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How the Harper Government has Helped Mining Companies Plunder Africa


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How the Harper Government has Helped Mining Companies Plunder Africa

Yves Engler

Despite rhetoric about providing aid to the poorest, the Harper Conservatives have worked assiduously to ensure that Canadian corporations profit from Africa’s vast mineral resources, rather than the continent’s people.

Even widespread criticism of their operations has failed to dampen the Conservatives’ support for Canada’s many mining interests in Africa. Canadian mining companies have been accused of bribing officials, evading taxes, dispossessing farmers, displacing communities, employing forced labour, devastating ecosystems and spurring human rights violations.


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"Even widespread criticism of their operations has failed to dampen the Conservatives’ support for Canada’s many mining interests in Africa. Canadian mining companies have been accused of bribing officials, evading taxes, dispossessing farmers, displacing communities, employing forced labour, devastating ecosystems and spurring human rights violations."

The exploitations of the white male conquistadors continues. It is a long dark and bloody history.

No matter the legacy of slavery.

No matter the number of oil spills or lands left devastated.

No matter the impoverishment of so much of the world's working people.

No matter the link between toxic residue and Cancers.

This is what is meant by The Dominator Society. One can term this ilk "Conservatives" yet they are the product of centuries of White Anglo-Saxon male domination. This group used its control of religion, politics, economics, education, and culture to force systems based on individual rank, money as measure of one's worth, and hierarchy (enforced through military muscle which is always an expected part of the "Just doing business" equation) onto all others. Their ONLY ethos is "Might makes right."

For by their moral footprint, you shall know them. And the record speaks for itself... Earth Mother writhing in agony, volcanoes busting open, seas devoid of life, burning sores all over the earth's body, annihilated forests, millions of suffering refugees... and still the Warrior-fools who declare WAR on Nature press on through the big muddy.

No longer is there any ideological distinction between Organized Crime and Corporate conduct.

This piece of legal manure is what TPP and TIPP are all about:

"... the Conservatives negotiated Foreign Investment Protection Agreements with a number of African countries. FIPAs give corporations the right to sue governments — in private, investor-friendly tribunals — for interfering with profits, such as expropriating a concession, changing investment rules or requiring that value-added production take place in the country rather than abroad."

The argument against white male hegemonic controls must be made because this is the small demographic that still writes, imposes, and enforces its SCRIPT (with capitalism only representing part of it) onto the world.

A different script is overdue! And it won't come from "the usual suspects."


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BRAVO ! ! ! Siouxrose.


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Thank you. I am "the girl on fire" out of the Hunger Games (sans her youthful looks!) with all the SHIT that's hitting the fan as the choruses in power who set the failing agendas demand MORE of same!


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I used to like Canada. Pretty country. Now, I hope a nuclear missile lands directly on Harper's head.