Subject: Re: Rioting across Russia Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:29 pm
There is a general feeling across the world that people are being asked to pay very dearly to preserve the positions of the hyper wealthy people who have benefited from the boom and for whom the system seems to be geared. Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Iceland, Greece, France, Ireland (we were among the first with the OAP and education demonstrations). There have been occupations of factories in the US too.
Government is on the point of falling in Madagascar after a week of demonstrations, and for some reason the US seems very worried about it.
Plenty of reasons for the US not to want a democracy in Madagascar... Main strategic Southern Indian Ocean naval base, satellite tracking station, off shore oil and on shore gold.