Before You Celebrate The Murder of Pirates…

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Check out this great overview on the origins of the Somali pirates, “You are being lied to about pirates,” by Johann Hari.

Here’s a clip:

“In 1991, the government of Somalia collapsed. Its nine million people have been teetering on starvation ever since – and the ugliest forces in the Western world have seen this as a great opportunity to steal the country’s food supply and dump our nuclear waste in their seas.

Yes: nuclear waste. As soon as the government was gone, mysterious European ships started appearing off the coast of Somalia, dumping vast barrels into the ocean. The coastal population began to sicken. At first they suffered strange rashes, nausea and malformed babies. Then, after the 2005 tsunami, hundreds of the dumped and leaking barrels washed up on shore. People began to suffer from radiation sickness, and more than 300 died.”

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One Response to “Before You Celebrate The Murder of Pirates…”

  1. Lake Pirates Mess With Texas « Public Frenemy Says:

    […] fishermen who had been screwed over by multinational corporations that were poaching their fish and dumping nuclear waste into their waters. So I’m not going to rush to judge these so-called Mexican lake pirates before […]

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