The BBC recently aired a documentary about Somalia entitled ‘Escape from the World’s Most Dangerous Place’, which has enraged lots of Somali people in Britain.
Hands off Somalia, with your help, sent our complaints to the BBC and made them public – we got no reply or recognition from the BBC. See our post:
The BBC documentary does not explain any of the reasons why Somalia became what the British government terms ‘a failed state’; instead it depicts Somali people as barbaric and unable to control their own country.
The film simply provides propaganda to justify Britain’s new warmongering and imperialist foreign policy towards Somalia.
Its time we take action and speak out against the BBC for their biased and reactionary propaganda and for being a mouthpiece of the British government
RAGE against the BBC
June 30 2012
Open mic and protest
Bring speeches, placards, banners and NOISE
Call 07906 624 391 for more info
RAGE Against the BBC – 30 June 2pm – 4pm
The BBC’s selective, inaccurate and biased depiction of Somalia completely ignores the country’s history of foreign intervention, proxy wars, and western military occupation. Nor does it mention the pillaging of Somalia’s seas by multinational fishing companies and the dumping of toxic and nuclear waste in its waters by European firms.
The BBC doesn’t explain that the British government has taken little interest in Somalia over the last 20 years of poverty, famine and oppression. However since oil was recently discovered in northern Somalia, Britain has increased its funding of foreign AMISOM troops to occupy the country and seeks to ‘stabilise’ the region for its own use.
THE SAME OLD BBC
The BBC is the official mouthpiece of the corrupt, undemocratic and imperialist British government. It has a consistent record of censoring the reality of British imperialism as well as the struggles of resistance by the oppressed. The BBC is famous for its hostility to strikers and the working class and more recently the ‘blackout’ of coverage on the Israeli bombing of Gaza in 2009 and the Palestinian hunger strikes in 2012.
Reactionary BBC film “Escape from the Worlds Most Dangerous Place”