Video: The Economic Crisis & Crisis Theory II

13 June 2014 — Michael Hudson

This panel explored causes of the Great Recession and the continuing economic sluggishness since the recession’s ended, as well as how the left can respond to this situation. In keeping with the conference theme, panelists addressed what different analyses and theories imply about the kind of socioeconomic change that is called for.

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Washington escalates intervention in region-wide Middle East war By Bill Van Auken

21 June 2014 — WSWS

With nearly 600 Green Beret “advisors” and other US troops in or set to be sent to Iraq over the coming days, the Pentagon announced Friday that it is negotiating rules of engagement that the regime in Baghdad rejected two-and-a-half years ago, before the final pullout of the American military.

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Video: Syria’s Press Conference the United Nations Doesn’t Want You To See

20 June 2014 — Global Research News

Yesterday at 11am, the Syrian Mission to the United Nations convened a press conference featuring people from the US who observed the recent elections.

Five minutes into the opening comments of Syrian Ambassador Bashar Al-Jaafari, the UN webcast cut off. The thousands of journalists, political analysts, and others who view UN webcasts each day from all over the world were denied the ability to watch the press conference, and hear what was said.

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Vermont and the People are “Fighting Monsanto” for their Lives and For Now “They are Winning” By Joachim Hagopian

21 June 2014 — Global Research

The Modern Day Story of David and Goliath

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The world’s most powerful chemical manufacturer, Monsanto, and the powerful food and agri-industries have had their way in America for many decades. Through the power of lobbyists pouring money into the hands of corrupt lawmakers, US presidents, and federal agencies like the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), until just recently they have successfully squelched any grassroots movements made by the American people concerned about the food they eat and its effect on their physical health.

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Ukraine News Links 20-21 June 2014

21 June 2014 11:26:12 —

US steps up sanctions over Ukraine (BBC)

Ukraine may lose $100 bln in next three years if it stops cooperation with Russia, Customs Union (Voice of Russia)

About 80 Ukrainian border guards crossed to Russia (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko’s crisis settlement plan in east Ukraine valid till June 27 (Voice of Russia) Continue reading