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    Via Aporrea.org (translated)
    http://aporrea.org/internacionales/n149313.html

    Somali ‘Pirates’ want to send loot confiscated from rich countries to Haiti

    Agencia Matriz del Sur

    January 21, 2010 – Spokesmen for the so-called “Somali pirates” have expressed willingness to transfer part of their loot captured from transnational boats and send it to Haiti.

    Leaders of these groups have declared they have links in various places around the world to help them ensure the delivery of aid without being detected by the armed forces of enemy governments.

    The “pirates” typically redistribute a significant portion of their profits among relatives and the local population. In their operations, the “pirates” urge transnational corporations that own the cargo confiscated to pay back in cash as banks can not operate in Somalia.

    ”The humanitarian aid to Haiti can not be controlled by the United States and European countries; they have no moral authority to do so. They are the ones pirating mankind for many years,” said the Somali spokesman.

    Somalia, located at the eastern end of the Somalia Penisula adjacent to the Gulf of Aden to the North and with the Indian ocean to the east, is located in a very important position in the communication routes between Asia, Africa and Europe and the Pacific.
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    Very interesting. Anyone have some good links to info about the Somalian pirates. I wasn't aware such things would be of concern to them.

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    There's a little bit of general background here: Who are the real pirates in Africa's waters?
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    wow this is strange
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    It's just like Robin Hood. Steal from the rich and give to the poor. Christ, I've become a fan. Never saw that one coming.
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    This is the utmost irony of capitalism and imperialism: the pirates, the terrorists, the criminals, and the scum of society are usually much more benevolent, helping, and understanding than the so-called "defenders of freedom".

    Solidarity with these "pirates" (the real pirates, of course, being the US armed forces and its big-business leaders).
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    I love these guys.
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    Wow. That's all i can say.
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    The hell? There's 120 guests looking at this thread.

    What's going on?
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    Maybe a bunch of people googled "Pirates donate"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPDP View Post
    The hell? There's 120 guests looking at this thread.

    What's going on?
    It's the pirates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeclinedDoomed View Post
    Maybe a bunch of people googled "Pirates donate"?
    Huh, if you type those words onto google, this thread is the first result. Interesting.
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    Any English websites with this on it?

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    I so far haven't found any other reference to this article, outside of this website. So I'm unsure whether or not it's true.
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    People who live in poverty often feel connected to one another, and the pirates are no exception. I doubt that this story will be broadcast all over the main news papers/sites/programmes though.

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    http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/co...fiscated_from/

    I found this. Amazing to see these people attacking the pirates for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor isnt it?
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    Now that what i called a charity.

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    does anybody know or got some info on who financial prepared the pirates for the first time? and where did they got there weapons from?
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    The pirate stories are very useful for engaging people and persuading them to a more socialist p.o.v.

    Usually the non politically aware will instantly assume these pirates are all bad guys, which gives us a chance to mention the damage imperialism has done to the area, and point to the root of the problem.

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