1. This past July, the EU parliament voted to repeal the law capping bonuses and other payouts to its poor, exploited, downtrodden, huddled masses of investment bankers. The deciding votes securing the repeal were cast by two representatives from Greece, both of whom just happened to be members of the Communist Party of Greece, the Kommounistikó Kómma Elládas (KKE). Said the sponsor of the original legislating that had capped the bonuses, “The Stalinists were half the problem.”
14 October 2013 — Liberty
At Liberty we’ve long argued that Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is ripe for misuse and discrimination.
The power allows for people to be detained for nine hours, fingerprinted, strip searched and asked questions without a right of access to a lawyer. It can be exercised without the need for any grounds to suspect the person is involved in terrorism, or any other criminal activity. This means it can be used against anyone a police, immigration or customs officer chooses and has been used disproportionately against those of Asian origin.
5 September 2013 – The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor
Video: Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years For Reporting on Hacked Private Intelligence Firms
11 July 2013 — Democracy Now!
Journalist Barrett Brown spent his 300th day behind bars this week on a range of charges filed after he used information obtained by the hacker group Anonymous to report on the operations of private intelligence firms. Brown faces 17 charges ranging from threatening an FBI agent to credit card fraud for posting a link online to a document that contained stolen credit card data. But according to his supporters, Brown is being unfairly targeted for daring to investigate the highly secretive world of private intelligence and military contractors. Continue reading this...
I. Now back to our subject. Marx, concludes his Notebook VI of the Grundrisse with an extended discussion of circulation, the impact of fixed assets, machinery, on the turnover of capital, the impact of fixed capital on the labor process, and the impact of circulation time on the reproduction of capital. Writes our friend Karl: Continue reading this...
9 May, 2013 — Global Research
This important collection provides the reader with “a most comprehensive analysis of the various facets – especially the financial, social and military ramifications – from an outstanding list of world-class social thinkers.”
11 April 2013 — grtv
The recent bail-in in Cyprus has given the world a glimpse at the future of the banking landscape. Now, as Canada gets set to hardwire the bail-in process into law, analysts like Michel Chossudovsky are warning how the big banks can use this template to further consolidate their monopoly of economic control. This is the GRTV Backgrounder on Global Research TV.
28 March 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 791
“On the eve of the crisis, the bourgeois, with the self-sufficiency that springs from intoxicating prosperity, declares money to be a vain imagination. Commodities alone are money. But now the cry is everywhere: money alone is a commodity! As the hart pants after fresh water, so pants his soul after money, the only wealth.” — Capital, Karl Marx.
26 March 2013 – The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor
Capitalists imagine their mode of production as production for exchange and imagines its origins in trade, in the circulation of the commodities between producers and …..producers, between producers and consumers, producers and “circulators,” merchants.
4 March 2013 — Media Channel
Durban, South Africa: Back in 2002, South Africa hosted a UN environmental Summit on sustainability. It drew a rag tag army of green activists from all over the world, many excited to visit the now free South Africa that they fought for through the apartheid years, and hoping to meet members of the liberation movement led by Nelson Mandela.
9 January 2013 — williambowles.info
Judge refuses to dismiss charges against WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning
A military judge refused Tuesday to toss out the case against WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning but ruled that any sentence the Army private receives should be reduced by 112 days because of his mistreatment in confinement. Manning’s confinement at a …
22 December 2012 — WSWS
The latest sweetheart settlement with a major international class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>bank, in this case involving criminal activities that financial regulators describe as “epic,” has once again lifted the lid on the cesspool of class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>corruption otherwise known as the world financial system.
5 December 2012 — Global Research
Never before has it been so important to have independent, honest voices and sources of information. We are – as a society – inundated and overwhelmed with a flood of information from a wide array of sources, but these sources of information, by and large, serve the powerful interests and individuals that own them. The main sources of information, for both public and official consumption, include the mainstream media, alternative media, academia and think tanks.
5 December 2012 — SACSIS
He advanced to the council-table:
and, “Please your honours,” said he,
“I’m able, by means of a secret charm,
to draw all creatures living beneath the sun,
that creep, or swim, or fly, or run,
after me so as you never saw!
and I chiefly use my charm
on creatures that do people harm,
~ Robert Browning – ‘The Pied Piper: A Child’s Story’ (1842)