Video: ‘J is for Junk Economics’: Michael Hudson on TRNN (4/5)

3 March 2017 — The Real News Network

Economist Michael Hudson takes on the mythology surrounding government budgets and explains how the term ‘stability’ has been used as a cover for financial fraud (inc. transcript)

Part One – Part TwoPart Three – Part Five

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Bees: The jury has retired

3 March 2017 — SumOfUs

[I’ll keep you uptodate on this one. WB]

Last month, with your support, the Bee Defenders Alliance were at the European Court of Justice standing up for the bees.

This group of independent scientists and beekeepers were taking on the world’s biggest pesticide companies – Bayer, Syngenta and BASF. I delivered them your message of support along with messages from over 57,000 Sum of Us members – the team were so grateful to know you were standing with them.

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The Link Tax Defeated?

2 March 2017 — OpenMedia

EU parliamentarians are listening! An important new report from MEP Catherine Stihler recommends that the European Parliament scrap plans for a Link Tax and content censorship.1 Stihler’s report concluded that the Link Tax is unnecessary and warned that content censorship will harm the interests of Internet users. Continue reading this...

Video: ‘J is for Junk Economics’: Michael Hudson on TRNN (3/5)

1 March 2017 — The Real News Network

Trump is planning to turn the U.S. economy into a Russian-style kleptocracy, says economist Michael Hudson (inc. transcript)

Part One – Part Two – Part Four – Part Five

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Video: ‘J is for Junk Economics’: Michael Hudson on TRNN (2/5)

28 February 2017 — The Real News Network

Trump’s infrastructure plan will privatize all the benefits for the financiers and make sure that the population at large gets zero benefit from it while paying the costs, says economist Michael Hudson (inc. Transcript)

Part One – Part Three – Part Four – Part Five

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Video: ‘J is for Junk Economics’: Michael Hudson on TRNN (1/5)

28 February 2017 — The Real News Network

Michael Hudson, author of the newly released ‘J is for Junk Economics,’ says the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works (inc. transcript)

Part TwoPart ThreePart Four – Part Five

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Can The Climate Survive Electoral Democracy? May Be. Can It Survive Capitalism? No. By Stan Cox

22 February 2017 — Countercurrents

Donald Trump plans to dismantle America’s already weak climate policy, potentially dooming not only this country but the entire world to runaway greenhouse warming. The day after Election Day 2016, star climate scientist Michael Mann was already saying he feared that it was “game over” for the Earth’s climate.

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In the European Court of Justice with the BeeDefenders

16 February 2017 — SumOfUs

I’m writing to you from the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, where I’ve just delivered messages of support from you and over 57,000 other SumOfUs members. The team here are so grateful to know that you’re standing beside them.

Right now, the BeeDefenders are in court defending the bees from the world’s biggest pesticide companies – Bayer, Syngenta and BASF.

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To Build an Autocracy, First Build an Oligarchy

3 February 2017 —FAIR

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David Frum’s “How to Build an Autocracy” leaves out the first step in the recipe.

In “How to Build an Autocracy” (Atlantic, 3/17), George W. Bush speechwriter David (“Axis of Evil”) Frum begins his warning about Donald Trump’s authoritarian tendencies by imagining Trump’s second inauguration in 2021:

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Glyphosate Banned… For 18 Months… in Europe

2 February 2017 — SumOfUs

[But not, it seems in Lambeth in London where the stuff is sprayed regularly on the pavements in my neighbourhood, WB]

We made something amazing happen. The EU refused to give Monsanto’s cancer-causing ingredient – glyphosate – the green light. It’s delayed the decision 18 months while glyphosate is re-evaluated. Continue reading this...

Trump and Climate Catastrophe By John Bellamy Foster

2 February 2017 — Monthly Review

This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice. —Donald Trump, January 2, 20141

The alarm bells are ringing. The climate-change denialism of the Trump administration, coupled with its goal of maximizing fossil-fuel extraction and consumption at all costs, constitutes, in the words of Noam Chomsky, “almost a death knell for the human species.” As noted climatologist Michael E. Mann has declared, “I fear that this may be game over for the climate.”2

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Trump’s Neo-Fascism will be Built on Neo-Fascism of Obama and Democrat Party By Ajamu Baraka

3 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

White “radicals” and Black “nationalists” join with corporate Democrats and “latte” liberals” to mouth nonsense about Russians. Clinton Democrats attack Trump from the right — and sweep know-nothings of all stripes along with them. “Collaboration from the left with the new McCarthyism is providing an opening for the isolation and repression of those of us who were going to have to fight no matter who would have been elected.”

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In the Beginning… By S. Artesian

27 January 2017 — AntiCapital

This is how it starts

This is how it starts. The capitalist economy on the global platform, is so burdened with  overproduction, by the accumulation of capital itself, that circulation slows.  Rates of growth in global trade slow, followed by absolute declines in volumes and values. Trade pacts, alliances, partnerships fail to generate returns necessary to offset the protectionist impulses spun off by the breakdown in circulation, by the big slowdown.

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The British Government Colludes with Monsanto. Crimes against Humanity and “Ecocide” By Colin Todhunter

27 January 2017 — Global Research

Monsanto Should be Held Accountable in the International Criminal Court

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“The British Government has colluded with Monsanto and should be held accountable in the International Criminal Court in The Hague for crimes against humanity and ecocide.” Dr Rosemary Mason.

The British public and the environment are being poisoned with a deadly cocktail of 320 pesticides. Moreover, Wales has become a storage dump for Monsanto’s most toxic chemicals. These are the messages conveyed by Dr Rosemary Mason in her recent open letter to Councillor Rob Stewart, the leader of Swansea City and County Council.

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