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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ein Raum ohne Volk für ein Volk ohne Raum? - Obama and U.S. history

In an interview with Al-Arabiya, President Barack Obama stated that the United States had no colonial legacy - arguably true if one uses a narrow definition of colonialism and understands that the remark was made in the context of a conversation about the Middle East. He later clarified, however, agreeing with the interviewer that "America was not born as a colonial power."

HAW steering committee member Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz responds to this extraordinary interpretation of our past with a short history lesson over at commondreams.org.

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