New Imperialism. "Neoimperialism" redirects here.
For indirect imperialism following decolonization, see Neocolonialism. The qualifier "new" is to contrast with the earlier wave of European colonization from the 15th to early 19th centuries or imperialism in general. Rise
Saudi Imperalism. Israeli billionaire sells Congo oil rights for 300 times purchase price. Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:00am GMT * Controversial businessman sells asset for 300 times purchase price * Congo and Angola to collaborate in development of offshore oil block * Company defends deal as beneficial to Congo, campaigners criticise lack of transparency By Peter Jones KINSHASA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Israeli billionaire businessman Dan Gertler sold one of his Congo-based oil companies to the government last year for $150 million - 300 times the amount paid for the oil rights - in a deal criticised by transparency campaigners.
Gertler, an influential figure in Democratic Republic of Congo's mining and oil sectors with close links to the Kinshasa government, denies any wrongdoing in the sale of Nessergy Ltd, which paid a $500,000 signing bonus for its block in 2006. The block lies near some of neighbouring Angola's most productive oilfields. However, the two countries have since created a zone of common economic interest in an attempt to settle the border row. Mining industry of South Africa. Mining in South Africa has been the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy.
Large scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all. Diamond and gold production may now be well down from their peaks, though South Africa is still no. 5 in gold but South Africa remains a cornucopia of mineral riches. It is the world's largest producer of chrome, manganese, platinum, vanadium and vermiculite. History Coal Gold Diamonds Platinum and palladium Confessions of an Economic Hitman.
Goupers & The Treaty of Versailes. Origins and history. The ILO was created in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, to reflect the belief that universal and lasting peace can be accomplished only if it is based on social justice.
The Constitution was drafted between January and April, 1919, by the Labour Commission set up by the Peace Conference, which first met in Paris and then in Versailles. The Commission, chaired by Samuel Gompers, head of the American Federation of Labour (AFL) in the United States, was composed of representatives from nine countries: Belgium, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. It resulted in a tripartite organization, the only one of its kind bringing together representatives of governments, employers and workers in its executive bodies.
The Constitution contained ideas tested within the International Association for Labour Legislation, founded in Basel in 1901. Early days Depression and War.  Socialist in Seattle: Kshama Sawant's Revolution, The Indigenous Fight Against Keystone XL. Chris Hedges Part I: Crisis Cults and the Collapse of Industrial Civilization. Chris Hedges Part 2: The Military Mind & the Antidote to Defeatism. Chris Hedges on 'Crisis Cults' and 'Sacrifice Zones'. - Democratic Underground.
UN Inpearialism. Neo Liberalism. Neocolonialism. Aid in reverse: How poor countries develop rich countries. The idea of international development aid lies at the heart of a tremendously successful PR campaign.
The narrative we have been sold claims that aid has been effective at reducing global poverty. Here I will argue that there are three problems with this narrative. First, poverty is not disappearing, despite what we have been told to believe. Second, aid disbursements from rich countries to poor countries are dwarfed by wealth flows that run in the other direction, to the point where poor countries are effectively developing rich countries. Third, and perhaps most critically, aid is not actually designed to reduce poverty, but operates as a tool that the elites of rich countries leverage to extract wealth, resources, and political compliance.
It was 1996, at a summit in Rome, when governments first pledged to use aid to halve the number of the world’s poor by 2015. After the UN General Assembly adopted MDG-1, the goal was diluted two more times. Who is developing whom? To sort colonialism -> realtrees.
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