The International Food Crisis and Proposals To Overcome It

By Eric Toussaint and Omar Aziki, published on Socialist Action, September 6, 2022 This excellent piece speaks clearly about the ways in which the neoliberal global economy impoverishes freeholder farmers and the poor in the resource wealthy global south. [jb] [Editor’s note: We reprint below the recent article by leaders of the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM).[…]

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US Corporations Own Around 30% of Ukrainian Arable Land

by Drago Bosnic, published on InfoBRICS, August, 2022 This is how the U.S. treats its friends; pretty much the same as it treats enemies.  [jb] The destruction and plunder of Ukraine have been old news for quite some time now, unfortunately. However, the media and the public have only scratched the surface of the sheer scale of this process. With[…]

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U.S. Undermines Sri Lankan Sovereignty to Usurp Chinese BRI Investment

by Kiji Noh, published on Organizing Notes, July 28, 2022 Good big picture analysis by Andy Boreham [in the video above]. But the “debt trap diplomacy” trope here is not just information warfare to attack and delegitimate China. It is to ensure that any subsequent government Sri Lanka (SL) breaks or reduces ties with China. SL is very likely a[…]

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Argentines on the Debt: “It Should Be Paid By Those Who Wasted It”

by Gustavo Maranges, published on Resumen Latinoamericano, May 15, 2022 The history between Argentine and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is more than troublesome. Last week, the Argentine Senate passed a bill aimed to settle the last chapter, which was opened after former President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) borrowed US$44 billion (90% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product). Both the bill[…]

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A Monetary Reset Where the Rich Don’t Own Everything

by Ellen Brown,  published on Scheerpost, May 4, 2022 In ancient Mesopotamia, it was called a Jubilee. When debts at interest grew too high to be repaid, the slate was wiped clean. Debts were forgiven, the debtors’ prisons were opened, and the serfs returned to work their plots of land. This could be done because the king was the representative[…]

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U.S. role exposed Masses resist Sudan coup

by Sara Flounders, published on International Action Center, November 2, 2021 Incredible exposure of U.S. actions to humiliate and impoverish the Sudanese people and destabilize Sudan.   And the hypocrisy of it all.  The U.S. wants Sudan to pay sanctions to U.S. victims of their wars when they don’t have money to eat.   Of course the US would never consider doing[…]

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EU-UN Conference Raises Donations to Maintain Syrian Stalemate

by Steven Sahiounie, published on Mideast Discourse, April 2, 2021 The European Union has co-chaired with the United Nations a conference on ‘Supporting the Future of Syria and of the Region‘, March 29-30.  This is the fifth EU donor conference on Syria claiming to pursue a peaceful and sustainable future for all Syrians. However, the actual focus is not on[…]

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Western Aid: Myth and Reality

by Syed Ehtisham, published on Countercurrents, February 13, 2021 The West seeks to preserve present relations, which enable it to make immense profits by exploiting natural and manpower resources of the whole world. It also molds socioeconomic development of neo-colonial states to the purpose, by adopting development models, which will be based on foreign capital for finance, technology and know-how.[…]

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