Why Would Trump Want An Arms Race?

6 November 2018 — Oriental Review

US President Donald Trump has announced his intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty and resume production of the very missiles that the treaty prohibited, missiles that are designed to reach Russian targets from Europe. So what does this mean? That Washington has decided to use defence spending to bring Moscow to its knees or that it is preparing for war?

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Grand Geopolitical Project: Russia’s Gazprom signs Agreement to Abandon the Dollar By Umberto Pascali

7 June 2014 — Global Research

It’s only the tip of the iceberg. A grand geopolitical project is beginning to materialize…”

 On June 6 2014, the official Russian news agency Itar Tass announced what many were expecting since at least the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis: Russian main energy company, Gazprom Neft has finally “signed agreements with its consumers” to switch from Dollars to Euros (as transition to the ruble) “for payments under contracts”.

The announcement that the agreement has been actually signed and not just discussed was made by Gazprom’s Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Dyukov. Continue reading

Grand Geopolitical Project: Russia’s Gazprom signs Agreement to Abandon the Dollar By Umberto Pascali

7 June 2014 — Global Research

It’s only the tip of the iceberg. A grand geopolitical project is beginning to materialize…”

 On June 6 2014, the official Russian news agency Itar Tass announced what many were expecting since at least the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis: Russian main energy company, Gazprom Neft has finally “signed agreements with its consumers” to switch from Dollars to Euros (as transition to the ruble) “for payments under contracts”.

The announcement that the agreement has been actually signed and not just discussed was made by Gazprom’s Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Dyukov. Continue reading

The Entire Fiat Money System is Bankrupt: Demise of the Global US Fiat Dollar Reserve Currency By Matthias Chang

1 November 2013 — Global Research

It’s been a while since I last wrote an article on the on-going financial crisis. I don’t write for the sake of writing, as others do because they have to do so, on account of their subscribers who pay hefty subscription fees and demand their money’s worth.

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American Power and the Making of British Capitalism By Jeremy Green

4 June 2013 — New Left Project

On the opening page of their superb work on the political economy of the American Empire, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin outline the fundamental premise of their study: that the American state has played ‘an exceptional role in the creation of a fully global capitalism and in coordinating its management, as well as restructuring other states’.[1]  This is undoubtedly true, and today British capitalism bears the indelible imprint of American power.  Mirroring the diplomatic ‘Special Relationship’, so often referred to, has been a deep integration and co-development of these two states and of the form of capitalism that they sponsor. 

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Week in Review: Preemptive Wars and Ponzi Schemes

14 April 2013 —  Global Research News

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Venezuelans Vote: Presidential Elections. Maduro vs. CaprilesBy Stephen Lendman, April 14, 2013

 On Sunday, April 14, PSUV’s Nicolas Maduro (United Socialist Party of Venezuela) faces opposition Rountable of Democratic Unity (MUD) candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski.Most Venezuelans deplore him. They do so for good reason. He represents oligarch power, ties to Washington, and… Continue reading

Video: Fractured Land- Confronting Big Oil the Ravages of Neocolonialism By grtv

19 January 2013GRtv 

Caleb Behn is a young, Indigenous warrior fighting to save his people’s land and culture. Deep in the exquisite wilderness of northeastern British Columbia, the ancestral home of Caleb’s Dene people, the multi-billion-dollar oil and gas industry emits chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, the killing of brain and blood cells, and environmental harm. Caleb himself was born with a birth defect and spent long, painful years under the surgeons’ knives, face cut, lips sewn. He cannot show that emissions from the industry caused his condition; still, it made him tough, gave him a deep aversion to gambling with children‘s health, and helped drive him to action.

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HLLN 13 January 2013: Your story Haiti, For You: Light and Libation, A Bouquet of Tears | Seismic Shifts – Haiti freestyling to murder Tarzan, Jane & their Uncle Toms

13 January 2013HLLN
 
Recommended HLLN Link: Foreign violence against Haiti is the norm. Haiti struggles on, paying an untenable price, lighting a path for love and justice http://bit.ly/13eKwK3
 
Felipe Luciano/WBAI interviews Ezili Dantò of HLLN on Haiti, three years after the earthquake. Broadcast on Jan 11, 2012 http://bit.ly/13eKwK3 Continue reading

A bailout of the people by the people?

13 November 2012Rolling Jubilee

Now here’s a good idea from the US (I’m not really sure if it’s applicable here in the UK though):

Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal. Debt resistance is just the beginning. Join us as we imagine and create a new world based on the common good, not Wall Street profits. Continue reading