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Famine, au temps du noir et blanc

GAETAN PELLETIER

Aimez, aimez-pas. Les pouvoir?s choisissent. Trois ou quatre petits morts en rafales passent aux nouvelles. La ??culture?? de la faim a toujours exist?e. Et toujours pour les m?mes motifs. Ils sont une phrase dans les nouvelles. Une photo. Quelques photos. Des chiffres enfouis. Des cadavres?

On passe ? autre chose? Chose est bien le mot.

?The NEWS.

NORTH

EAST

WEST

SOUTH

Rien de nouveau. Rien que de la merde des dirigeants et des d?cisions qui sont toujours d?ordre ???conomique??. L?Homme est une b?che par lequel surchauffent les banques et les grandes ??id?es?? . ?Femmes, enfants, chiens, papillons, oiseaux, eaux, terres, fruits, sol, air. Tout y passe.

Avez-vous oubli? les holocaustes ?oubli?s.

D?sol? pour l?anglais. Mais les chiffres et les images devraient vous?parvenir. Dans un monde ??d?indign?s?? qui parfois ne savent pas bien cerner les motifs de leur indignation, on comprendra qu?? travers la r?alit? et les maquillages de l?Histoire, il survient parfois des miettes de cet instinct disparu sous la couverture de la pompeuse Histoire pr?sente. L?oubli est le nombril du pr?sent.

Voil? la raison de la grande roue de la ??m?me chose??.

Ga?tan Pelletier

This Forgotten holocaust committed by British imperialism was caused by the diversion of shipping normally used to bring food to Bengal. The shipping was used instead to bring military supplies to the British army in North Africa in 1942.

According to Dr. Gideon Polya, a professor in Victoria, Australian, the 1943-44 famine that killed an estimated 3.5 to 5 million people in Bengal was ?man-made?. Dr. Polya says that ?the British brought an unsympathetic and ruthless economic agenda to India? and that ?the creation of famine? was brought about by British ?sequestration and export of food for enhanced commercial gain.?

He says that ?British disinclination to respond with urgency and vigor to food deficits resulted in a succession of about 2 dozen appalling famines during the British occupation of India.? These swept away tens of millions of people. One of the worst famines was that of 1770 that killed an estimated 10 million people in Bengal (one third of the population) and which was ?exacerbated by the rapacity of the (British) East India Company?.

Dr. Polya writes that ?An extraordinary feature of the appalling record of British imperialism with respect to genocide and mass, world-wide killing of huge numbers of people (by war disease and famine) is its absence from public perception. Thus, for example, inspection of a selection of British history texts reveals that mention of the appalling Irish Famine of 1845-47 is confined in each case to several lines (although there is of course detailed discussion of the attendant, related political debate about the Corn Laws). It is hardly surprising that there should be no mention of famine in India or Bengal.?

How Destructive Was Colonialism to India?

Colonial era (1765?1947)

Great Bengal Famine? 1769?1770 ? ?? 10,000,000

Madras city famine ? ? 1782?1783 ? ?Unknown

Chalisa famine ? ? ? ? ?? 1791?1792 ? ?? 11,000,000

Doji bara or Skull famine ? ? ?? 1789?1795 ? ?? 11,000,000

Agra famine of 1837?38 ? ? ? ? 1837?1838 ? ? ?800,000

Eastern Rajputana ? ? ? 1860?1861 ? ? ?2,000,000

Orissa famine of 1866 1865?1867 ? ?? 1,000,000

Rajputana famine of 1869 ? ?? 1868?1870 ? ?? 1,500,000

Bihar famine of 1873?74 ? ? ?? 1873?1874 ? ? ?Unknown

Great Famine of 1876?78 ? ? ? 1876?1878 ? ? ?10,300,000

Orissa, Bihar ? 1888?1889 ? ? ?150,000

Indian famine of 1896?97 ? ?? 1896?1897 ? ?? 5,000,000

Indian famine of 1899?1900? 1899?1900 ? ?? 1,000,000

Bombay Presidency ?? 1905?1906 ? ? ?230,000

Bengal famine of 1943 ? ? ? ? ? 1943?1944 ? ?? 5,000,000

Independent India

Bihar famine of 1966-67 ? ? ? ? 1966?1977 ? Unknown

http://espressostalinist.wordpress.com/genocide/bengal-famine/

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