I’m ashamed to say that I took the media reports about the Somali pirates at face value. I should know better and was fairly shocked to discover the truth. Above is a podcast by Johann Hari discussing the pirates. Turns out that we have been misled. Listen to this podcast and let me know what your thoughts are. It starts with a short music interlude.
I find Johann to be an awesome example of someone who “speaks truth to power.” He writes for The Nation and the UK publication The Independent. If you aren’t familiar with him, I highly recommend checking out his free itunes podcasts and some videos at youtube. He is definitely a strong progressive voice and I look forward to each of his podcast releases.