbabwe within 6 months. Western news agencies pushing this report, which many in the Pan-African community are calling propaganda, include the BBC, CNN, and the Associated Press (AP). At least 10 other new agencies have syndicated the AP story on their websites.
Representatives of the Pan-African movement are not calling this report "a prediction, but a promise," implying that Western countries are insidiously working with operatives both inside and outside of Zimbabwe to accelerate the economic woes and are orchestrating a collapse of Zimbabwe's anti-Western government. The label of being "anti-Western" is one that Zimbabwe has be dealing with since 2000, when under the leadership of President Robert Mugabe, the government began restoring the land rights of indigenous Africans by evicting off of farmland the beneficiaries of a White Terrorist movement that brutally and inhumanely conquered the country and subjugated the indigenous Africans to subhuman conditions during the colonial era of the 20th century.
US reveals its efforts to topple Mugabe regime
"...the US government continued to support the efforts of the political opposition, the media and civil society to create and defend democratic space and to support persons who criticised the government."
On-The-Record Briefing on the Release of the Report: Q & A
"QUESTION: My question is this: It doesn't appear that this kind of -- that these kind of things, i.e., discrediting the government's excuses for failed policies and support -- overt support for people who are critical of the government, happened, at least is being reported for these other countries. And my question is this: President Mugabe has often talked about how he thinks the West, the United States and Britain in particular, are trying to -- are trying for regime change in Zimbabwe, and this is exactly what this appears to look like, what you've acknowledged doing through your programs in Zimbabwe. And I'm just wondering, is it the United States -- does the United States believe that it's its responsibility to discredit the government's excuses -- the government and to openly support people who criticize the government? And if it is, which is what you're saying, why is Mugabe wrong when he says that you're trying for regime change?"
US admits plan to bring down Mugabe August 22, 2002
The United States government has said it wants to see President Robert Mugabe removed from power and that it is working with the Zimbabwean opposition to bring about a change of administration.
Walter Kansteiner, the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, said "the US was working with trade unions, pro-democracy groups and human rights organisations to bring about change. He did not say how he believed Mr Mugabe could be brought down..."
Shortly after the US official's remarks, a senior Zimbabwean foreign affairs official told Reuters: "The legitimacy of our political system or our president is not dependent on America, Britain or any other country, but on Zimbabweans. "The bullying tactics that America and Britain are using against us are meant to frustrate our quest for social and economic justice, to stop our programme to redistribute some of the very large tracts of land held by whites here to the indigenous black people."
The US attack on Mr Mugabe came after police began arresting white farmers for defying an August 9 deadline to vacate their land and homes.
Straw shook Mugabe's hand 'because it was dark'
Independent UK, September 28, 2004 by Kim Sengupta Mr Blair declared in the House of Commons that Britain "would work closely with the MDC" to put pressure for change in the Mugabe regime".
How sanctions are making the economy 'scream'
New African, May 2007 - By Mahoso, Tafataona
Britain and its Western allies claim that they have only imposed "targeted sanctions" and "travel bans" on the Zimbabwean leadership and not economic sanctions on the whole country. "Who do they think they are deceiving?," asks Dr Tafataona Mahoso, head of Zimbabwe's Media and Information Commission.
An Investigation of Zimbabwe's Different Path
May 22, 2007 - By Brendan Stone
Zimbabwe's different path and the penalty it has incurred: The academic and media framing of Zimbabwe's difficulties, and an investigation of external and internal causes.
Statement by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Comrade R. G. Mugabe, on the occasion of the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 26 September, 2007 Text and Real Player Video
Nothing But Human Rights
by Mickey Z. - August 16, 2001
As journalist William Blum notes, there's one thing the United States hates more than a Marxist in power, and that's a democratically elected Marxist in power. A prime example was Salvador Allende of Chile. September 4 marks 31 years since his election. September 11 marks 28 years since his death in a U.S.-sponsored coup.
by Michael Parenti
Today, the United States is the foremost proponent of recolonization and leading antagonist of revolutionary change throughout the world. Emerging from World War II relatively unscathed and superior to all other industrial countries in wealth, productive capacity, and armed might, the United States became the prime purveyor and guardian of global capitalism.
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to the overwhelming Eurocentric campaign to demonize President Robert Mugabe over the land reclamation exercise.