Breaking the Dam for Western Debt Slavery by Finian Cunningham

IMF and World Bank Economic Terrorists

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Sep. 2, 2018
September 6, 2018

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is moving quickly to open up the strategic Horn of Africa country to Western capital. But far from the move being seen as a progressive reform, many Ethiopians and observers are concerned that the new direction is leading the nation into “debt slavery”.

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Chris Hedges: Extracting Profit: Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the New Scramble of Africa

Chris Hedges: Extracting Profit: Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the New Scramble of Africa

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 25, 2018

Author, Lee Wengraf talks to journalist Chris Hedges, host of On Contact, about her new book Extracting Profit: Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the New Scramble of Africa.

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Mental Health Suffers As Gaza Is Choked By The Blockade by Soraya Boyd

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by Soraya Boyd
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 13, 2018

This June will mark 12 years of a crushing and unlawful land, air and sea Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the Gaza Strip.

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Mystery: How Wealth Creates Poverty in the World by Michael Parenti

Ways of Thinking - Feudalism is very much alive

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Previously posted July 31, 2011
April 7, 2018

There is a “mystery” we must explain: How is it that as corporate investments and foreign aid and international loans to poor countries have increased dramatically throughout the world over the last half century, so has poverty? The number of people living in poverty is growing at a faster rate than the world’s population. What do we make of this?

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Chris Hedges: Hage Geingob, From Resistance Fighter to President of Namibia

Chris Hedges: Hage Geingob, From Resistance Fighter to President of Namibia

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sept 24, 2017

President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob, discusses how his country, which achieved independence from neighboring apartheid South Africa in 1990, is now fighting for justice and economic emancipation from global banks, corporations and foreign governments seeking to extract the developing country’s natural resources.

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John Pilger: War by Other Means (1992)

Capitalism Kills

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Originally posted Aug. 7, 2011

John Pilger on Nov 19, 2013

John Pilger and David Munro examine the policy of First World banks agreeing to loans with Third World countries, who are then unable to meet the crippling interest charges.

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The 1% Economy: A Global Inequality Crisis

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The Debate – 1% (Greater than) 99%

PressTV on Jan 19, 2016

The financial inequality across the globe has reached new extremes. The international charity -Oxfam- in its latest report “An Economy for the 1%” has a shocking revelation: “Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population.” Imagine that. Only five years earlier it took 388 of the world’s richest to reach that mark. Extreme inequality: that is the topic for this edition of the debate.

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The IMF Changes its Rules to Isolate China and Russia by Michael Hudson + The IMF is an Office Operating out of the Pentagon

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Updated: Oct. 1, 2018

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
December 21, 2015

A nightmare scenario of U.S. geopolitical strategists is coming true: foreign independence from U.S.-centered financial and diplomatic control. China and Russia are investing in neighboring economies on terms that cement Eurasian integration on the basis of financing in their own currencies and favoring their own exports. They also have created the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as an alternative military alliance to NATO.[1] And the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) threatens to replace the IMF and World Bank tandem in which the United States holds unique veto power.

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Michael Hudson: Institutional Discontent

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
March 22, 2015

TheRealNews on Mar 21, 2015

Economist Michael Hudson says China’s new international bank will be exempt from a US-veto, empowering other countries to lead development and perhaps challenge the use of the dollar as the currency of global capital.

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Division and Injustice: Worldwide Inequality by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rajasthan, India
January 13, 2014

inequality = conflict patch

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Where and to whom one is born is, it seems, arbitrary, chance, fate or karma being the divine decision maker. Wake from innocence to middle class parents in one of the developed wealthy nations of the world, and be blessed with comfort, opportunity, good health care and education and a life of profitable possibilities. Find yourself in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya or the daughter of tea pickers in Assam, India, and see before you: poverty, uncertainty, suffering and the threat of extreme exploitation.

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Costa Rico Invested in the “Holy Trinity of National Development—Health, Education and Infrastructure” by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
November 11, 2013

In Costa Rica, publicly-owned banks have been available for so long and work so well that people take for granted that any country that knows how to run an economy has a public banking option. Costa Ricans are amazed to hear there is only one public depository bank in the United States (the Bank of North Dakota), and few people have private access to it.

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Global Power Project: Exposing the Institute of International Finance, Part 1 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
andrewgavinmarshall.com
Originally published on Occupy.com
October 11, 2013

This is the first of a series of exposés focusing on the Institute of International Finance (IIF), the very “visible hand” of financial markets. It is a continuation of the Global Power Project produced by Occupy.com. Part 1 examines the origins of the IIF.

Founded in 1983, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) describes itself as “the world’s only global association of financial institutions” with a membership that includes “most of the world’s largest commercial banks and investment banks,” along with sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, hedge funds, insurance companies, law firms, multinational corporations, development banks, multilateral agencies, credit ratings agencies and an assortment of other global financial and economic organizations. Continue reading

Land Grab: Violent Evictions Killing and Rape by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London
August 12, 2013

Ethiopian Tribes, Suri

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In many parts of the world development has become an invisible cloak under which all manner of “state sponsored” atrocities and human rights violations are being committed. Married to growth, development has been (largely) reduced to economic advancement – meaning maximizing Gross National Product (GNP) figures month on month, year on year, and turning over glowing returns to the insatiable global monetary bodies – The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) and – profit to private investors. No matter the human impact and environmental consequences.

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Ethiopia: Lives for Land in Gambella by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London
August 1, 2013

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To many people land is much more than a resource or corporate commodity to be bought developed and sold for a profit. Identity, cultural history and livelihood are all connected to ‘place’. The erosion of traditional values and morality (which include the observation of human rights and environmental responsibility) are some of the many negative effects of the global neo-liberal economic model, with its focus on short-term gain and material benefit. The commercialization of everything and everybody has become the destructive goal of multi-nationals, and their corporate governments manically driven by the desire for perpetual growth as the elixir to life’s problems.

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Jean Ziegler: Every Child Who Dies of Hunger Is Murdered, Translated by Siv O’Neall

Interview with Jean Ziegler by Harald Schumann, Norbert Thomma, translation by Siv O’Neall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Der Tagespiegel, Mar 25, 2013
Axisoflogic.com
Lyon, France
March 27, 2013

Collard Greens

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Every five seconds a child dies of hunger – that leaves Jean Ziegler no rest. He calls banks and corporations “mass murderers”. And he hopes for a revolt from below.

Mr. Ziegler, you describe death from starvation as very “painful”. Where did you see this for the first time?

In Ethiopia, in an underground hospital of the Eritrean liberation movement. In this cave bunker I saw children dying of hunger. It’s much, much worse than we can imagine. For it is not as if with the lack of food, a person’s life energy easily leaves him. Continue reading