vendredi 15 avril 2011

Greenwald sur l'immunité de la classe financière dans la crise

GG écrit un livre intitulé "Liberty and justice for some" et s'intéresse, entre autre, à la crise financière.

Au passage, il nous rappelle (via NYT) que si l'esclavage a bel et bien été aboli aux US, les affranchis ne sont pas exactement libres mais confrontés au système judiciaire le plus impitoyable de la planète.
"The United States has 5% of the world population. But it has almost a quarter of the world's prisoners."

Note: Les Etats-Unis comptent plus de prisonniers que la Chine en valeur absolue mais ne manquent jamais une occasion de faire la morale à cette dernière qui commence à se lasser (reprise de GG):

Reuters, yesterday:

The United States is beset by violence, racism and torture and has no authority to condemn other governments' human rights problems, China said on Sunday, countering U.S. criticism of Beijing's crackdown. . . . "The United States ignores its own severe human rights problems, ardently promoting its so-called 'human rights diplomacy', treating human rights as a political tool to vilify other countries and to advance its own strategic interests," said a passage from the Chinese report.

China also "accused the U.S. . . . of pushing for Internet freedom around the world as a way to undermine other nations, while noting that Washington's campaign against secret-spilling website WikiLeaks showed its own sensitivity to the free flow of information," and further "lambasted the U.S. over issues ranging from homelessness and violent crime to the influence of money on politics and the negative effects of its foreign policy on civilians." China’s human rights record is atrocious, but can anyone contest the validity of its objections to the U.S. and the Obama administration’s purporting to act as human rights arbiters for the world?

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