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  •  You hit a lot of nails on their respective heads (2+ / 0-)
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    boatsie, JayinPortland

    Uganda is such a fertile and natural resource-rich country -- "the Pearl of Africa" -- unfortunately, an invitation for exploitation by resource-rich nations and, yes, their multinational corporations.  

    My experience is that Ugandans are very quick to identify the truth in the piles and piles piles of information fed to them.  All they need and thirst for, regardless of socioeconomic position, is a little education.

    I read about Ugandans fearing that the recent discovery of oil will lead their country down the path taken by Nigeria.  That minerals in the Northeast will be taken from them.  Lake Victoria and its abundance of fish such Nile Perch and Tilapia are exported to Europe through trade agreements causing fish locally to be up to 10 times more expensive than it once was.

    The numerous violations of the principles of environmental justice are nested in a broader context of exploitation woven into acts of corruption by leaders.

    GOP = The Party Of Guano and backward thinkers.

    by ssentamu on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 08:52:07 PM PDT

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    •  Amen! (2+ / 0-)
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      ssentamu, JayinPortland

      "And the dream lives on" Edward M. Kennedy

      by boatsie on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 08:54:15 PM PDT

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      •  I just thought of the likelihood and extent that (0+ / 0-)

        endocrine-disruptors have leached into the environment in countries like Uganda and what sorts of measured and unmeasured impacts that may have on health.  It's believed to be problem in the U.S.  I can only imagine what kind of problem it might be in Uganda and elsewhere.

        GOP = The Party Of Guano and backward thinkers.

        by ssentamu on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 10:47:36 PM PDT

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