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Former US President Reagan called Africans “monkeys”

Former US President Ronald Reagan is reported to have called Africans at UN conference “monkeys” for opposing the USA during a vote. The late Reagan according to newly released tapes published by a US magazine made the comment in a conversation with then-President Richard Nixon. The comments were made in a 1971 telephone call between the two leaders. Reagan said “To see those… monkeys from those African countries – damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Mr Nixon, who quit as president in 1974, can then be heard laughing. Mr…

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Rest In Peace TINA

  By Dr. Sam Ben-Meir Today, October 13, marks the birthday of the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher – so perhaps it is fitting to take a moment to consider how Thatcherism still rules the global capitalist landscape.   Thatcher said she was out to change the soul: to change the conceptual universe in which people live; and the idea that ‘there is no alternative’ (TINA) has become so deeply embedded in our psyches and in our consciousness that it seems we can no longer imagine that there is an…

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