Daily Archives: October 10, 2015

IMF Sabotages Jamaica’s Economy


Irritated Genie

Published on Jul 7, 2013

“Mind Your Black Business 2: Why We So Broke” lecture.

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Free trade – clip from life and debt


tclim988

Published on May 2, 2012

A compilation of short clips from the documentary film Life and Debt. The clips focus on the effects of free trade policies in Jamaica. These clips are meant to illustrate basic points from a structural perspective.

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Life and Debt


Aristus Evaristus

Published on Oct 6, 2015

Life and Debt is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Stephanie Black. It examines the economic and social situation in Jamaica, and specifically the impact thereon of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank’s globalization policies. Its starting point is the essay A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid.

These loans were conditional on structural adjustment policies, which required Jamaica to enact major economic reforms, including trade liberalization, privatization, and deregulation. However, the reforms were not successful; the film claims the reforms left Jamaica with $4.6 billion in debt. The film blames the World Bank and the IMF for causing this situation.

The film features a number of interviews with former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in which he critiques the system of International Financial Institution loans. He is particularly critical of required structural adjustments as an attack on the sovereignty of many former colonial nations and suggests the system is akin to imperialism or neocolonialism.

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(Jamaica) IMF decimating one country after another


Soliloquy Monologues

Uploaded on Jul 29, 2008

PLEASE RATE THE VIDEO

IMF decimating one country after another

Official Site
http://www.lifeanddebt.org/about.html

Once in debt you are their slaves. They go in destroy the agriculture and make your country depend on their subsidised food imports. What happens if they decide not to provide the food? Mass famine or should I say mass depopulation. Why is there a push for biofules which causes larger green house?

There is more than just greed behind the IMF.

Watch the full video
http://video.google.com/videoplay?doc…

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Sustainability Is Key Ingredient in Food Production


World Bank

Published on Oct 9, 2015

Cuisines around the world are vastly different, but one problem remains the same: Childhood malnutrition for the poor. But we can celebrate our cultural food heritage while helping feed the hungry, according to World Bank Group President Jim Kim and well-known chefs Gaston Acurio and Sam Kass. Hear what they have to say at the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru.

It is said that food brings people together, but that isn’t the case for the 800 million people that go to bed hungry or the children that suffer from malnutrition. According to World Bank Group President Jim Kim and well-known chefs Gaston Acurio and Sam Kass, it’s time to cut food waste, use climate-smart agriculture and use the power of food to build a food system for everyone. Hear what they had to say at the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru.

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Weighing in on Citizens United


thomhartmann

Published on Oct 9, 2015

Thom Hartmann talks with David Cobb, National Spokesperson – Move To Amend, www.Movetoamend.org, about his group’s efforts to roll back corporate person hood.

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CIA: Augusto Pinochet Ordered Assasination on U.S. Soil


thomhartmann

Published on Oct 9, 2015

Thom Hartmann comments on newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents that show Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet personally ordered the 1976 assassination of one of his country’s diplomats in Washington.

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Extracting gold with mercury exacts a lethal toll


PBS NewsHour

Published on Oct 9, 2015

In Indonesia, the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining has tragic health consequences for those living near mining operations. Toxic plumes and other forms of exposure cause neurological problems, bone deformities, vision loss, deafness and even death. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia reports in collaboration with photographer Larry C. Price and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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