The real story about Somalia has little to do with genuine pirates, even of the romantic Pirates of the Caribbean variety, and everything to do with toxic waste (including radioactive waste) being dumped by the West in Third World countries.

This list includes articles on Somalia.  The reference gives the link to the website where the article is found.  Websites as separate entries are listed in bold.

I welcome suggestions for additions to this list, and will post more links if I find them.

~ Romi

EU firms should stop toxic dumping off Somalia
http://euobserver.com/13/27244

Glen Ford. US Has Won a Huge Victory: US Aircraft and Elite Navy SEALs  Defeat Three Somalis in a Lifeboat By
http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22424.htm

Johann Hari: You are being lied to about pirates
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/
you-are-being-lied-to-abo_b_155147.html

ILLEGAL FISHING AND DUMPING HAZARDOUS WASTES THREATEN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOMALI FISHERIES AND THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT,  MUSSE GABOBE HASSAN AND AHAMUD HASSAN TAKO, Maritime and Fisheries Institute, Abdul  Aziz District, Mogadishu, Somalia
http://www.geocities.com/gabobe/illegalfishing.html
http://www.soma-fish.net

Inside Somalia http://insidesomalia.org/

More on Toxic Waste Dumping & Illegal Fishing Helping Get Us Into a Piracy Mess in Somalia: Some Background Info
http://www1.american.edu/TED/somalia.htm
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/04/toxic-waste-dumping-illegal-  fishing-helping-get-us-into-piracy-mess-in-somalia.php

Nuclear and Toxic Waste: Tsunami Uncovers Poisons Dumped Off
Somali Coast

http://bariisiyobasto.wordpress.com/2009/04/10/nuclear-and-toxic-waste-tsunami-uncovers-poisons-dumped-off-somali-coast/
Somali Piracy Connected to Toxic Dumping, Illegal Fishing
http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=
84b309cb375a71013072e8158b583353

Somalia’s Degrading Environment:  Causes and Effects of Deforestation and Hazardous Waste Dumping in Somalia
An essay prepared for a PhD course of ‘Environmental Systems Analysis &
Management’ given by the Division of Industrial Ecology
ABDULLAHI ELMI MOHAMED
http://www.mbali.info/doc331.htm

Somaliland CyberSpace
http://www.mbali.info/
Human Rights Links
http://www.mbali.info/rights.htm

Somalian Born Rapper Sheds New Light on Pirates
http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id
=e1e3dd80711c79a8a14fd6c48df6fd90

Somalis speak out: Why we don’t condemn our pirates
Several Somali perspectives on Somali pirates
http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/somalis-speak-out-why-we-                don%E2%80%99t-condemn-our-pirates/  Also at                         http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-vazquez/on-                    pirates_b_186015.html

Lawrence H. Summers, Memo, 1991

http://www.whirledbank.org/ourwords/summers.html

________. “Dump Waste in Poor Countries.”
http://muslimmedianetwork.com/mmn/?p=3954
Toxic scandal in Somalia gave birth to new piracy
http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=16517

photo

“Somalia Farewell.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/9535017@N06/1758646860/in/set-72157603340717569/

Toxic waste’ behind Somali piracy
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2008/10/2008109174223218644.html

Toxic waste sickening Somalia (Radiation symptoms after tsunami…
Source: Eurotrash)
News 24 (South Africa) ^ | March 4, 2005
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1356730/posts
http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-            1447_1671565,00.html

UN envoy decries illegal fishing, waste dumping off Somalia
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gVV_gQDsp1m8v7nPcumVc5McYV-Q

Untold Stories about Somali Pirates -European ships dump Nuclear Waste  into Somali Ocean
http://www.audacityofhypocrisy.com/2009/04/12/untold-stories-about-somalia-pirates-european-ships-dump-nuclear-waste-into-somalia-            ocean/

Waste Dumping off Somali Coast May Have Links to Mafia, Somali Warlords
http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2005-03/2005-03-15voa34.cfm?CFID=165557120&CFTOKEN=23879416&session
=00305175e1e427586b81b5352173b203c7a6

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A group of internally displaced people outside their rude shelters in an area west of Mogadishu.
UNHCR / M. Sheik Nor / July 2009

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