2011 Global / World Wide Riots and Protest Have Started

Riots and protests have begun world wide! This is only the begining. With food prices skyrocketing and inflation setting in along with austerity measures in countries people have had enough. Egypt has been protesting for nine days and already the world is calling for Mubark’s resignation. As the year progresses food and fuel will increase in price along with other basic living essentials Expect to see more of this.
2011 – Riots in Assam, Meghalaya, Northeast India, 4 dead.
2011 – Riots in Arusha, Tanzania, 2 dead and nine people injured
2011 – Riots in Algeria, 2 dead and four hundred people injured in riots linked to food price increases and unemployment
2011 – Riots in Tunisia, at least 78 killed
2011 – Riots in Jos, Nigeria, more than 30 people dead
2011 – Riots in Tirana, Albania, 3 killed, 17 policemen and soldiers were injured, including three seriously, along with 22 civilians
2011 – Riots in Lebanon, following the fall of Saad Hariri‘s government
2011 – Riots in Egypt, at least six killed
2011 – Riots in Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria, 4 killed

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis

With the US raising their debt ceiling, are we in a global bail-out bubble that will eventually burst? This doc offers a fresh insight into the greatest economic crisis of our age: the one still awaiting us.

The financial storm that has rocked the world began brewing in the US when congress pushed the idea of home ownership for all, propping up those who couldn’t make the down payments. When it all went wrong the government promised the biggest financial stimulus packages in history and gargantuan bailouts. But what crazed logic is that: propping up debt with more debt? “They’re giving alcohol to a drunk: it just sets him up for a bigger hangover.”

This 45 minute documentary is well worth watching to get a better understanding of the smoke and mirrors of politics and the world’s economic processes.