World Bank

Villain: World Bank Plot: The Global lender that finances large projects to help the economic growth typically for developing countries. The conditions for this financing is that governments that do receive the funding must comply to a set of “safeguard” policies outlined by the bank[1]. These “safeguard” polices are supposed to bring a more humane and […]

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Posted: May 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on World Bank

25th Anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall

Villain: Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev and East German leader Walter Ulbricht. Plot: 1961 the construction of the Berlin wall. In an attempt to stop the brain drain from East to West Germany. Nikita Khrushchev and Walter Ulbricht conspired to build the Berlin wall. This wall was built on the border of East and West Germany […]

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Posted: November 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on 25th Anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall

The Robber Barons

Villian: The Robber Barons circa 1980. The Robber Barons included: John D. Rockerfeller (Standad Oil America), Henry Clay Frick (US Steel corporation), Jay Gould (rail such as: Union Pacific rail and Missouri Pacific Railroad) and JP Morgan (banker) among others. The Robber Barons were men who used new technologies of the time such as the […]

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Posted: September 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Robber Barons

Eden Project + Rio Tinto Group

Villian: Rio Tinto Group Plot:Rio Tinto is set to begin mining in Madagascar for titanium dioxide [1] . This will involve the removal of a large section of coastal forest, and may cause extensive damage to the unique biodiversity of the Malagasy flora and fauna. At the same time Rio Tinto Group is one of the partners of Eden Project located […]

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Posted: September 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Eden Project + Rio Tinto Group

Bechtel + Quantum

Villains: Aguas del Tunari which was owned by U.S. transnational company Bechtel, Italy’s Edison, and Spain’s Abengoa and Dominic Green of Green planet (Quantum of Solace) Plot: Between 1999 and April 2000 the consortium which owned Aguas del Tunari increased water rates in Bolivia to local water consumers by as much as 200 percent after […]

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Posted: September 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bechtel + Quantum