…the greek tragedy, a vindication of the bolivarian strategy…

…the troika of global capitalism will crush any deviation from neoliberal policies…

The prescience of the late Hugo Chávez of Venezuela shines bright at each twist and turn in Greece’s negotiations with the troika of the IMF, the ECB and the EU. Instead of the latter two, for Latin America and the Caribbean, there would be the World Bank, to a lesser extent the Inter-American Development Bank, and the US, with the same bitter prescription – until ‘the rending of the veil’, that is. High oil revenues, an ascending China combined with an unwavering policy of state independence would smooth the transition. Read the rest of this entry »

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…syriza, ‘¡sí, podemos! – and in spite of the oligarchs…

…the trap set by the conspiring oligarchs for scotland failed here…

The tragedy of the Scotland ‘No’ vote has roots in the insidious (?) role played by the BBC (as well as other media), the Westminster lot, the US establishment, and the EU gang. And the scare tactics and deceit did succeed. The strategy for independence failed to anticipate the overwhelming, ruthless opposition of the rich and powerful of the UK, EU, the US, Canada and their camp followers.

That the abject failure of the austerity medicine imposed on already weak economies of the European periphery would lead to a continuation of the same medicine cannot but bring to mind the social pecking order of another era, the landed gentry, the aristocrat, and the peasant. The rise of Syriza, as that of Podemos in Spain, did seem a promise of a new dawn, of hope for the desperate and defenceless citizen. And as elections in Greece neared, the corporate media onslaught against Syriza would grow ever increasingly shrill – but to no avail, even though Syriza did fall short of a majority by two seats. Read the rest of this entry »