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Dissident Voice - 2020-01-11 - Original post - cached version

In October of last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its flagship World Economic Outlook. In that report, the IMF said that the global growth rate would stumble at 3% in 2019. A month ago, the IMF’s main economists returned to this theme; ‘Global growth’, they wrote...

Dissident Voice - 2020-01-03 - Original post - cached version

From the far distance sounded the muffled howling of a family of monkeys, monos gritones, passing the night in the crowns of the mighty trees. It echoed through the jungle like the roar of an angry mountain lion. Gruesome and terrifying, it seemed to tear the night apart, but it did...

Grayzone Project - 2019-12-13 - Original post - cached version

The Grayzone premieres its new show Red Lines with Anya Parampil with an interview with the former foreign minister of…

The post Latin America says ‘No to neoliberalism’: Ecuador’s ex-foreign minister talks uprisings and Assange appeared first on The Grayzone.

The Duran - 2019-12-01 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by Matthew Ehret…

When Christina Fernandez de Kirschner was ousted from power in 2015, many thought that Argentina was lost to the international financiers which her late husband Nestor Kirschner (2003-2007) fought so valiantly against.

The Kirschners together made...

The Duran - 2019-11-26 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by Steve Brown…

Let’s first consider a typical International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan to a sovereign in trouble, and then examine a typical gold carry trade transaction to support a sovereign arms deal. The intent is to demonstrate the importance of physical sovereign...

The Duran - 2019-11-07 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation:

While world’s attention is absorbed by tectonic shifts unfolding across the Middle East, and as many Americans are brainwashed to believe the 2020 elections are driven by the need to impeach President Trump, something...

Strategic Culture - 2019-11-05 - Original post - cached version

Nicolás CACHANOSKY

Argentina is in trouble again. Even after a substantial aid package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it is struggling to service its sovereign debt. One should not be surprised: when you keep employing the same policies, you are likely to end up with similar...

The Duran - 2019-11-04 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by Steve Brown…

The largest reserve gold traders on the planet are the six bullion banks. A bullion bank is a large multi-national bank authorized to serve as a conduit through which Central Banks – and the Fed primary dealers – loan their gold out into the market. All...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-28 - Original post - cached version

March in Cape Town, South Africa, March 19, 2014 (from ActiveStills.org.)

Protests against the US and big finance-imposed neoliberal capitalism have exploded across the globe. Two weeks ago, in Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America, we reviewed 12 Latin America...

21 Century Wire - 2019-10-24 - Original post - cached version

People attacked and bleeding, public institutions burning. A government official hanging on the window not to die burned fell from the third floor of the Electoral Court. Carlos Mesa, President Evo Morales opponent, has been inciting violence. Shocking images all over Bolivia after Morales’ re-...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-19 - Original post - cached version

In Ecuador, the fight against IMF austerity measures is far from over. Just a few hours after my article was published on Sunday, 13 October, “Ecuador and the IMF’s Killing Spree,” President Lenin Moreno declared the infamous Decree 883 was canceled; i.e., the astronomical price increases for...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-18 - Original post - cached version

Quito’s streets tremble between aspiration and repression; the smell of tear gas and the shouts for freedom reverberating in equal measure from one part of the city to another. President Lenín Moreno’s State of Emergency (October 3) and Curfew (October 12) give the men with guns more...

Strategic Culture - 2019-10-16 - Original post - cached version

In Ecuador, the recent indigenous revolt against President Lenin Moreno’s neoliberal policies was instrumental in the repealing of a law which would have terminated fuel subsidies and plunged the most vulnerable into additional deprivation. The Ecuadorean government’s announcement, however, must...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-16 - Original post - cached version

Writing about his visit to the world’s largest weapons bazaar, held in London during October, Arron Merat describes reading this slogan emblazoned above Raytheon’s stall: “Strike with Creativity.” Raytheon manufactures Paveway laser-guided bombs, fragments of which have been found in the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-15 - Original post - cached version

(Photo from Dissent Magazine)

Once again, the left is rising in Latin America as people revolt against authoritarian regimes, many of whom were put in place by US-supported coups. These regimes have taken International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and are under the thumb of international...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-15 - Original post - cached version

For close to 40 years the IMF has weaponized its handle on the western economy through the dollar-based western monetary system, and brutally destroyed nation after nation, thereby killed hundreds of thousands of people. Indirectly, of course, as the IMF would not use traditional guns and bombs...

Jay's Analysis - 2019-10-12 - Original post - cached version



In tonight’s stream I will be recapping the 30+ books from the top elite on globalization we’ve analyzed the last 3-4 years. We will review each one and specify the major points in each and highlight the lecture series as a whole, which can all be found at JaysAnalysis on the main page...

MintPress - 2019-10-12 - Original post - cached version

QUITO, ECUADOR — “We don’t have a state! We don’t have any state!” The lady’s voice projects through a loudspeaker amid the crowd. She’s not having it. Nor is the groundswell of hundreds, if not thousands who’ve converged at Plaza Grande trolley stop, just meters from Simon Bolivar’s statue at...

Jay's Analysis - 2019-10-11 - Original post - cached version



The crew gathers to discuss the latest news and nonsense. The crew gathers to discuss the pope’s amazon synod, the new green deal, greta, vegan diets and more!

 

Subscribe to JaysAnalysis in the Purchase Membership section to access the archives of videos and interviews and...
21 Century Wire - 2019-10-08 - Original post - cached version

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has announced his administration is leaving the capital city of Quito amid new protests. 

Protesters have been met with tear gas from police on the streets of Quito, as they came out against the Moreno government and “austerity cuts tied to a recently...

Aletho News - 2019-10-08 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – October 8, 2019 Hundreds of people in Ecuador have clashed with security forces as they marched toward the country’s capital of Quito to protest soaring fuel prices. Riot police and military forces used tear gas to disperse the protesters on Monday after they blocked roads with...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-03 - Original post - cached version

Catastrophic events that send the world into turmoil happen on ‘just another day’. The atom bomb that exploded over Hiroshima took place while thousands of ordinary folk were just going about their everyday business on ‘just another day’. A missile attack on a neighbourhood in Gaza or a drone...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-01 - Original post - cached version

Anti-Imperialism protest in the Phillippines. Photo: Carlo Manalansan by Bulatlat

‘Ukrainegate’ has opened the floodgates of impeachment in Washington, DC. President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky provided such an opportunity that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who...

Grayzone Project - 2019-09-27 - Original post - cached version

After The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil published an exposé of Guaidó appointee Ricardo Hausmann’s opaque and hypocritical financial practices, he was…

The post Following Grayzone exposé, top Venezuelan coup official Ricardo Hausmann is forced to resign appeared first on The Grayzone.

Dissident Voice - 2019-09-24 - Original post - cached version

On Saturday morning, September 14, 2019, a few drones – were they drones or long-range missiles? – hit the Saudis most important two oil fields, set them ablaze, apparently knocking out half of the Saudi crude production but measured in terms of world production it is a mere 5%. Could be made up...

Dissident Voice - 2019-09-19 - Original post - cached version

Conceding that their grip on the economy is slipping, central bankers are proposing a radical economic reset that would shift yet more power from government to themselves.

Central bankers are acknowledging that they are out of ammunition. Mark Carney, the soon-to-be-retiring head of the...

Web of Debt - 2019-09-18 - Original post - cached version

Conceding that their grip on the economy is slipping, central bankers are proposing a radical economic reset that would shift yet more power from government to themselves. Central bankers are acknowledging that they are out of ammunition. Mark Carney, the soon-to-be-retiring head of the Bank of...

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.

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