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It's my understanding that the Indymedia collective initially repeated this claim arising from the Carvalho email, but have since posted a retraction, having found no evidence to support it. See: http://www.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=64366 and: http://www.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=64419 Chris Williams, UK > -----Original Message----- > From: Dirk Adriaensens [SMTP:email@example.com] > Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 10:16 PM > To: Ward Treunen; Vincent Van Quickenborne; vera van hove; ulla > adriaensens; Sonja Focketyn; solidair; soc-casi-discuss; Rudy De Meyer; > Roland Marounek; Roland Bonneux; firstname.lastname@example.org; PVDA; Pol De Vos; > Nasra El Sadoun; Mimi De Jaegher; Michel COLLON; Lukbrusselaers; Ludo > Keersmaekers; Luc.Van Wassenhoven; LAI; kentane.bart; Jos Hennes; johan > scheirsen; jef maes; Hugo Vandroogenbroeck; Hilde Adriaensens; geert > kentane; els van Causenbroeck; El Hashemi; Debruyne Erwin; DE SUTTER > EDWARD; Colette Moulaert; Cock Guido; bthirion; bert.debelder; aude joly; > annemie.cannaerts; Abdullah Nawal El Ani > Subject: CNN USING 1991 FOOTAGE of celebrating Palestinians to > manipulate you > > Dear all, > I hope I didn't bother you too much with all the articles I've sent you > last week. I've done this because true activists for peace (and > anti-imperialists) in the Western Countries need all the "fair > information" they can get in order not to become too dazed and confused by > the war talk of Western leaders and their media. But I feel I must (yet > again) draw your attention to a very interesting mail I received from a > Brazilian student. This mail has been the subject of an article in the > newspaper " Metro" in Belgium, and shows yet again the morbidity of CNN. > But aren't we used to media-manipulation, for instance, during the > Gulf-war? > Greetings. > Dirk. > > THE ARTICLE > By Marcio (posted by kitty) 5:34am Thu Sep 13 '01 > CNN USING 1991 FOOTAGE of celebrating Palestinians to manipulate you > I'd like to add some ideas from here, down south. > There's an important point in the power of press, specifically the power > of > CNN. > All around the world we are subjected to 3 or 4 huge news distributors, > and one of them - as you well know - is CNN. Very well, I guess all of you > have been seeing (just as I've been) images from this company. In > particular, > one set of images called my attention: the Palestinians celebrating the > bombing, out on the streets, eating some cake and making funny faces for > the camera. > Well, THOSE IMAGES WERE SHOT BACK IN 1991!!! Those are images of > Palestinians celebrating the invasion of Kuwait! It's simply unacceptable > that a super-power of cumminications as CNN uses images which do not > correspond to the reality in talking about so serious an > issue. > A teacher of mine, here in Brazil, has videotapes recorded in 1991, with > the very same images; he's been sending emails to CNN, Globo (the major TV > network in Brazil) and newspapers, denouncing what I myself classify as a > crime against the public opinion. If anyone of you has access to this kind > of files, serch for it. In the meanwhile, I'll try to 'put my hands' on a > copy of this tape. > But now, think for a moment about the impact of such images. Your people > is hurt, emotionally fragile, and this kind broadcast have very high > possibility of causing waves of anger and rage against Palestinians. > It's simply irresponsible to show images such as those. > Finally, I'd like to say that we all regret and condemn all that has > happened in the last days; but Nikos has a point here. I really don't want > to be misunderstood here, but the truth is that US government had shown no > respect for other countries in the last decades. In the 60s and 70s they > had halped lots of military coups throughout the world (including Brazil > in 64). Later, with Reagan and Bush Father, the Washington Consensus have > been demolishing the bases of our economies, making us more and more > dependant (and, many of us, prehocupied with this situation). > Your current president quickly made things worse: Kioto Protocol, Star > Wars, Colombia Plan, the exchange of rain forest for pieces of external > debt, the abandonment of the position of third party in negotiations > between IRA and England, and between Palestinians and Israel. All those > mistakes in US external politics made your country more hatred than > before, and, of course, more vulnerable. > Listen, I'm NOT justifying the terrorist actions that took place in your > country; but it seems to me that, if your leaders had come along another > path of thoughts and actions, you wouldn't be suffering what you are now. > Best regards, and the hope that everything is resolved for the best of all > of us > Márcio A. V. Carvalho > State University of Campinas - Brazil > -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com CASI's website - www.casi.org.uk - includes an archive of all postings.