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Empire of Shame - A Conversation with Jean Ziegler
By Gian Paolo Accardo
Dec 14, 2005, 13:52
Jean Ziegler, rapporteur at the UN (60,000 civil servants) on questions of food resources has just published a book translated in 14 languages with the Editions Fayard, Empire of Shame.

In this 11 MB video, and which corresponds to his recent interview on TV5 (Canadian television), Jean Ziegler presents his work. He explains why, at the time of the French revolution, the idea of providing enough food for all human beings on Earth was still a utopia, a dream, but how today that would be a technically possible thing. But it is impossible because of the way the wealth in the world is captured by a few people, whom he calls the Lords of the Economic War. Those people constitute a Feudal Order and their principal weapon is nothing other than the American military power, which operates from now on without the approval of the UN, without any control. The United States from now on uses torture and assassination as "a necessary thing" and they have withdrawn from the Geneva Conventions. The author announces that the nomination of Wolfowitz as the director of the World Bank is one more disaster, since, in the future, the World Bank, instead of trying to work towards justice, will put itself in the service of the most powerful.

Ziegler reminds us that Bush signed a decree that authorizes armed American commandos to operate outside of the USA while physically eliminating not just guilty people, but mere suspects. He talks about the New Barbarism and an "Organization of Hunger" in the service of the New World Order, murderous and absurd. Ziegler talks about the need for a moral insurrection.

The tone of this man is impressive. The interview on a Canadian television channel (TV5) took place during prime time.

Listen to what this man is saying, read his book, spread his message. It is your future as a human being that is at stake. (Gian Paolo Accardo)

The Complete Interview:



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