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July 15, 2005

Live 8 B Gone, Part Deux

But the truth is that it was not for us, for Africa, that the musicians at Live 8 were singing; it was to amuse the crowds and to clear their own consciences, and whether they realized it or not, to reinforce dictatorships. They still believe us to be like children that they must save, as if we don't realize ourselves what the source of our problems is.

from the New York Times (registration required, although it's free).
Thanks to
Mr. V for pointing the article out to me.