fix articles 11353, financial times
Corona, capitalism and nature (tags)
"Radical reforms are needed. The policies of the last forty years must be reversed. The government must play a stronger role in the economy. It must no longer regard public services as costs but as investments. Redistribution is back on the agenda."
Hashtag#General Strike (tags)
How do you prepare for the time when the affluent society crumbles? French intellectuals have even declared a new science - "collapsology." Solidarity is the humane and enlightened answer, not the assault rifle. Rep. Omar proposes a rent and mortgage moratorium.
Is Capitalism Out of Order? (tags)
Growing debt is actually not a big problem in a growing economy as long as it does not grow faster than the gross domestic product (GDP). The debt mountain of the capitalist world system is growing much faster than the world economic output.
Sanctions Are Like Bombs (tags)
Venezuela is one of 41 states that depend on external food assistance to avert a humanitarian crisis. The US government is copying its blockade policy against Cuba. There is hardly any criticism of US sanctions. Six million, 60% of the population, are sustained by the food program.
The Shortwave Report 06/16/17 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.
38 Arguments Against TTIP (tags)
TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) agreement continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing int he profits of a few. The private arbitration courts enable corporations to sue states and could have a chilling effect on labor and environmental protection.
65 Economists Call for QE for People in the Eurozone (tags)
The campaign for Quantitative Easing for People is currently supported by 21 organizations and aims to redirect money created through the QE program to the real economy by either financing public investment spending in the eurozone or by distributing a citizens' dividend to all residents
Lunatics in Washington Want Direct Confrontation with Russia (tags)
Al Jazeera America Struggles to Survive (tags)
Jeremy Corbyn Anti-American? (tags)
Corbyn v. Sanders (tags)
Jeremy Corbyn Elected Britain's New Labour Party Leader (tags)
Greece and Troika Agree on Bailout Deal in Principle (tags)
Deepening Greek Depression (tags)
Troika Bandits Want More from Greece (tags)
Scare-mongering Greeks to Vote "Yes" on Sunday (tags)
Israel Falsely Claims Hamas Supports ISIS in Sinai (tags)
Greece: Ground Zero for Global Pillage (tags)
Tsipras Surrenders to Troika Demands (tags)
Plans for Destroying Greece Stall (tags)
SYRIZA Sellout Triggers Internal Party Revolt (tags)
Hyping a Nonexistent Russian Threat (tags)
Netanyahu Postmortems (tags)
The CIA-Controlled Neocon Washington Post (tags)
Putin's Message to Washington on Ukraine (tags)
Greek Election: Mixed Messages, Hold the Cheers (tags)
Thomas Piketty and the Growing Inequality in Capitalism (tags)
"When capital profit is permanently higher than the growth rate for production and income which was the case up to the 19th century, capitalism automatically produces unacceptable and arbitrary inequalities that radically put in question the achievement principle..."
Ukraine Headed for Disaster (tags)
2008 Redux? (tags)
Obama Targets Free Expression (tags)
Sanction Wars Delay (tags)
Banks and Investors Call for New Debt Rules In Wake of Argentina Hedge Fund Case (tags)
The International Capital Market Association (ICMA), a group of banks and investors, will call Friday for reforms aimed at preventing repeats of the Argentina/NML Capital debt dispute.
The Middle Class Continues Shriveling (tags)
A century ago people said a progressive income tax would never happen. Today it is reality. The top tax rate in the US between 1930 and 1982 was 82 %. That was a very interesting experiment because very high incomes were covered.
Mainstream Economics: Monocultures at the University (tags)
The "Plural Economics Network" challenges breaking through the monoculture and intellectual one-sidedness in economics...Instead of viewing our varied social problems from different perspectives, all the answers are derived from very similar models.
Argentina Files Final Response Urging SCOTUS to Accept Predatory Hedge Fund Debt Case (tags)
Argentina filed its final Supreme Court response to hedge fund NML Capital urging the high court to take the case that the Financial Times calls "the debt trial of the century." Jubilee USA filed an Amicus Curiae brief in March noting that the precedent in the case will impact debt restructurings, poor country access to credit and debt relief programs designed to help people living in extreme poverty. The US government and the International Monetary Fund support Argentina. On June 12th, the Supreme Court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will hear the case.
Financial Market Inflammation (tags)
Bubble formation covered up a period of long-lasting stagnation... Former US Treasury secretary Larry Summers even spoke of stagnation as a "new normality"... The crisis consequences are shifted to other subjects. Unemployment and indebtedness are exported.
Cold War Politics in Sochi (tags)
Netanyahu and Rohani in Davos (tags)
Bolivarianism Triumphs (tags)
Decriminalizing Bashar al Assad: Towards a more effective anti-war movement (tags)
Building a phoney case for imperialist regime change is, of course, not unusual. What is really curious is that the leadership of the anti-war movement in the west – the people whose clear responsibility is to build the widest possible opposition to war on Syria – has been actively participating in the propaganda and demonisation campaign. Whilst opposing direct military strikes, they have nonetheless given consistent support to the regime change operation that such strikes are meant to consummate.
Rogue State America (tags)
Obama's War on Syria: Dissent in the Ranks (tags)
Nobel Peace Laureate Obama Plans War on Syria Based on Lies (tags)
When Is a Coup not One? (tags)
Quelle Surprise: NSA Spies on Europe (tags)
Lifting the Fake EU Arms Embargo (tags)
Are Japanese Bonds Signaling Trouble? (tags)
Iranian Nuclear Talks (tags)
Cyprus Postmortems (tags)
High Noon in Cyprus (tags)
Grand Theft Cyprus: Part II (tags)
Grand Theft Cyprus (tags)
I’ll miss Hugo Chavez (tags)
I’ll miss Hugo. When I first was introduced to him in Porto Alegre in 2003, he greeted me, “Mi padre,” and said he learned a lot from me. I was dubious about this and thought he was simply buttering me up, like any two-bit politician. Then he started telling me what he learned from Development Debacle, Deglobalization, and Dark Victory. I was stupefied; the guy actually read my stuff!
Israelis Vote (tags)
Fiscal Cliff Postmortems (tags)
How about Quantitative Easing for the People? (tags)
Giving the general population x-amount of money would certainly give the economy the boost that it needs instead of going to the bankers. More importantly, however, is for people to have faith in the economy again and that their future is secure.
Austerity — the 1%’s Global Battle Cry (tags)
Whether we are left with the Fiscal Cliff or a Grand Bargain, workers in the U.S. face massive cuts to programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Food Stamp assistance and other needed social safety nets. This is an example of “austerity” which has largely been pursued in the U.S. until now, on a statewide and local level.
Fed Panic (tags)
Right to Rent and Social State as Prosperity Motor (tags)
The Scandinavian countries show that more social equality can be combined with more education and economic growth and less unemployment and poverty. Humanity is rich when wealth is shared.
Capitalism Failed (tags)
Summit Fatigue (tags)
Spain: The Latest Shoe to Drop (tags)
Predatory Capitalism Failed (tags)
Shaky Economies (tags)
Greece: The Epicenter of Global Pillage (tags)
BBC: Caught in the Act (tags)
Dominant Economy Pretends Its Breakdown Was Unforeseeable (tags)
The consensus of the past two decades on how the macro-economy functions is shattered. The breakdown of the dominant economy is a consequence of the financial crisis, the "great shock."
The New Normal: Economic Weakness and Decline (tags)
Ongoing Global Economic Crisis (tags)
Grim 2012 Economic Outlook (tags)
"The illegitimate debts must be cancelled" (tags)
A neoliberal tax policy followed for twenty years drastically lowered the taxes paid by private corporations on their profits, above all by big business. The debts are not an incomprehensible plague but the result of a conscious and completely unjust policy.
Europe in Disarray (tags)
Beyond the Homo Economicus (tags)
The Homo economicus is a kind of calculating machine on two legs that incessantly calculates personal benefits and profit. His conduct follows the model of rational expectations. Incursions of the state will make possible more social equality.
Europe Lays an Egg (tags)
At Risk Eurozone Sovereign Credit Ratings (tags)
Financial Terrorism Rules Eurozone (tags)
Eurozone Bailout Deal: Hold the Cheers (tags)
Palestinian UN Membership Roulette (tags)
Israeli West Bank Annexation Bill (tags)
Putin Bashing (tags)
Rude Awakening (tags)
Abdul Fatah Younis Killing: War Death or Assassination? (tags)
Health Care in Cuba and America (tags)
Pack Journalism Anti-Gaddafi Propaganda (tags)
Meaner Tougher IMF with Lagarde (tags)
Dismissively Ignoring Hard Times (tags)
Libyan Rebels Killing Civilians in Benghazi (tags)
S & P Downgrade Targets Entitlements (tags)
Imperial War on Libya (tags)
Japan Atomic Emergency Bulletin #3 (tags)
"As incredible as it may sound, governments and corporations and they’re spin masters are busy trying to convince us that all is well and that nuclear energy “is still a wise and clean source for meeting our future energy demands.” Sorry Mr. Obama, but if can’t grow a pair and face your corporate masters down, you’re done and so are they."
BRAZILIAN CHIRNAVAL (tags)
English are concerned with the Brazilian carnival. Is the carnival ours or does it belong to them?
The Shift of Power to the East and South (tags)
The shift of political and economic power from West to East and North to South and the rapid development of technological innovations have created a completely new reality..The claim of the US and Europe to being masters of the universe must be ended.
US Workers: Resurgent or Waging a Rearguard Action? (tags)
America after the Attempted Assasination (tags)
For three decades, incomes and assets were increasingly unequally distributed in the US. While economic output increased 60% from 1990-2008, median income only rose 10%. All governments since Reagan's first term drove this development with their tax cuts, subsidies and neglect of educ.
Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? (tags)
"Understand that the “War on Terror” is a complete lie, a concoction meant to obscure the imperial attack on the worldwide insurrection of the people’s revolt the imperialist ruling class knew would be coming. Of course 911 was a false flag attack perpetrated largely by imperialism to serve as a defense against this revolt. But before that the outlines of this “defense of the system” was likely behind the crash of a jumbo jet in the ocean when an Egyptian pilot, with no record of radical ideas, supposedly crash dived a fully loaded passenger plane shouting, “God is great.” One can review and study these manipulations and begin to see the strategy and heartless efforts being waged by our rulers in a desperate attempt to maintain our world in bondage. The U.S. will claim to be defending democracy and human welfare while attempting to utterly crush both."
The "Palestine Papers" Revealed (tags)
Economic Turmoil in 2011 (tags)
Swiss banker supplies documents to WikiLeaks (tags)
Tunisia: The First WikiLeaks Revolution? (tags)
Tunisians didn't need any more reasons to protest when they took to the streets these past weeks -- food prices were rising, corruption was rampant, and unemployment was staggering.
Calls from Joe Lieberman help force Amazon and EveryDNS to dump Wikileaks (tags)
The war against Wikileaks is gaining momentum. We must defend Wikileaks, Julian Assange and free speech. I read now that Paypal has joined the offensive. Perhaps we should all close our paypal accounts.
Massive Fraud in Haiti's Sham Elections (tags)
What’s Going On In Europe? (tags)
"The attack on education is an international phenomenon. In the UK on Wednesday, tens of thousands of students walked out of classes over tripled tuition fees. Thousands participated in a demonstration in London, where more than 1,000 were penned in and contained by police for hours. Police used batons to beat back students attempting to reach parliament. The demonstrations in Britain came two weeks after more than 55,000 took to the streets throughout the UK. A crackdown by the government has included the arrest of dozens of students. In the US, there have been mass protests and, in some cases, occupations in the state of California against tuition fee increases of more than 30 per cent. The education cuts in Italy and the UK are part of a wave of austerity measures throughout Europe aimed at forcing workers and young people to pay for an ongoing economic crisis."
Quantitative Easing: Elixir or Poison? (tags)
QE indeed poison as being used
Nobel Politics (tags)
BRAZIL THAT FHC WANTS TO DESTROY (tags)
Brazilian former-president will die from envy.
U.S. at a Turning Point (tags)
The real income of 90% of US families only increased ten percent since 1973. For many, the American dream has become a nightmare. More than half are even in a worse situation today than 37 years ago. The working class has not shared in the productivity growth.
We Can’t Defeat the Capitalist Offensive Without Changing Our Unions (tags)
The struggle against the concessionary policies of the Union hierarchy is harder than fighting the boss but we can’t defeat the boss without changing our Unions
Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran and Israel Mental (tags)
"The Israeli elite miscalculated utterly, and no mad scramble to control the damage will undo the deed or erase its consequences. Like the South African apartheid regime of the time, and segregation in the U.S., Israel’s 60-plus-year-old policy of discrimination, oppression, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is finally being acknowledged worldwide as a moral obscenity that can no longer be tolerated."
The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order (tags)
"The global debt crisis, which is beginning in Greece, and spreading throughout the euro-zone economies of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and ultimately the entire EU, will further consume the UK, Japan and go all the way to America. This will be a truly global debt crisis. Government measures to address the issue of debt focus on the implementation of ‘fiscal austerity measures’ to reduce the debt burdens and make interest payments on their debts. ‘Fiscal austerity’ is a vague term that in actuality refers to cutting social spending and increasing taxes. The effect this has is that the public sector is devastated, as all assets are privatized, public workers are fired en masse, unemployment becomes rampant, health and education disappear, taxes rise dramatically, and currencies are devalued to make all assets cheaper for international corporations and banks to buy up, while internally causing inflation – dramatically increasing the costs of fuel and food. In short, ‘fiscal austerity’ implies ‘social destruction’ as the social foundations of nations and peoples are pulled out from under them. States then become despotic and oppress the people, who naturally revolt against ‘austerity’: the sterilization of society."
The Global Economic Crisis: Riots, Rebellion and Revolution (tags)
"In the same month, the highest-ranking general in the United States, “Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ranks the financial crisis as a higher priority and greater risk to security than current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” He explained, “It's a global crisis. And as that impacts security issues, or feeds greater instability, I think it will impact on our national security in ways that we quite haven't figured out yet.” Rest assured, they’ve figured it out, but they don’t want to tell you."
Anatomy of Conspiracy Theory By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)
In fact, some of the best cloaking devices for clandestine covert-operations and hidden agendas have been invented by the most brilliant minds – here is one exposition for instance from Ezra Pound: “invent two lies and have the public keep arguing which one of them might be true”. Another is by Leo Strauss – the erudite teacher of the majority of the neo-cons – called “Noble Lies”. A third by the White House, often referred to as “plausible deniability”. Lastly, we also have the “limited hangout” and “modified limited hangout” conspiracies to mislead the public in case “plausible deniability” for governmental wrong-doing doesn't work. But wait, we also have “beneficial cognitive diversity” through “cognitive infiltration” - previously known as COINTELPRO and undercover operations - thanks to the academic regurgitation of Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, now President Obama's Chief Information Officer.
Obama's Outreach to Americans: Empty Rhetoric, Business As usual (tags)
Expect business as usual ahead
Political Earthquake Rocks Massachusetts (tags)
Massachusetts voters send a message to Washington
Obama vs Insurance:Pillow fights (tags)
Obama and the health insurance companies are pillow fighting. Ready to concede, the Democrats are already saying the ya-hoo attended townhalls have stopped them from passing through legislation, what about the townhalls against the war(s)? This fight is stopping because it never really was meant to win. Just another pillow fight with big business. The media wants us to believe that there is some sort of mass movement out there that is opposed to any sort of health care that is not run by the private sector.
Attac France on the Stiglitz Report (tags)
If the world really lives through a systemic crisis, solutions must also be sou9ght on this plane. Regrettably the mandate limits the commission to reform the international monetary system. The UN is the only institution with a democratic legitimacy.
A 25-Hour Week Would Be Enough (tags)
Prestigious businesses urge their workers to work less. In principle, rising productivity is full of blessings. It made possible reducing working hours since the Second World War. In crisis, the music stops playing. This crisis could be a chance to reform our working hoiurs model.
The Zombies Play On (tags)
"Tim Geithner made clear the US government does not plan any breach with disaster capitalism....No wonder Wall Street cheers. New life is breathed into speculation at state expense with junk securities.."
Economic Crisis and the Crisis of Neoliberal Ideology (tags)
The crisis has his origins in the "real" economy. Inequality is the ideological motor of neoliberfalism. German president Kohler described the financial markets as a monster. The metaphor has changed from market as rational subject to monster.
Welch's Marvelous Transformation (tags)
Nearly all the excesses summarized unter the terms turbo- or casino capitalism are based on the ideology of shareholder value: the rule of financial markets over the real economy, the short-term and short-sightedness of shareholders and waves of rationalizations."
Global Crisis: How Much Time do We Have? (tags)
"Rather, what began Monday, September 15, 2008 was the beginning of a terminal and irreversible collapse of the global financial system, which is part of a controlled Model through which other objetives will be achieved."
With Our Opponent On The Ropes, It’s Time To Go On the Offensive (tags)
The pages of the capitalist press reveal the level of concern they have over the survival of their system
Putting Finance Capitalism "Back in Its Box" (tags)
Their scheme is permanent debt bondage
Barack Obama: Crime Boss (tags)
Obama's criminal partnership with Wall Street
Obama's Latest No Banker Left Behind Scheme (tags)
the looting of America
Monetary and Fiscal Failure, Fraud, and Fear of What's Next (tags)
looting the treasury continues with militarism ready to confront dissent
Toxic Plans for Toxic Assets (tags)
Obama stimulus from hell.
A New Administration, Tired Old Policies (tags)
Counterproductive policies heading America for depression
Bashing Venezuelan Democracy (tags)
The dominant media again on the rampage.
The Federal Reserve Abolition Act (tags)
Abolishing the Fed.
Lurching Toward Gomorrah: More Signs of An Unstoppable Economic Meltdown (tags)
a deepening economic crisis
More from the Front Lines of the Financial Crisis (tags)
The worst is yet to come.
The End of Prosperity (tags)
The wages of sin have come due.
Pese a sus crisis, el capitalismo no se derrumbará ... (tags)
La crisis financiera que, en realidad, había comenzado a mediados de 2007 con las primeras quiebras de los fondos especializados en las famosas subprimes, no ha cesado de aumentar hasta llegar a tomar en este verano su forma más aguda.
Reviewing Zionism, Militarism and the Decline of US Power (tags)
The destructive nexus between Zionism and militarism.
The October Surprise - Global Panic (tags)
It's not over.
The Fleecing of America (tags)
Public and private looting.
Grand Theft America (tags)
The government-business looting of America.
Bail-Out, Economic Democracy and the Socialist Path (tags)
David Schweickart, political philosopher, discusses the financial crisis, what it exposes about capitalism, how it can set the stage for economic democracy, and open the socialist path.
Labors Militant Voice (tags)
Pulling the plug won't mean the end of the world; there is an alternative. Let's do a Kevorkian on this rotten system.
Nationalization of Freddie Mac (tags)
The Nationalization of the mortage industry by the government shows how easily the goverment can nationalize healthcare and other services. The steady now increased offensive by the bosses over the past 30 years is because of a failure of union leadership by throwing all their resources into funding the Democrats and supporting the "team" concept.
Excesses of Supply Theory (tags)
In Germany, the competitiveness of businesses is still set above strengthening domestic demand. Therefore Germany could skid into a recession. In the US, trickle-down economics, tax cuts benefiting the top 1% and military Keynesianism make the economic future ominous.
Reinventing the Evil Empire (tags)
The risk of serious confrontation looms.
Facts for Working People (tags)
Labors Militant Voice (LMV) publishes a newspaper which aims to talk to the working class about issues effecting us. August issue: Why Gas Prices are so High, How to Apply for a Government Bail Out, Strikers in South Africa chant "Eat the Rich" and Why we Need a Workers Party Now.
A cataclysmic financial storm is about to bring down U.S. economy (tags)
"This phenomenon is a growing threat to the national security and sovereignty of the US. The hundreds of billions of dollars caught up as windfall profit for Arab Islamic oil barons is soon to be used to buy distressed and foreclosed property from the very Americans that the run up in oil has exploited."
Corporate Media Bash New Chavez New Enabling Law Decrees (tags)
Corporate media denigrate Venezuelan democracy.
US, Israeli Roles in Georgian Crisis Raises Alarms (tags)
Since the attacks by Georgia which sparked the fighting (which, alone, suggests Georgia had been promised the support of a larger power) took place on the day that the last two US carrier groups started for the Strait of Hormuz, it would appear that one motive (besides the pipelines from the Caspian which rival the new ones the US built in Afghanistan) appears to be tying up Russia, in order to minimize its response to US/Israeli Aggression towards Iran.
Fannie, Freddie, Food and Fuel (tags)
The financial crisis deepens with the nationalization of IndyMac and the likely bailout of Freddie Mac and Fannie May by the US taxpayer. The financial crisis has company as inflation, and in particular huge increases in global food and energy prices, enters the fray. The American economic model has been discredited and the American century has lasted but a few decades. These developments have and will further open up a new period in the struggle between capital and labor on the world stage and the US working class will have a major role to play as it re-connects with its militant traditions.
Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part II (tags)
Part II of McChesney's tour de force
"Immoral Hazard" (tags)
Economic troubles are broad, deep and worrisome.
Destroying Public Education in America (tags)
Privatizations schemes to destroy public education.
Bush and the Mormons (tags)
the bush pedophile connexion, and much much more...
Is the "Mother of all Financial Crises" Imminent? (tags)
A trade-weighted devaluation of the dollar of around 25 percent is necessary allowing the US currency to ski "gradually and orderly" against free-floating currencies. The IMF could establish a "substitution account" with "special drawing rights" to avert a dollar panic.
Kenya: The Hidden Hand of Destabilisation (tags)
Circumstantial evidence is presented to advance the theory that Kenya is a victim of Western destabilisation to stop its growing economic relations with China
Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)
Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.
ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE (tags)
ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE
Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.
U.S. Secret Air War Pulverizes Afghanistan and Iraq (tags)
News from the 4th Reich military forces: According to Associated Press, there has been a five-fold increase in the number of bombs dropped on Iraq during the first six months of 2007 over the same period in 2006. More than 30 tons of those have been cluster weapons, which take an especially heavy toll on civilians. Balad, which currently conducts 10,000 air operations a week, is strengthening runways to handle the increase in air activity.
California Scheming:Rudy Giuliani,Paul Singer, Vulture Funds Africa,GenesisIntermedia (tags)
In many ways it is Adnan Khashoggi as well as Paul Singer who are financing the campaign of Rudy Giuliani through money they made in the GenesisIntermedia pump and dump penny stock scam that collapsed around 9/11/01as well as money stolen from U.S. taxpayers and impoverished countries in Africa as well as Peru who were ripped off by the W Bush-Paul Singer 'Vulture Funds' fraud in which W Bush put U.S. funds in accounts directed at 3rd world debt only to have Mr. Singer come along and empty those accounts for his and the Republican Party's personal cash cow that was used to attempt changing California electoral voting system in favor of Rudy Giuliani and the Republican Party !
"Capitalism and Freedom" Unmasked (tags)
The dark side of Milton Friedman's economics.
Greenspan's Dark Legacy Unmasked (tags)
Alan Greenspan's true record of public disservice.
mercenaries without borders (tags)
privatisation of armies and security are a utter defeat of freedom and democracy. Read why.
The Coupon Clippers Get A History Lesson From One Of Their Own (tags)
Bourgeois theoreticians take measures to assure their class that the present crisis will pass. "Do not panic" is the message. Good times will return and the robbery can go on. Time for a history lesson.
The Royal Prerogative (tags)
The present economic crisis has the capitalist class calling for state intervention again. They claim another bout of memory loss, they simply "forgot" the business cycle exists.
Wanted Criminal Flew U.S. Supply Missions in Iraq (tags)
Bout didn't just walk away with millions of taxpayer dollars, the authors found. The military issued Bout's pilots supply cards allowing them to gas up their planes for free when landing in Iraq. A Defense Department spokesman confirmed to the authors that Bout's fleet made off with nearly 500,000 gallons of fuel from the Baghdad airport courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.
David Walker, comptroller general, warns of impending crisis (tags)
Learn from the fall of Rome, the US is warned. There were striking similarities between America's current situation and the factors that brought down Rome including declining moral values, an over-confident and over-extended military and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government.
Saving A President (tags)
More war ahead to save a criminal president
Iraq, Iran, China, Talabani, the Kurds, and Israel (tags)
While U.S. forces continue to surge China achieves a diplomatic coup with Iraq expanding its influence and protecting its investments in Iran.
The Record of the Newspaper of Record (tags)
Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.
Workers Know All About Capital Accumulation, Don't We? (tags)
It is within the pages of the main Bourgeois journals that we find the strongest confirmation of Marx's economic writings.
PURE PROPAGANDA - THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE The Scientists Are The Bad Guys (tags)
For all those who like so many were persuaded and discomforted by the Chanel 4 'science' documentary': Great Global Warming Swindle', take heart...youve been conned by an experienced charlatan:Martin Durkin. Media lens takes a closer look at this con.
Israeli pResident Moshe Katsav's Penny Stock Partner Michael Zwebner loses in U.S. Court (tags)
Even Moshe Katsav's and Michael Zwebners' partner in the UCSY or Universal Communications Systems fraud,Mohamed Hadid with his Saudi Arabian ties,has been protected by the Bush Regime that has covered up the Herndon, Virginia Islamic charities money laundering scandal for him and the Saudis.
Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards wants another war! (tags)
In another important news item conveniently ignored by the pro-war Zionist media… Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards among others is in “Israel” pushing for an attack on Iran. Republicans and Democrats, two wings of the same old bird.
Brazil: To whom belongs the future? (tags)
In socially mature countries , consolidated and really sovereign, the prospections of the future are made by groups of university thinkers, of governmental and enterprise institutions, as well as groups associated to national NGOS.
James Dale Davidson,Agora Inc.,Charles Schwab,Tim Mahoney,VFIN, LOM and penny stock fraud (tags)
The far right wing James Dale Davidson of Agora Inc.,Baltimore, Maryland,newsmax.com and the National Taxpayers Union of Alexandria,Virginia, as well as Stanford University also profited from the Endovasc fraud and consequent boiler room and probable money laundering by Bellador Group of Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.And both Tim Mahoney's VFIN and Charles Schwab's Charles Schwab profited from the fraud that was and still is Endovasc of Montgomery, Texas as they themselves document in SEC filings.
FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool (tags)
The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations.
Ireland Indymedia bans criticism of the Lord Rees-Mogg ? (tags)
James Dale Davidson is besides being a co-author and business partner of Lord Rees-Mogg,founder of the National Tapayers Union that other wealthy American scoundrels such as Steve Forbes and Richard Mellon-Scaife have backed or been a part of.He was also the leading promoter of the Clinton smear campaign along with Richard Mellon-Scaife et.al. who claimed Clinton killed his own childhood friend Vince Foster. The good Lard Rees-Mogg on the other hand at the same time was humorously enough hot on the trail of Monica Lewinsky's stained dress as you will find in a link below on this indymedia post.Apparently Luciane Goldberg is his kinda woman.
Oil in Brazil and the world: analysis under diverse aspects. (tags)
Brazilian government must suspend, while the sector is reorganized, the rounds of licitations of areas promoted by ANP.
Fear of the Working Class At Home And Internationally Stirs Some Debate Among the Bankers (tags)
There is growing concern among sections of the capitalist class that the rising opposition to their global offensive and the market will get out of control.
Trouble in the Pipeline (tags)
Hidden oil spills, cover up and manipulation of the media.
Meeting Nasrallah: An Encounter with a Fighter (tags)
You need to reach the American public before American politicians. The public in the US is generally ahead of the politicians. Often public opinion conflicts with policies set in Washington. US politicians are usually elected by a minority of the population and represent two parties that are virtually indistinguishable on fundamental issues. If you can inform the public and get them to understand your position, they will put pressure on the politicians and hopefully prevent them from conducting their most destructive policies. Without internal public pressure, US policy is not likely to change significantly.
Imperial Oil (tags)
addicted to oil
U.S.-led coalition losing Afghanistan (tags)
Time to "cut and run" - Almost five years after a U.S.-led coalition attacked Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, experts warn that the country is slipping away.
Warnings of a US recession and global slowdown (tags)
Three commentaries published in the Financial Times over the past week have pointed to the increasing likelihood of a US recession that would have major implications for the global economy.
Europe’s leaders close ranks with Bush (tags)
On Tuesday, US President George Bush touched down in Vienna for the annual summit of US and European Union (EU) leaders. After brief talks in Vienna, Bush is due to fly to Budapest on Thursday for the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Bush’s trip to Europe is the first in a round of visits over the next few weeks. Next month he will return to Europe to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Stralsund, before proceeding to Russia for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin prior to the G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, to be held July 15-17.
Kevin Zeese: “Hawkish Israeli Lobby Wants War with Iran!” (tags)
The Israeli Lobby, with others, helped to instigate the Iraqi War. A scholarly report, the “Harvard Study,” which was recently released, also documents the “unmatched power” of the Lobby over the national interest. Now, the Bush-Cheney Gang is targeting Iran for a pre-empted strike. Is the hawkish, hard right, pro-Israeli Lobby pushing for a war with Iran, too? Kevin Zeese, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate In MD, thinks that it is.
Steve Miller, Bono and Angela Merkel—What An Act (tags)
As US capitalists intensify their offensive, the global club to which they belong meets in Davos with poster boy Bono offering them a cover.
The “Free Market”: The Greatest Terror Of All (tags)
The economic system of production we live in is called capitalism or the free market. We are supposed to be fortunate because we are free to starve to death amidst abundance. This form of social organiztion has not existed for all time and need not exist in the future. The first step in eliminating it is accepting this simple idea.
The Employers Can Be Stopped Starting With Delphi (tags)
The capitalist's offensive against Delphi workers can be thrown back but not without returning to the methods of the thirties
There's an explanation for all this (tags)
“It will be a hard pill for many Americans to swallow--the idea of doing with less so that big business can have more...Nothing that this nation, or any other nation, has done in modern economic history compares with the selling job that must be done to make people except this reality.” (Business Week 10-12-74.)
From Crisis to Crash (tags)
Representatives of orthodox market theory are not weary emphasizing that the causes of crises only refer to economic errors in the afflicted countries. This 1988 Austrian warning calls us to resist the ideology of market fundamentalists.
Alemania: noticias de ayer y de hoy (tags)
Julio Carreras (h), escritor, analista internacional, no sólo ha acertado en prospecciones políticas -como en lo relacionado con las guerras de Afganistán e Iraq- sino también en cuestiones económicas, políticas y sociales. También denunció la manipulación de la prensa por parte de Aznar, al día siguiente del terrible atentado del 11 M.
The GE ‘Golden Rice’ - An Exercise in How Not to do Science (tags)
Polished rice removes the nutrient rich aleurone layer for export, leaving polished rice nutrient deficient. AstraZeneca attempts to profit from selling GE rice with vitamin A from daffodils, when all people need to do is not remove the aleurone layer (but then AstraZeneca couldn't make billions off their deception)..
Importance of French Workers’ Struggle to Keep 35 Hour Week Shouldn't be Underestimated (tags)
The real reason for U.S. capitalism's attempt to create anti-French sentiment is the French workers' stand for the 35 hour week at a time when U.S. and global capitalism is trying to normalize going backwards
First Brothers Profit From W. (tags)
Detailed account of financial involvement of Bush brothers in shady business deals.
Tug of War (tags)
Some view the election of George W. Bush as providing him with a mandate to pursue his reactionary policies at home and abroad.
Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law (tags)
Democracy Now! Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law Monday, November 8th, 2004 The U.S. invasion of Fallujah has begun. After weeks of daily bombings, U.S. forces have begun to move into the Sunni city seen as the center of the Iraqi resistance. We speak with independent reporters Rahul Mahajan and Lamis Andoni in Jordan.
ASHRAF MARWAN (tags)
How I found the Egyptian agent's name
The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target (tags)
The Iranians are about to commit an offense far greater than Saddam Hussein's conversion to the euro for his oil exports back in the fall of 2000. In March 2005 Iran is going to start competing with New York's NYMEX and London's IPE with respect to international oil trades - using a euro-based international oil-trading mechanism. Numerous articles have revealed Pentagon planning for operations against Iran in 2005. The publicly stated reasons will be over Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the following unspoken macroeconomic issues explain the Real Reasons regarding the 2nd stage of petrodollar warfare - Iran's upcoming euro-denominated oil Bourse.
The Anatomy of ''Terror Experts'' (tags)
The Terror Experts existed before the Iraqi resistance and they will exist after it. Wherever the oppressed rise and effectively resist imperial rule there will be academic chairs, foundations grants and Centers for International Studies for the ambitious upwardly mobile Terror Expert. The Imperial state will demand their services, the prestigious Councils of Foreign Relations will offer membership and universities will reward them with distinguished professorships. They will be celebrities the mass media talk shows will feature them. They will be far from the killing fields but their spirit will be there, on the front lines and in the torture chambers, guiding the hands that place the hoods over the unredeemable, nihilists, Muslims, Marxists or national patriots.
Halliburton ran out of control, says audit (tags)
Marie de Young, a Halliburton logistics specialist, was discouraged from questioning exorbitant prices for laundry and five-star hotels, and was told that she was providing too much information to Pentagon auditors.
NO A LA INTERVENCION DE ESTADOS UNIDOS EN VENEZUELA (tags)
Un referéndum para revocar el Presidente Hugo Chávez y varios políticos antichavistas será convocado para el mes de agosto. La presión ejercida por los EEUU para derrocar a Presidente Chávez y apropiarse del petróleo del pueblo venezolano es mas fuerte que nunca. Exigimos que los medios de comunicación informen que esta ocurriendo en Venezuela, en lugar de actuar como empleados del no electo y odiado gobierno de Bush.
War costs to Pentagon approach $5 billion a month (tags)
Senior members of Congress, including some Republicans, urged the administration to detail war costs before the election, arguing it appeared that the military was running out of funds.
Bush rewards allies in terror war with billion$ (tags)
The President's budget does not include funding for the US's military operations in Afghanistan or Iraq, expected to cost and additional 30 to 50 billion dollars.
Join The Electronic Civil Disobedience Against Puppy Killers (tags)
On the 15th-19th of December there will be a Electronic Civil Disobedience (ECD) against Huntingdon Life Scienes Customer Yamanouchi. When Michele Rokke worked undercover at HLS in 1997 she reported that Yamanouchi were a customer. They were due to carry out a leg-breaking experiment on 37 beagles where their legs were due to be snapped with steel wire. An HLS worker joked about the dogs, saying “they should just break all their legs so they’ll be easier to work with.” He joked about how great it would be to move them from cage to cage if all their legs were broken http://www.shacamerica.net/ecd.htm
The US and the Straitjacket (tags)
"According to Kyoto, the output of fuel gases should be lowered to under 95 percent of the 1990 emission level by 2012. Fuel gases are regarded as causal agents of a global warming of the atomosphere.. The US is responsible for 36% of carbon dioxide.."
Operation Iron Hammer: Iraq: The War After The War (tags)
The imperial counter offensive: contradictions, challenges and opportunities. (tags)
A victory or prolonged war by the guerrillas in Colombia will provide breathing room for the rest of the left. Thus it is essential that maximum support and solidarity be extended to the Colombian struggle. Internationalism is not only the solidarity network against the new imperial military offensive, in general, but in support of the Colombian peasants and workers organized in their "Peoples Army."
Wal-Mart 'Eats' More US Manufacturers (tags)
In case you haven't already figured it out the whole point of Wal-Mart is to help depress the wages, and ability to survive, of the average Working Person. The reason is simple: Slaves don't need as much and if they have Jobs and incomes independent of the elites they are harder to order about like Sheep. Welcome to the Totalitarian States of America.
An Object Lesson in Investing (Or Being Taken for "a Ride") (tags)
Adam Smith, the father of modern economics much-quoted by conservatives, once said, "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices." It's a description that fits today's Wall Street to a tee.
US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?: (tags)
US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?:
Cheap Labor Conservatives Love Iraq (tags)
As they say the proof is in the pudding. Have a taste cheap labor conservatives. Enjoy your American Style Freedom Iraq. Freedom from jobs.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE EMPIRE (tags)
Because the President of the United States is getting burned in Iraq every day, along with the military forces he commands, by those geniuses over at the American Enterprise Institute, and their neocon amen corner in the administration, who told him that American troops would be greeted as "liberators," that it would be a "cakewalk," and that the entry of our troops into Baghdad was like the march into Paris in the summer of 1944. Then why are the Iraqis responding as if it's the summer of 1940 – and they're the French Resistance?
On how to make enemies (tags)
What attracted my attention to this article was the idea of the existence of a US bureau whose sole purpose is to propagate ideas which effectively create new enemies of the US.
Who is this piece of shit named ANDREW GIMSON? (tags)
See some of you propagandist bullshit about The NYC 9-11 Investigatory Film and Roundtable Program .The panel included former U.S. Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney; co-founder of the 911 Citizenswatch, John Judge; Publisher and Editor of "From the Wilderness", Mike Ruppert; former CIA analyst, Raymond L. McGovern; member of steering committee of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, David Mac Michael; author, Peter Lance, and filmmaker, writer, and media critique Danny Schechter. The Program is sponsored in conjunction with events in Berlin, Germany, in several cities in Canada, and several other cities in the U.S...
Panorama Internacional del 11/8 (tags)
Lea Panoraa Internacional actualizado al 11/8.
Lea Panorama Internacional (tags)
El semanario de análisis internacional que combina las opiniones de los "think tank" imperialistas, la de los principales intelectuales y académicos y artìculos de análisis marxista. Con un importante staff de especialistas y traductores en inglés, francés, italiano, alemán y portugués, Panorama Internacional, es un sitio inédito en el mundo de habla hispana. En su nueva edición del 21 de Julio le presentamos sólo algunos de los artículos más relevantes
Working Clas U.S. Perspectives 2003 -2004 (tags)
Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops (tags)
On March 30, an AP photo featured an American pro-war activist holding a sign: "Nuke the evil scum, it worked in 1945!" That's exactly what George Bush has done. America's mega-billion dollar war in Iraq has been indeed a NUCLEAR WAR.
AS THE ECONOMY CRUMBLES - June 16, 2003 (tags)
Summarizing the crappy economic news of the week.
They Say "Tomato," We Say "What's Going On?" (tags)
"Post-War" Iraq Situation Has Funny Tone To It
Civil Liberties and the Real World (tags)
Perhaps in their haste to champion individual freedoms (regardless of consequence), libertarians have forgotten that the Constitution begins; "We the people..."
Enron Used U.S. Government to Bully Developing Nations (tags)
WASHINGTON, May 29 (IPS) - Defunct energy giant Enron used the U.S. government to coerce the World Bank and poor nations to grant concessions and resolve its investment problems, according to documents and correspondence released by the Treasury Department.
Bilderberg Black Out (tags)
To witness the annual Bilderberg conference is to realize how the “Lords of the New World Order”—the self-chosen elite of international finance, business, and politics—are allowed to assemble in secret and conspire with the connivance of the mainstream media.
Wolves and Sheep (tags)
The truth is blowing on the winds of change, and the dust of another adminastration will be rubbed from between the toes of the children...
U.S. Cluster Bombs continue to kill in Iraq (tags)
Though there are no reliable figures on post-war casualties from unexploded ordnance in Iraq, humanitarian groups say anecdotal reports suggest hundreds of civilians may have been killed or injured in recent weeks. Photo - An Iraqi man stands near an unexploded cluster bomb (AFP/File/Karim Sahib).
The Rational Destruction of Yugoslavia (tags)
Now that the United States has completed a so-called humanitarian intervention in Iraq, I believe it is very informative to look back at the previous one in Yugoslavia. A brilliant analysis by noted author and political scientist Michael Parenti.
Questions of Life and Death (tags)
"Many politicians lack a moral imperative today. They act as though they have no options because the economy dictates conditions. This is not true. Politicians can still make decisions in the interests of many, not in the interests of a few.." From German
The History Of The Administration's Lies About WMD (tags)
A chronology of the lies regarding the so-called WMDs.
Closing Down the Press: Did the US Murder Journalists? (tags)
"The Americans were outraged at al-Jazeera's coverage of the civilian victims of US bombing raids. And on 8 April, less than three hours before the Reuters office was attacked, an American aircraft fired a single missile at the al-Jazeera office"
Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops (tags)
DU munitions are classified by a United Nations resolution as illegal weapons of mass destruction. Their use breaches all international laws, treaties and conventions forbidding poisoned weapons calculated to cause unnecessary suffering.
Arms/oil biz/ PNAC (tags)
The clash between Great Powers ("Old Europe" versus and the Anglo-American military axis) broadly pertains to: 1 Defense and the military-industrial complex, 2. Control over Oil and Gas Reserves, 3. Money and currency systems: clash between the Euro and the Dollar.
Gnome$ for peace- How to Stop the Attack (tags)
Boycott the dollars and bring peace to the world. The more people you can persuade to join you in becoming a Gnome for Peace, the better the chance there is of weakening the dollar and the American economy by enough to prevent or limit a war.
US to spend at least $4 bn to undermine democracy in Turkey (tags)
If the majority of the people in Turkey oppose the war, then for the US to pressure the Turkish government to support the war is to undermine democracy. Should the Turkish government answer to its citizens, or to the highest bidder with the biggest guns?
GoogleNews: 3,630 Newpaper Articles On Anti War Protests In The Last 3 Days (tags)
When I typed “anti war”, “protest” in GoogleNews more than 31/2 THOUSAND articles appeared (all published within the last 3 days). As impressive as the numbers, was the diversity of newspapers. It seemed that EVERY town in American had articles pertaining to Anti War Protests, and almost all of them seemed sympathetic to the cause. Below is a random page of the 100 pages of articles. GoogleNews seems to be a good tool to find and gauge media coverage. http://news.google.com/
The Corporations That Supplied Iraq's Weapons Program (tags)
Even before Iraq released its weapons-program dossier on 7 December 2002, it was said that the report would name the corporations that supplied Iraq with the equipment and other material it needed to develop biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. Soon after the report was released, those suspicions were confirmed.
did libya really destroy pan am 103 or was it a coverup? (tags)
i suspect a coverup
The West as Arrogant, Greedy and Self-Absorbed: Jean Chretien (tags)
"I believe the West is too rich in relation to the poor world. We are inevitably regarded as arrogant, self-absorbed, greedy and boundless. For me, September 11 was a chance to realize this more strongly.".Jean Chretien is the Canadian premier.
Finacial Times: US bankruptcies, and who received contributions (tags)
The Financial Times has an incredible series breaking down the 25 largest recent bankruptcies in America and showing how rich the corporate execs got in the process – a total of $3.3 billion
ETNA VALLEY ANSWER TO THE ECONOMIST'S ARTICLE (tags)
According to a recent article published by the hand of The Economist, world’s leading economic weekly magazine, Sicily was defined “The Third World’s of Europe”, this burned a heavily flamed polemics. This Economist’s definition comes in very high contrast with accepted opinions shared by as many authoritatives sources like Financial Times and Wired that had claimed at the island a very consinstent role as an International New Economy Player, statement, this, endorsed and confirmed by KPMG research that assumpted that in the third millennium any hi-tech entrepreneur wanting to invest in Europe must invest in Catania.
Financial Times: Capitalism's Children Strike Back... (tags)
The Financial Times UK is running a week-long series on the movement.It can be found here: http://www.ft.com/countercap The author James Harding is also hosting a discussion group, titled 'Do the Anti-Globalisation Activists Have a Point?' All contributions are welcome...
Extreme proposals of Treasury's O'Neill mostly unreported (tags)
When a high-level government official calls for drastic changes in U.S. law, it ought to be big news. But in an interview reported by the Financial Times' Amity Shlaes (5/19/01 & 5/22/01), treasury secretary Paul O'Neill called for sweeping changes in U.S. tax and social policy, and some three weeks later, those statements have made hardly a ripple in the U.S. media.
Global Action Day against Exxon Mobil ! (tags)
Soon there will be a Global Action day against Exxon Mobil because of their Evironment-politics.. It will be a day of actions in several cities all over the world and there will be Cyberactions aswell !
Austria: a year after the FPO crept to power, who benefitted ? (tags)
In Austria, the regime of Haider's laughably named "Freedom" party may serve as an example of what to expect from a corporate state.