Describing Israeli policies in terms of apartheid
Int'l study: Israeli control in occupied territories 'is a breach of the prohibition of apartheid'/../ the following international report concluding that Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories "has become a colonial enterprise which implements a system of apartheid" /../
What follows are some of the highlights of the Executive Summary, but first a few observations. Describing Israel or Israeli policies in terms of apartheid has become more common in recent times, but has also provoked a strong backlash. It is interesting to note, therefore, that this study is a measured assessment written by legal experts on the specific ways in which Israel's policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) can be considered to be 'colonialism' and/or 'apartheid', as defined by international law. It is not
, quite clearly and openly, saying Israel=South Africa.
The new report was carried out by the Middle East Project of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa.
The Middle East Project is: an independent two year project of the HSRC to conduct analysis of Middle East politics relevant to South African foreign policy./../ [link
Without cocaine, western GDPs would collapse
In the absence of cocaine, the GDPs of many western countries would collapse totally. The organised crime syndicates invest hundreds of billions of Euro of cocaine revenues each year into real estate, shares and companies. Cocaine is a driving force for the economy, but equally the economy is a driving force for cocaine. The cash crisis has had no effect on the Mafia groups, who are now able to go on a global shopping spree at bargain-basement prices thanks to the current financial crisis. He who controls the capital controls society. But who controls the controller of the capital? Financial systems and terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni appeared alongside me as speaker at the European Parliament in Brussels on the first of April this year.
Text of the address
Financial Fools' Day
Il Patriot Act and money laundering
The alliance between the Columbian drug traffickers and the "ndrangheta"
A gang of delinquents
[original article at Grillo's blog]
Labels: cashcrisis, cocaine, drugs, Economics, financial crisis, mafia, ndrangheta