Thomas Ramey Watson

It’s not just Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The IMF itself should be on trial

It is not only Strauss-Kahn who should be on trial.

It is the institution he has been running.

There’s an inane debate in the press about who should be

the next head of the IMF, as if we were discussing who should run the local Milk Board.

But if we took the idea of human equality seriously, and remembered all the people who have been impoverished, starved and killed by this institution, we would be discussing the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission – and how to disband the IMF entirely and start again.

If Strauss-Kahn is guilty, I suspect I know how it happened.

He must have mistaken the maid for a poor country in financial trouble.

Heads of the IMF have, after all, been allowed to rape them with impunity for years.

Read Johann Hari’s article. Chilling truths here.

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