Flowers and Famine – the latest famine in the horn of Africa, like the great Ethiopian famine of the 1980s (that gave rise to so much pity and contempt towards its victims in the homelands of imperialism, where its reasons were not reported or understood), is man made.

Grain was being exported while the people starved then; flowers are being exported while people are on the edge of famine now. Return the land to the people, and there is no more starvation. It’s that simple.