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October 27 2014

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October 12 2014

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Bolivia's Economy Under Evo in 10 Graphs | The Americas Blog

Poverty Reduced by 25 Percent, Extreme Poverty Reduced by 43 Percent: Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America, but poverty has been on a downward trend in recent years after stagnating at a very high level for almost a decade.”

September 30 2014

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April 06 2014

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February 14 2014

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Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid warned last month that even a partial European boycott would cost the country some $5.7 billion in exports annually, and almost 10,000 jobs. ‘The Israeli economy will retreat, every Israeli citizen will be hit directly in his pocket, the cost of living will rise, budgets for education, health, welfare and security will be cut, and many international markets will be closed to us,’ he said.

Similarly, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said if current peace talks fail (and they almost certainly will), Israel will likely face an international boycott ‘on steroids.’ Predictably, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ignoring internal and external warnings. In so doing, he is supplying and injecting the steroids.

Israel’s traditionally fearsome PR machine is proving increasingly impotent as the country grows more isolated. Justifying the unjustifiable is looking more and more ridiculous and abhorrent to more and more people, companies, institutions and governments.

Given Israel’s vast military superiority, and the diplomatic immunity the United States provides at the U.N. Security Council, BDS is hitting where it hurts: the economy, whose ‘vulnerability is now greater than the threat of war,’ Israeli President Shimon Peres said last month.

‘Today, the economy is managed by multinationals… Today, you don’t need a boycott from above, a boycott by countries; it’s enough for a certain company to turn up its nose,’ Peres added. They are doing just that, often beyond the reach of governments that would rather avoid the issue.

South Africa ‘didn’t realize until well after the fact the severity of the sanctions against it,’ said Lapid. Time will tell whether Israel will do the same. Two things are certain: the price of its occupation, colonization and repression is rising fast; and the scenario predicted by the finance minister can be avoided by granting the Palestinians their inalienable rights.
BDS: a battle Israel cannot win (Al Arabiya News via bdsmovement.net, Feb. 10 2014)

December 08 2013

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The Greek parliament has passed the government’s budget for 2014, which for the first time in six years forecasts GDP growth of 0.6 percent. The document includes further spending cuts of 3.1 billion euros over the next year. The coalition government which controls a majority in the parliament has pushed the budget forward without waiting for approval from the troika group, although the document is consistent with international creditors’ demands. The opposition has sharply criticized the budget, calling it a ‘new act of the tragedy of the Greek people’ and that the debts will be paid by the future generations until at least 2057.
Greek lawmakers approve 2014 budget with minor growth and further cuts (RT News, Dec. 8 2013)

October 22 2013

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日本が15ヶ月連続の貿易赤字

from IRIB Japanese Radio (2013年10月21日):

フランス通信によりますと、日本の財務省は21日月曜、「貿易赤字は9321億円に達し、昨年の5682億円と比較して、64.1%増加した」と明らかにしました。
日本は15ヶ月間連続の貿易赤字に直面しています。これは1979年以来、最悪の数字となっています。
日本の輸出総額は11.5%増加しており、5兆9700億円に達しています。この輸出の大部分は、日本の最大の貿易相手国である中国への輸出となっています。
〔その一方で〕日本のエネルギー輸入も、福島第一原発事故により、急激に増加しています。

October 15 2013

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いまの政権は株高を維持するために、国民の年金基金すら投入している。その株式市場の投資家の六割はアメリカ人なのだ。つまり、安倍政権はわれわれ国民の資産をアメリカ人投資家に差し出している状況が続いている。それに対して日本人は何も言わない。生体反応を完全に失ってしまった
— 亀井静香 (via Twitter)

October 02 2013

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October 01 2013

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現在、アメリカ政府のみならず、アメリカ国債を購入している数十の政府も、危機に直面しています。およそ2兆ドルに上るアメリカ国債の大半を保有しているのは、中国、日本、EU、そして産油国です。アメリカ政府は、年間数千億ドルを債権者に支払っていますが、明日1日火曜未明から、アメリカ財務省が収支を決済できなかった場合には、アメリカ政府と親しい他国の財政も危機に陥ることになります。このため、アメリカ政府内の金融危機は、急速に地理的な国境を越えて、ヨーロッパやアジア、アフリカ、南米諸国の市場にまで波及すると考えられます。数ヶ月前にアメリカが財政の崖に追い詰められていた時期には、アメリカの信用度は信用度格付け会社スタンダード・プアーズにより、格下げされていました。この問題は、アメリカを初めとする世界経済に数十億ドルもの損害を及ぼしています。このため、アメリカ政府の資金の循環が数日間停止した場合には、どれほど大きな打撃を被るかは想像に難くありません
経済破綻寸前のアメリカ (IRIB Japanese Radio 2013年9月30日)
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