|Will the Next War for Oil be in Africa?|
by Antonia Juhasz, Foreign Policy in Focus
June 17th, 2008
The number of Americans who believe that the war in Iraq was a mistake has surpassed the number who felt the same way about Vietnam during that war. At the same time, a much quieter U.S. military build-up is underway on another continent. The ultimate objective of the two efforts is the same: securing Big Oil's access to the regions' oil. The impact in Africa will likely be the same as in Iraq: perpetual occupation, instability, and growing anti-Americanism.
|The Tragic Tale of the IMF in Zimbabwe.|
by Antonia Juhasz, Project Director, International Forum on Globalization (IFG)*, The Daily Mirror of Zimbabwe
March 7th, 2004
Protests against the policies of the IMF have occurred in every corner of the world for decades. Zimbabwe has been host to some of the most powerful and persuasive due to the appalling record of the IMF in that country. The IMF took a devastated economy and made it far worse – with the vast majority of the burden falling on the poorest members of society.
|Zimbabwe's Health Crisis|
by Antonia Juhasz, The New York Times
February 15th, 2004
According to the International Monetary Fund itself, spending per head on health care in Zimbabwe fell by a third from 1990 to 1996 when an I.M.F.-imposed structural adjustment program was introduced.
|NEPAD: Foothold for Corporate Globalization in Africa|
by Antonia Juhasz, IFG, August 2002
Unfortunately, NEPAD’s prominence rests not, as is claimed by its authors, in support from African people or in its likelihood to bring Africa environmental and social sustainability. Rather, its prominence is derived from adoption of the economic globalization "development" model that is poised to over-take the Summit based on free trade, market liberalization, private investment and privatization of vital services. Based on passed experience in Africa and around the world with such policies, critics predict that, if adopted, NEPAD will bring increased environmental devastation, poverty and social instability to Africa.
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