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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 11:23 PM
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I have to quit watching Bill Moyers.
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Every time I do he makes me angrier. Tonight was devoted to globalization.

The whole globalization movement's purpose is to funnel wealth upward from the poor and middle class upward to the corporate CEO's.

They do this by making loans to poor countries to improve their infrastructure. Then when the poor country has trouble repaying, they make more loans and this time they dictate how the country will "adjust" it's economy in order to build wealth. They demand that social support structures like schools, health care, even water, be privatized.

In india we have the case of Coka Cola drawing water from the aquifer that fed several villages, bottling the water and selling it. This leaves the villagers with no water at all, since coke draws all the water.

All this brings to mind the French Revolution. Except that todays corrupt royals are the corrupt corporate ceo's and the gov't lackies that enable their massive thefts. Unless the WTO and IMF and world bank are reined in and controlled, it's just possible that the poor and not quite poor may once again rise up and exact justice. And it won't be pretty.

Calling Dr. Guillotine!
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  -I have to quit watching Bill Moyers. reprobate  Sep-05-03 11:23 PM   #0 
  - The workers in Thailand---just terrible...And we Americans support  Gloria   Sep-05-03 11:29 PM   #1 
  - Calling Madame Defarge  depakote_kid   Sep-05-03 11:31 PM   #2 
  - The fricking moved it here in L.A...  MoonGod   Sep-05-03 11:35 PM   #3 
  - Wonk's got you covered!  scarletwoman   Sep-05-03 11:49 PM   #5 
  - the new time was announced @ the  rozf   Sep-05-03 11:57 PM   #7 
  - the new time was announced @ the  rozf   Sep-05-03 11:57 PM   #8 
  - Well, it looks like it's time to boycott CocaCola.  Clete   Sep-05-03 11:37 PM   #4 
  - Enslave the masses  JackSwift   Sep-05-03 11:50 PM   #6 
  - I Don't Buy Nike, Coke, Walmart  otohara   Sep-06-03 12:03 AM   #9 
  - coffee  Elanor   Sep-06-03 12:50 AM   #10 
     - Fair trade coffe links...  rucky   Sep-06-03 02:43 AM   #11 
        - thanks  otohara   Sep-06-03 10:31 AM   #29 
  - I know, it's terrible  jono   Sep-06-03 03:27 AM   #12 
  - and be sure to watch  G_j   Sep-06-03 03:31 AM   #13 
  - An extremely well done program on a depressing subject.  oasis   Sep-06-03 03:43 AM   #14 
  - I am completely confused as to what to buy  Jethrine   Sep-06-03 07:08 AM   #15 
  - This co. is a step in the right direction  G_j   Sep-06-03 07:16 AM   #16 
  - Thanks......just for "fun"  Jethrine   Sep-06-03 07:57 AM   #17 
  - This place too.  Touchdown   Sep-06-03 09:44 AM   #25 
     - great links  G_j   Sep-06-03 10:23 AM   #28 
  - The show saddens me so much;  Ilsa   Sep-06-03 08:09 AM   #18 
  - but didn't they tell you  PATRICK   Sep-06-03 08:22 AM   #19 
     - yes, the "IMF riots"  JNelson6563   Sep-06-03 08:45 AM   #20 
  - I can't read "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"  progressivejazz   Sep-06-03 08:54 AM   #21 
  - I have no clue where to concentrate my energy  Jethrine   Sep-06-03 09:01 AM   #23 
     - I'm with you on that...  Ilsa   Sep-06-03 10:57 AM   #30 
  - I had to stop watching......I hope those who are uninformed will watch,  KoKo01   Sep-06-03 08:58 AM   #22 
  - i missed the show  buddhamama   Sep-06-03 09:07 AM   #24 
     - Excellent show.....I will not buy COKE products....before long..  Gin   Sep-06-03 09:58 AM   #26 
        - Coke  buddhamama   Sep-06-03 10:14 AM   #27 

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