Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: John Perkins

Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages.

New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins’s classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, home to the US. Over40 percent of the book is new, including chapters identifying today’s EHMs and a detailed chronology extensively documenting EHM activity since the first edition was published in 2004.

Former economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere else—to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today. Finally, he gives an insider view of what we each can do to change it.

Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can’t maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools—false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power—are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago.

The material in this new section ranges from the Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, and Libya to Turkey, Western Europe, Vietnam, China, and, in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development, the United States, where the new EHMs—bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives, and others—“con governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer.”

But as dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers a detailed list of specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – (AUDIO BOOK)


Published on Apr 8, 2016

From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, comes an exposé of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations

With a presidential election around the corner, questions of America’s military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone’s mind. Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing problems. Drawing on interviews with other EHMs, jackals, CIA operatives, reporters, businessmen, and activists, Perkins reveals the secret history of events that have created the current American Empire, including: How the defeats in Vietnam and Iraq have benefited big business The role of Israel as Fortress America in the Middle East Tragic repercussions of the IMF’s Asian Economic Collapse The current Latin American revolution and its lessons for democracy U.S. blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and Venezuela

From the U.S. military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe, with consequences reflected in our daily headlines. Having raised the alarm, Perkins passionately addresses how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations.

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Anderson Cooper: Is the President of U.S. a Liar or Not?

TODAY News Channel

Published on Mar 21, 2017

Math + Water = Strawberry Growth

National Science Foundation

Published on Mar 21, 2017

California berry growers and mathematicians team up to minimize water usage while driving berry growth and profit in the Pajaro Valley and the nearby Salinas Valley – areas that produce nearly half of the strawberries grown in the United States.


Remarks by Patricia Espinosa, UNFCC Executive Secretary

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Mar 21, 2017

Remarks by Patricia Espinosa, UNFCC Executive Secretary, following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with FAO allowing both institutions to better serve countries around the world to adapt to and mitigate the impact of warmer global temperatures and meet their pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions.


Ignatius: ‘Yesterday Was A Turning Point’ In President Trump Wiretapping Story | Morning Joe | MSNB


Published on Mar 21, 2017

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel discusses FBI Director Jim Comey’s remarks Monday that President Obama did not order wiretapping of Trump Tower, as the current president has stated.
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Ag MOOC | March 24 | Achim Dobermann

The SDG Academy

Scheduled for Mar 24, 2017

This is the first Live Q&A session for the SDG Academy MOOC Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability, featuring Achim Dobermann. Register for the MOOC here: https://courses.sdgacademy.org/learn/….

Questions can be delivered on the MOOC’s discussion forum using the hashtag #Webinar1 (or better #LiveSession1 or #Q&A1).


NSF funds precision agriculture for food security

National Science Foundation

Published on Mar 21, 2017

A Timeline on President Trump’s Wiretap Claims | The New York Times

The New York Times

Published on Mar 21, 2017

A timeline of President Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims from tweets to hearings.

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Greening wood energy to mitigate climate change and improve rural livelihoods

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Mar 21, 2017

Greening the wood energy sector holds a vast potential for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and improving rural livelihoods

Eva Müller, Director of FAO’s Forestry Policy and Resources Division says most of the wood used for firewood or charcoal are produced unsustainably, and inefficient use of fuel wood leads to overuse and poses health threats.

Müller explains that greening the charcoal value chain and applying sustainable forest management practices are essential for mitigating climate change while maintaining the access of households to renewable energy