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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:06 PM
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The Lotis Committee: Are we screwed? Seriously, these ARE the Oligarchs.
Once again Palast nails the Corporations for what they are, Oligarchs, Plutocrats et cetera...

http://www.ratical.org/co-globalize/WTOhiddenA.html

LONDON -- Three confidential documents from inside the World Trade Organization Secretariat and a group of captains of London finance, who call themselves the "British Invisibles," reveal the extraordinary secret entanglement of industry with government in designing European and American proposals for radical pro-business changes in WTO rules.

One set of documents, minutes of the private meetings of the Liberalization of Trade in Services (LOTIS) committee were discovered by the Dutch think tank Corporate Europe Observatory. They record 14 secret meetings from April 1999 and February 2001 between Britain's chief services trade negotiators, the Bank of England and the movers and shakers of the Euro-American business world. Those attending the closed LOTIS include Peter Sutherland, International Chairman of US-based investment bank Goldman Sachs and formerly the Director General of the World Trade Organization.

Other LOTIS members include the European chiefs of US service industry giants Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Prudential Corporation and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. LOTIS is an outgrowth of the self-styled, "British Invisibles," more formally known as the Financial Services International London group. They were joined at various times by specially-invited members of the European Commission's trade negotiating team.
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Today he also suggested that Reuters is a part of this and they've agreed to float the Lotis stories so other agancies pick yhem up.

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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:32 PM
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1. Huh?
Reuters is part of what -- Lotis? And they'll print the Lotis stories anyway?

This isn't makeing sense.

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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:53 PM
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2. You'll have to listen to the Palast interview.
He brought it up today on The Guy James Show, not me.

If memory serves me he said that the head of Reuters is a part of the cabal.

My suggestion if it makes no sense? Email him and ask.

Because if it's true there are some very powerful entities having an orgy that'll eventually lead to the "Privatisation" (In quotes because the companies involved ARE Government so it ain't exactly "Private") of your Water, Electricity, and what ever else they get their dirty little hands on.
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