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Yanis Varoufakis in TED talks: Capitalism will eat democracy – unless we speak up!

26 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

TED: Yanis Varoufakis thinks we need a radically new way of thinking about the economy, finance and capitalism.
 

“Have you wondered why politicians aren’t what they used to be, why governments seem unable to solve real problems? Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece, says that it’s because you can be in politics today but not be in power — because real power now belongs to those who control the economy.”
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Greed for power, human rights violations & misuse of aid in Ethiopia interwoven, research by UK-based investigative media group reveals

5 Aug

Revealed: Aid to Ethiopia increases despite serious human rights abuses

August 4th, 2011 | by Angus Stickler and Caelainn Barr | Published in All Stories, Ethiopia Aid Exposed | (Source: http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/)

Britain and the international community stand accused of turning a blind eye to widespread human rights abuses in Ethiopia, by providing billions of dollars of aid despite evidence that it is used as a tool of political oppression.


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