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(RussiaToday) – ‘US corporations are under fire for aiding the creation of world’s second largest displaced population. Activists claim millions of Colombians have been driven from their homes.

In light of the issue, hundreds of protestors have gathered at Washington DC’s Capitol Hill. People brought pictures of those who have suffered as a result of the activities of major US companies in Colombia’s indigenous territories, which are rich in natural resources. Millions have not only been displaced, but also are either missing, tortured or have been killed.’ Continue reading

Video: U.S. could be on path to a ‘banana republic’ situation

(CNN) – A leading fiscal mind on Capitol Hill and a one-time Obama Cabinet pick sounded the alarm Sunday over the projected long-term financial challenges the country faces. Continue reading

Will endless wars save the dollar?

“Since 1945, the US dollar has been the world reserve currency. As its value depreciates, countries holding huge dollar reserves begin to worry. China in particular has expressed grave concerns since it holds nearly $2 trillion in US currency reserves, mostly in the form of US treasury bonds. According to some reports, it is drawing down its dollar reserves by purchasing gold and stocks of raw materials and energy.” Continue reading

Fiat Money Created Out of Thin Air: The Bank Bailouts are Unconstitutional

(Bob Chapman) – The starting point for all analysis of the ongoing bailout orgy that is currently being used in crony capitalist fashion to transfer wealth from our middle class to the financial elites and their transnational conglomerates is whether these bailouts are authorized by the US Constitution. The answer is a resounding NO! Continue reading

Illinois Army National Guard Puts Military War Machines on the Streets

In Springfield, Illinois, the commoners will get acclimated in the coming week to the idea of the military on the streets. “A Springfield-based military police company will be training with a new armored vehicle in the area this week,” Continue reading

‘Coup’ in Honduras; Chavez Blames US for Involvement

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was arrested by soldiers earlier on Sunday, is in Costa Rica and has asked for asylum, CNN’s Spanish-language channel reported, citing the Costa Rican government. Continue reading

MSM: Honduran President Ousted in Coup

(NYTimes) – The Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted by the army on Sunday after pressing ahead with plans for a referendum that opponents said could lay the groundwork for his eventual re-election, in the first military coup in Central America since the end of the cold war. Continue reading

Amazing Bananas

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. Continue reading

A Banana Republic By 2012? Change for the Worse – Paul Craig Roberts

President Obama has presented the most irresponsible budget in US history. His fiscal year 2010 budget projects federal spending of $3.5 trillion and a federal deficit of $1.75 trillion. In other words, 50 percent of the government’s budget consists of red ink. Continue reading

US dollar “backed by bananas”

Press TV interviewed Paris-based financial analyst Max Keiser on the US financial meltdown on September 20. What follows are his free-wheeling comments on the US government bailout of Wall Street and the potential consequences for America. Continue reading