Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Goober, May 2, 2006.
*gets popcorn and sits down to watch*
..................I hope this doesn't call for Jihad..............
I sincerely hope its not Afghanistan, because if it is there will be some serious explaining to do. In fact, I don't think you could possibly talk your way out of an invasion of Afghanistan at this moment in time.
I suspect Japan and Germany in light of the militrilization.
Silver, why does it say 'Ottoman Empire' in your sig?
Oh, I would think Germany would be more likely than Japan. I hope so, I wouldn't mind that as much
Stormbringer knows that if he invades Japan or Germany, game over.
If I had to guess who he is invading, I'd say it is either Yugoslavia, Iran, Afghanistan, or a combination of the last two. I'm leaning towards Yugoslavia.
Yeah, considering both have American forces protecting them, and both are under the American nuclear umbrella.
In my location you mean? Beause I am playing it in Azale's NES.
The Issue: Unfair Trade and Exploitation of Poor Countries
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Catch a man a fish and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
As Marx says the developed First World countries being the rich continuously exploit the undeveloped Third World countries for their own profits. They employ a number of methods including handing out loans and then using those loans as a leverage to force the victim to lift trade restrictions and protection on the market as well as cease subsidizing farm produce. This results in the wealthy country being able to dump their subsidized farm produce and cheap goods in the poorer country completely overpowering the market and driving the poorer countries business out since there are no tariffs or quotas protecting the market. The wealthy countries and corporation benefit from this leaving the poorer countries with a captive market. This is nothing less than imperialism in a different form. This is not the only form of exploitation used by richer countries and companies. Sweatshops are used in China and India most prominently where people work for tiny wages, for long hours in dangerous and dirty working conditions. They also have no job security and can easily be fired and replaced. The people remain in poverty as they can barely sustain themselves; the nation’s economy is dominated by foreigners and they remain perpetually in debt as they are unable to pay off their loans and are then sucked deeper in debt. This state of affairs cannot go on as it is nothing but imperialism in a more subtle form.
# While rich countries keep their markets closed, poor countries have been pressurised by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to open their markets at breakneck speed, often with damaging consequences for poor communities.
# The international community has failed to address the problem of low and unstable commodity prices, which consign millions of people to poverty. Coffee prices, for example, have fallen by 70 per cent since 1997, costing exporters in developing countries $8bn in lost foreign-exchange earnings.
# Powerful transnational companies (TNCs) have been left free to engage in investment and employment practices which contribute to poverty and insecurity, constrained only by weak voluntary guidelines. In many countries, export-led success is built on the exploitation of women and girls.
# Many of the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on intellectual property, investment, and services protect the interests of rich countries and powerful TNCs, while imposing huge costs on developing countries. This bias raises fundamental questions about the legitimacy of the WTO.
The Campaign: Fair Trade
The key messages of this campagain are that the continuing exploitation of the poor countries by the rich cannot be allowed to go on. It puts them in a persistent cycle of poverty from which they cannot escape from. To solve this problem the key goals of the campaign are to end the conditions of the IMF and World Bank which force poor countries to open their markets, improve market access for poor countries, change corporate practices so companies pay fair prices, democratizing WTO so poorer countries have a greater voice, enhancing employment standards, and changing national policies on health education and governing so everyone can have equal opportunities to compete.
# nding the use of conditions attached to IMF-World Bank programmes which force poor countries to open their markets regardless of the impact on poor people.
# Improving market access for poor countries and ending the cycle of subsidised agricultural over-production and export dumping by rich countries. In addition, changing WTO rules so that developing countries can protect domestic food production.
# Creating a new international commodities institution to promote diversification and end over-supply in order to raise prices to levels consistent with a reasonable standard of living for producers, and changing corporate practices so that companies pay fair prices.
# Establishing new intellectual-property rules to ensure that poor countries are able to afford new technologies and basic medicines, and that farmers are able to save, exchange, and sell seeds.
# Prohibiting rules that force governments to liberalise or privatise basic services that are vital for poverty reduction.
# Enhancing the quality of private-sector investment and employment standards.
# Democratising the WTO to give poor countries a stronger voice.
# Changing national policies on health, education, and governance so that poor people can develop their capabilities, realise their potential, and participate in markets on more equitable terms.
Bloody USA, support my intiative to end poverty throughut the world it is you who are one of the main contributors to it.
Fine, we shall support you though it smacks of PINKISHNESS.
When will the US realize the capitalisim is not the best system espically for the devloping world? There are other systems which are far more effctive. Free trade ais not good for the developing world and organzation such as the World bank and IMF clearly exploit the poorer country. This is why commonisim has such great appeal, it promises a way out of this poverty an the explotation makes people hate capitalisim. It is only by adressing this issue we will make the world conductive for peaceful, democratic, eglitarian societies.
Yah wahtever, most of it is still applicabale to now though.
In light of the recent UK initiative, The CSA calls the international community to evaluate the CSA's treating of the South American nations in the CAN and their recent economic development, and then criticize us for exploiting the third world. We can fairly say, through a fair balance of interventionist investment and lasseiz faire maintenence, South America stands poised to leave its long time standard as one of the poorest areas on Earth.
As such, the CSA somewhat supports the efforts of the UK in some of its ideals (cept the whole Marx thing...), but, at the same time, criticizes the practicality and realistic "fairness" of the plan.
The CSA also wonders aloud how the UK can profess "fair" trade, when unilaterally embargoing the CSA...
Ahem....there is no World Trade Organization...it was established in the '90's
How many of these countires have minumum wage? How many on the other hand have ssweat shops? When we see it we will believe it but frankly we are skeptical.
We support FAIR TRADE. Not free trade, how much are your black workers paid for instance? On the other hand how much are your white workers paid?
When such unfair practices which levave the black pouplation of America in a state of slavery and abject poverty with no civil rights and complete and total segragation end we will stop our boycott.
On that note we also impose a boycott on South Africa and call for is expulsion from the Commonwealth of Nations. We ask all free and democratic nations of the world to support our initatives.
I see Mr. Prime Minister doesn't plan on reelection next year....
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