Everything is not as it seems in Myanmar. The story we get through the media and politicians, is of a country where one side is fighting for democracy and the other is a dictatorship. It is not this simple.
The United States has been backing and often leading armed militants and fake “human rights” groups in Myanmar for decades.
This video explores the British colonial roots of Myanmar’s current ethnic armed groups, the futility of their struggle, how it serves the same divide and rule methodology used by the British generations ago.
All the pretense over progress at Glasgow’s COP 26 talks can’t hide that it has been a monumental failure, exposing the real nature of many of the world’s leaders. They are far short of what the world needs today.
According to Jack Rasmus (LA Progressive 7 September 2021) the Infrastructure Bill hailed so much by the Biden Administration was watered down to a shadow of its former self, by the pro Wall street faction of the democrats. The retreat was not the fault of the Trump dominated Republicans. The bill is the corner stone of Joe Biden’s Build Back Better campaign, which is now looking more like a mirage than anything substantial. Is there a lesson in this?
The following explanation by economist, professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator Robert Reich, applies to the situation in the United States; The same can be applied to Australia The only difference is that the amount, will differ, due to a smear economy and population. But it will still be an equivalent to meet similar needs. Taxation reform and on this scale should be part of our conversation.
Wealth tax: $2.75 trillion
Funding the IRS: $1.75 Trillion
Taxing Wall St trades: $777 Billion
Repealing Trump tax cuts: $500 Billion
Raising the top tax rate by 1%: $123 Billion
Eliminating loopholes: $119 Billion Total: $6 Trillion. Nearly double the cost of Joe Biden’s Build Back Better reconciliation bill.
This recent interview explains the collaboration between three investigative journalists into the saga of the United State’s pursuit of Julian Assange and how far the CIA and Mike Pompeo were prepared to go to get their man.