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Forum Post: Save this people's Bank. Votes needed.

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 9, 2012, 6:57 p.m. EST by Builder (4202)
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The Grameen Bank has enabled millions of women to lift themselves out of poverty by giving them tiny loans to buy animals or equipment to start earning money. But Bangladesh's jealous Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has fired its Nobel Prize winning founder Muhammad Yunus and now wants to seize control of the bank, all to silence a political rival. This takeover could break the bank and destroy millions of people's hope.

Hasina is already facing a series of scandals at home -- if we can add a giant global backlash to her list of worries, we can force her to back down. When 1 million of us come together, Avaaz will kick off a media firestorm in Bangladesh and around the world, shaming her into ending this vengeful attack. Sign the urgent petition now.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_the_world_best_bank/

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26862) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Signed and triple tweeted. Thanks for sharing this here.

[+] -4 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Thanks heaps, DKA.

Bangladesh will eventually be absorbed into India, which is one of the largest developing nations in the world. The IMF would be watching this kind of move very closely, maybe even pushing for it.

Many small steps.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26862) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

People who are looking out for people who are looking out for people.

This is how we as a whole will progress.

And - YES - many steps - many. To be taken TOGETHER. {:-])

[-] -3 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

It would be ironic if the new world order actually turned out to be run by we the people, by the people, for the people.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26862) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

By all accounts - this current system is coming to a rapid close - One can hope for the best in the system to come.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

I was pushing a lady car off the street the other day, her little kids were in the back seat. Traffic was all backed up. By the time I got up near her, no one had helped her. I pulled over and started pushing her car down the street to the next side street.

You should have heard the things people were screaming at us. Im not sure if I want the collective to be running things sometimes.

[+] -4 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

I'm kind of hoping there's a period of time when the system fails, and those people will simply go back to their primitive roots, fail at surviving, and leave the competent people to take up the challenge of the brave new world.

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago
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[-] -3 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Thanks. I had a look at the first link.

Will catch up with the rest a bit later.

$1.25 a day income is a step in the right direction, and the banksters want their cut. They must feel like they are missing out on something.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

The Absolutely Bleak, Cruel, Dark logic of 'Compound Interest Generating Usurious Debt' is the evil root of The Bankster's modus operandi and The Scum Corporate Banks are also starting to sniff around the darker possibilities of 'micro-finance'.

Thus, "How Big Banks Run the World - at Your Expense" by Gar Alperovitz :

"Once you realize money must be and is regularly created and expanded, then the interesting questions begin to occur - like "How is it done ?" and "Who benefits from it ?"

fiat lux ...