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Tuesday, 04 May 2010

From Haiti to Paris to New York

John Bellamy Foster and Hannah Holleman on the US financial power elite. Eric Hazan on Paris today. Christophe Wargny on Haiti before the earthquake.
"The Financial Power Elite"
By John Bellamy Foster and Hannah Holleman

Only twice before in the last century--after the 1907 Bank Panic and following the 1929 Stock Market Crash--has outrage directed at U.S. financial elites reached today’s level, in the wake of the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-2009. A 'Time' magazine poll in late October 2009 revealed that 71 percent of the public believed that limits should be imposed on the compensation of Wall Street executives; 67 percent wanted the government to force executive pay cuts on Wall Street firms that received federal bailout money; and 58 percent agreed that Wall Street exerted too much influence over government economic recovery policy. Read more…

Monthly Review (May 2010)
http://www.monthlyreview.org/100501foster-holleman.php


"Faces of Paris"
by Eric Hazan

The changing face of Paris, seen through the eyes of its leading radical publisher. Geographies of growth and resistance, from medieval walled city to alienated banlieue, via German occupation and végétalisation. Excerpts from Eric Hazan’s 'The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps'.

New Left Review (March-April 2010)
http://www.newleftreview.org/?page=article&view=2831


"Haiti Was in Ruins Before the Earthquake"
by Christophe Wargny

The January earthquake only added to the natural, and unnatural, calamities that have caused misery in Haiti since the slave revolt that launched it more than 200 years ago. Christophe Warngy reports.

Le Monde Diplomatique (February 2010)
http://mondediplo.com/2010/02/02haiti
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