Ling Fushun, Chinaʼs Communist revolutionary leader moments before his public execution by the KMT nationalists in 1936.
His last words were:
“Folks, do not fear death, my family branch may end, but the revolution will live on!”
The reactionaries killed him slowly by Lingchi (death by a thousand cuts).
The execution lasted for 2 hours.
The barbarity of the KMT nationalists knew no boundaries. Today, the KMT is located in Taiwan and recieves weaponry mainly from the United States.
Financieel kolonialisme is de ware aard van wat we plegen neo-kolonialisme te noemen. Valt het met militaire middelen te bestrijden, haar macht te breken? Zolang het niet voorafgegaan wordt door een werkelijke revolutie in de kapitalistische kernlanden waarschijnlijk niet, domweg juist vanwege het superieure wapentuig waarover deze beschikken.
COLONIALISM OR SOVEREIGNTY? HOW THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM TRAPS COUNTRIES IN DEBT
Political economists Radhika Desai, Michael Hudson, and Ann Pettifor discuss how the international financial system traps Global South countries in debt, reinforcing a neocolonial order.
RADHIKA DESAI: Hi, everyone, and welcome to this 13th Geopolitical Economy Hour, the fortnightly show on the political and geopolitical economy of our times. I’m Radhika Desai.
MICHAEL HUDSON: And I’m Michael Hudson.
RADHIKA DESAI: And today, as last time, we are joined by Ann Pettifor to discuss the urgent issue of our time, the Third World debt crisis. And as I said last time, we couldn’t find a more authoritative guest for this show.
Ann hardly needs any introduction, but I do feel I should remind everyone of what she’s done, particularly in relation to the debt and also the fuller range of her contributions.
Ann is a prolific writer on issues of debt, finance and development. And she has also been one of the most important activists on the issue of Third World debt in particular, and has had a great effect on the area.
In particular, she launched the Jubilee campaign at the end of the last century to a campaign for debt forgiveness for the poorest countries.
She has served as an advisor to the British Labour Party, important figures such as Margaret Beckett. And more recently, she was on Jeremy Corbyn’s Economic Advisory Council.
She is the author of many books and articles on these subjects, including Debt, the Most Potent Form of Slavery. I’m sure that has a lot in common with what Michael’s been writing about debt.
Another of her books is The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers. Welcome, Ann.
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