Capitalism: A delicate moment

14 April 2019 — Michael Roberts

The IMF-World Bank meeting in Washington this weekend revealed again that the world economy is slowing down and the prospect of an outright recession is getting much higher.  The IMF economists cut their outlook for global growth  to the lowest since the global financial crisis of 2009 amid a bleaker outlook in most major advanced economies and signs that higher tariffs are weighing on trade – “a growth slowdown and precarious recovery”, the IMF called it.

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Julian Assange Newslinks 14 April 2019

14 April 2019 15:00  — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

WikiLeaks’ Publication of the Collateral Murder Video, Documents on the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, US Diplomatic Cables: Why Assange’s Extradition Must be Opposed at All Costs

The Arrest of Julian Assange: “Send a Chill into the Bones of Investigative Journalists and Whistle-Blowers around the Globe”

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Libya And The Scramble For Africa By Christopher Black

14 April 2019 — New Eastern Outlook


North Africa is in turmoil again and the cause of it can be found in the plots of the Europeans and Americans to break nations states into pieces in order to control the oil and gas producing areas of the region and in the plots of against each other. In Libya the CIA trained General Haftar has begun yet another offensive against the weak UN imposed government based in Tripoli, the Government of National Accord, whose forces are weak, which has little support among the people and which has not succeeded in restoring any of the public services, from electric power and water supply to transportation to medical, education, or other administrative systems that existed under the government of the Jamarahiya Republic destroyed by the NATO aggression of 2011.

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You have the right to always remain silent! By Pepe Escobar

13 April 13, 2019 — Asia Times

The date – April 11, 2019 – will live in infamy in the annals of Western “values” and “freedom of expression.” The image is stark. A handcuffed journalist and publisher dragged out by force from the inside of an embassy, clutching a Gore Vidal book on the History of the US National Security State.
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