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Otto Neurath/Gerd Arntz: Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft. Bildstatistisches Elementarwerk (1930)

Posted by entdinglichung - 10. August 2010

Dieser sehenswerte und lesenswerte, 1930 von Otto Neurath (während der ersten Münchner Räterepublik 1919 Präsident des Zentralwirtschaftsamtes) und Gerd Arntz produzierte Bildatlas kann hier (pdf-Datei, 14,5 mb) heruntergeladen werden, … hat tip to Espace contre ciment:


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Pat Robertson, Naomi Campbell und Charles Taylor

Posted by entdinglichung - 10. August 2010

Die Vernehmungen von Naomi Campbell und Mia Farrow vor dem internationalen Kriegsverbrechertribunal zur Annahme von Blutdiamanten machen derzeit weltweit Schlagzeilen in den Medien – ein Sachverhalt, welcher dem US-amerikanischen rassistische und homophobe Hass- und Fernsehprediger, Religious Right & Republican-Politiker und antisemitischen Verschwörungstheoretiker Pat Robertson nur recht sein kann, wird doch seine enge Beziehung zum liberianischen Expräsidenten Taylor in den Medien bisher kaum kritisch beleuchtet:

Ein Beitrag auf Foreign Policy vom Februar 2010 merkt an:

„Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, testifying in his own war crimes trial today, said that the American conservative evangelist Pat Robertson was awarded a Liberian gold-mining concession in 1999 and subsequently offered to lobby the Bush administration to support his government.

The revelations came in the midst of a U.N.-backed trial of Taylor at The Hague on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity during Sierra Leone’s 1990s civil war. Taylor is accused of directing a Sierra Leone rebel group, the United Revolutionary Front (RUF), in a campaign aimed at securing access to the country’s diamond mines. The rebel movement stands accused of committing mass atrocities in the late 1990s in the West African country, including the mutilation of thousands of civilians.

The international prosecutors contend that Taylor offered concessions to Western individuals in exchange for lobbying work aimed at enhancing his image in the United States. The prosecution maintains that Taylor also spent $2.6 million on lobbying firms and public relations outfits in the hopes of influencing the policies of former President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Under cross-examination, Taylor said that Robertson had volunteered to make Liberia’s case before U.S. administration officials, and had spoken directly to President Bush about Taylor. He also confirmed that Robertson’s company, Freedom Gold Limited, signed an agreement to exploit gold in southeastern Liberia, but that it never generated any profit.“

einige weitere Hinweise zu den überaus engen politischen und geschäftlichen Beziehungen zwischen dem baptistischen Laienprediger Taylor und Robertson auf atheism.about.com:

„None of this, however, sits well with Pat Robertson. In broadcasts of his 700 Club program, Robertson has criticized President Bush’s call for Taylor to step down, has praised Taylor as a „fellow Baptist,“ and has accused the State Department of being the real cause of Liberia’s problems. To quote Robertson’s own words:

So we’re undermining a Christian, Baptist president to bring in Muslim rebels to take over the country. And how dare the president of the United States say to the duly elected president of another country, ‚You’ve got to step down.‘

So why is Pat Robertson such a big fan of Liberia’s President Charles Taylor? What you won’t hear much about on Robertson’s shows is the fact that he has a huge financial interest in Liberia. Under Taylor’s regime in 1999, Robertson negotiated an $8 million investment in a gold mining venture. A new government may or may not honor Robertson’s claims – if they don’t, he’ll be out an awful lot of cash.

Robertson’s motives probably aren’t entirely financial: he also seems to have a strong religious motivation, or at least he claims to. Charles Taylor professes to be a Christian and claims to want to lead Liberia as a Christian Nation. This, naturally enough, sits very well with Pat Robertson. He may not be able to force Christianity onto American citizens, but helping an African leader do it to his own citizens may be easier.

In addition, Robertson has repeatedly framed the civil unrest in Liberia as that between Christians like Taylor on the one side and Muslim rebels on the other. Thus, any efforts to get Taylor to step down are portrayed as a means of „handing over“ Liberia to Islam. This is what Robertson accuses the State Department of doing and why he believes that they are to blame for much of the violence. This is also the sort of thing that leads to the (justified) accusations made by Muslim leaders that many conservative and evangelical Christians are trying to influence American government policy against Islam. „

Taylors „National Patriotic Front of Liberia“ hatte u.a. auch im Zeitraum von 1991 bis 1994 tausende (mehrheitlich muslimische) Mandingo und (überwiegend animistische oder christliche) Krahn massakriert

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Posted by entdinglichung - 10. August 2010

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