Published on 27 Jun 2013
Public transport crawled to a standstill and flights were grounded in Portugal Thursday as workers staged their fourth general strike in two years against austerity measures adopted in return for a massive international bailout.
The New Rulers Of The World (2001) analyses the new global economy and reveals that the divisions between the rich and poor have never been greater – two thirds of the world’s children live in poverty – and the gulf is widening like never before.
The film turns the spotlight on the new rulers of the world – the great multinationals and the governments and institutions that back them such as the IMF, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation under whose rules millions of people throughout the world lose their jobs and livelihood.
The West, explains Pilger, has increased its stranglehold on poor countries by using the might of these powerful financial institutions to control their economies. “A small group of powerful individuals are now richer than most of the population of Africa,” he says, “just 200 giant corporations dominate a quarter of the world’s economic activity. General Motors is now bigger than Denmark. Ford is bigger than South Africa. Enormously rich men like Bill Gates, have a wealth greater than all of Africa. Golfer Tiger Woods was paid more to promote Nike than the entire workforce making the company’s products in Indonesia received.”
Published on 26 Jun 2013
UK’s government has announced budget cuts affecting welfare claimants, teachers, nurses and policemen. But one show of generosity was an increase in funding for the intelligence services. RT contributor Afshin Rattansi gives his analysis on this.
The Real Reason Behind The “Secret Courts” In The UK
Published on 26 May 2013
A secret court in the UK has put some people behind bars just for trying to take care of their own relatives. One woman whose father was pronounced ‘mentally ill’ was locked away. But since the hearings are behind closed doors, it’s hard to know why.
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Brian Gerrish interviews Nigel Cooper – until recently the senior security consultant for NATO, who has had his daughter stolen by the UK, despite an order from the Hague that she should be returned to him. Nigel is now banned from entering the UK for ten years and has had to leave his home in Belgium following death threats.
Published on 24 Jun 2013
Again and again, people gather to protest against the Madrid regional government’s decision to privatize the management of public hospitals an health centers. People fear profit-orientation will be given priority over treatment quality and patients and hospital staff will be exploited. They believe that the Madrid regional government wants to finance the upper class’s privileges with the money squeezed out from the society. The Madrid region’s top government official for health policy behaves arrogantly.
This is the story of 2000 Capetonians protesting against the prohibition of marijuana on 4 May 2013.
Prohibition is a harmful law that makes criminals out of people who choose to use a drug that affects only themselves and no-one else. Prohibition is the doctrine that allows and encourages the police to arrest people for marijuana possession, use, growing and sale. Arrest, forced court appearances and imprisonment are violent, unethical acts that do clear harm to people’s lives, unlike the use of marijuana, which harms no one. Whether you are for or against marijuana on a personal level, it should not be up to any person to forbid any substance from another person. The only person you may make that choice for is yourself.
The video report amplifies the voices of eight protesters who marched that night in a crowd estimated at more than 65,000. The voices of Brazilian protesters in a video report recorded on Monday for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo’s “From Brazil” blog.