- BOYCOTT BOTSWANA -
- ISOLATE THE TSWANA OVERLORDS -
1. TELL all your friends and associates about the atrocities the state
and corporate terrorists of Botswana commit against the indigenous
peoples of the Kalahari - send them the URL of this site and related
Warn them from the
spindoctors, like Clifford Maribe or the presidential
spokesman Jeff Ramsey, who publish their blurs of deceit on the
government website or through the paid mainstream media. Clifford Maribe,
the propaganda mouthpiece of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Botswana
has close family links to still-President Festus Mogae and is a
self-styled adversary to Survival International and other international
Human Rights Organizations, who stand beside the first peoples of
southern Africa in the defence of their rights. Maribe, who can not
possibly disassociate himself from the ruling elites of today's
Botswana, politically as well as concerning his own family relations,
must be compared to Goebbels, the propaganda minister of Adolf Hitler,
in their struggle to exterminate another human race. But unlike
Goebbels, who claimed to have a vision, Maribe and Ramsey do it purely
for blood-money and each claims "because it is my job!"
"If the state
tells a lie big enough and keeps repeating it, people will eventually
come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as
the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or
military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important
for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the
truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth
is the greatest enemy of the State."
Dr. Joseph Goebbels was
Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda (he was born in 1897 and he died in
Be aware that the churches are deeply entangled in the oppression of the
spirited traditional peoples of the southern African wildlands.
2. BOYCOTT EVERYTHING BOTSWANA. Don't buy anything from Botswana, don't
spend your vacation money in Botswana, cancel all business contracts
with the oppressors. Boycott especially all companies, like de Beers,
who profit from the suffering.
3. COMBAT the sale of blood diamonds from Botswana. Demand from the UN
and the international diamond cartel that all diamonds from Botswana are
classified as blood-diamonds and their trading is banned. Stop going out
with people who buy, sell or wear diamonds from Botswana - throw them
off your party! Name them and publicly shame them !
4. DEMAND from your own government a very clear boycott of the present
Republic of Botswana in every respect: Any political or economic
support, any co-operation with governmental officials or aid to the
present Botswana governance under FESTUS MOGAE, the governance puppet of
the Tswana Paramount Chief - styled Kgôsikgolo -, must STOP NOW!
Not a single tax Dollar, Euro or Yen shall be given from the pockets of
citizens of free nations to this terror state governance. Governmental
and church officials from Botswana must be banned from all international
bodies and meetings, incl. the UN and the AU, like it was done with the
Apartheid regime of former South Africa.
5. CONTACT your nearest Botswana High Commission (their Embassy), demand
freedom for the traditional bushmen (San and Khoi peoples) and tell them
what you already did and are going to achieve with your boycott. Isolate
the Botswana oppressors. They are just a phone-call away from you -
hopefully they will tape what you have to say, so use a public phone.
All these actions must continue until the oppression of the first
peoples of southern Africa is stopped, until all their rights are
re-instituted and specifically their right to self-determination as well
as to their lands and natural resources is guaranteed - once and for
Crack down on the Botswana overlord governance and their corporate
stirrup holders wherever you find them!
BOYCOTT - BOYCOTT - BOYCOTT and CUT BOTSWANA BUSINESS AND THEIR PRESENT
GOVERNANCE OUT FROM ANYTHING AND WHEREVER YOU FIND THEM ! - Until they
stop the ethnocide and genocide against the First Peoples of the
KICK THE PRESENT BOTSWANA REGIME OUT OF THE UN, since they do not listen
to the findings of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights and his
Special Rapporteur anyway!
BOTSWANA is not a signatory to the International Labour Organisation
(ILO) Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, but the Tswana
overlord governance is persistently violating these internationally
agreed standards - see http://www.khoisanpeoples.org/indepth/ind-ilo-no-169.htm
And like in Namibia and South-Africa, i.e. in compliance of and in
complicity with European and other Northern World interests in natural
resources exploitation as well as together with the massive proselytism
by the churches, the overlord governance in Botswana is guilty of
genocide and crimes against humanity, which must bring them and their
corporate allies in crime before the International Criminal Court of
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002
as a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide,
against humanity, and war
crimes, as defined by several international agreements, most
prominently the Rome
Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Sign the petition
for the Bushmen !
Sign the petition
and join the letter writing campaign, initiated by Survival
Time and again, writing letters to those in power has proved to be one
of the most effective tools for securing concrete change for tribal
peoples. Survival letter-writing campaigns have helped tribal peoples
win recognition of their land rights, put an end to logging or mining on
their land, or halt government violence and oppression.
Your letter really can make a difference to the Gana and Gwi Bushmen.
Please write a brief and polite letter or fax (in English, Setswana, or
your own language). Use the following letter as a guide, or write your
I wish to express my grave concern at the persecution of the Gana and
Gwi Bushmen, and Bakgalagadi, in the name of diamonds and 'development'.
The eviction of tribal peoples from their land, and their forced
assimilation into an alien society, is an outrage intolerable in the
twenty-first century. Those Bushmen and Bakgalagadi who wish to return
to their land must be allowed to do so, and to live there in perpetuity
without fear of persecution. Even if the government refuses to provide
services for them in the reserve, they must be allowed to pump their own
water. De Beers, given its close links with the government, should
distance itself from this atrocity by urging the government to allow
these tribes home.
Please feel free to copy and paste, although of course it is best if you
can personalise your letter.
Please send your letters to:
The Hon F G Mogae
President of the Republic
Private Bag 001
Fax: + 267 3956 086
Begin: 'Your Excellency'
and, if possible, copy to:
Mr Nicky Oppenheimer
17 Charterhouse Street
London EC1N 6RA
Fax: +44 (0)20 7404 4730
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