Letters and Politics

Who Owes Who in Greece, and the (Dark) History of the CA Bear Flag

Pratap Chatterjee is the Executive Director of CorpWatch, an investigative journalist and producer. He is the author of Halliburton’s Army, Iraq Inc.: A Profitable Occupation and The Earth Brokers.

His most recent article on Greece is called EuroZone Profiteers: How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece.

And Alex Abella, journalist and author. His article for the LA Times called California, it’s time to dump the Bear Flag, published in June tells the history of California’s Bear Flag and its origins in a racist revolt.

One response to “Who Owes Who in Greece, and the (Dark) History of the CA Bear Flag

  1. The History Channel offers this —
    “June 14, 1846 — Anticipating the outbreak of war with Mexico, American settlers in
    California rebel against the Mexican government and proclaim the
    short-lived California Republic.
    The political situation in California was tense in 1846. Though
    nominally controlled by Mexico, California was home to only a relatively
    small number of Mexican settlers. Former citizens of the United States
    made up the largest segment of the California population, and their
    numbers were quickly growing.”

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