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Index MAY 2016

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2016-05-01: Former Goldman Sachs president says our economic situation will end in tears;
2016-05-02: Labour Day 2016;
2016-05-03: The slow-learning retired admiral with a Ph.D.;
2016-05-04: incredible nature;
2016-05-05: The Calm Before the Coming Global Storm;
2016-05-06: Nuland Tells Cyprus To Cut Russian Ties;
2016-05-07: Interview With Bernie Sanders;
2016-05-08: nature at its best;
2016-05-09: The TTIP Leaks;
2016-05-10: Hackers vs. banks battle heats up as Anonymous launches global attack;
2016-05-11: Peru: In Defense of Land, Culture and the Female Body;
2016-05-12: quo vadis Europe;
2016-05-13: Thom Hartmann;
2016-05-14: Convictions, not clarified items, visions;
2016-05-14: diverse religiöse Schlüssel zur Vergangenheit – Geschichte;
2016-05-15: live as it goes;
2016-05-16: Organized Misery is Fascism;
2016-05-17: Brazil Coup: The First of Many Blows Against the People;
2016-05-18: Hybrid War Hyenas Tearing Brazil Apart;
2016-05-19: Will the New World Order finally get its own Nuremburg Tribunal?
2016-05-20: Zuma’s Denialism and Betrayal;
2016-05-21: Venezuela – a last warning;
2016-05-22: First Interview With Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff since the Senate’s Impeachment Vote;
2016-05-23: From Bankruptcy to Bankruptocracy;
2016-05-24: Parliamentary Coups: the New Strategy of Latin America’s Right;
2016-05-25: Rousseff impeachment efforts a bid to stop oil corruption probe;
2016-05-26: Price discovery during anomalous market trading;
2016-05-27: The Foreign Policies of Sanders, Trump, and Clinton;
2016-05-28: Disaster in the Makin, the Many Failures of the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal;
2016-05-29: Five reasons why it’s still worth a punt on Brexit;
2016-05-30: The Latest Greek Deal: an Excel Sheet Fantasy;
2016-05-31: Step-by-Step Rapprochement – Germany Considers Easing of Russia Sanctions;
2016-05-31: Basic Income BIG – Revenu de Base – Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen BGE, May 1-31, 2015.

Basic Income BIG – Revenu de Base – Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen BGE, May 1-31, 2016

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related articles published during May 2016: (continuously updated …) Continue Reading…

Step-by-Step Rapprochement – Germany Considers Easing of Russia Sanctions

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Matthias Gebauer, Christiane Hoffmann, Peter Müller, Ruben Rehage, Michael Sauga and Christoph Schult, May 30, 2016.

Standing tough on Russia remains official policy, but Germany has begun working on the careful easing of sanctions imposed following Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine. The US is opposed, but many in the EU could support the new approach … //

… Chancellery Changing Course:   Continue Reading…

The Latest Greek Deal: an Excel Sheet Fantasy

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Published on Social Europe, by Daniel Munevar, May 27, 2016.

new agreement has been reached between Greece and its creditors regarding its bailout program. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, has described it as “ambitious” and a “major breakthrough”. However, a look at the details shows that it’s anything but.   Continue Reading…

Five reasons why it’s still worth a punt on Brexit

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Published on The, by PETER FOSTER, EUROPE EDITOR, May 27, 2016.

They think it’s all over…and to judge by the recent spate of pro-Remain polls on the EU Referendum question, it pretty much is now. Continue Reading…

Disaster in the Makin, the Many Failures of the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Riham Alkousaa, Giorgos Christides, Ann-Katrin Müller, Peter Müller, maximillian Popp, Christoph Schult and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt, May 26, 2016.

Many viewed it with skepticism from the start and now, the Brussels-Ankara refugee deal is in danger of collapse. Refugees are being locked up in Turkey and it looks as though the best educated Syrians are not being allowed to continue to Europe.   Continue Reading…

The Foreign Policies of Sanders, Trump, and Clinton

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… America and the world in 2016 and beyond – Published on New Politics, by Joanne Landy, May 20, 2016 (will appear in the Summer 2016 issue of New Politics).


The Sanders campaign has been a breath of fresh air on the American political scene. Bernie has taken into the political arena the Occupy movement’s outrage at the domination of the United States by the one percent. Whether or not he wins the nomination, his astounding success is a sign of the real potential for a new kind of politics in the country—inspiring whether or not one shares his Democratic Party strategy … // Continue Reading…

Price discovery during anomalous market trading

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… the Lehman Brothers case – Published on VOX, by Thomas Gehrig, May 25, 2016.

During normal operations, price discovery is an important feature of decentralised market trading. But the process can be distorted when markets are under great stress, such as during the run up to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. This column uses trading data from the days leading up to and following the collapse to show that price discovery at US stock exchanges remained remarkably efficient, even at the height of the turmoil.   Continue Reading…

Rousseff impeachment efforts a bid to stop oil corruption probe

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… leaked tapes [VIDEO, 5.45 min] – Published on RT, May 23, 2016.

Secret phone recordings between Brazil’s planning minister and the former president of Transperto have revealed that the minister suggested a “change” in the government to “stop the bleeding” caused by an investigation into Petrobras. Continue Reading…

Parliamentary Coups, the New Strategy of Latin America’s Right

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Published on Axis of Logic (first on teleSUR), by Pablo Vivanco, May 20, 2016;

For most, the decades of the 1970’s and 1980’s are regarded as a dark period for Latin America. Like Honduras and Paraguay, Brazil’s elites used the legislature against Dilma Rousseff. Is Venezuela next?   Continue Reading…

From Bankruptcy to Bankruptocracy

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one quick partial possible solution to global bankruptcy resp. bankruptocray – Unconditional Basic Income:   Continue Reading…

First Interview With Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff Since the Senate’s Impeachment Vote

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Published on ZNet (first on The Intercept), by Dilma Rousseff and Glenn Greenwald, May 21, 2016 [VIDEO 23.21 min].

Last Thursday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended from the presidency when the Senate voted, 55-22, to try her on the impeachment charges, approved by the lower house, involving alleged budgetary maneuvers (“pedaladas”) designed to obscure the size of public debt … // Continue Reading…

Venezuela – a last warning

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Published on In Defence of Marxism, by Jorge Martin, May 19, 2016.

The assault against the Bolivarian revolution has intensified in the recent days and weeks. Editorials and front pages in US and Spanish newspapers are screaming about hunger in Venezuela and demanding the removal of the “dictatorial regime”. Ongoing scarcity problems have led to instances of looting. The right-wing opposition is attempting to trigger a presidential recall referendum, but is also threatening violent action and appealing to foreign powers, including in some case for military intervention. What is really happening in Venezuela and how can these threats be faced? … // Continue Reading…

Zuma’s Denialism and Betrayal

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Publshed on The Bullet, Socialist Project’s E-Bulletin No. 1257, by Zwelinzima Vavi, May 17, 2016.

South African President Jacob Zuma’s budget speech delivered on 4 May 2016 was yet another missed opportunity to look the South African public in the eye and be frank about the challenges our country is facing. This president and the government he leads are in a state of shocking denial about the worsening and unfolding crisis happening under their watch. They simply refuse to acknowledge the level of our people’s suffering.   Continue Reading…

Will the New World Order finally get its own Nuremburg Tribunal?

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Published on New Eastern Outlook NEO, by Phil Butler, May 14, 2016.

The people behind the scenes of today’s world crises could not have succeeded in reshaping so many nations without help. Creating a robotic billionaire monster like George Soros, and unleashing him on the former Soviet republics, it could never have led to so much turmoil. There have to be more adjutants, armies of them in fact, in order to reshape the world’s image. Continue Reading…

Hybrid War Hyenas Tearing Brazil Apart

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Published on Global (first on RT), by Pepe Escobar, May 17, 2016.

This lowly farce should serve as a wake-up call not only to the BRICS but to the whole Global South. Who needs NATO, R2P (“responsibility to protect”) or “moderate rebels” when you can get your regime change just by tweaking a nation’s political/judicial system? Continue Reading…

Brazil Coup: The First of Many Blows Against the People

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Published on teleSUR, by João Feres Júnior, May 13, 2016.

Dilma is gone and it is very unlikely that she will ever return to power. The question that everybody is asking now is: what is going to happen to Brazil in the near future?   Continue Reading…

Organized Misery is Fascism

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Pubished on Dissident Voice, by John Stanton, May 14, 2016.

When the United States goes to war they will introduce a war economy. This means sacrificing everything for the army and war purposes – and misery for the population … — Leon Trotsky … // Continue Reading…

live as it goes

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  • Global Capitalism, May 2016 Monthly Economic Update, 91,32 min, uploaded by Democracy At Work, May 11, 2016;
  • Russia and the (US) Neocon – March to World War 3, with Paul Craig Roberts, 31.31 min, uploaded by TheLipTV, Jan 30, 2015 … the Neocon march to World War III with Russia is explored with retired Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts. How George W. Bush and Dick Cheney managed to embolden the far right towards reckless endangerment of global peace, and how Russia has become the focus of the static is discussed. The possibility of global economic collapse, plus the Reagan administration figure talks about how the political landscape has changed for the worse in this uncensored political discussion on Buzzsaw, hosted by Sean Stone …;   Continue Reading…

diverse religiöse Schlüssel zur Vergangenheit – Geschichte

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mainly in german

Convictions, not clarified items, visions

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in english, german, french

specially ENOCH:

Book of Enoch, the Book for the Final Generation, 85.33 min, uploaded by Apocryphile 1970:

Thom Hartmann

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The TOM HARTMNN SHOW on radio; on TV/stations; on YouTube;

uploaded on YouTube by thomhartmann, May 2016:

quo vadis Europe

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Uploaded by DIEM25.official:

  • Europe’s Duty to the Refugees – Europe’s Duty to Itself, May 8, 2016: Part 1, 110.29 min; Part 2, 83.10 min; Europe closes down. Not only with regard to flight, migration and refugees, the current atmosphere in Europe is characterized by political and intellectual bigotry and self-imposed isolation. Hence, „the European Union will either be democratised or it will disintegrate“, to quote the recurring theme of the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25), recently founded by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and numerous European politicians, intellectuals and activists.   Continue Reading…

Peru: In Defense of Land, Culture and the Female Body

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… Interview with Lourdes Huanca – Published on Upside Down, by Georges Ygarza, May 8, 2016.

Lourdes Huanca Atencio is president of the National Federation of female peasants, Artisans, Indigenous, Natives and Salaried workers of Peru or FENMUCARINAP. The organization was founded in 2006 with the purpose of defending and fighting for the rights of women in Peru. These include struggles for the control and defense of the female body and political, economic and social empowerment. Rooted in an ancestral cosmovision of their indigenous communities, a central struggle has been the fight for their subsistence, in maintaining land, water and seed sovereignty. FENMUCARINAP currently finds itself in 19 regions throughout Peru and counts on over 126,000 members.   Continue Reading…

Hackers vs. banks battle heats up as Anonymous launches global attack

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Published on South China Morning Post, May 6, 2016.

Greece’s central bank says its website suffered a denial-of service attack as Anonymous announces the start of a 30-day campaign targeting major financial institutions. Continue Reading…