April 24, 2008

Zimbabwe, China and the Struggle Continues

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny,
And in this judgement there is no partiality.
So arm in arms, with arms, we'll fight this little struggle,
'Cause that's the only way we can overcome our little trouble.

Brother, you're right, you're right,
You're right, you're right, you're so right!
We gon' fight (we gon' fight), we'll have to fight (we gon' fight),
We gonna fight (we gon' fight), fight for our rights!

Twenty-eight years after Bob performed "Zimbabwe," Robert Mugabe is still holding on desperately to power and it seems that he will use any tactic necessary to continue his dictatorship.

Now the Chinese are involved.

According to Avaaz.org:

Dockworkers in South Africa have blocked a Chinese arms boat from reaching Zimbabwe... but the crackdown continues. As the ship moves up the Southern African coast looking for a new port--and China weighs whether to recall the weapons--African unions, citizen groups, and church organisations are launching a campaign to stop arms from fuelling the Zimbabwe crisis.

I've already signed the petition.

Join InI and sign the petition: Rights, not Guns for Zimbabwe.



Rethabile said...

I'm going now to sign the petition, and I encourage other readers to look into this and consider signing.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Give thanks, Rethabile. Let's see if we can mount some international pressure.


J.M said...

I've signed and will pass the word along. I am horrified that it costs half a billion dollars to get to work in Zimbabwe.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Give thanks, Jack Mandora & Welcome!