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Dec.23.2008
I would never have thought that I could refer Plunder Blog's readers to the New Yourk Times, which I consider the quintessential paper of dominant propaganda. Moreover, I would never have thought that I would have referred to the work of an economist winner of a Nobel prize, which I consider the...
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Dec.22.2008
  How to organize a grammar to express outrage for the fllowing two paradoxes whileone keeps receiving invitations to  glittering Xmas parties ?  While President Obama was announcing his intention to send another 30.000 troops i the pluderous war of Afganistan, a little son of that unfortunate...
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Dec.20.2008
Because a reader asked it, I'll comment on my most recent Plunder booktour. Both occasions were very well organized and quite well attended. About fourty people showed up in Budapest and about 30 in London. All aprticipants were students and scholars. Mostly in law (Budapest) while most were ...
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Dec.17.2008
Sometimes keeping the plunder  blog alive is frustrating... particularly when you get those "zero comments".... But sometimes when deep comments like John's las one come in you feel worth keeping the conversation going. Someday we should start thinking at alternatives, possible and...
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Dec.16.2008
Unfortunately I am so busy right now that I could not find time to write my own stuff... Nevertheless, fortunately some readers provide me with interesting stories: Beware Of Obama's Groundhog Day Send commentary through e-mail You must be logged in to use this feature.If you are not a...
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Dec.11.2008
 Mayssun Succarie, an  anthropologist from Beirut, sends me the following piece by one of the most interesing observers of global plunder :  Paradoxes December 08, 2008 By Eduardo Galeano Eduardo Galeano's ZSpace Page Join ZSpace [This essay is part of the ZNet Classics series. Three times a week...
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Dec.03.2008
Canadian companies Petaquilla Gold Panama and Petaquilla Copper Ltd. are devastating the Donoso y La Pintada forests to extract gold, copper and other minerals. Rivers are polluted and new diseases are now developing. The plan is to extract some 300.000 to 600.000 ounces of gold worth somewhere...
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Dec.01.2008
A reader of Plunder sends me the following: "plunder explained by a contemporary example".    <http://assets.usw.org/News/GeneralNews/paulson-letter-final.pdf> ---------------------------------------------------------October 28, 2008Henry M. Paulson, Jr.Secretary of the...
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Nov.30.2008
“Plunder” shows a story of continuity in colonialism. Former Western colonial powers keep their fist on former colonized nations through international financial institutions, bilateral agreements and compulsory liberalization. Obviously imperialism has not been a monopoly of the West, though the...
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Nov.28.2008
  A reader of Plunder sends me the following. I was unaware of this. I found Pilger's comment of the double standard in judging communist and capitalist atrocities particularly important . Before building a new world there is so much conventional truth in ned of being trashed!    The Corruption...