Iraq conflict ‘must not deter UK’

The UK must not shy away from trying to resolve international crises despite the “terrible misadventure” in Iraq, a report from charity Oxfam argues.

It warns that it would be disastrous if the country was put off sending troops to future humanitarian crises like those seen in Sierra Leone and Kosovo.
bbc.co.uk

Really. Lord forbid the world should be spared further acts of British ‘charity.’

2 Responses to “Iraq conflict ‘must not deter UK’”

  1. zeech Says:

    British Charity!
    Gosh, baba that too cruel that I laughed inspite of the hurt. Oxfam is a sign of the Sell Out Times (Uk Socialist Labour party now just a consumer party etc), just want to say Oxfam once use to bust a move. In the 80’s, they inititated boycots against Nestles and other multinationals! Yes, Oxfam as there no Ralph Nader in UK. Oxfam really did raise some hell back in the day that Conservative (political party a little right of Genhis Khan) started asking questions about their role as a charity.
    But as they say England is too coool for any heart – no matter how big – to beat for long.

  2. Darrell Davis Says:

    To Rootsie,
    I’m writing to you to give a comment about a recent episode of Wife Swap that had a family of White Rastas on it. The show gave the false image that Rastas are lazy, don’t keep a neat home and let the children have no rules and more importantly…don’t know a damn thing about black culture.
    So I wrote to them and I’m e-mailing to you a copy of what I wrote, below:

    Dear Wife Swap,
    I saw the recent wife swap that one of the families was Rastas (and White). Being the fact that Iím black and proud of being of African decent (and have friends that are Rastas) I have to wonder just how much these white Rastas respect and is knowledgeable about black culture. Many of the Rastafarians, that I know, read Marcus Garvey and are very pro-black nationalists. Some of them have restaurants & cultural centers and have events that promote black consciousness and black-pride. They are avid readers of:

    Ivan Van Sertima
    J.A. Rogers
    Amos N. Wilson
    Marcus Garvey
    Chiekh Anta Diop

    Just to name a few. The reason as to why Iím writing this is that to look at the White Rastas, that was on your program, give the false impression that Rastas donít keep a neat home and there are no rules for their family to follow.
    The black rastas, that I know, make sure that their children read, especially about their Black-African-Ethiopian history. Iím wondering just how much do the white rastas know this and live by it?
    You can forward this letter to them.
    You can contact me at:

    My e-mail is: davisdarrellw@aim.com

    Hotep, (Ancient Kemetic/Egyptian word for ĎPeaceí)
    Darrell Davis
    Miami, FL

    P.S.
    On the attachment Iím sending copies of my black educational resource list that Iíve been passing out in the Miami area for about seven years now. It is being used in colleges and universities. (And many of my black rasta brothers and sisters love my list. I wonder how the white rastas family would feel about my list? Would they love my list as mush as a black would?)

    Peace & Blessings,
    D.D.

    here is an addition from an article from this link:
    White Rastas and Unconscious Racism
    http://www.rootsie.com/articles/2004/1906.html

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