The fight for Manning and Assange’s freedom must be taken up by workers all over the world. If it is to be effective this struggle must be connected to the fight for the social and political rights of the working class as a whole and the fight against war and capitalism.Read More
The Australian-born Assange has previously been awarded with accolades and respect for his truth-telling journalism which exposed massive crimes, corruption and nefarious intrigues by the US government and its Western allies.Read More
American foreign policy. It’s just a global scam, which destroys millions of people, and creates misery for hundreds of millions, all in the name of ‘defending America’, and of ‘protecting human rights’ and ‘defending democracy’, around the world.Read More
Authored by Chris Hedges via Truthdig Friday’s climate strike by students across the globe will have no more impact than the mass mobilizations by women following the election of Donald Trump or …Read More
‘Britain provides training and delivery of military equipment to Indonesian forces, including units deployed in Papua,’ the study states.
The first is Kopassus, an elite force of the Indonesian army that has been accused over the decades of extensive human rights violations in the country. The second, perhaps more controversial Jakarta-Westminster partnership concerns Detachment 88, an elite anti-terrorism squad of the Indonesian Police Force. Formed after the 2002 Bali bombings which killed over 200 people – mostly tourists – the unit has been heavily deployed in the Papuan region, particularly around Grasberg, to counter local separatists.
The sad reality appears to be that politics and ideologies are nothing more than bullcrap created to polarize opinions and divide the population, while central bankers don’t give a hoot if a country is run by democrats, communists, fascists, Nazis, dictators, socialists, green parties, a king or even plumbers, as long as the government maintains the plutocracy that enslaves the population through debt, that plunders our natural resources, and fully controls our economy through their money creation monopole.Read More
There is no evidence negative rates produce a stronger economy or lower unemployment. There is evidence banks are hurt.
Negative interest rates unquestionably hurt EU banks and there is no evidence of Lagarde’s proposed counter-benefits. A European banking crisis awaits.
One can’t blame outgoing IMF head Lagarde for trying to keep a low profile: after all her next job is to head the ECB, and after her absolutely disastrous tenure at the IMF, one can’t wait to see just how she destroys the Eurozone as her final parting gift.Read More