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The Financial New World Order: Towards a Global Currency and World Government

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2009

There are two different globalisation processes going on: that represented by Gordon Brown and that represented by Hugo Chavez. One is nothing other than the Anglo-American project for global hegemony; the other is born of the struggle of sovereign nations against it. Does Andrew Marshall really believe they are the same thing, and that all attempts to create a new global financial architecture are intrinsically subordinate to Washington and London. Or perhaps he believes that all global leaders are already subordinate to Washington and London, and engaged in a conspiracy against their own peoples. That would be bad news indeed, and would mean that our fate was sealed, people’s movements notwithstanding. The consolidation of regional blocks, outlined in this article, is precisely the crystalisation of the several poles of the multipolar world order , which we at ITNT believe to be the way forward. These powerful blocks, which will seek to become self contained as far as possible, in response to the collapse of world trade, will also serve as a counterweight to global institutions.  The question of how global institutions and the global monetary system can be adapted to this multipolar world order, is a fundamental question which I have cautiously begun to approach. It would appear that we are moving inexorably towards the definition of a new global leadership and that we have need of that. The question, then, is the form and nature of that leadership. But, I will concede Mr Marshall this: the construction of any new world order is premature until the definitive collapse of Anglo-American leadership and that in the meantime, the Brown-Obama initiatives must be blocked, as I expect them to be at every turn by Russia, China, Venezuela etc.

Andrew G. Marshall

Global Research

6th April, 2009

Introduction


Following the 2009 G20 summit, plans were announced for implementing the creation of a new global currency to replace the US dollar’s role as the world reserve currency. Point 19 of the communiqué released by the G20 at the end of the Summit stated, “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity.” SDRs, or Special Drawing Rights, are “a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund.” As the Telegraph reported, “the G20 leaders have activated the IMF’s power to create money and begin global “quantitative easing”. In doing so, they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body. Conspiracy theorists will love it.”[1]

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The World is Facing the First Truly Global Economic Crisis

Posted by seumasach on January 31, 2009

 

“The unjustified swelling of the budgetary deficit and the accumulation of public debts are just as destructive as adventurous stock-jobbing.”

“In our opinion, the economy of the future must become an economy of real values. How to achieve this is not so clear-cut. Let us think about it together.’

“Excessive dependence on a single reserve currency is dangerous for the global economy. Consequently, it would be sensible to encourage the objective process of creating several strong reserve currencies in the future. It is high time we launched a detailed discussion of methods to facilitate a smooth and irreversible switchover to the new model”.

Putin’s speech represents a clear counter-blast to Brown madness and the continuing Anglo-saxon drive for global hegemony. This globalism without hegemonism makes perfect sense for the Russians, just as it does for the Chinese, the Indians and the South Americans, none of whom have the remotest chance of becoming hegemons themselves, yet will not submit to Anglo-american power and have all to gain from an equitable, cooperative international system.

Global Research

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland January 28, 2009

Good afternoon, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to thank the forum’s organisers for this opportunity to share my thoughts on global economic developments and to share our plans and proposals.

The world is now facing the first truly global economic crisis, which is continuing to develop at an unprecedented pace.

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