Information Clearing House Newsletter 4 July, 2011: Fourth of July Lies

4 July, 2011 — Information Clearing House

“The Audacity of Hope,”
A July Fourth Shame on the Founders

By Ray McGovern
The instructions, of course, come from a weak Greek government unable to stand on principle because of the economic damage that can be done to Greece by the U.S.-dominated IMF, the European Union and Israel, a major trading partner.

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Moeletsi Mbeki: On Wealth creation in South Africa

10 February 2011 — BusinessDay

[I can’t say I agree with Moeletsi’s solution but his analysis of the situation is I think, spot on. WB]

‘Only a matter of time before the hand grenade explodes’

I CAN predict when SA’s ‘Tunisia Day’ will arrive. Tunisia Day is when the masses rise against the powers that be, as happened recently in Tunisia. The year will be 2020, give or take a couple of years. The year 2020 is when China estimates that its current minerals-intensive industrialisation phase will be concluded.

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From Copenhagen and Cancun to Bonn and Durban, Climate Meetings are Conferences of Polluters By Patrick Bond

4 July 2011 — Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 523

Judging by what transpired at the global climate negotiations in the former West German capital, Bonn, it appears certain that in just over five months’ time, the South African port city of Durban will host a conference of climate procrastinators, the COP17 (Conference of Parties), dooming the Earth to the frying pan. Further inaction on climate change will leave our city’s name as infamous for elite incompetence and political betrayal as is Oslo‘s in the Middle East.

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