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text Scoundrel Media FIFA Bashing - by Stephen Lendman
media
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 3:13AM
text Fracking Bohemians—more evidence - by Don Eichelberger, Bohemian Grove Action Netwo
Every mid-July for over 100 years, most of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world gather for a two week, off-the-record camp out at Bohemian Grove. This article describes some of the men who have influenced the development of hydrolic fracturing (fracking) and turned it in to another cash cow that is destroying the environment on behalf of the patriarchy.
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:58PM
text G7 Finance Ministers Focus on Growth in Face of High Debt - by Sophia Har
G7 finance ministers gather in Dresden, Germany, to discuss promoting "sustainable growth" in the face of growing global debt. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is among the ministers gathering. The meeting takes place amid debt crises in the Eurozone and the developing world. The ministers meet after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported slow economic growth and increased debt burdens during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings. "‎It's impossible to experience sustainable growth, w...
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:34AM
text Hillary Clinton Endorses GMOs - by Stephen Lendman
GMOs
Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:56AM
text Global March Against Monsanto Day - by Stephen Lendman
Monsanto
Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 2:46AM
text Heading Toward Financial Maidan in Ukraine? - by Stephen Lendman
Ukraine
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 4:03AM
text Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans’ Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mex...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:13PM
text The poverty-stricken - by Ted Rudow III, MA
More than 900 migrants from Bangladesh and Burma have reportedly been rescued from a sinking boat off the coast of Indonesia while thousands remain adrift in the region. Burma’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, who are not considered citizens in Burma and are effectively stateless.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:32PM
text Senate Advances Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority: Debate Shifts to House - by Stephen Lendman
trade
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 11:26AM
text Devastated Nepal Daily Pays $600,000 on Debt - by Sophia Har
Nepal underwent another earthquake on May 12 amid recovery from the April 25 quake. It owes billions of dollars of debt to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and foreign lenders. Anti-poverty organization Jubilee USA Network states that debt relief would aid Nepal's recovery efforts.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:18AM
text The Problem with Development - by Steve Martinot
The Bay Area is being groomed to play the role of a capitol city in the Pacific Rim economy. The real reason that ABAG has told Berkeley and all the other cities in the Bay Area to build new housing units is to enable the personnel of this capitol city industry and finance to move back from the suburbs, to eliminate the time they spend in highway traffic. There is an implicit intensification of high paid white collar labor in that. But ABAG says it is to cut down on highway pollution, by redu...
Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 12:06PM
text Senate Defeats Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority - by Stephen Lendman
trade
Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 5:11AM
text Governments Negotiate UN Agreement on Global Development - by Sophia Har, Jubilee USA Network
The United Nations, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and finance ministries are meeting in New York to finalize an agreement for the Financing for Development Conference (FfD) to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July.
Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 1:46PM
text Wealth is not a Private Affair - by Ulrich Thielemann
The US faces a revenue- and a war-spending crisis. The top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982; corporations stash trillions in tax havens. Joseph Stiglitz warns that inequality creates suboptimal economies. Since capital gains taxes are half of regular taxes, speculators pay much less than workers. Alternative economics emphasize that our economic problems are endogenous, not exogenous. Profit-maximizing is different than profit-making (Ulrich Thielemann). In late stage financial capi...
Posted: Thu May 7, 2015 5:23AM
text The Tech Commute Did Not Take Place - by Fireworks
The mainstream media attempted to portray the May 1st blockade of the Oakland tech commute a failure. An article on SFGate.com carried the headline “May Day rally fails to block tech bus in Oakland.” Further below in the same article, the author goes on to write, “When the lone bus pulled up at 7:40 a.m., it stopped across the street from protesters and left before they could assemble. Other buses were either rerouted or cancelled in anticipation of the protest.”
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 2:51PM
text On the End of Capitalism - by Ulrike Herrmann
Capitalism will collapse in a chaotic and brutal way... The bridge from capitalism to the new "post-growth economy" is lacking. Hardly anyone reflects about the process of transformation... If the climate should be spared, fly8ing cannot be a human right. The unpleasant R-word that threatens growth will be unavoidable again: renunciation. This cannot be limited to flying since energy consumption can only be reduced by producing less.
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 8:37AM
text World Bank and IMF Announce $1.1 Billion in Debt Relief for Chad - by Sophia Har, Jubilee USA Network
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank announced $1.1 billion in debt relief for Chad. The money comes through the IMF and World Bank's two major debt relief programs: the Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC) and the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI). Chad is the 36th country to receive HIPC relief and the first since 2012. Chad is the fourth-least developed country in the world. More than half its population lives in poverty.
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:54AM
text NBC Bay Area’s Bay Area Revelations Series Returns With Rebels & Revolutions - by Liza Catalan
Second Chapter Untold Stories of the Bay Area’s History in Leading Political and Social Movements
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:26PM
text Aftershocks Pummel Highly Indebted Nepal: Poor Country Spends 217 Million Annually on Debt - by Sophia Har
As Nepal experiences aftershocks from Saturday's earthquake, it may find relief in the IMF's Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, a fund that cancels the debt of poor countries in crisis.
Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:52AM
text It becomes almost a life-and-death spirit - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Judge Approves NFL Head Injuries Settlement A federal judge has approved a settlement to compensate National Football League players who suffer the impacts of repeated head injuries. The NFL estimates nearly a third of its players will suffer long-term cognitive problems, like Alzheimer’s. After 5,000 players sued the league, the NFL has agreed to pay up to $5 million to players who develop certain crippling neurological diseases. Critics say the settlement will exclude people whose cond...
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:46PM

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