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The Global Economic Crisis: Riots, Rebellion and Revolution

When Empire Hits Home, Part 3 By Andrew Gavin Marshall Global Research , April 7, 2010 This is Part 3 of the series, "When Empire Hits Home." Part 1: War, Racism and the Empire of Poverty Part 2: Western Civilization and the Economic Crisis: The Impoverishment of the Middle Class As nations of the world are thrown into a debt crisis, the likes of which have never been seen before, harsh fiscal ‘austerity’ measures will be undertaken in a flawed attempt to service the debts. The result will be the elimination of the middle class. When the middle class is absorbed into the labour class – the lower class – and lose their social, political, and economic foundations, they will riot, rebel, and revolt. Ratings Agency Predicts Civil Unrest Moody’s is a major ratings agency, which performs financial research and analysis on governments and commercial entities and ranks the credit-worthiness of borrowers. On March 15, Moody’s warned that the US, the UK, Germany, France, and Spa

The United States and Latin America From The Monroe Doctrine To The War On Terror

By Grace Livingstone 2009, Zed Books 270 pages Courtesy Of The latin American Review Of Books Y OUR BOOK examines some of the worst aspects of US foreign policy towards Latin America over the past half century. Why do you feel this is necessary at this time? The United States’ relations with Latin America (and with the rest of the world) reached a nadir under George W. Bush, but there is an opportunity now to re-cast that relationship with Barack Obama. I am cautious about how much Obama will really be able to change in Latin America, but at least he has a more nuanced tone and has called for a relationship of mutual respect. In addition, as your readers probably know, a “pink tide” of progressive governments has been elected in Latin America. These governments are reasserting their sovereignty and demanding an end to US interference. In order to understand why their demands have resonance among the Latin American electorate, we need to know the history. And finally, the Clinto