LIVING FOR CHANGEEconomics & Solidarity in the 21st CenturyBy Grace Lee BoggsMichigan Citizen Arimidex online without prescription, , Feb 14, 2010
We can learn a lot about economics and solidarity from Haiti’s past and present.
Historically, Haiti is so poor because ever since the 1791-1803 revolution that freed the slaves, buy arimidex from us, the United States has helped bleed the country economically.and politically. Cheapest arimidex price, In the 19th century the U.S. backed France’s demand that Haiti pay reparations for the freed slaves and refused to recognize the Republic of Haiti for fear that its own slaves would rebel. In the 20th century we repeatedly invaded the country militarily, arimidex without a prescription, supported despots like Papa Doc, Cheapest generic arimidex online, toppled popularly elected officials like Aristide.
In the last few years misery has increased in Haiti because food self-sufficiency was destroyed in a move known locally as “the Plan of Death.” Haiti once grew its own rice, arimidex online without prescription. But in 1994 the IMF came in and ordered the government to cut its rice tariff from 35 per cent to 3 per cent. Suddenly the market was flooded with rice grown in the U.S, price of arimidex. by hugely subsidized farmers. Buy arimidex in canada, Haiti's hundreds of thousands of rice farmers went bust and were driven to Port-au-Prince to provide cheap labor for foreign-owned sweatshops. Arimidex online without prescription, It was an externally-engineered, political-economic earthquake that made the natural earthquake of 2010 far more deadly.
Yet Bill Clinton, who is the UN special adviser for Haiti relief efforts, free arimidex, can’t wait to bring foreign investors back to Port-au-Prince to open sweatshops producing t-shirts and baseballs for export. Order arimidex on internet, Local economies are especially needed world-wide at this time because they:
- require less transportation over long distances and therefore slow down pollution and global warming.
- combat the consumerism that is concerned only with gratifying our wants and not with the well-being of the producers.
- encourage small businesses that need more workers.
- create communities
- help us live more simply so that others can simply live.
- improve our health and quality of life by reducing stress and giving us more control over our lives.
Since NAFTA was launched on January 1, Order arimidex in canada, 1994, more American jobs have gone overseas to cheap wage countries and the decline in private sector jobs has meant declining tax revenues and layoffs of public service workers.
Moreover, arimidex online sale, because U.S. Get arimidex, corn could be sold more cheaply than it could be produced in Mexico, millions of Mexican farmers have been put out of business and driven north to seek work.
That is why the time has come to redefine Globalization as Localization, arimidex rx. Arimidex online without prescription, According to Michael Shuman, author of The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition.
If we really want to help poor countries, Arimidex online review, Shuman explains, it's far smarter to help them achieve the same level of local self-reliance we seek for ourselves.
“Instead of exporting jobs and goods, buy cheap arimidex internet, we can create long-term partnerships between our communities, Find arimidex online, North and South, in which we help one another reorganize every element of our economies. As we in the North create community food systems, buying arimidex online, we might help partners in the South transform their food systems, Discount arimidex without prescription, away from the plantations and export crops and toward the cultivation of enough healthy fruits, vegetables, rice and beans to feed their own families, find arimidex on internet. As we strengthen and spread our own local banks, Arimidex us, credit unions, stock markets and mutual funds, we can help partners create these institutions as well, so that local savings everywhere increasingly support local housing, local education and local entrepreneurship. As we deploy new technologies to become more energy efficient, we can share our know-how with renewable resource innovators in the South.” The Capital Times (Wisconsin), Nov. 5, 2009.
This is the form that Solidarity needs to and can take in the 21st century.
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