February 15, 2012
Called "Revenue Watch" it claims to be,
In reality, it is a Wall Street-London centric front of monolithic proportions that ensures foreign competitors, including nationalized companies, are prevented from exploiting in many cases their own national resources, so that they may be reserved instead for the West's corporate giants to plunder them.
In many cases, this includes funding and organizing
opposition groups to take to the streets and physically stop ongoing
projects under humanitarian and environmental pretenses.
A look at
Revenue Watch's "partners" page
reveals what at only a superficial glance appears to be well-intentioned,
noble civil endeavors. However, upon closer examination, a different story
which are directly partnered with the largest banking, big oil, defense
contractors, and consumer multinationals on earth.
Other organizations listed, such as "RAID" and CEE Bank Watch Network (itself a Revenue Watch partner), are in turn,
The African Centre For Media Excellence fails to list who in fact funds them, but they do report that their "Reporting on Oil, Gas and Minerals" training courses are conducted in partnership with Penplusbytes (listed as OSIWA & OSISA respectively and a Revenue Watch partner itself) and Thomson Reuters Foundation (page 42) both of which are Soros-funded, while the latter is also funded by US State Department-funded BBC World Service.
can only wonder why corporate-financier interests would be involved in
"training" locals on how to report about their own natural resources, to
prevent exploitation, or help facilitate it?
The British DFID, UNDP, Soros-funded TIRI, and World Bank-funded, Integrity Watch Afghanistan.
The resource management-oriented Indonesian-based Institute for Essential Services Reform, created by USAID, the Asian Development Bank and Germany's KfW "development bank."
Institute for Economic Reform (IIER) whose board of trustees includes Dr.
Kamal Al-Basri formally of General Electric Capital, Barclays, and Lloyds
Bank and Mustafa Al-Shawi a professor of Salford University, UK and a
consultant for UN and World Bank projects, and who under a category titled
"other activities" claims to be "doing business with World Bank."
Of course CIPE is funded by the US State Department, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which also funds the IRI (International Republican Institute), and USAID.
The USIP (US Institute of
Peace) is also a creation of the US government. In other words - the IIER is
seeking "economic reform" according to Wall Street and London's interests.
The African Conservation Foundation funded by British Airways, defense contractor Esri, Microsoft, and the "Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).
The Soros, Ford Foundation, DFID, Australian Aid, USAID, World Bank, Tides, European Commission-funded Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development.
The Ford Foundation, EU, US &
British government-funded "Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association."
Amongst the myriad of organizations listed on Revenue Watch's partnership list, is the Shwe Gas Movement.
There are no smiling brown people
found here, instead the clenched fist of the CIA's Otpor movement can be
seen "punching" Chinese-Myanmar oil rigs and pipelines, as well as mobs
Wall Street-London creation Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for
Democracy flags in the streets of London.
We see photo galleries where the "Shwe Gas Movement" seems to be attempting to raise international awareness of the "impact" of a pipeline being built from Myanmar's southern coast all the way to the north where it continues on into China.
Aside from muddy construction sites. trucks transporting pipe segments, and equipment photographed with a temple in the distant background with the caption "religious area disturbed by project equipment" nothing seems to be taking place that is any more or less extraordinary than one would find surrounding any large scale infrastructure project.
Ironically, a visit to the website of notorious extraterritorial meddler and Neo-Con, corporate-financier chaired National Endowment for Democracy, reveals money allotted for just this sort of "activity" in Myanmar, still called by its British colonial nomenclature "Burma" by NED:
We've already seen the US and British governments through an array of foreign-funded NGOs succeed in shutting down, at least temporarily, the Myitsone Dam.
The dam, in addition to raising revenue for Myanmar by selling
electricity to China, would have provided a percentage of electricity for
Myanmar, along with flood control, river navigation, and irrigation for the
surrounding region and eventually would end up under full ownership of the
Myanmar government after fulfilling a 50 year contract with China who was
financing and building it.
NED's entire board of
directors is represented by certified warmongers, Neo-Conservatives who have
signed their name to the Hitlerian "Project for a New American Century,"
declaring their intentions to establish a 100 year reign of American global
hegemony, and a mixture of corporate lobbyists and consultants.
Indeed, at the highest levels funding Revenue Watch's activities and the myriad of organizations it is partnered with is the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The OECD was born of the various "international institutions" created by the victors of World War II to rebuild the shattered world in the shape of their choosing.
It was the precursor of the European Union and it still exists
actively funding the destruction and criminal consolidation of sovereign
nation-states today. Composed of an Anglo-American axis including the
European Union, it is involved in the UN and the various "aid" organizations
of respective member countries, USAID, DFID, and Austrian Aid for example.
It has been illustrated in depth that corporate-funded think-tanks are indeed the creators and purveyors of Western policy both domestic and foreign.
Likewise, corporate-financier interests drive the OECD, the driver's seat being its Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC). In their own words they claim:
Clearly OCED's association with Revenue Watch is much like a thief with a crowbar - that is to use the organization to pry off the locks of protectionism and national sovereignty.
Revenue Watch is creating the "level playing fields" and "fighting against protectionism" in nations that would otherwise develop their indigenous resources without giving OECD's member nations an opportunity to profit in markets that surely would not be considered "open and competitive" from their globalist points of view.
course, the wealth of OCED's member nations was built not only on
protectionism, but in many cases centuries of extraterritorial exploitation,
military conquest, and sweeping global empires.
Another Revenue Watch
member, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's "Action Against Impunity for
Human Rights" is listed on the OCED Watch site as a member. And the list
These collectively are the largest corporate-financier interests on earth
and many of the multinational corporations listed also constitute the boards
of directors, trustees, and sponsors of the most influential think-tanks on
It is not that Soros and the OCED want to preserve Myanmar's resources for the people of Myanmar, it is that they want those resources, the wealth and power they represent for themselves while denying any nation the ability to rise and possibly compete with the Wall Street London international order.
With OCED's BIAC corporate-sponsors including,
...and others, behind the same think-tanks that destabilized and carried out an armed proxy NATO invasion of Libya, ousting Chinese and Russian interests and rushing in with Western contracts, it is clear what they intend to do in other regions of the world where they direct their feigned humanitarian concerns.
In Libya, we even saw the installation of a Petroleum Institute chairman, Abdurrahim el-Keib, as "prime minster."
In Uganda, British firms under the cover of fake
environmentalism had 20,000 people forcibly evicted from their property to
"plant trees" and cash in on the carbon trading pyramid scheme.
And despite Soros'
assurances that he is a left-wing liberal and the endless slide shows of
smiling Africans playing on his websites, he is indeed amongst one of the
most vicious, persistent corporate-fascist facilitators alive.
By identifying the
corporate-financier interests driving this, listed conveniently by
on their membership directory and in the annual reports of think-tanks
across the Western world, we can then begin boycotting and replacing them
with local solutions.
In a world where so much is out of our reach and beyond our control, reading this article, being outraged, and immediately doing something about is most certainly not.