By Hans Bennett
In her new book Blood & Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, author Jasmin Hristov writes: “For roughly forty years, the Colombian state has been playing a double game: prohibiting the formation of paramilitary groups with one law and facilitating their existence with another; condemning their barbarities and at the same time assisting their operations; promising to bring perpetrators of crime to justice, while opening the door to perpetual immunity; convicting them of narco-trafficking, yet profiting from their drug deals; announcing to the world the government’s persecution of paramilitary organizations, even though in reality these ‘illegal armed groups’ have been carrying out the dirty work unseemly for a state that claims to be democratic and worthy of billions of dollars in US military aid.”
Posted in 4th Estate, Art, Books, Music & Film, Censorship, Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Labor, Land Grab, Military, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Latin America, Resistance, Slavery, Torture, War and Peace
Tagged chemical warfare, colombia, criminalizing dissent, democracy, deregulation, economics, fake drug war, farmers rights, free trade, Land Grab, Land Rights, militarism, neocolonialism, Neoliberalism, politics, poverty, privatization, Region: Latin America, resource wars
By Prof. Michael Hudson
Can Iceland and Latvia pay the foreign debts run up by a fairly narrow layer of their population?
The European Union and International Monetary Fund have told them to replace private debts with public obligations, and to pay by raising taxes, slashing public spending and obliging citizens to deplete their savings.
Posted in Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO
Tagged class war, ecofin, european union, finance restructuring, free trade, global finance, icesave, imf, kleptocracy, Neoliberalism, privatization, Region: Iceland, resource grab, serious fund
By Paul Manly
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On August 9th and 10th, the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico will be meeting in Guadalajara Mexico to discuss progress on the Security Prosperity Partnership (SPP). Canadians know nothing about this meeting let alone the SPP. That’s because the people behind the SPP would like to keep us all in the dark.
Following the shock of 9-11, right wing political and business leaders have pushed the Security Prosperity Partnership. Negotiating away from public scrutiny, they say it is the way to keep trade flowing between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Continue reading
Posted in Economy Economics, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged class war, corporatism, democracy, free trade, national sovereignty, Neoliberalism, security prosperity partnership, spp summit 2009