ACAS Bulletin

Critiques of Live 8, Debt Reduction, and African Development Initiatives
(No. 71)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
New York
Fall 2005
33 pages
Contents: Editorial: Critiques of African and Global ‘Development’ in the Context of the Live 8/G8 Process by Jesse Benjamin • Live 8 -- Corporate Media Bonanza: Disinformation Campaign and Public Relations Stunt on Behalf of the G8 by Michel Chossudovsky • Killing Live 8, Noisily: The G-8, Liberal Dissent and the London Bombings by Sheila Carapico • Who Really Cares about African Health?: Post-Gleneagles, The Question Remains by Ronald Labonte, Ted Schrecker and David Sanders • Debt Cancellation, Aid, and Live 8: A Moral Response to Critics by Moses Ochonu • The Limits of Cotton: White Gold Shows its Dark Side in Benin by Leif Brottem • From Impasse to Renaissance?: Review of Historical Materialism’s "Symposium on Marxism and African Realities” by Noah Zerbe • Recent ACAS Alerts • ACAS Alert: Eritrea Reportedly Expels USAID • ACAS (Information) Alert: Amnesty International Re: Lord of War • ACAS Panels at the African Studies Association 48th Annual Meetings •Call for Nominations: "The ACAS Bud Day Award" • The newsletter discusses the G8 Summit on Africa, GlobalResearch.ca, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), the World Bank, the Group of Eight leaders, Bob Geldof, AOL Time Warner, the Ford Motor Company, Volvo, Nokia, the EMI Music Group, the Walt Disney Company, ABC TV, Prime Minister Tony Blair, the causes of global poverty, actor Will Smith, the African Development Bank, George W. Bush, HIV/AIDS, Middle East Report Online, the Middle East Research and Information Project, UNAIDS, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC), trade, sub-Saharan Africa, Christian Aid, health, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), ARVs, African business, the celebrity-backed concert series, Professor George Ayittey, Paul Wolfowitz, Oxfam, chocolate, coffee, cotton, Katherine Daniels, CARE, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), farmers, Foreign Policy in Focus, Branwen Gruffydd-Jones, the EU (European Union), the Cotonou Agreement, Thabo Mbeki, the Washington Consensus, USAID (US Agency for International Development), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and Sarah S. Milburn.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of ACAS.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections