[Marxism] Bolivia 'outlaw nation' for nationalising mine
stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 19:53:22 MDT 2012
For the *Financial Post*, the recent actions of the Bolivian government in
nationalising a Canadian mine confirmed the country’s status as an “outlaw
nation”, according to an August 3 article.
But for less biased observers, the reality was a little different.
Responding to pressure from local indigenous communities the Bolivian
government confirmed on August 2 that it would expropriate the operations
of a Canadian-owned mining project.
“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker
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