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By Greg Palast

The “top journalist in the United States and the funniest” (Randi Rhodes, Air America), takes his prior New York Times bestseller a step additional with sizzling undercover dispatches— placing out the soiled underpants of the “armed and unsafe clowns that rule us.”

A White apartment spokesman acknowledged, “We hate that sonovabitch.” They’re now not on my own: From company suites to Osama’s cave, they worry what Britain’s Guardian calls “investigations up there with Woodward and Bernstein—and much funnier.” yet Greg Palast’s enthusiast following (nearly million readers of his internet column) has made him “a cult fave between progressives” (Village Voice) who can’t look ahead to his subsequent unencumber.
Palast’s old-style gum-shoe detective paintings to dig out the information at the battle on Terror, greed- dripping schemes to grab little international locations with plenty of oil, the hidden application to thieve the 2008 election, and the media biases that preserve it unreported are the beef and bones of this BBC tv reporter’s new e-book. Armed Madhouse is illustrated with dozens of records marked “secret” and “confidential” that experience walked out of dossier cupboards and fallen into Palast’s fingers.
You won’t locate Palast in The big apple Times (except its bestseller list), yet you'll learn his experiences at the most popular websites all over the world, pay attention him on a regular basis on Air America and the Pacifica radio networks, and spot his tales reappearing because the foundation for Eminem’s hit video “Mosh,” Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, and sampled through a dozen of today’s best platinum rock artists. BACKCOVER: “The maximum investigative journalist in America.”

“The form of investigative reporter you don’t see anymore—a pass among Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.”

“Courageous reporting.”

“Upsets all of the correct people!”

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Note (2005:96) that only 90 farms were acquired in the first ten years of independence. At this pace, government would acquire only 900 farms in 100 years, or less than 20% of the total number of commercial farms in Namibia. Harring et al. (2002:97) further note that MLRR acquires isolated farms as they are offered for sale, charging that this piecemeal approach to land reform is unlikely to be effective. Instead, they advocate the adoption of alternative broad and transparent approaches consistent with a similarly broad programme of agricultural development, which would entail the proactive identification of major regions within which to acquire blocks of farms for resettlement purposes.

On this basis, it committed a SWAPO-led government to the task of ensuring that social justice and equality for all would be the fundamental principle governing the decision-making process in an independent Namibia. ” With regard to land reform, the 1989 manifesto reaffirmed the movement’s commitment to redressing the imbalances created by colonial policies of land allocation on a racial basis, but also made provision for private land ownership in addition to the three forms of land ownership stipulated in the UNIN economic blueprint cited earlier (SWAPO 1989:9–10).

2004:7) point to the trend whereby large tracts of farms are concessioned and sold to private investment companies, as well as the consolidation and conversion of farmland into large-scale conservancies for exclusive wildlife use and other nature-based economic activities. Although these land 45 Phanuel Kaapama use patterns are justified by those involved as promoting the sustainable use of natural resources in fragile areas, critics point to the fact that in some cases they perpetuate the exclusion of landless segments of society from what is at times their only available source of livelihood.

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