Economic Crimes? Ask Elizabeth!

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ 4th Anniversary e-Con e-News 18-24 September 2022 The US war on Europe and Russia, along with the threat of nuclear weapons, recalls their World War 2 Prime Minister of Canada William Lyon Mackenzie King’s expressed relief that the first atomic bomb used against humans was dropped onContinue reading “Economic Crimes? Ask Elizabeth!”

USAID Head Butts In: Baring Small Gifts, Wielding Big Threats

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 04-10 September 2022 Questions to ask about a ‘struggle’: 1) What is the social base? 2) Who are the organizers? 3) Who are the funders? 4) How is the politics benefiting the working classes? 5) Who is producing the images? 6) Where does my knowledgeContinue reading “USAID Head Butts In: Baring Small Gifts, Wielding Big Threats”

US & India Loot Sri Lanka Sovereignty

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 30 July – 06 August 2022 The Indian footprint was made among other ways by the jackboot of the Indian army. We know that Rajiv Gandhi, when the Indo-Lanka Accord was signed, bragged that it was the beginning of the Bhutanization of Sri Lanka.  –Continue reading “US & India Loot Sri Lanka Sovereignty”

US Plots North-East Referendum & IMF Land Grab

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 23-29 July 2022 The US Pacific Fleet, and their Australian henchayas in warfare, continue their synchronized splashing about, in this ocean called Indian, until August 04. Their RIMPAC Exercise 2022 has been ongoing since June 29, and is accused of hampering oceanic trade to SriContinue reading “US Plots North-East Referendum & IMF Land Grab”

US, India, UN – A Web of White Lies

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 17-23 July 2022 Over the radio I hear the victory bulletins of the scum of the earth. Curiously I examine a map of the continent… I can still see a small door. – Bertolt Brecht, 1940 ‘European ambassadors gave President GR an “ultimatum”, a “lastContinue reading “US, India, UN – A Web of White Lies”

Sri Lanka’s Head on the Block

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 03-09 July 2022 The most valuable colonial possession on the globe, giving to our Indian Empire a security it had not enjoyed from its first establishment – English PM William Pitt, after the Dutch ‘ceded’ Ceylon, 1802 Far from Ukraine, Sri Lanka is the epicenterContinue reading “Sri Lanka’s Head on the Block”

US & India Scramble to Slice Sri Lanka

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 19-25 June 2022 • In April, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat publicly announced that India will become Akhand Bharat (Unbroken India) in 10 to 15 years. Bhagwat provided ‘the first timeline’ for the RSS goal of Akhand Bharat gorging on Sri Lanka, Myanmar,Continue reading “US & India Scramble to Slice Sri Lanka”

IMF Delays Dollars to Fuel the Flames

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 12-18 June 2022 Much of what is depicted as vast corruption is ‘accepted as standard procedure‘ in business and banks – John Whitehead, former Goldman Sachs Co-Chairman, former US Deputy Secretary of State Everything needs to be fixed in the context of international standards, inContinue reading “IMF Delays Dollars to Fuel the Flames”

Unmaking the Republic of Sri Lanka (1972-2022)

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 21-27 May 2022 I consider it an unforgettable moment in my life to have the privilege of hoisting our national flag once again at this moment where a free, independent republic was established, with a constitution drafted by our own people. – Prime Minister SirimaContinue reading “Unmaking the Republic of Sri Lanka (1972-2022)”

Chaos Management: Pretext for Invasion

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 15-21 May 2022 The US ambassador illegally met last week with Sri Lanka’s Army Commander General Shavendra Silva – without the permission of the President of Sri Lanka. So claims a ‘popularized’ vlogger (see ee Sovereignty, Shavi).      For what, or why? The story couldContinue reading “Chaos Management: Pretext for Invasion”

IMF Cowboys & Indians Wage Oil Wars in Rambukkana

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 17-23 April 2022 The IMF & Rambukkana – Queues were allowed to lengthen at that filling station in Rambukkana in the days leading up to fateful Tuesday (19th). On Monday the 18th, people had accused staff at the filling station of withholding stocks of fuelContinue reading “IMF Cowboys & Indians Wage Oil Wars in Rambukkana”

Sri Lanka Taken Hostage

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 10-16 April 2022 The lush trees of Galle Face Green were first clearcut by Dutch invaders, to fire their cannons against Sinhala attacks from the south. The Dutch word faas (face) described the front of their fort’s Gal Gate, as it faced Galle. The area’sContinue reading “Sri Lanka Taken Hostage”

The US Demands Military Bases in Sri Lanka

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News  03-09 April 2022 The Rains are Here! A Happy New Year! Importers are Protesting! The US & EU & England & India are Protesting! Colombo 7 is Protesting! The People too are Protesting! Who shall Prevail? This ee unearths the origins and role, of theContinue reading “The US Demands Military Bases in Sri Lanka”

GI Jane & Jai Jawan: US & Indian Oil War Games in Sri Lanka

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 27 March – 02 April 2022 A US Naval Warfare College study recommends escalating energy policy to strangle nations: ‘Sharply rising commodity prices resulting from NATO’s expansion against Russia have prompted comparisons with the 1973 oil crisis. But this energy shock is different, and arguablyContinue reading “GI Jane & Jai Jawan: US & Indian Oil War Games in Sri Lanka”

Sri Lanka as Slave to Oil Pirates in Singapore

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 20-26 March 2022 Oil scarcity? Power cuts? Look at the supermarkets, doors open, billowing air-conditioned (AC) air to the world! Cooling a warming globe, apparently. Look at all the obscene luxury cars on the road, each with only one occupant. Are they rushing to developContinue reading “Sri Lanka as Slave to Oil Pirates in Singapore”

US Female War Criminal Lands to Lecture Sri Lanka on Human Rights & MCC

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 06-12 March 2022 • The US State Department is threatening to send Victoria ‘Fuck the EU’ Nuland, Undersecretary for Political Affairs, to Sri Lanka on 22 March, with Assistant Secretary for South Central Asian Affairs Donald ‘Banana 2’ Lu. S/he will be allowed to issueContinue reading “US Female War Criminal Lands to Lecture Sri Lanka on Human Rights & MCC”

The Jailing of Craft & Other Crimes of the Arts

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 23-29 January 2022 Welcome to the 200th edition of ee. Bankers say it is a greater crime to rob a bank than to own a bank. Our economists say, it is a far greater crime to make a tractor than import a tractor.      Invaders,Continue reading “The Jailing of Craft & Other Crimes of the Arts”

USA, Japan, & India Turn off the Lights

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 16-22 January 2022 Anyone hear the vroom of 500 million US dollars being paid to the white banks, last Tuesday? No clicking cameras, no clamorous reporters on location. How’s it done? Just a touch of a key? Who sent it from here? Who received itContinue reading “USA, Japan, & India Turn off the Lights”

The World Bank Driving Madness on Our Roads

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 26 December 2021 – 01 January 2022 30 people are killed or seriously mangled every day on Sri Lanka’s roads, wails the World Bank. 38,000 people annually. But they don’t blame themselves or the IMF. They plan to make it worse.      This ‘mass murderContinue reading “The World Bank Driving Madness on Our Roads”

The IMF: Import Mafia Fundamentalists

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 12-18 December 2021 The US has about 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3% of its population. This disparity is particularly great as between ourselves and the peoples of Asia… Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationshipsContinue reading “The IMF: Import Mafia Fundamentalists”

Killing the Lights: Ruin Peasants, Export Workers

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 28 November – 04 December 2021 “…uppermost in Wimalasurendra’s mind was the harnessing of the Laxapana waters to produce hydroelectricity and to supply ‘lakhs of lights’ as the name Laxapana implies. 9 long years later, a project based on the original proposals of Wimalasurendra butContinue reading “Killing the Lights: Ruin Peasants, Export Workers”

A Counterfeit Cyclone is on its Way

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 21-27 November 2021 “Climate Change” is camouflaging “Regime Change”, and “Global Warming” beclouding “Global Warring.” Gaps between meteorology, astrology & ideology narrow by the nanosecond. ‘Carbon Rights’ is weaponized & capitalized like ‘Human Rights”. ‘Sustainable’ is code for keeping dead capitalism alive, as ‘global’ multinationalContinue reading “A Counterfeit Cyclone is on its Way”

Arab & Indian Merchants in the Oceanic Slave Trade

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 10-16 October 2021 Merchant capital, when it holds a position of dominance, stands everywhere for a system of robbery, so that it is directly connected with plundering, piracy, kidnapping slaves and colonial conquest. Karl Marx, Capital, Vol 3 Whose private jet landed at Bandaranaike atContinue reading “Arab & Indian Merchants in the Oceanic Slave Trade”

Vaccine Imperialism: Intellectual Property Rights vs Human Rights

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 29 August – 04 September 2021 From a 19th-century English Government Agent’s Diary in the salubrious ‘vacation’ and plantation district of Nuvara Eliya: “Went on to Kurundu Oya. I have met during this circuit – whether by accident or by design I cannot say –Continue reading “Vaccine Imperialism: Intellectual Property Rights vs Human Rights”

Unilever, IMF, Oxfam & Geneva Games

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 22-28 August 2021 • The hoarding of vaccines and the refusal to share their patents is the ‘human rights’ scandal of the century. Capitalism is prolonging the Covid plague to halt capitalist decline, while proclaiming their love for the environment and human rights. The capitalistContinue reading “Unilever, IMF, Oxfam & Geneva Games”

The Military, Education, iPhones & White Rock’n’Roll

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 15-21 August 2021 • Search (google) for ‘How many killed in Afghanistan?’ It only gives numbers of US soldiers killed. This is just a reminder of what this internet is all about. There is also no exact data on how many women wereContinue reading “The Military, Education, iPhones & White Rock’n’Roll”

Geneva Prostitution & The Ban on Industrialization

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 01-07 August 2021 That One Billion Dollars Sri Lanka had to pay in July as so-called ‘debt’ ongoing, where exactly did it go? If it were to China, the white-out media would be howling! Why are these media’s lambs so silent? • SouthContinue reading Geneva Prostitution & The Ban on Industrialization

Capitalism’s New Fair & Lovely Plastic Surgery

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 20-26 June 2021 Big Fs all dominated this week’s capitalist media: Fuel, Food, Finance, Pharma, Farming, Fertilizer, Foreign-investment! But the biggest F of all is the failure of banks to finance modern production. This, they ignore…. • Smuggling! Families of the merchant oligarchyContinue reading “Capitalism’s New Fair & Lovely Plastic Surgery”

Mafia & Media Hitmen: Multinationals & Import Monopolies

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 09-15 May 2021 The Standard Oil Co (now ExxonMobil, Chevron, Caltex, etc.), accounts for our largest import bill. Unilever grabs 10% of everybody’s income here. They’re the leading mafia hitmen of the import monopolies – fuel, fertilizers, consumer goods, medicines, etc. – inContinue reading “Mafia & Media Hitmen: Multinationals & Import Monopolies”

This Ocean called Indian: The Last Frontier?

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 11-17 April 2021 A US warship this week violated India’s claim to its ‘Exclusive Economic Zone’ in the Bay of Bengal. Then an Indian warship, rather than challenging the US intrusion, instead entered Colombo Port to wish us happy new year!Continue reading “This Ocean called Indian: The Last Frontier?”

US Predator Blackstone Grabs Ceylon Glass & Quartz Deposits

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 27 March – 03 April 2021 Keep microfinance thugs out of our villages! Harass any UN official who dares interfere in the country! So recommends an ee Reader. And take the fight to the UN General Assembly, they add. ee fullyContinue reading “US Predator Blackstone Grabs Ceylon Glass & Quartz Deposits”

Monitor UN! Boycott Multinationals!

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Monitor UN! Boycott Multinationals! e-Con e-News 21-27 March 2021 Social media, news, gossip columns are abuzz with stories about ministers robbing the treasury, trees being cut (FB photos show lorries with logs in Moratuva, as if that town never had a furniture industryContinue reading “Monitor UN! Boycott Multinationals!”

Unilever & the Corporate Hijacking of the UN

email: econenews@gmail.com, blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Unilever & the Corporate Hijacking of the UN e-Con e-News 07-13 February 2021 This is the 150th unbroken weekly issue of ee. This ee tracks how the UN went from claiming to represent countries to more overtly representing multinational corporations. • The EUContinue reading “Unilever & the Corporate Hijacking of the UN”

IMF Threats, IFC Munificence & The Anti-Investment Trader Mafia in Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ IMF Threats, IFC Munificence & The Anti-Investment Trader Mafia in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 10-16 January 2021 ‘Take it or leave it’ – Was this an International Monetary Fund threat against the Sri Lankan government this week? This MCC-type ultimatum was delivered by JapaneseContinue reading “IMF Threats, IFC Munificence & The Anti-Investment Trader Mafia in Sri Lanka”

A War Economy is Inevitable

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” A War Economy is Inevitable e-Con e-News 30 November – 5 December 2020 “It is time the country moves up from conditions of merchant capital dominance to those of industrial capital dominance. An approach to generate profits through improving value addition in production processesContinue reading “A War Economy is Inevitable”

Pompeo Threatens to Divide Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Pompeo Threatens to Divide Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 18-24 October 2020 “You’ve made great planes to span the skies You give sight to the blind with other men’s eyes You even make submarines stay submerged for weeks But it don’t make sense you can’tContinue reading “Pompeo Threatens to Divide Sri Lanka”

Banking on the Future Now

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Banking on the Future Now e-Con e-News 06 – 12 September 2020 • Major Banks Still Foreign-owned after 1948 • DJ Wimalasurendra vs DS Senanayake • World Bank Destroyed Cultivation Committees • WB to Control Local Banks? • Slaver & Opium Trader Buys VirtusaContinue reading “Banking on the Future Now”

Benito Cereno & Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Benito Cereno & Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 23-29 August 2020 Warning signs are flashing: the economy is about to encounter inflationary headwinds. Time ripens, with the sun hammering overhead, as all manner of NATO opportunists and their brown sahibs fish in a mud lake.Continue reading “Benito Cereno & Sri Lanka”

Make the Central Bank Independent of Capitalism

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Make the Central Bank Independent of Capitalism e-Con e-News 21-27 June 2020 1934 Ceylon Banking Commission • 1956 Ministry of Industries • No Lessons Learned • ‘Insurrection’ to Save Capitalism • Titanium Titanics • Finance’s Doom Loop • Unilever White&Lovely “The most urgent problemContinue reading “Make the Central Bank Independent of Capitalism”

Do Yashoda, Pooja, Kumar & Mahela know? – “It’s a War!”

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Do Yashoda, Pooja, Kumar & Mahela know? – “It’s a War!” e-Con e-News 10-16 May 2020 ee is rather curious about the South African government’s request to erect a statue of Nelson Mandela here as a model of freedom for Sri Lanka. This eeContinue reading “Do Yashoda, Pooja, Kumar & Mahela know? – “It’s a War!””

Is the Orgy of the Oligarchs Over Yet?

Please note the new address of our ee blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” “If you know your history, then you’ll know where I’m coming from, Then you wouldn’t have to ask me, who the hell do you think I am?” – BM & W Is the Orgy of the OligarchsContinue reading “Is the Orgy of the Oligarchs Over Yet?”

Viral Wars as IMF Salivates

Please note the new address of our ee blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Viral Wars as IMF Salivates e-Con e-News 15-21 March 2020 Contents: A1. Random Notes – States of Emergency • Spain Nationalizes Private Hospitals • Stockmarkets Crash as IMF Salivates • Daily Wage Workers & Lockdowns • MigrantContinue reading “Viral Wars as IMF Salivates”

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