… Gibbs: One of the surprises of the post-Cold War era is the persistence of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and other US-led alliances. These alliances were created during the Cold War mainly or exclusively for containing the claimed Soviet threat. In 1991, the USSR disappeared from the map, but the anti-Soviet alliance systems persisted and in fact expanded. How do we account for the persistence and expansion of NATO? What in your view is the purpose of NATO after the Cold War? … // Continue Reading…
… and the Feds Are Keeping It Secret – Published on Global Research.ca, by Jack Burns, March 5, 2017.
When a bank is found guilty of doing business in countries where they’re not supposed to be, and when the same bank is found guilty of helping drug cartels launder money, shouldn’t the public have a right to know about the banks’ efforts at correcting such actions? That’s the question being raised with respect to HSBC’s 1.92 billion dollar settlement with the U.S. and oral arguments are taking place in federal court this week on whether or not the compliance report should stay sealed. Continue Reading…
Published by Hiroyuki Hamada, March 2, 2017.
… How much does it cost to tell a lie that big? What is the human price of making people complicit in a project of death and suffering? What consequences do we pay in erasing facts and twisting history when we regard ourselves as cultural beings? But all these questions are perhaps trivial compared to the 500,000 deaths, displacements of half of the population, and all the destruction inflicted by the imperial assault against Syria so far. Continue Reading…
uploaded by Abandoned Exploration Squad:
- Murderer’s abandoned million dollar mansion exploration (with) over 30 rooms, 17.37 min;
Published on VOXeu.org, by Stelios Michalopoulos and Elias Papaioannou, March 1, 2017.
the Scramble for Africa has contributed to economic, social, and political underdevelopment by spurring ethnic-tainted civil conflict and discrimination and by shaping the ethnic composition, size, shape and landlocked status of the newly independent states. This column, taken from a recent VoxEU eBook, summarises the key findings of studies that use high-resolution geo-referenced data and econometric methods to estimate the long-lasting impact of the various aspects of the Scramble for Africa. Continue Reading…
2017-02-01: The Left Is Self-Destructing;
2017-02-02: African labour and social militancy;
2017-02-03: Decent Work or Indecent Politics;
2017-02-04: What, Exactly, Is Going on in Syria?
2017-02-05: Is Inequality a Political Choice?
2017-02-06: living spaces becoming smaller and smaller;
2017-02-07: How corporate dark money is taking power on both sides of the Atlantic;
2017-02-08: This endless Trump bashing;
2017-02-09: No Pink Wooly Caps for Me;
2017-02-10: Black Snakes on the Move, U.S. Pipeline Expansion Out Of Control;
2017-02-11: Exposing the Myths of Neoliberal Capitalism: An Interview With Ha-Joon Chang;
2017-02-12: US: 37 percent of people in N.J. are among the working poor – study;
2017-02-13: Left wing liberalism tries to rule by manufacturing consent;
2017-02-14: creative affordable small homes;
2017-02-15: for our economic system – Plan B;
2017-02-16: Western Interests Aim To Flummox Russia;
2017-02-17: South Africa and the Changing Possibilities for the Left;
2017-02-18: We Could Lose Two Hundred Million People [in a Nuclear War;
2017-02-19: Flynn fired over high-level DC pedophile list;
2017-02-20: The Democratic Party has COLLAPSED as a political force in the USA;
2017-02-21: These 8 neocons are gearing up to destroy President Trump;
2017-02-22: FOOD: it’s time to put food policy back on the table;
2017-02-23: Young Iranian chess grandmaster expelled from national team for not wearing hijab;
2017-02-24: Why free trade is not always an advantage;
2017-02-25: Canada, Ontario: Time to Fix Hydro ‘Mistake’;
2017-02-26: Syria’s Draft Constitution, “No Military Solution”. Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War – Part III;
2017-02-27: Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund;
2017-02-28: Understanding the global role of the US economy.
See also this page: All articles sorted chronologically.
Published on VOXeu, by M. Ayhan Kose, Csilla Lakatos, Franziska Ohnsorge, Marc Stocker, Feb 27, 2017.
A growth surge in the world’s largest economy could provide a significant boost to global activity. In contrast, uncertainty about the direction of US policies could have the opposite effect. This column investigates spillover channels linking the US and the global economy. An acceleration in US growth would have positive effects for the rest of the world if not counterbalanced by increased trade barriers. However, policy uncertainty could hamper global growth, and could have particularly bad effects on investment growth in emerging and developing economies … // Continue Reading…
Published on GoFundMe, created Feb 7, 2017.
This is the official campaign raising funds for Chelsea Manning. This campaign is being organized by her friends and family. I have known Chelsea as her attorney, advocate and friend for several years. The money will be deposited directly into her bank account, which is being managed by her current power of attorney. Upon her release on May 17th, she will have full control over all funds donated. Continue Reading…
Syria’s Draft Constitution, “No Military Solution”. Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War – Part III
AFTER RUSSIA TOOK OVER THE NEGOTIATIONS: the conclusion of the first round of post-U.S.-involvement Syrian peace talks took place in Astana Kazakhstan and ended on January 24th, and included, as governmental participants, Syria, Russia, Iran, and Turkey. Neither the Sauds (who had selected and organized the delegation that supposedly represented ‘the rebels’ in the previous, America-led, talks) nor the United States government (which is the main international representative of the Sauds) participated. Continue Reading…
Published on The Bullett, Socialist Project’s E-Bulletin No. 1372, by Paul Kahnert, Feb 22, 2017.
Hydro in Ontario is a mess and rates are skyrocketing. The high number of people who have trouble paying or can’t pay their Hydro bills is growing by the day. Businesses are leaving the province and/or refusing to locate here because of high Hydro rates. A group that is especially being ignored is small and medium business including farmers (that’s from a former union activist) … // Continue Reading…
… and why protectionism can also mean protection – Published on Current Concerns, by Karl Müller, Feb 21, 2017.
One of the “Establishment’s” “narratives” is that science and reason are on their side and their critics have no real arguments. That the critics are blind to reality and strongly biased by their feelings, seducible by “populists”, by “conspiracy theorists,” and by brokers of “fake news” (especially the Russian government). Continue Reading…
… while competing as an independent player in the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival – Published on RT, Feb 21, 2017.
Iran has banned 18-year-old chess grandmaster Dorsa Derakhshani from competing for the national chess team for not wearing a hijab – obligatory dress for women under Iranian law.
Derakhshani was expelled for not covering her hair with the garment – compulsory wear for women since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 – while competing as an independent player in the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. Continue Reading…
During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked if I knew the difference between a family farmer and a pigeon. When I said no, he delighted in explaining: “A pigeon can still make a deposit on a new John Deere.” Continue Reading…
… Here are 8 neocons that are gunning to take Trump down, and force America into more illegal wars and regime change operations. Continue Reading…
Glenn Greenwald: The Democratic Party has COLLAPSED as a political force in the USA – and here’s why, 5.09 min, uploaded by NoWorldOrder.com, Feb 16, 2017.
… “The Democrats don’t have control of the House or the Senate, the Republicans do. They now have lost two-thirds of governorships, which are also now in the hands of the Republican Party. And they are one state house away from enabling the Republicans to convene a constitutional convention on their own because they will have two-thirds of the states fully within their grasp, and both houses of Congress. So, it’s a party that has collapsed as a national political force in the United States! It’s not just the presidential election!” Continue Reading…
Former CIA officer Robert David Steele explains how Flynn was really fired because he was in possession of a high-level Washington DC pedophile list with many names. One of those names was Vice President Mike Pence’s “best friend”. Steele also says that there are restaurants in Washington DC and Saudi Arabia where you can literally order children off of the menu …;
in german: about pedophilia: Ritueller Missbrauch, on politics for the 99%, Oct 25, 2016, with my long comment about what I lived when being in France in the sixties, letting me believe that Pizzagate must be true; Continue Reading…
… and still have more than we had at the Time of the Civil War, the Air Force chief of staff told the Joint Chiefs at a September 1971 meeting. – Published on The National Security Archive NSA, Electronic Briefing Book No. 580, by William Burr, Feb 15, 2017.
- Declassified Diary Excerpt and Other Records of Ex-JCS Chairman Moorer Detail Highest-Level Military Deliberations, Including with White House;
- JCS Minutes, Once Thought Entirely Destroyed, Partially Preserved in Moorer Records at U.S. National Archives
… The record of the JCS meeting can be found in recently declassified diaries of Admiral Thomas Moorer, who served as JCS chairman during 1970 through 1974. During the late 1970s, the Chiefs destroyed their entire collection of minutes going back to 1947; apparently the only surviving JCS meeting records were those kept by Moorer. Continue Reading…
With the claims that a new trade union federation will be launched in March 2017, it is appropriate to draw up a balance sheet of the labour movement in South Africa, and ask whether the optimism of many that a new Left force is going to be unleashed is justified. Or whether the possibilities for a force of revolutionary working class politics lie elsewhere … // Continue Reading…
Gregor Gysi (die Linke) sagte (damals) die (heutige) Zukunft voraus, 16.27 min, hochgeladen von Freie Propaganda NEO … damals, vor Einführung des Euro;
(mein Kommentar: ich bin es so leid, unseren Parlamenten immer wieder beim Versagen zusehen zu müssen … sonst ist alles gesagt – Heidi).
… a systemic revolution for real transformation – Published in english on Wissensmanufaktur, 20 pages in pdf, by Andreas Popp and Rico Albrecht, November 2011.
Note about this English version: please appreciate that the majority of our work is carried out in an honorary capacity without remuneration. Questions will be read and responded to by us only in German language, should time allow us to do so. We have to delete on a regular basis unread emails due to the fact that we are being flooded with inquiries. We would ask you for your understanding. Many thanks for your efforts and thoughts. Continue Reading…
- Underground Rock House Construction, 8.17 min, uploaded by Roy Hayward;
- Building a low cost extension using farmhouse materials …, 4.53 min, uploaded by BBC;
- Adam, Jason and Pete build a home for less than $50,000, 18.30 min, uploaded by Better Homes and Gardens;
- Earth-cooled, shipping container underground CA home for 30K, 14.13 min, uploaded by Kirsten Dirksen; Continue Reading…