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Western plutocracy goes bear hunting

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brasil)

4. August 2014

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Western plutocracy goes bear hunting

The post-Cold War status quo in Eastern Europe, not to mention in Western Europe, is now dead. For Western plutocracy, that 0.00001% at the top, the real Masters of the Universe, Russia is the ultimate prize; an immense treasure of natural resources, forests, pristine water, minerals, oil and gas. Enough to drive any NSA-to-CIA Orwellian/Panopticon […]

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Capitalism and its Contribution to Wealth Inequality

By Gulam MITHA (Canada)

3. August 2014

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Capitalism and its Contribution to Wealth Inequality

‘When the rich get richer they get more powerful and that puts them in the position to lobby for policies that make them richer still’– former Clinton advisor Larry Summers. I briefly read the French economist Thomas Piketty’s best seller CAPITALISM IN THE 21st CENTURY. The theme of Picketty’s work is on wealth concentration and […]

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The IMF goes to war in Ukraine

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

7. May 2014

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The IMF goes to war in Ukraine

The IMF has approved a $17 billion loan to Ukraine. The first $3,2 billion tranche has been received today. It’s essential to identify the conditions attached to this Mafia-style “loan.” Nothing remotely similar to reviving the Ukrainian economy is in play. The scheme is inextricably linked to the IMF’s notorious, one-size-fits-all “structural adjustment” policy, known […]

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Obama issues threats to Russia and NATO

By Paul CRAIG ROBERTS (USA)

7. April 2014

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Obama issues threats to Russia and NATO

The Obama regime has issued simultaneous threats to the enemy it is making out of Russia and to its European NATO allies on which Washington is relying to support sanctions on Russia. This cannot end well. As even Americans living in a controlled media environment are aware, Europeans, South Americans, and Chinese are infuriated that […]

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What Links the Threat of a U.S. Default with the Destabilization of Ukraine?

By Nikolai MALISHEVSKI (Belarus)

5. February 2014

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What Links the Threat of a U.S. Default with the Destabilization of Ukraine?

At the Munich Security Conference the Ukrainian opposition and the U.S. essentially agreed on a plan to force Viktor Yanukovich to capitulate. Arseniy Yatsenyuk told of this plan of action, which was worked out with the direct participation of Western representatives, after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and EU officials. While the «Euromaidan» […]

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Does the EU really want Ukrainians or just their territory?

By Christine STONE (UK)

11. December 2013

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Does the EU really want Ukrainians or just their territory?

Christine Stone asks whether the current crisis over the Ukraine’s relationship with the EU was precipitated by the West rather than President Yanukovich.  Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the demonstrations that have crippled central Kiev for the past fortnight is how they were triggered. Even allowing that ordinary people could be excited by a […]

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Defeated By The Taliban, Washington Decides To Take On Russia And China

By Paul Craig ROBERTS (USA)

6. December 2013

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Defeated By The Taliban, Washington Decides To Take On Russia And China

What are the Ukrainian protests about? On the surface, the protests don’t make sense. The Ukrainian government made the correct decision to stay out of the EU. Ukraine’s economic interests lie with Russia, not with the EU. This is completely obvious. The EU wants Ukraine to join so that Ukraine can be looted, like Latvia, […]

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The bonfire of democracy

By Maxim KANTOR (Russia)

23. September 2013

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The bonfire of democracy

One curiosity of the current historical era is that democracy has identified itself with the liberal market.  Democracy will henceforth claim victory – the victory of the successful over the unsuccessful.  And there is nothing wrong with winning – everyone has his chance.  But these triumphs differ from the triumphs of, for example, Pericles, because […]

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Russia – Japan: Shifting Agenda

By Konstantin PENZEV (Russia)

6. May 2013

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Russia – Japan: Shifting Agenda

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Moscow on April 28 for a three-day visit, during which he met with President Vladimir Putin. He planted a cherry tree at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ gardenyard and listened to some drumming. Other outcomes of the summit meeting included signatures on documents about economic, cultural and foreign […]

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Cyprus: Rescued and Attacked. Who is Behind it?

By Peter ISKENDEROV (Russia)

27. March 2013

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Cyprus: Rescued and Attacked. Who is Behind it?

The Eurogroup’s decision on financial aid for Cyprus had been taken just one day before the X- hour, late on March 25. Destined to rescue Cyprus, it may become a delayed action mine capable to undermine the whole edifice of the European Union. Laiki Bank, the second largest in Cyprus, is going to be sacrificed. […]

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Zbigniew Brzezinski As a Mirror of American Devolution (II)

By Dmitry MININ (Russia)

31. December 2012

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Zbigniew Brzezinski As a Mirror of American Devolution (II)

Part I Is the glory of Gorbachev proving contagious? We are halfway through the time allotted by Zbigniew Brzezinski in his landmark book «The Grand Chessboard», when he predicted that U.S. dominance in the world would remain unchallenged for a period of thirty years. Now just 15 years on in his new book «Strategic Vision: […]

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The Gold and “Judgement Day”

By Valentine KATASONOV (Russia)

24. December 2012

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The Gold and “Judgement Day”

It’s a long time US grassroots and Congress members started to doubt there was anything left in the US official gold storage, and even if there was, it had anything to do with gold. There has been a flow of world media publications in 2012 presenting irrefutable evidence the world market was flooded with goldbricks, […]

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