You want a tyrant? You got one…

…in Peru.

The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency on Thursday for 15 days in the province of Coronel Portillo, Ucayali department, because of violent confrontations between strikers and police. The decree suspends constitutional guarantees of liberty and personal security, the inviolability of the home, and the freedom to meet and travel.

From Aporrea; translation mine.

Incredible. And yet, not a word about it in the US media. They’re too busy trying to tar Hugo Chavez with the dictator label and make it stick. Meanwhile, Alan Garcia is acting the part much more closely, and do you think anyone says boo about him? No. Why? No oil. Or at least, not enough of it…and no resistance to international vampire corporations on the part of Garcia. In fact, he’s more than happy to repress strikers and suspend constitutional liberties in an entire region.


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One Response to You want a tyrant? You got one…

  1. Wren says:

    It’s an easy formula really. Suppress people, no problem. Suppress greedy corporations, big problem. It’s the norm in America itself. Suppress labor and wages, no problem. Suppress corporations and their ability to make unbelievable profits, big problem.
    9. Corporate Power is Protected – The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
    10. Labor Power is Suppressed – Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
    Of course, you and I know this, but obviously those that rely on the MSM will not.

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