By Rady Ananda
On August 9, police shot nine farmers, killing three, who were part of a mass protest against a water pipeline project in Baur Village, 50 miles east of Mumbai, India. Police also smashed cars, fired tear gas and threw rocks at farmers as they fled the violence. This was all caught on video:
Kantabai Thakar (age 40), Moreshwar Sathe (40) and Shyam Tupe (29) were fatally shot by police. Over 100 others were injured, and nine vehicles damaged in the lethal attack on protesters, report several news outlets in India.
Posted in Economy Economics, Environment, Food & Farming, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, Region: India, Resistance
Tagged Baur Village, civil liberties, corruption, Dehu Road Cantonment, Environment, farmers, farming, food, human rights, india, Kantabai Thakar, Land Grab, Land Rights, maharashtra, midc, Moreshwar Sathe, Neoliberalism, pavana dam, Peasants, pollution, pune district, Ranchers, Resistance, Shyam Tupe, Sustainable Practices, Talegaon Municipal Council, trade liberalization, Tribes, water rights
By Michel Chossudovsky
The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order
Preface to the Second Edition
Barely a few weeks after the military coup in Chile on September 11, 1973, overthrowing the elected government of President Salvador Allende, the military Junta headed by General Augusto Pinochet ordered a hike in the price of bread from 11 to 40 escudos, a hefty overnight increase of 264%. This economic shock treatment had been designed by a group of economists called the “Chicago Boys”.
At the time of the military coup, I was teaching at the Institute of Economics of the Catholic University of Chile, which was a nest of Chicago trained economists, disciples of Milton Friedman. On that September 11, in the hours following the bombing of the Presidential Palace of La Moneda, the new military rulers imposed a 72-hour curfew. When the university reopened several days later, the “Chicago Boys” were rejoicing. Barely a week later, several of my colleagues at the Institute of Economics were appointed to key positions in the military government.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Economy Economics, Land Grab, Military, NWO, Region: Latin America, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged arentina, chicago economics, coup, debt slave, global depression, globalization of poverty, imf, imperialism, Neoliberalism, New World Order, oil, resource wars, world bank
By Democracy Now
March 18, 2011
In defiance of the Obama administration, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is headed back to Haiti today for the first time since being ousted in a 2004 U.S.-backed coup. Hours ago, Aristide, his family, and a delegation of supporters boarded a plane in South Africa bound for Port-au-Prince. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman is with the Aristides to document their journey home. She filed this report from Johannesburg.
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Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, Obama and Company, Resistance
Tagged Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Labor, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, us haitian coup
By Michael Collins
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) made an embarrassing error just two days before the start of the Libyan people’s revolution on February 17. This quote from an IMF country study appeared in a previous article: “The outlook for Libya’s economy remains favorable.” IMF Feb 15 This advice was 180 degrees off target. The Libyan economy has ceased functioning as protests and popular demands imploded the Gaddafi regime. (Image)
Further investigation unearthed a specific pattern of positive IMF endorsements for each of the nations experiencing popular uprisings that are sweeping the region. When the IMF blesses a nation’s progress for conforming to the economic policies underlying globalism, watch out! There is a popular rebellion in the wings.
Posted in Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, NWO, Region: Africa, Region: Asia, Resistance
Tagged Bahrain, egypt, exploitation, Globalism, imf, libya, money party, Neoliberalism, Oman, tunisia, US, Yemen
By Matt Stoller
Via Wikileaks, we learned that the son of the former President of Egypt, Gamal Mubarak, had an interesting conversation in 2009 with Senator Joe Lieberman on the banking crisis. Gamal is a key figure in the forces buffeting Egypt, global forces of labor arbitrage, torture, and financial corruption. Gamal believed that the bailouts of the banks weren’t big enough – “you need to inject even more money into the system than you have”. Gamal, a former investment banker trained at Bank of America, helped craft Egypt’s industrial policy earlier in the decade.
Posted in Economy Economics, Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Labor, Military, Neoliberalism, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Region: Middle East, Resistance
Tagged arab revolution, austerity, Bob Rubin, class war, corruption, deregulation, egypt, gamal mubarak, globalization, goldman sachs, mubarak, Neoliberalism, privatization, Resistance
Washington insiders are chattering about Hillary Clinton’s duplicity in dealing with Obama and Mubarak’s long-time CIA friend, Frank Wisner. Apparently, Hillary was offering support to Wisner as if the President supported her policy. However, Obama’s several phone calls to the Middle East explaining his political stand on Egypt suggest otherwise. Continue reading
By Rady Ananda
In a January 2008 meeting, US and Spain trade officials strategized how to increase acceptance of genetically modified foods in Europe, including inflating food prices on the commodities market, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.
During the meeting, Secretary of State for International Trade, Pedro Mejia, and Secretary General Alfredo Bonet “noted that commodity price hikes might spur greater liberalization on biotech imports.”
It seems Wall Street traders got the word. By June 2008, food prices had spiked so severely that “The Economist announced that the real price of food had reached its highest level since 1845, the year the magazine first calculated the number,” reports Fred Kaufman in The Food Bubble: How Wall Street starved millions and got away with it.
Posted in Economy Economics, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Obama and Company
Tagged biotech, biotechnology, diplomatic cables, economics, Environment, eu gmo rejection, european commission, european union, food bubble, food speculation, Genetically Engineered Food, Genetically Engineered Foods, gmo, monopolies, Neoliberalism, pollution, price fixing, price hikes, scientific studies, speculative commodities, us gmo agenda, USDA, wall street banksters, wikileaks
Lady Liberty at Christmas, 2010 C.E.
Texas can be a nutty place, especially this time of year. Rushing people whirling and spinning, stepping around, over and through one another where before an air of southern gentility prevailed. Politeness might once again prevail, but not until the headlong masses have secured their place among the lucky fifty percent who will find this year’s festivities close enough to par to call it a wonderful day.
Posted in Constitution, Education, Human Relationships, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged banksters, class war, corporatism, corruption, democracy, economics, Neoliberalism, politics, Resistance
By Richard Volaar
Fit hits shan, shan generates sparks, sparks cause fire, Fotomat burns down, no film at eleven.
Joe Biden has been tasked to consider invoking the 25th Amendment against Barry Soetoro, our beloved Narcissist-in-Chief, Barak Hussein Obama. Continue reading
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Constitution, Economy Economics, MSM Shills, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Satire
Tagged Censorship, class war, corporatism, corruption, democracy, fascism, Neoliberalism, obama, politics, War Crimes
By Andre Damon and Samuel Davidson
World Socialist Web Site
Miners, their family members and neighbors spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the conditions that led to Monday’s deadly explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, West Virginia.
Tom, 52, a disabled worker who lives down the road from the Upper Big Branch mine, spoke of how Massey Energy Company controls the lives of the people in the area. “I grew up here,” he said, “and when we were kids we used to go and play on that mountain. Now it is all private property. If you go up there they want to arrest you for trespassing.
Posted in Economy Economics, Energy, Labor
Tagged exploitation, massey energy company, mine wars, mining, mining disaster, Neoliberalism, production first safety second, profits over people, west virginia mine collapse, wsws