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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,...

Dissident Voice - 2018-06-30 - Original post - cached version

The regulatory system for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in India is in tatters. So said the Coalition for a GMFree India (CGMFI) in 2017 after media reports about the illegal cultivation of GM soybean in the country.

In India, five high-level reports have already advised against...

The Duran - 2018-06-29 - Original post - cached version

While many Syria party members hailed Tsipras’ victory, the reality is that Greece will be stuck in its bailout for years to come.

The terms of Greece’s exit make it extremely difficult for the next government to bring life to an ailing economy. Greece may have exited the Troika...

The Duran - 2018-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Argentina was not open for business on Monday as workers in transportation, banks, public schools, gas stations, and other sectors sit the day out or else engage in blocking key streets in protest to President Macri’s taxation, austerity program, and deal with the International Monetary...

Dissident Voice - 2018-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified and unhealthy and diets less diverse. There is a loss of biodiversity, which threatens food security, soils are being degraded, water sources polluted and depleted and smallholder farmers, so vital to global food...

The Duran - 2018-06-14 - Original post - cached version

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been quite vocal about the threats that US President Donald Trump’s economic policies pose to the world economic order.

She’s been criticizing Trump’s brand of protectionism and one-on-one take it or leave it style of diplomacy at nearly every turn...

Aletho News - 2018-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – 12.06.2018 Worried by Russia’s small foreign debt, international creditors are advising it to borrow more, but Russia’s Central Bank believes that investments, not loans, are the way to go. Russia’s $525-billion foreign debt is dwarfed by $7.5 trillion in Britain, $5 trillion in France...

Media Monarchy - 2018-06-11 - Original post - cached version

Closest allies, secret networks and surge pricing + this day in history w/the execution of Timothy McVeigh and our song of the day by Sex Headaches on your Morning Monarchy for June 11, 2018.

Dissident Voice - 2018-06-10 - Original post - cached version

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Marx has prompted The Economist to devote an article on Marx in its issue of May 5, 2018. Characteristically titled, “Reconsidering Marx. Second time farce. Two hundred years after his birth, Marx remains surprisingly relevant”!1 The article combines...

Dissident Voice - 2018-06-09 - Original post - cached version

Year on year the economic divisions and sub-divisions in the world deepen, the associated social ills increase: The rich, comfortable, and the very extremely rich keep getting richer, and the rest, well, whilst some may be raised up out of crippling poverty into relative poverty, the majority of...

MintPress - 2018-06-08 - Original post - cached version

Just a few weeks after Argentina became ground zero for the coming Emerging Market crisis, when its currency suddenly collapsed at the end of April amid soaring inflation, exploding capital outflows and a central bank that was far behind the curve (as in “13% of rate hikes in a week” behind)…...

The Anti Media - 2018-06-08 - Original post - cached version

(ZHE) — Just a few weeks after Argentina became ground zero for the coming Emerging Market crisis, when its currency suddenly collapsed at the end of April amid soaring inflation, exploding capital outflows and a central bank that was far behind the curve (as in “13% of rate hikes in a week”...

Need To Know News - 2018-05-18 - Original post - cached version

The IMF issued a report about inflation that warned of devaluation and drastic price increases. Dimitri Speck, a financial analyst in Munich, says that the world has never had such a high debt as now that it cannot be paid off through payments, but through inflation or taking people's private...

Consortium News - 2018-04-12 - Original post - cached version

Unlike the U.S., Europe has strong, influential labor unions; yet they have been unable, or unwilling, to stop the austerity-based policies demanded by European institutions, reports Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus  Special to Consortium News in Milan, Italy Railway workers…

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Dissident Voice - 2018-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Imagine an international currency backed by energy? By a raw material that the entire world needs, not gold – which has hardly any productive use, but whose value is mostly speculative – not hot air like the US dollar. Not fiat money like the US-dollar and the Euro largely made by private banks...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-03 - Original post - cached version


Brazil’s unions have planned a day of struggle to protest Temer’s proposed social security reform bill. The president is already very unpopular in Brazil; polls show voters want him to be accountable for alleged corruption [Xinhua]

Brazilian...

Dissident Voice - 2018-02-03 - Original post - cached version

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos has come and gone, and nothing has really changed. The wonderful people of the world struck again – blowing hot air to the four corners of the world. When in reality the poor get poorer, the rich get richer, wars and conflicts are on the rise – and...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-02 - Original post - cached version


Major cities in Brazil, China and India are witnessing rapid urbanization [Xinhua]

The Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur will next week host the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum to discuss the challenges societies as more people move to the...

The BRICS Post - 2018-01-29 - Original post - cached version


Temer is trying to push a package of spending cuts through parliament and other measures to lift Brazil out of its worst recession in decades [Xinhua]

Despite ongoing political turbulence following a slew of corruption charges aimed at sitting and...

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