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Dissident Voice - 2020-06-23 - Original post - cached version

Imagine, you are living in a world that you are told is a democracy – and you may even believe it – but, in fact, your life and fate is in the hands of a few ultra-rich, ultra-powerful and ultra-inhuman oligarchs. They may be called Deep State, Illuminati, or simply the Beast, or anything else...

Pass Blue - 2020-06-19 - Original post - cached version

The Covid-19 pandemic’s effects on poor countries is hitting children hard, forcing some of them to work while navigating unsavory home lives. In wars, children’s status is worse than ever. Here, in Madagascar, the health system is strained and schools are closed. HENITSOA RAFALIA/WORLD BANK...

Pass Blue - 2020-05-28 - Original post - cached version

A farmworker in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Poor countries heavily dependent on foreign aid have received some debt emergency relief by official global lenders during the pandemic. But that opportunity can also open channels for corruption, the author says, making transparency imperative. 

Fears...

Dissident Voice - 2020-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Dynamic duo:  Same bat virus, same fat profits

From Havana to Helmstedt

The major reason for Cuba’s travel restrictions — always used as grounds for slandering the Cuban state — is the extreme difficulty Cuba has maintaining foreign exchange reserves essential for international...

Andrew Gavin Marshall - 2020-04-24 - Original post - cached version

By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

Originally published: 2 February 2016

This is the second article in a three-part series focusing on China’s transformed role on the world financial stage. Read the first part here.

One of the most important developments in the global economy over...

News Junkie Post - 2020-04-11 - Original post - cached version

We are supposed to be thinking this week about the health disparities in the United States based on race and ethnicity, since the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, and even USA Today are going on about it. This is the hot topic presumably because of a recent...

Strategic Culture - 2020-04-10 - Original post - cached version

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has courageously stood up to the financial oligarchy in recent weeks by rejecting pressure to shut down the entire Mexican economy and bail out financial speculators as false “solutions” to the covid-19 pandemic.

Unlike the U.S. which...

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

With Monday’s 1000 point stock market plunge the internet has been set ablaze with discussion of a new crash looming on the horizon. The fact that such a chain reaction collapse was only kept at bay due to massive liquidity injections by the Federal Reserve’s overnight repo loans should not be...

Aletho News - 2020-02-27 - Original post - cached version
By Whitney Webb | MintPress News | February 26, 2020

A little known specialized bond created in 2017 by the World Bank may hold the answer as to why U.S. and global health authorities have declined to label the global spread of the novel coronavirus a “pandemic.” Those...

MintPress - 2020-02-26 - Original post - cached version

A little known specialized bond created in 2017 by the World Bank may hold the answer as to why U.S. and global health authorities have declined to label the global spread of the novel coronavirus a “pandemic.” Those bonds, now often referred to as “pandemic bonds,” were ostensibly intended to...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-23 - Original post - cached version

The genius of the World Bank was to recognize that it’s not necessary to occupy a country in order to impose tribute, or to take over its industry, agriculture and land. Instead of bullets, it uses financial maneuvering.
— Michael Hudson, 2019

In 1944, as...

Aletho News - 2020-02-13 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | February 13, 2020 The new Sudanese government has agreed to compensate the families of sailors killed in an Al-Qaeda attack on the USS Cole warship 20 years ago, state news agency SUNA said on Thursday, part of government efforts to remove the country from a list of state sponsors of...

James Bovard - 2020-01-28 - Original post - cached version

The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump is hinging on  U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine. The Democratic House impeachment managers flogged the details of that aid so hard that even policy junkies are ready for cry for mercy.

But almost no one is mentioning that foreign aid  has been a...

Red Ice Radio - 2020-01-25 - Original post - cached version

This is the audio version of the show. If you want to watch the video version go here.

Henrik and Lana cover the latest stories and important events of the week in episode 62 of Flashback Friday.

Sign up for a membership at redicemembers.com. Get full access to our extensive...

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 - 2019-12-30 - Original post - cached version

Why are so many intelligence veterans throwing their weight behind a young Indiana mayor with such a thin foreign policy…

The post The spooks’ choice: Coup plotters and CIA agents fill Pete Buttigieg’s list of national security endorsers appeared first on The Grayzone.

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...

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 - 2019-09-16 - 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...

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...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India’s villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India’s ability to endure derived from these communities:

Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down but the village...

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...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-02 - Original post - cached version

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties...

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...

Pass Blue - 2019-03-05 - Original post - cached version

Nikki Haley, the former US envoy to the UN, has been nominated to join the Boeing board, among other new ventures that could raise a lot of money for a possible presidential run by her. As governor of South Carolina, she helped Boeing expand its plant there, a move celebrated above, May 10, 2013...

Pass Blue - 2019-02-07 - Original post - cached version

A World Bank report on foodborne diseases says food-safety regulations are most deficient in low-income countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which can result in early deaths, especially among children. A dried-fish market in Kathmandu, Nepal, above.

Poverty’s...

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 - 2019-01-31 - 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.

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.

Corbett Report - 2019-01-18 - Original post - cached version


This week on the New World Next Week: the controlled demolition of Brexit proceeds apace; the World Bank gets a new corporate slavemaster; and the police can’t force you to unlock your phone.

Corbett Report - 2019-01-17 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2019-01-17%20James%20Evan%20Pilato.mp3"][/audio] This week on the New World Next Week: the controlled demolition of Brexit proceeds apace; the World Bank gets a new corporate slavemaster; and the police can’t force you to unlock your phone.
MintPress - 2018-12-27 - Original post - cached version

Oh, what a lovely big stocking-filler for the Kiev regime this week from Washington. Just in time for Christmas too, and only weeks after President Petro Poroshenko tried to incite a war with Russia from a naval provocation in the Kerch Strait.

First, we had US government envoy Kurt...

Pass Blue - 2018-12-19 - Original post - cached version

A cookstove factory in Africa, supported by the Clean Cooking Alliance, an American-based global network that promotes the production and use of the devices to reduce pollution from small fires for cooking in developing nations. At the recent climate conference in Katowice, talks on carbon...

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 - 2018-11-20 - 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 - 2018-10-25 - 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...

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...

MintPress - 2018-09-25 - Original post - cached version

The World Bank has issued a stark warning about Gaza’s economy. A report published today stated that the enclave is “collapsing” due to the 11-year Israeli-led blockade and described the economy as being in “free fall”, with aid flows no longer enough to stimulate...

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...

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....

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...

MintPress - 2018-08-14 - Original post - cached version

Stories about corruption and internally government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at large start a malicious rumor circuit. Which, in turn is taken over by the MSM, so that their lies are pushing in open doors. 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...

Media Monarchy - 2018-07-24 - Original post - cached version

Stifling competition, secretly livestreaming and hijacking SIMs + this day in history w/the kitchen debate and our song of the day by Stickybuds on your Morning Monarchy for July 24, 2018.

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