Daily Archives: June 12, 2017

Corporations and Western Governments Continue to Profit From Looting of Africa

Monday, June 05, 2017 – By Benjamin Dangl, Toward Freedom | Report

Africa: political map – click to enlarge

 A recent report published by a coalition of African and British social justice organizations lays bare the truth that foreign corporations and wealthy governments continue to profit from the looting of the world’s most impoverished continent.

In 2015, the year the most recent data is available, African nations received $162 billion in aid, loans, and remittances. At the same time, $203 billion was taken from these nations through resource extraction, debt payments, and illegal logging and fishing.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Political Purgatory – By Verian Mentis-Barker

Parking Meter protest

It could easily be Political Purgatory…except that there is more repetition than expiation of sins.

The inerrant rhythm with which this new Administration is repeating the scandals and infractions of the previous  one gives the sense that this was all they learned – some say all they were waiting for– as they sat on the sidelines in opposition for twenty three years.

The prorogation and subsequent election in 2015 was a gift from political heaven and voters fed up with People’s Progressive Party politicians’ misuse of public office made the trek to the polls to eject them.    Continue reading

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