"WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE.....
AUTHOR: Naomi KLEIN DATE: Sat 14 May 2005 PUBLICATION: Sydney Morning Herald Good Week-end Magazine This article appeared in the Goodweekend Magazine of the Australian Sydney Morning Herald on Sat 14 May 2005. The Article reviews how many loans by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund [IMF] to assist Countries devastated by disasters are tied to political and legislative conditions that have to be met by that Country before the loans are granted. This article mentions the loans negiotiated for following "disasters": 4 Asia Pacific Tsunami - Indonesia/Ceylon 4 Haiti 3 Hurrican Mitch - Central America 2 Iraq 1 AfghanistanARTICLE "PROFITS$ OF DOOM" BY NAOMI KLEIN
The Cover depicts a World Bank Official at the wheel of a Rolls Royce driving while his "Miss Free World" Passengers throw money to the starving crowds !
"From Aceh to Iraq, a ruthless form of Capitalism is reshaping vulnerable societies to its own design"
"The Rise of a Predatory Forms of Disaster Capticlaim that uses the desparation and fear created by catastrophe to engage in radical social and economic engineering"
"Condoleezza Rice sparked a small controversy by describing the Tsunami as "a wonderful opportunity" that "has paid great dividends for us"