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The Conspiracy Against President Trump

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Published on Dissident Voice, by Paul Craig Roberts, March 22, 2017.

March 20, 2017: Listening today to the broadcast of testimony by FBI Director Comey and National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers before the House Intelligence Committee (an oxymoron) made it clear that the Democrats, Comey, and Rogers intend conflict with Russia. Continue Reading…

The Power of Le Pen

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Published on TIME, by Vivienne Walt, March 16, 2017.

… As the French get ready to pick their next President in two rounds of voting in April and May, millions of voters exasperated by the failures of those two parties seem willing to back an insurgent to run the country. The candidacy of far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen has been nourished by a groundswell of support in hard-hit towns across France. Now, with just weeks to go before voting begins, Le Pen is a favorite to clinch the first round against a raft of seasoned insiders, and could yet seize the presidency itself in the final round on May 7 … // Continue Reading…

Behind a Corporate Monster: how Monsanto pushes Agricultural Domination

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on truthout.org, by Alan Broughton, March 19, 2017.

Monsanto, one of the world’s biggest pesticide and seed corporations and leading developer of genetically modified crop varieties, had a stock market value of US$66 billion in 2014. It has gained this position by a combination of deceit, threat, litigation, destruction of evidence, falsified data, bribery, takeovers and cultivation of regulatory bodies … // Continue Reading…

150 Years of Marx’s Capital

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… an audio (LibriVox) recording of Capital, Volume 1 - Published on Socialist Projects.ca, 10 hours, March 19, 2017 … also on YouTube, followed there by other audios in autoplay.

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Prof. Rainer Mausfeld

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  • Die Angst der Machteliten vor dem Volk – Prof. Rainer Mausfeld, 98.37 min, Feb 19, 2017 … enn eine überschaubare Gruppe von Menschen dauerhaft über die große Masse Macht ausüben will, ist die Stabilität des Systems nur dann zu erreichen, wenn man die wichtigste Ressource kontrolliert. Wissen. Was das Volk nicht weiß, noch nicht einmal erahnt, kann es auch nicht auf die Barrikaden bringen … (ganzer langer Text); Continue Reading…

The British Left at a Crossroads

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Published on DISSENT, by James Stafford and Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, March 16, 2017 [updated version of an editorial first published in Renewal].

… Wherever illiberal leaders have gained access to the resources of post-9/11 security states, liberals, greens, and socialists may find themselves numbered among the “enemies of the people” as the right works to cement its power. This process is already underway in Poland and Hungary. Nascent left-populisms are currently too weak to stop the right, although they could benefit in the short-term from increasing political polarization. Continue Reading…

Launch of the Thematic Portfolio on Land and Investments

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… by the Land Portal Foundation and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment - Published on farmlandgrab.org, March 15, 2017 (short URL:

Over the past decade, international investments in land have come to the forefront of public debate. Some argue that investments in land, including by foreign entities, is a critical component of achieving food security. Others argue that large scale land acquisitions, or what some refer to as ‘land grabbing,’ on the contrary, undermines efforts to overcome poverty and hunger by further marginalizing already vulnerable groups, including indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers.   Continue Reading…

The cyberwar of all against all

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Published on english hankyoreh.co.kr, by John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus, March 14, 2017.

The political theorist Thomas Hobbes warned in the 17th century that without the modern state and its sovereign control of territory, humanity would slip back into a state of nature in which violence was uncontrolled and ever-present. “A war of all against all” would break out, he wrote, in which neighbor would turn against neighbor. States would continue to fight one another, but a measure of stability would reign at the level of society … // Continue Reading…

The Crisis in the ATU, Labour Shoots Itself in the Foot

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Published on The Bullet, Socialist Project’s E-Bulletin No. 1382, by Sam Gindin and Herman Rosenfeld, March 14, 2017.

A sign of the tragic disarray of the Canadian labour movement is the extent to which its misadventures keep piling up. As the turmoil within the union representing the Ontario government’s unionized employees (Ontario Public Service Employees Union – OPSEU) hits the press, the chaos continues in Local 113 of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU). Continue Reading…

Yemen is a complicated and unwinnable war

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… Donald Trump should stay out of it – Published on Independent.co.uk, by Patrick Cockburn, March 10, 2017.

The Trump administration’s first counter-terrorism operation was a failure for the US and much worse for the Yemeni villagers who are dead, wounded, homeless and have seen their livestock, on which they depended for their livelihoods, all killed … // Continue Reading…

Homeless Villages

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Striking York University Food Service Workers Win $15 and Fairness

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Published on The Bullet, Socialist Project’s E-Bulletin No. 1381, by Alia Karim and David Bush, March 12, 2017.

On Monday March 6th, striking York University food service workers, represented by Unite Here Local 75, voted to accept their new contract. The workers went on strike for and won a $15/hour starting wage and fair working conditions. Their victory paves the way for workers right across the province to achieve $15 and fairness … // Continue Reading…

capitalism – with our money

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… yes, our money, as we the people do all the work … with Richard D. Wolff:

Explosion in number of UK’s super-rich revealed in one graph

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Published on Independent.co.uk, by Will Worley, March 2, 2017.

(Graph): the UK’s ultra-rich population set for a huge increase, growth rates for UHNWIs in selected countries from 2016 to 2026* … // Continue Reading…

The United States and the Russian Devil: 1917-2017

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… the Anti-Empire Report #149 – Published on Dissident Voice, by William Blum, March 7, 2017.

… Ah yes, the infamous KGB. Can anything good be said about a person associated with such an organization? We wouldn’t like it if a US president had a background with anything like that. Oh, wait, a president of the United States was not merely a CIA “colonel”, but was the Director of the CIA! I, of course, speak of George Herbert Walker Bush. And as far as butchery and thuggery … How many Americans remember the December 1989 bombing and invasion of the people of Panama carried out by the same Mr. Bush? Many thousands killed or wounded; thousands more left homeless … // Continue Reading…

Wikileaks Unveils ‘Vault 7′

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Published on Zero Hedge, by Tyler Durden, March 7, 2017.

WikiLeaks has published what it claims is the largest ever release of confidential documents on the CIA. It includes more than 8,000 documents as part of ‘Vault 7’, a series of leaks on the agency, which have allegedly emerged from the CIA’s Center For Cyber Intelligence in Langley, and which can be seen on the org chart below, which Wikileaks also released: … // Continue Reading…

Trump and Saving Capitalism

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Published on Counterpunch, by Richard D. Wolff, March 6, 2017.

Capitalism, Thomas Piketty showed in his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century has a built-in tendency to worsen income and wealth inequalities. One consequence of this tendency are periodic political explosions of mass, popular anger. People push back against those inequalities and the political corruption and social divisions they always aggravate. Politicians who grasp these moments often succeed in taking advantage of them and win. Continue Reading…

Most of the World is Just Collapsing in Laughter

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… on Claims that Russia Intervened in the US Election –  an Interview with Noam Chomsky, published on ZNet, by Noam Chomsky, March 44, 2017 … download.

… 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…

Megabank Caught Laundering for Terrorists and Drug Cartels

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… 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…

How Much Does It Cost to Tell a Lie That Big?

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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…

Abandonned Homes

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UK: Government drops threat to abolish House of Lords

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… if it holds up Brexit bill – Published on Independent.co.uk, by Rob Merrick, March 2, 2017.

The Lords has a constitutional duty to perform and it’s right that it does that … I think we have seen a very healthy and vigorous debate, a No.10 spokesman said … // Continue Reading…

The contemporary shadow of the Scramble for Africa

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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…

Who is Behind “Fake News”?

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… Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images [VIDEOS, PHOTOS] – Published on Global Research.ca, by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Feb 28, 2017.

… Four notorious cases of media distortion: … // Continue Reading…

Understanding the global role of the US economy

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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…