When 350 targeted Bolivia and The Peoples Agreement on Climate Change for subversion in 2010, it was an act of aggression with roots in the 2009 attempted coup — funded by the U.S. State Department — in reaction to the 2008 constitutional revolution of Bolivia’s indigenous peoples. The inspiration for the indigenous uprising, that saw the world’s first indigenous head of state elected, was the 2005 attempt at privatization of Bolivia’s water by the US-based Bechtel Corporation that foreshadowed the “new economy” promoted by 350 in 2014.
That “new economy” builds on other privatization schemes on a global scale; REDD and other carbon-market shell games, like fossil fuel divestment, are the ultimate institutionalization of the theft of public resources by the finance sector. The finance sector – that in 2008-2009 devastated the US and EU economies through loan fraud and bank bailouts – has now set its sights on privatizing all aspects of life on earth.
Cheerleading global privatization — enabled by UN agencies like the IMF and World Bank — are financier-sponsored NGOs like 350, Avaaz and Ceres–all of which have fundamental ties to Wall Street moguls and finance sector criminals. Having hijacked the environmental movement on behalf of Wall Street, these false fronts are currently pressing for changes in international law that would give the finance sector carte blanche in privatizing all of nature.
With the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – a threat to globalization – the finance sector immediately began co-opting the indigenous peoples movement through foundation grants to compromised NGOs approved by the UN. These compromised NGOs and individuals are paid to legitimize the annihilation of indigenous nations via UN agencies in partnership with Wall Street.
As indigenous nations challenge Wall Street and the UN over globalization, compromised NGOs like 350 distort reality through social and mainstream media. The “new economy” they promote is essentially what used to be called fascism. While finance sector puppets like Naomi Klein charm gullible liberals with bromides and syllogisms about sustainability, what they are in reality sustaining is totalitarian corporate control of world governance and human survival.
In Secrecy, Intransigence and War
-- last of a three-part series on Hillary Clinton -- CounterPunch
examines the former First Lady's "propensity for overkill." As authors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair observe, "repression has always been one of Mrs. Clinton's most prominent characteristics." As a war hawk, Senator Clinton showed no mercy, supporting President Bush and Vice President Cheney without reservation.
If you wonder why nothing good is happening, look no further than the White House. No, I'm not talking about the Bush/Obama bank bailouts; I'm talking about the Bush/Obama Faith-Based Initiative
, that allows religious organizations to receive federal grants and contracts, while discriminating in hiring according to religious status. In case that's not clear, Christian organizations can receive Head Start, AmeriCorps and other federal program money, while maintaining a hiring policy of NO JEWS ALLOWED.
Sixteen years after NATO bombed Yugoslavia, Gregory Elich recalls the horror
of destroyed apartments, factories, schools and lives where residents were bewildered by the murderous aggression perpetrated by the US--whom they had previously believed was their friend.