Botswana’s War on Its Indigenous People: Shooting Kalahari Bushmen from Helicopters…

Democracy is a predatory capitalistic wolf in sheep’s clothing and sadly driven by an Anglo-Saxon agenda; globally, there is an all out move to destroy indigenous peoples to get at their resources, lands and water; screw equality and sharing; in peace

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Global Research, August 19, 2016
The Ecologist 16 August 2016
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Botswana’s war on its indigenous population, the Bushmen of the Kalahari, has reached a new pitch, writes LEWIS EVANS. No longer content to arrest and intimidate them as they engage in subsistence hunting on their own land, the state has begun to shoot them from aircraft. These illegal, genocidal acts must stop!

Botswana police scour the Kalahari, looking for people hunting with spears to intimidate and arrest. Planes with heat sensors fly over the Bushmen’s lands looking out for ‘poachers’ – in reality Bushmen hunting antelope for food.

In a healthy democracy, people are not shot at from helicopters for collecting food. They are certainly not then arrested, stripped bare and beaten while in custody without facing trial.

Nor are people banned from their legitimate livelihoods, or persecuted on false pretenses.

Bushmen have hunted at subsistence levels in the Kalahari for millennia. Photo: Survival International.

Bushmen have hunted at subsistence levels…

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