Monday, June 16, 2008

Fuel Prices Fuel Global Protests

It's crazy out there; American politicians think they have all the time in the world to look for alternatives, while people are dying in riots in Spain, protesting the rising cost of fuel, with truck drivers blockading the border. In France, people are lining up at gas stations, 40% of which have run out of fuel. In South Korea, the entire cabinet resigned after up to a million people took to the streets. In Hong Kong, 500 vehicles staged a protest, demanding that all fuel taxes be scrapped. India, Nepal, Canada and Scotland are also angry. ::More

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.