A Quicky World History of Fake Debt, Default & Destruction

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 06-12 February 2022 Bloomberg News falsely proclaimed, ‘Russia invades Ukraine’, on Friday, February 4. Bloomberg left this headline up for 24 minutes on its digital frontpage. At least 100,000 contracts were being traded when stocks plunged, due to that headline. Bloomberg later apologized: ‘We prepareContinue reading “A Quicky World History of Fake Debt, Default & Destruction”

Scrap Fake Debts, Reject Rogue UN, Ban iNGOs

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 12-18 September 2021 In reality the UN is the legal card used by imperialist interests when brute force has failed. The sharing, the mixed, controlled joint-committees under guardianship are international means of torture to break the will of the people, cultivating anarchy, banditry and misery.Continue reading “Scrap Fake Debts, Reject Rogue UN, Ban iNGOs”

Sinophobia & US Demands for Military Bases in Sri Lanka

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 23-29 May 2021 As ee types this issue, the southwest monsoon forms in the western seas. We’re watching Uber drivers park imported Hero motorcycles, and wearily take off imported helmets and plastic armour. They wipe imported majang from their eyes, and clear theirContinue reading “Sinophobia & US Demands for Military Bases in Sri Lanka”

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!”

The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence e-Con e-News 17-23 January 2021 Buying off local military officers by foreign agents is examined in an Island story this week (see ee Sovereignty, Deeper scrutiny of ‘intelligence related matters’)      Also, not a week goesContinue reading “The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence”

False Nationalism, False Industrialization in Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” False Nationalism, False Industrialization in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 13-19 September 2020 • Why Merchants, Moneylenders & Landlords Rule • A Ministry of Steel? •  Gandhi vs Wimalasurendra • Local Auto Sourcing Promises • Media & the Dictatorship of Exports • Stockmarket High asContinue reading “False Nationalism, False Industrialization in 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”

Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka

The ee Archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 16-22 August 2020 “The first freedom of the press is not to be a business” Blackout is a Whiteout! • Wimalasurendra & Early Nationalism • Philip’s 1958 Agricultural Plan • US Boots for US markets •Continue reading “Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka”

How British Petroleum Sabotaged Industrialization in Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” How British Petroleum Sabotaged Industrialization in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 09-15 August 2020 Hell, If it’s your choice To end up there Well, Be Prime Minister For just one day Else, Try being trustee At a temple For three…! The banning of his bookContinue reading “How British Petroleum Sabotaged Industrialization in Sri Lanka”

The Ghost of Philip Gunawardena & the Cry for a Cultural Revolution

eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The Ghost of Philip Gunawardena & the Cry for a Cultural Revolution e-Con e-News 02-08 August 2020 “Sir”, Philip told SWRD, “Your life itself is in danger…” As the sun set on October 1958, a foretelling rang out, with the murder of Dingiri Banda of Alawwa,Continue reading “The Ghost of Philip Gunawardena & the Cry for a Cultural Revolution”

Cool Marx on Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Cool Marx on Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 05-11 July 2020 “Some countries are more planned against than planning…” • Why Industrialize? • Historic Julie Hathai Mala Keliyai! • 1953 & 1956 • Rice Power “We do not want to industrialise for the sake ofContinue reading “Cool Marx on Sri Lanka”

May Day’s Viral General Strike

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” May Day’s Viral General Strike e-Con e-News 26 April – 02 May 2020 “Heaven and earth are in great turmoil, what an excellent opportunity!” It was a May Day like no other. In June 1954, journalist Rhoda de Silva wrote in Les Temps Moderne,Continue reading “May Day’s Viral General Strike”

Who Rules? The State or the Import Merchants?

Please note the new address of our ee blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Who Rules? The State or the Import Merchants? e-Con e-News 22-28 March 2020 At this vital hour, listen to this speech delivered by Philip Gunawardena to the scientific community of Sri Lanka in the 1960s, where heContinue reading “Who Rules? The State or the Import Merchants?”

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