MODERN MONETARY THEORY or MAINSTREAM MONETARY THEORY?

30 June 2019 — planning motive.com

mmt-goes-mainstream-pdf

The discussion on how to respond to the deepening Crash of 2019 is focusing minds. It is recognised that interest rate manipulation and regular quantitative easing will not suffice to bring the global economy back into growth, especially now that international trade is so fractured. Increasingly main-stream economists are dabbling with the direct injection of cash into the economy up to and including by-passing the traditional banking sector.

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Rainbows, dreams & ethical journalism By Terry Bell

29 June 2019 — Terry Bell Writes

South Africa seems to be obsessed with rainbow images. First there was that grand illusion of a rainbow nation, now faded. But it did, for some time, obscure, to a degree, rotten reality.

Now, with the latest State of the Nation (SONA) address we have what seemed to boil down to a “somewhere over the rainbow image” taken from that iconic Hollywood film, The Wizard of Oz. That 1939 movie, based on a 1900 fantasy novel, featured a young girl in dull, dusty Kansas, being swept up in her house by a tornado and landing in a glittering world “over the rainbow”.

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MH17: Turning Truth & Victims into Pawns By Gunnar Olsen

29 June 2019 — Land Destroyer

(Gunnar Ulson – NEO) – As the wreckage of Malaysian flight MH-17 laid scattered in eastern Ukraine, and many days before the first investigators even arrived on scene, the US had already blamed Russia and separatists it accused of aiding for the tragic downing of the passenger plane and the loss of all 298 people on board.

Review: Kuzmarov, Obama’s Unending Wars: Fronting the foreign policy of the permanent warfare state By Eric Walberg

28 June 2019 — Eric Walberg

Jeremy Kuzmarov, Obama’s Unending Wars: Fronting the foreign policy of the permanent warfare state, Clarity, 2019.

In Obama’s Unending Wars, Kuzmarov has brought together many telling proofs, nuggets, of just how horrible the world is, and just how responsible the US and its henchmen around the world are. A kind of who-does-it. Kuzmarov is that rare analyst (Belen Fernandez is another) who respects footnotes, leaving fascinating bits there that would otherwise detract from his focus.

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Petition against UK “drill” music ban defends freedom of speech By Paul Bond

29 June 2019 — Change.orgWSWS

Rap artists Krept and Konan have launched an online petition against the banning of “drill” music. The petition protests the suspended prison sentence imposed this year on drill artists Skengdo and AM for performing a song in concert.

Sign the Petition!
http://chng.it/npJRqwTPcv

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Shoot protesters while they rest — Israel’s new rules By Maureen Clare Murphy

28 June 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

A protester in central Gaza during Great March of Return protests on 30 March 2019. Mahmoud Khattab APA images

Shooting “key instigators” during unarmed protests in Gaza when they’re resting. Opening fire on teenagers attempting to make their way to pray in Jerusalem when they pose no danger.

This is the routine, unjustified and criminal use of live fire against Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces.

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Venezuela Newslinks 29 June 2019

29 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

‘Regime change takes time’: Trump plays down stalled coup in Venezuela
https://www.rt.com/news/462988-trump-venezuela-regime-time/

The press conference came as the Venezuelan military called for respect from those looking to break it
https://williambowles.info/2019/06/29/the-press-conference-came-as-the-venezuelan-military-called-for-respect-from-those-looking-to-break-it-by-paul-dobson/

Cuba the latest victim of Ottawa’s campaign against Venezuela
https://lifeonleft.blogspot.com/2019/06/cuba-latest-victim-of-ottawas-campaign.html

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Facing up to Libra by michael roberts

29 June 2019 — Michael Roberts

Libra is the name that Facebook, the global social network company, is calling its planned international digital currency.  What is Facebook’s purpose with this planned new currency?

According to Facebook, Libra is “a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people”. In its statement, the company says that: “The world truly needs a reliable digital currency and infrastructure that together can deliver on the promise of “the internet of money.” Securing your financial assets on your mobile device should be simple and intuitive. Moving money around globally should be as easy and cost-effective as—and even more safe and secure than—sending a text message or sharing a photo, no matter where you live, what you do, or how much you earn. New product innovation and additional entrants to the ecosystem will enable the lowering of barriers to access and cost of capital for everyone and facilitate frictionless payments for more people.”

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The press conference came as the Venezuelan military called for respect from those looking to break it. By Paul Dobson

28 June 2019 — Global Research – Venezuelanalysis.com 

United States Special Envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams has publicly welcomed Venezuela’s ex-intelligence chief to the country after he deserted and joined efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Manuel Cristopher Figuera, who served as chief of the Bolivarian Intelligence Services (SEBIN) from October 2018 to April 2019, arrived to the US on Monday.

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