Waiting for Godot on Haiti’s Earthquake Anniversary
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Months after Haiti’s January 12, 2010 earthquake, people were questioning the failure to deliver promised aid funds. Today they research the disappearance of these funds. The result is the same. No help will come. No help has come.

Time Is Not Money, and Cash Doesn’t Talk
Dady Chery

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  By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Haiti Chery The expression “time is money” was coined by Benjamin Franklin. It is a relatively new saying, among countless others, that represents the rot that started to eat at the core of … Continue reading

GDP Measures the Wealth of Bankers
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Libya’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 108 percent in 2012. By contrast, the growths of Japan and other developed countries, as measured by their GDP, have stagnated at values below three percent and sometimes negative. If you are shaking your head, thinking there must be a mistake in the World Bank’s computations, think again.

Dissolution of Parliament Brings IMF Deal Back to Egypt

By Islam Zayed, Daily News Egypt. Delegates representing Egypt’s financial and international cooperation ministries have negotiated a loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and are preparing to negotiate others with the World Bank and the African Development Bank. The parliament — now dissolved — had opposed some of IMF loan’s terms. Will new Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have a say in these loans?

Privatization of Water: Benign as Lucifer

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By Richard Raznikov, The Rag Blog | Democracy Center, YouTube. About 20 years ago, it dawned on the bankers and some major corporations that if oil was a lucrative commodity, water would be even more so…. The trick was how to take it away from the people and sell it back to them. In Bolivia and Argentina, water companies such as Bechtel and Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux were sent packing. Elsewhere in the world, they, and their enforcers the IMF and World Bank, have bought off many local governments and imposed water privatization and widespread misery. Videos show creative solutions in Cochabamba, Bolivia for getting water under local control and accessible to the poor.

Originator of Slave Trade Finished as a Colonialist

By Staff, BBC | WSWS. Last month, cash-strapped Portugal, which had been ordered by the IMF to privatize, went to sell shares in its state-owned companies to Angola, a former colony that became independent in 1975. To put this story in perspective: 50 years ago, to conclude 450 years of Portuguese control of the trading cities on the Arabian Sea, India had to expel Portugal forcibly from Goa. Western progressives and conservatives alike find these role reversals hard to swallow.

How to Make Robin Hood Proud

By David Moberg, In These Times. The push for taxing financial transactions gains steam in Europe — will the United States follow suit?By David Moberg, In These Times. The push for taxing financial transactions gains steam in Europe — will the United States follow suit?By David Moberg, In These Times. The push for taxing financial transactions gains steam in Europe — will the United States follow suit?

Landslide Vote for Sandinistas in Nicaragua (updated)

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By Toni Solo, Tortilla con Sal | Martha Grevatt, Grevatt blog. This electoral landslide represents an enthusiastic vote of approval for the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) and a huge blow to the Nicaraguan right.By Toni Solo, Tortilla con Sal | Martha Grevatt, Grevatt blog. This electoral landslide represents an enthusiastic vote of approval for the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) and a huge blow to the Nicaraguan right.By Toni Solo, Tortilla con Sal | Martha Grevatt, Grevatt blog. This electoral landslide represents an enthusiastic vote of approval for the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) and a huge blow to the Nicaraguan right.

The G-20 Meeting

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By Fidel Castro Ruz, CubaDebate via Granma. Those countries are attempting to monopolize technologies and markets by means of patents, banks, the most modern and costly forms of transportation, cybernetic domination of complex productive processes, and the control of communications and the mass media in order to deceive the world.By Fidel Castro Ruz, CubaDebate via Granma. Those countries are attempting to monopolize technologies and markets by means of patents, banks, the most modern and costly forms of transportation, cybernetic domination of complex productive processes, and the control of communications and the mass media in order to deceive the world.By Fidel Castro Ruz, CubaDebate via Granma. Those countries are attempting to monopolize technologies and markets by means of patents, banks, the most modern and costly forms of transportation, cybernetic domination of complex productive processes, and the control of communications and the mass media in order to deceive the world.

Iceland’s Former Prime Minister Charged With Negligence Over Financial Crisis

By Jordan Shilton WSWS Last month, former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde became the first leading political figure to be charged for his part in the 2008 economic collapse, which hit Iceland with particular severity. In a charge filed at … Continue reading

When Peru Practiced Mass Sterilization With IMF BlessingsQuand le Pérou pratiquait des stérilisations massives avec la bénédiction du FMI

By Henry Moreigne, Le Monde | Translated by Dady Chery, Axis of Logic. The Peruvian elections revived a scandal about a forced-sterilization program led by Alberto Fujimori from 1995 to 2000 with blessings from the IMF, financial support from NGOs including the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), and few questions about the approaches used. (English | French)By Henry Moreigne, Le Monde (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Axis of Logic (English). The Peruvian elections revived a scandal about a forced-sterilization program led by Alberto Fujimori from 1995 to 2000 with blessings from the IMF, financial support from NGOs including the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), and few questions about the approaches used. By Henry Moreigne, Le Monde (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Axis of Logic (English). The Peruvian elections revived a scandal about a forced-sterilization program led by Alberto Fujimori from 1995 to 2000 with blessings from the IMF, financial support from NGOs including the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), and few questions about the approaches used.

Understanding the War in Libya

Editorial, Granma. In the war against Libya, Washington is simultaneously pursuing several objectives: taking control of oil, protecting the safety of Israel, preventing the liberation of the Arab world, hindering African unity, and setting up NATO as Africa’s watchdog.

The IMF: Violating Women Since 1945

By Christine Ahn and Kavita Ramdas, Foreign Policy in Focus. It appears that the personal disregard and disrespect for women demonstrated by the man at the highest levels of IMF leadership is quite consistent with the gender bias inherent in the IMF’s institutional policies and practice.By Christine Ahn and Kavita Ramdas, Foreign Policy in Focus. It appears that the personal disregard and disrespect for women demonstrated by the man at the highest levels of IMF leadership is quite consistent with the gender bias inherent in the IMF’s institutional policies and practice.By Christine Ahn and Kavita Ramdas, Foreign Policy in Focus. It appears that the personal disregard and disrespect for women demonstrated by the man at the highest levels of IMF leadership is quite consistent with the gender bias inherent in the IMF’s institutional policies and practice.