Stealing Africa -Why Poverty?

This excellent documentary tells the gripping story of the Zambian people –the toxic pollutants filling the air of their homes and work places, and their fight to benefit from their country’s rich copper deposits. It is a film that allows viewers to come to their own conclusions about how to end poverty in Zambia. Is the Neoliberal privatization of natural resources the only way to attract investment or otherwise improve living standards? You decide.

“Rüschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is largely thanks to one resident – Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines in Zambia are not generating a large bounty tax revenue for the Zambians. Zambia has the 3rd largest copper reserves in the world, but 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day and 80% are unemployed. Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.”

 

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