‘End of capitalism’: Bolivia to expel Coca-Cola in wake of 2012 Mayan ‘apocalypse’

A woman stands on a street corner in Oruro, a Bolivian mining town in the Andes Mountains

In a symbolic rejection of US capitalism, Bolivia announced it will expel the Coca-Cola Company from the country at the end of the Mayan calendar. This will mark the end of capitalism and usher in a new era of equality, the Bolivian govt says.

“December 21 of 2012 will be the end of egoism and division. December 21 should be the end of Coca-Cola,” Bolivian foreign minister David Choquehuanca decreed, with bombast worthy of a viral marketing campaign.

The coming ‘end’ of the Mayan lunar calendar on December 21 of this year has sparked widespread doomsaying of an impending apocalypse. But Choquehuanca argued differently, claiming it will be the end of days for capitalism, not the planet. Continue reading

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A Portrait of False Activism and Deceptive Democracy: Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Fascist Seal of Approval

British FM William Hague awards her the “Chatham House Prize”

By Tony Cartalucci
Source: Land Destroyer

In the first visit to Myanmar by a British foreign minister in 56 years — since the British were expelled from the nation, then called Burma after its declaration of independence in 1956 — William Hague took it upon himself to present “democracy icon” Aung San Suu Kyi with the “Chatham House Prize.”

Hague hands Suu Kyi the “Chatham House Prize.” Nothing quite says “democracy promotion” like a prize from an organization consisting of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BP, Exxon, Chevron, BAE, Boeing, Lockheed, and many more. This is just the latest in a long line of self-aggrandizing stunts the global elite pull to lend themselves otherwise non-existent legitimacy.

The “Chatham House Prize” is given annually to a “statesperson who is deemed by Chatham House members to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year.” The decision process is conducted by research teams and the Chatham House’s presidents who are currently John MajorPatricia Scotland, and none other than Paddy Ashdown, who just finished defiling the spirit of innovation and pragmatism at the TED Talks with his sales pitch for global governance run by the corporate-financier elite.

The prize is given to those “deemed by Chatham House members” to have made contributions to the improvement of “international relations.” The Chatham House membership is described as “individuals, companies and organizations who share a deep interest in international affairs, independent thinking and debate.” Their membership includes, “academics, diplomats, the media, NGOs, politicians, policy-makers, researchers and business people.” Continue reading