You are being lied to about pirates

Pirates have never been quite who we think they are. In the "golden age of piracy" – from 1650 to 1730 – the idea of the pirate as the senseless, savage Bluebeard that lingers today was created by the British government in a great propaganda heave. Full Story »

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Kaizar Campwala
3.5
by Kaizar Campwala - Apr. 14, 2009

This piece is useful in making the reader think about the position the Somalians are in, and may even bring up legitimate points about the abuse of Somalian natural resources on the part of the Europeans. However, it is not responsibly reported. Only one UN official is cited about the nuclear dumping, and in that case no connection to Europeans is made. Moreover, a connection between these pirates and the volunteer "coast guard" is not made.

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