Published on 29 Jul 2016
Abby Martin sits down with the President of Ecuador to talk about different issues impacting the country and region. One of the more important questions Abby has for the president is finding out how he feels about devastating damage that oil giant Chevron caused in the Amazon rainforest. The president also talks about how tax havens are affecting developing economies and, how giving me the environment legal rights is very important.
Rafael Correa talks about how Ecuador won't deal with companies that hide their profits in tax havens, and how Ecuador has given the environment legal rights. The land is Ecuador's wealth and so they want to look after it and stop large companies from stripping and destroying it. Rafael Correa talks about Ecuador's on going legal battles with oil companies which have wrecked the environment, deliberately flooding it with oil to make even more profits. .
Rafael Correa says that only through the state can the will of the people be heard. Collectively people have a voice, but with no state there is anarchy where the One Percent and bandits can rule unimpeded. They will then bring in the large corporations to ruin the environment, strip it, and run off to do the same thing somewhere else leaving the local people very poor.
Neoliberalism is organised crime run by criminals and people without morals who view the environment only as a place to make themselves extremely rich indeed. F*ck everyone else!
I really liked Rafael Correa. He says his governmnet is honest and cannot be corrupted by the One Percent, and those that were taking bribes, the judges, police chiefs, politicians, and army generals, have been removed.
The One percent, Wall Street, and the City of London are so rich they can bribe anyone in the world. They can bribe whole countries because they can create money and have access to $billions. They have become the self perpetuating rich where as they become even more rich they can bribe more people and countries and then become even more obscenely rich, and so on.
This is libertarianism is a movement that the One percent have paid for. They want no rules set by any government so they can do as they please destroying the environment, or exploiting its people.