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The Duran - 2020-01-24 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris breakdown the US-China phase one trade deal.

Who came out ahead? Will there be a phase two deal?

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Down With Tyranny - 2019-11-28 - Original post - cached version

A NY Fed study shows what anyone with any sense has long known, namely that Trump was full of shit last year when he claimed China would be paying for his trade war tariffs by cutting the prices on Chinese goods to absorb import taxes (as much as 25%) when the goods hit U.S. shores....

The Duran - 2019-11-20 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by IFIMES…

Does our history only appear overheated, while it is essentially calmly predetermined? Is it directional or conceivable, dialectic and eclectic or cyclical, and therefore cynical? Surely, our history warns. Does it also provide for a hope? Hence, what is in...

Dissident Voice - 2019-11-14 - Original post - cached version

China’s vision for the future is “Give Peace a Chance”. It is also the title of one of John Lennon’s most prominent songs. It became the anthem for the anti-war movement, at the time of the US-waged war against Vietnam. John Lennon was a peace activist. No wonder he was ostracized,...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-11-04 - Original post - cached version

It surprised me to see Trump's coalition in the Midwest falling apart. In the most recent Morning Consult state-by-state Trump tracker, it doesn't look like rural America will be coming to his rescue in 2020. His net approval in state after state he won in 2016 in underwater:

The Duran - 2019-10-12 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus:

In 1934, the US Congress passed the Foreign Trade Zone Act to allow companies to bring in and store merchandise without tariffs as long as these goods were not meant for domestic consumption. Almost 300 of these Foreign Trade...

The Duran - 2019-09-16 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

Washington is reportedly preparing to announce tariffs on billions of euros of goods from the European Union, following a confidential decision by the WTO that was just handed down on Friday,  Politico reports, citing four anonymous EU officials.

According to...

The Duran - 2019-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus:

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the economic and political divorce unfolding between the US and China. President Trump announced last week he would add 10 percent tariffs on $300...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-11 - Original post - cached version

Last month marked three decades since the conclusion of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations in China. The anniversary is opportune for Washington and its Western partners to ramp-up their Sinophobic smear campaign while recycling the hoax they have propagated ever since the June Fourth...

The Duran - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss US President Donald Trump’s G20 threat of more tariffs on China if President Xi Jinping doesn’t show up to Japan and sit down for a summit with the President Trump.

Is this a new low in US diplomacy or...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Remember the '80s hit by The Nails, 88 Lines About 44 Women? (There was a Kamala in the song. She "couldn't sing but she kept the beat and kept it strong." Kamala Harris was still a teenager when it was first recorded. When it became a hit, that was the first time I ever heard the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

Is the party over for the ruling class?

Mass complicity

Wilhelm Reich, in both The Mass Psychology of Fascism and The Function of the Orgasm argued that socialists do not understand mass psychology. He said that the biggest problem in Germany was not Hitler or even the economic...

The Duran - 2019-06-10 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus:

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the tariff deal reached between the United States and Mexico to “stem the tide of migration”. Donald Trump announced that the tariff threat in...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-06-09 - Original post - cached version

A USA Today OpEd Saturday morning gets to the heart of the Biden problem Democrats serious about denying Trump a second term are facing: within the Democratic Party, Biden is the candidate of the oligarchy. Status Quo Joe "is a consummate, long-time Washington insider, who has...

The Duran - 2019-06-09 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the tariff deal reached between the United States and Mexico to “stem the tide of migration”.

US President Trump announced that the tariff threat in response to a surge in illegal migration to the U.S....

Down With Tyranny - 2019-06-08 - Original post - cached version
McConnell and Child by Nancy Ohanian

With Señor Trumpanzee away making a fool of himself in Europe, Senate Republicans are hissing and snarling in a way they would never do if he were in town. Even the queen of toadies, Mitch McTurtle, warned that Senate Republicans-- he believes he,...

The Duran - 2019-06-06 - Original post - cached version

Via RT…

US President Donald Trump has warned Beijing that he may hit Chinese goods with another $300 billion in tariffs if necessary, but added that he still hopes for a deal. The levies would target China’s remaining exports to the US.

“Our talks with China, a lot of...

The Duran - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss US President Donald Trump’s vow to impose tariffs on Mexican imports unless Mexico cuts the flow of migrants to the US.

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s has little options as he confronts...

The Duran - 2019-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts:

On May 28 I wrote that “the Western world is collapsing so rapidly that I am afraid that I am going to outlive it” ( ). My article was about the rising demonization of white...

Need To Know News - 2019-05-31 - Original post - cached version

President Trump vowed to impose a 5% tariff on all goods from Mexico, adding an additional 5% each month until it reaches 25%, and then he claims he will only end it when there is a substantial decrease in 'illegal migrants' crossing the border into the US.

The Duran - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by By Matthew Ehret…

While the world watches America shoot itself in the foot yet again as President Trump targeted Huawei as an enemy of the state, a beacon of sanity shown through the darkness this week as 400 U.S. state leaders, business people, non-profits and Chinese...

The Duran - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the diminishing state of US-China trade talks, which has resulted in the Trump White House raising tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, and a Chinese has retaliation on imports from the United States.

The Duran - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Adam Dick via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity:

Former Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell in the George W. Bush administration, warns in a new The Real News interview with host Sharmini Peries...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

There are a lot of farmers losing a lot because of Trump's pig-headed, badly-handled trade wars. Including, presumably, a lot of sleep. Family farms are particularly badly hit and farmers have been losing their land; many more are on the verge of bankruptcy. Soybean farmers have been hit worse...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

by Noah

Once again, we, the citizens of the United States of America, will pay because of the incompetence and mental illness of Putin's big orange fist puppet. Every thing Trump is doing to America, from his $enate-approved appointees to his destructive policies which they...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

As of May 10, Mr. Trump has arbitrarily increased tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the US, worth about 200 billion dollars, from 10% to 25%. It is an action without any foundation. An action that makes no sense at all, as China can and will retaliate – and retaliate much stronger than what...

The Duran - 2019-05-12 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

In an unusual move, the Chinese delegation has come clean to the domestic press about Beijing’s remaining trade-deal related demands, exposing steep divides that could make it a final deal impossible for Trump, who has repeatedly said he will only accept a “great”...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

At The Hill this morning, Alexis Simendinger referred to Trump's style of negotiating trade with China as "reality TV" trade discussions. Yesterday's comments by Trumpanzee, he wrote, "veered between hope that a deal was still possible and enthusiasm for what he called a U.S. 'alternative,'...

The Duran - 2019-05-09 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the breakdown in trade talks between the United States and China.

After the talks reached an impasse, US President Donald Trump said that he would raise tariffs on $200 billion of imports from China from...

Need To Know News - 2019-04-08 - Original post - cached version

Trump changed his mind about closing the US border with Mexico to stop the flow of illegal drugs and migrants, instead, he gave Mexico a 'warning' to fix the border, [Even the President's strongest supporters are beginning to lose faith that any of his campaign promises will be kept in the long...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-12-31 - Original post - cached version

by Noah

We're going to win so much you're going to be sick and tired of winning.
- Donald Jackass Trump
Billings, Montana, May 2016

Yup. So much winning! 62,000,000 voters bought the con from America's #1 Con Artist. Perhaps, they didn't...

The BRICS Post - 2018-12-02 - Original post - cached version

US President Donald Trump said the G20 Summit was a success for America’s interests [PPIO]

World markets on Sunday may have sighed some relief after news emerged from the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires that China and the US had agreed to put the breaks...

The Duran - 2018-11-02 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

With global markets extending on torrid gains for the second day in a row on what has been just one catalyst: Trump’s apparent easing in tone over the trade war with China, which started with a Thursday morning tweet (just as the market had turned red after a...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-11-02 - Original post - cached version

No one ever accused the DCCC of being able to chew gum and walk at the same time. This cycle the catastrophic loser organization is totally obsessed with suburban districts and, generally speaking, ignoring rural voters. That's a shame, because many rural voters are open an...

Dissident Voice - 2018-11-01 - Original post - cached version

Although ties between Washington and Tel Aviv are stronger than ever, Israeli leaders are aware of a vastly changing political landscape. The US’ own political turmoil and the global power realignment – which is on full display in the Middle East – indicate that a new era is, indeed, in the...

Need To Know News - 2018-10-09 - Original post - cached version

A true free trade deal would simply reduce or eliminate tariffs and other trade barriers. It would not dictate wages and labor standards, or require inter-governmental cooperation on environmental standards and monetary policy.

Dissident Voice - 2018-09-20 - Original post - cached version

PressTV Interview – Transcript


New Trade Sanctions by the US in the form of tariffs on US$ 200 billion Chinese exports to the US – China in a tit-for-tat move imposed new tariffs on 60 billion of US goods to China

China’s prime minister speaks out about the rise...

MintPress - 2018-09-18 - Original post - cached version

In the escalating US-China Trade war, US President Donald Trump announced 10% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which are to come into effect on September 24th.

Nearly 200 pages long, the list covers almost 6,000 individual items. Some are quite common, such as coal, printing ink...

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

BEIJING – The United States’ ongoing attempts to wage a trade war on China will likely fail in terms of scuttling the growing East Asian economy’s hopes to improve its manufacturing base, yet many fear that the ongoing trade war between the two will derail world economic growth and ultimately...

Dissident Voice - 2018-09-01 - Original post - cached version

Transcript: PressTV Skype Interview with Peter Koenig
31 August 2018


U-S President, Donald Trump, has threatened to withdraw from the World Trade Organization.

Trump, in an interview with Bloomberg News, said he will pull out from the organization if it “...

Media Monarchy - 2018-08-29 - Original post - cached version

Unlimited wildfires, doctor's orders and the rise of the super snake + this day in history w/the Chicano Moratorium and our song of the day by Brett Dennen on your Morning Monarchy for August 29, 2018.

The Duran - 2018-08-27 - Original post - cached version

I felt it was too important to miss especially in these current sanctioned and trade tariff times. Pioneering this effort is an American company called Relex (RLX), the world’s first cryptocurrency-based real property development and investing group.

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MintPress - 2018-08-16 - Original post - cached version

ANKARA, TURKEY (Analysis) – The United States’ economic war on Turkey over the detention of a U.S. pastor is showing no sign of winding down any time soon. Instead, the long-brewing row between the two countries could mark a significant break in relations between Washington and Ankara, which has...

MintPress - 2018-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Last month, when we reported that Russia had liquidated the bulk of its US Treasury holdings in just two months, we said that “we can’t help but wonder – as the Yuan-denominated oil futures were launched, trade wars were threatened, and as more sanctions were unleashed on Russia – if this wasn’t...

MintPress - 2018-08-15 - Original post - cached version

When US President Donald Trump re-imposed sanctions on Iran last week, he warned that any company doing deals with the Iranians in dollars would also be subject to sanctions.

Several Russian companies are also under US sanctions, while Trump’s tweet last week doubling tariffs on imports...

The Duran - 2018-08-03 - Original post - cached version

The Chinese Commerce Ministry has indicated its readiness to introduce various import tariffs on 5,207 US goods worth approximately $60 billion.

The Commerce Ministry said in a statement  that the tariffs would be imposed at four different tax rates.

China’s announcement...

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

Typically, Washington is against anything that benefits Moscow, and is for anything which bolsters the position of US puppet regime Ukraine. But, at ongoing cases before the World Trade Organization, that narrative isn’t applicable.

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

In the face of US President Donald Trump’s tariffs contest with Mexico, the Mexicans are on walkabout to find alternative suppliers of goods that Mexico imports from the USA. One of those goods happens to be wheat, and as Mexico partially replaces America as one of its leading suppliers,...

The Duran - 2018-07-29 - Original post - cached version

The G20 represents about 80% of the world’s agricultural trade. At the recent summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, affirmed their commitment to free and open trade, a rules based system, and a multilateral order, and confirmed the joint opposition to unnecessary tariffs, trade wars, and...

The Duran - 2018-07-28 - Original post - cached version

French President Emmanuel Macron, on his first official visit to Spain, together with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, expressed their doubts about the trade deal reached in Washington D.C. between US President Donald Trump and EU Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker agreed...


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