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Dissident Voice - 2019-09-16 - Original post - cached version

The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in...

Strategic Culture - 2019-09-08 - Original post - cached version

Russia’s economy has been a sore spot for more than two years now. Since the ruble crisis of late 2014 the role of the Bank of Russia has been to apply IMF-style counter-cyclical tightening to stabilize the situation in the wake of the decision to allow the ruble to float freely on the open...

The Duran - 2019-09-04 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Argentina elections set to take place on October 27th.

Argentina has imposed capital controls as the country is on the brink of its 9th default. Argentina’s Presidential front-runner has openly blamed,...

Grayzone Project - 2019-08-31 - Original post - cached version

Ricardo Hausmann slammed banks for doing business with Venezuela’s elected government. But financial disclosure forms filed with Harvard show the…

The post Hausmann hypocrisy: Guaido coup official raked in dollars from dictators and banking behemoths while promoting ‘democracy’ for...

Dissident Voice - 2019-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Today, we are in the grip of a globalised system of capitalism which drives narcissism, domination, ego, anthropocentrism, speciesism and plunder. A system that is using up oil, water and other resources much faster than they can ever be regenerated. We have poisoned the rivers and oceans,...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-30 - Original post - cached version

Pundits from the left, from the right and from the center cannot stop reporting about Greece’s misery. And rightly so because the vast majority of her people live in deep economic hardship. No hope. Unemployment is officially at 18%, with the real figure closer to 25% or 30%; pensions have been...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Brandon SMITH

For many years I have examined how wars of all types have been used by the money elite to distract the masses and maintain a certain level of influence over social and political systems. But war is not only a useful tool for keeping the status quo. Some wars, particularly...

Consortium News - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the Grayzone’s Denis Rogatyuk. By Denis Rogatyuk Grayzone The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian…

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21 Century Wire - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Among the gang of US elites actively vilifying Julian Assange right now are actually the same elites that his publication, Wikileaks, exposed in some of its biggest document dumps to date. Do you see the connection?

Watch as host Jimmy Dore of “The Jimmy Dore Show” passionately lays out...

MintPress - 2019-04-17 - Original post - cached version

Now that journalist Julian Assange is in the hands of Western authorities thanks to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, their media lapdogs are scraping from the bottom of the barrel to smear the WikiLeaks editor with increasingly absurd claims.

While Assange is no stranger to smears, this...

Aletho News - 2019-04-12 - Original post - cached version

Diplomatic battles rage on at international bodies such as the UNSC, the OAS and the IMF US VP Mike Pence called on the UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s president. (EFE) By Ricardo Vaz | Venezuelanalysis | April 11, 2019 Caracas – The United States pressured the United Nations to recognize...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-25 - Original post - cached version

This is a transcript of the full interview with PressTV for their Program “Economic Divide”, of which sections were aired in this broadcast – “U.S. military use of IMF, World Bank”

Background

Wikileaks revelation

The U.S. Army states that major global financial institutions...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-13 - Original post - cached version

Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria’s war, Venezuela’s crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated investment wealth. This new world order of...

MintPress - 2019-02-21 - Original post - cached version

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — The United States’ various forms of intervention in Venezuela have generally been dressed up and sold to the American public in pro-democracy and humanitarian costumes.  

The high-minded rhetoric notwithstanding, here are the top five real reasons the U.S. wants...

MintPress - 2019-02-06 - Original post - cached version

WASHINGTON – In a leaked military manual on “unconventional warfare” recently highlighted by WikiLeaks, the U.S. Army states that major global financial institutions — such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD...

Grayzone Project - 2019-02-03 - Original post - cached version

Venezuela’s US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó plans to privatize state assets and give foreign corporations access to oil, the Wall…

The post WSJ Confirms: Trump-Appointed Venezuela Coup Leader Plans Neoliberal Capitalist Shock Therapy appeared first on The Grayzone.

Grayzone Project - 2019-01-31 - Original post - cached version

An internal government document reveals tactics of “economic warfare” and “financial weapons” the US is using against Venezuela in the…

The post Internal US Gov’t Document Outlines Program of ‘Economic Warfare’ on Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.

The Duran - 2019-01-27 - Original post - cached version


The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at how Russia continues to aggressively disengage from the dollar dominated neo-liberal world order. The Russian government has announced that it has cut its foreign debt to decade lows, while...

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-26 - Original post - cached version

HAARP – the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program – was initiated as an ionospheric research program, established in 1993 in Gakona, Alaska and operated by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. It was and is funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska Fairbanks...

Consortium News - 2019-01-26 - Original post - cached version

Unelected U.S.-backed coup leader Juan Guaidó immediately moved to try to restructure Venezuela’s state-owned oil company and seek financing from the neoliberal IMF, reports Ben Norton of The Gray Zone. US Anointed ‘President’ Moves to Seize National Petroleum Company By…

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Grayzone Project - 2019-01-26 - Original post - cached version

Unelected US-backed coup leader Juan Guaidó immediately moved to try to restructure Venezuela’s state-owned oil company and seek financing from…

The post Venezuela’s US-Backed Coup Leader Immediately Targets State Oil Company, Requests IMF Money appeared first on The Grayzone.

News Junkie Post - 2018-12-26 - Original post - cached version

Karl Marx (1818-1883) was one of the most prescient philosophers, whose influence is felt even today. It could be said about him that he is read wherever printed literature or optical fiber has reached. But what does Marx mean to us today? How do we interpret Marx for our changed times?...

Dissident Voice - 2018-12-05 - Original post - cached version

Genetically modified (GM) cotton in India is a failure. India should reject GM mustard. And like the Green Revolution, GM agriculture poses risks and is unsustainable. Regulatory bodies are dogged by incompetency and conflicts of interest. GM crops should therefore be banned.

You may have...

Dissident Voice - 2018-11-29 - Original post - cached version

What do Argentinian protesters have in common with French protesters?  They both strongly dislike their governments, and their leaders (sic).

The protests in Argentina against the upcoming G20 meeting and around the IMF are just a pretext for an overall malaise – which is an...

Dissident Voice - 2018-11-20 - Original post - cached version

What people communicate is a matter of choice. But what can be more revealing are the issues they choose to avoid. There are certain prominent pro-GMO activists who describe themselves as ‘science communicators’. They hit out at those who question their views or who have valid criticisms of GM...

Dissident Voice - 2018-11-17 - Original post - cached version

China’s economic philosophy is a far cry from that of the west.

The west consistently seeks to undermine the interests of their partners, be it for trade or political agreements; be it partners from the west, their smaller and weaker brothers; or from the east; or from the south, there is...

Dissident Voice - 2018-10-30 - Original post - cached version

The European Parliament has asked on 25 October 2018 for an immediate embargo on the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, hence sanctioning the Kingdom of rogue Saudi Arabia which is joining the United States and Israel as the main purveyor of crime throughout the Middle East and the world. France...

Dissident Voice - 2018-10-25 - Original post - cached version

   Jair Bolsonaro                   Fernando Haddad

One week before the second round of voting in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the extreme right-wing candidate from the Social Liberal Party (PSL), against Fernando Haddad from the Worker’s Party (PT), Lula’s Party, for Brazil’s Presidential run...

21 Century Wire - 2018-10-24 - Original post - cached version

Despite gruesome reports of the death of Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi, the Kingdom’s Future Investment Initiative conference, dubbed, “Davos in the desert,” still drew many CEOs and investors.

Pakistani PM Imran Khan took advantage of the vacuum of support left in the international...

Consortium News - 2018-10-17 - Original post - cached version

In the quest to change Israel’s very nature, the Netanyahu government is pushing Palestinians to the edge – with the support of the Trump White House, says Dan Steinbock. By Dan Steinbock Special to Consortium News The Trump White House…

Dissident Voice - 2018-10-15 - Original post - cached version

As key representatives of the three chief villains of international finance and trade, the IMF, World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) met on the lush resort island of Bali, Indonesia, they warned the world of dire consequences in terms of reduced international investments and...

Dissident Voice - 2018-10-12 - Original post - cached version

When the global financial crisis resurfaces, we the people will have to fill the vacuum in political leadership. It will call for a monumental mobilisation of citizens from below, focused on a single and unifying demand for a people’s bailout across the world....

Dissident Voice - 2018-09-25 - Original post - cached version

Argentinian president Mauricio Macri speaking on September 3rd, 2018 (Youtube screenshot).

After a hectic weekend with speculation aplenty, Argentina woke up on September 3rd waiting for the announcements of president Mauricio Macri. After accomplishing the feat of being late in...

Dissident Voice - 2018-09-14 - Original post - cached version

Western politics is tearing itself apart, polarising into two camps – or at least, it is in the official narrative we are being fed by our corporate media. The warring camps are presented as “moderate centrists”, on one side, and the “extreme right”, on the other. The question is framed as a...

Need To Know News - 2018-09-12 - Original post - cached version

The IMF is criticizing these actions but, ironically, it was the IMF itself, along with international companies headquartered in the West, that pioneered this tactic of national plunder decades ago.

Dissident Voice - 2018-09-11 - Original post - cached version

Ethiopia is a landlocked country, bordering on Somalia which is dominating the Horn of Africa. Due to several border conflicts during the past decades with Somalia, many of them supportive of Ethiopia by the US military, the border between the two countries has become porous and ill-defined....

MintPress - 2018-09-08 - Original post - cached version

ATHENS – It is a tale of two realities. Later this week, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will give his annual speech to the nation – Greece’s equivalent of the State of the Union address — at the 83rd Thessaloniki Trade Fair.

Fresh off of a recent reshuffle of his cabinet, the main...

The Duran - 2018-08-23 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts:

The political and media coverup of the genocide of the Greek Nation began yesterday (August 20) with European Union and other political statements announcing that the Greek Crisis is over. What they mean is that Greece is over, dead, and done with....

Porkins Policy Review - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

This week my guest is journalist Paul Dobson of Venezuelanalysis. We had a wide ranging discussion on Venezuela, its current political and economic situation, and western media distortions. First, we covered the recent terrorist attack on President Maduro’s life on August 4th. We touched on the...

Dissident Voice - 2018-08-10 - Original post - cached version

India celebrates its independence from Britain on 15 August. However, the system of British colonial dominance has been replaced by a new hegemony based on the systemic rule of transnational capital, enforced by global institutions like the World Bank and WTO. At the same time, global...

The BRICS Post - 2018-08-09 - Original post - cached version


The Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his keynote speech, at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum, in Davos on January 23, 2018 [PMO, India]

India’s benchmark Bombay Stock Exchange SENSEX has continued to break records this week....

The Duran - 2018-08-01 - Original post - cached version

So now Washington is threatening the IMF. That’s a new one, as it’s typically used as a tool by Washington to keep tight reigns over cash strapped countries, and to push America’s foreign policy agenda. Mike Pompeo went on television to issue threats that any moneys loaned to Pakistan by...

The Duran - 2018-07-30 - Original post - cached version

Compared to the performance of the Argentinian economy this time last year, economic activity is down by 5.8% as the government applies the IMF’s austerity measures, aimed at cutting government expenditures in order to make budgetary room to repay the international bloodsuckers. The...

The BRICS Post - 2018-07-25 - Original post - cached version

BRICS is no longer in need of proving to the naysayers its sustainability and viability. The time has now come for it to expand its membership and reach among emerging markets.


South Africa today hosts the 10th BRICS Summit amid growing global trade tensions...

Dissident Voice - 2018-07-24 - Original post - cached version

Nicaraguans celebrate 39th Anniversary of the 1979 Nicaraguan Revolution in Managua, July 2018 (Source Redvolution)

Note: Before the update on Nicaragua, I am providing two recent interviews that provide a context for what is happening in Nicaragua.

First, is an interview I did...

MintPress - 2018-07-14 - Original post - cached version

QUITO, ECUADOR – Ecuador’s passionate re-embrace of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offers one of the clearest and most dramatic signs that the country’s leadership is dead-set on shedding any vestiges of the “post-neoliberal” era it was said to have entered a decade ago during former...

Aletho News - 2018-07-12 - Original post - cached version

Task Force on the Americas | July 1, 2018 For over two decades, Nicaragua was: The safest country in Latin America.[2]Its police force was internationally recognized for its innovative community policing policies. Unlike its neighbors El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, where undocumented...

Dissident Voice - 2018-07-11 - Original post - cached version

There is a great deal of false and inaccurate information about Nicaragua in the media. Even on the left, some have simply repeated the dubious claims of CNN and Nicaragua’s oligarchic media to support the removal of President Ortega. The narrative of nonviolent protesters versus anti-riot...

Dissident Voice - 2018-07-09 - Original post - cached version

India is under siege from international capital. It is on course not only to be permanently beholden to US state-corporate interests but is heading towards environmental catastrophe much faster than many may think.

According to the World Bank’s lending report, based on data compiled up to...

Dissident Voice - 2018-07-06 - Original post - cached version

During the recent meeting in Caracas of the Venezuelan Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, in mid-June 2018, President Maduro said something extremely interesting, but also extremely disturbing, nonetheless highly important for the region to be aware of. Mr. Maduro mentioned Yugoslavia,...

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