From Britain To Brazil – Owning The Dystopian Daydream

(TheCleaver) – Since the end of World War II, the United Kingdom has steadily and perceptibly regressed into a psychotic quagmire of officialdom. This has been implemented according to an explicit strategy to remove the personal privacy, self empowerment and spiritual alignment from the people of Britain. The current subjects of the German Dynastic elites known as The House Of Saxe-Coburg And Gotha (renamed The Windsors in 1917 for public relations reasons), are seeing a rapid regression to the in-your-face serfdom that was previously believed to have been consigned to the dark days of the 17th century. Or so it would seem. Continue reading

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(JPost) – Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran ‘US Determined to Prevent Nuclear Iran’

US Vice President Joe Biden expressed America’s “absolute, total, unvarnished commitment to Israel’ security” at a press conference in Jerusalem following a meeting with Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu Monday morning. Read More Here

(BBC) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacks US for Afghan ‘double game’

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused the US of playing a “double game” in Afghanistan after the US used the same term to condemn Iran’s role. Read More Here

(AP) – China warns US against selling F-16s to Taiwan

China on Tuesday warned the United States against any future arms sales to Taiwan, including F-16 fighter jets the island has been pushing for in hopes of upgrading its air defense capabilities. Read More Here

(RiaNov) – Russia seeks to buy 1,000 Italian armored vehicles – report

Russia is in talks with Italy on the purchase of up to 1,000 armored vehicles, an Italian news agency reported on Tuesday. Read More Here

(AlalamNews) – Brazil warns against Iran sanctions

The Brazilian president has raised alarms over imposing further sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, warning any punitive measure could spark a conflict. Read More Here

Video: China is being threatened by the United States says Michel Chossudovsky

United States-China relations are on the rocks recently, China says that they have been seriously disrupted. Essentially, China feels that it is being threatened by the United States and this has been mounting since 1999. The threats are coming in the form of diplomacy, however Michel Chossudovsky says that the United States also has missiles pointed at Chinese cities. Video Link Here

(JTA) – AIPAC calls for swift action to block U.S. companies supporting Iran

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is calling on the U.S. Congress to take several immediate steps in response to a New York Times report revealing that the federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in grants, contracts and other benefits to foreign and multinational U.S. companies conducting business in Iran. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Barak on Iran: We Must Keep Finger On Trigger,4-8 Weeks Left For Diplomacy

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak addressed the Iranian nuclear threat and said, “The State of Israel is the strongest country in the region. However, we must recognize opportunities and not be confused by challenges.” Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Vladmir Putin forging ahead with vision of Eurasian empire

The Soviet Union is gradually being rebuilt as Vladimir Putin eyes a return to the Kremlin. The man who declared the collapse of the Communist state to be the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century” appears determined to forge a new empire. Read More Here

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(PressTV) – US foreign policy ‘dominated by military’

US Department of Defense’s top officer Admiral Mike Mullen says America’s foreign affairs are dominated by military doctrines which need to be replaced by diplomacy. Read More Here

(Breitbart) – Brazil rebuffs US, says it will go own way on Iran

Brazil vowed Wednesday not to “bow down” to gathering international pressure to impose new economic penalties on Iran over its nuclear program if further negotiations might be fruitful. Read More Here

(PressTV) – 118 UN members reaffirm support for Iran’s N-program

As the West pushes for new sanctions against Iran, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) moves to issue a new statement, voicing its support for Iran’s peaceful nuclear program. Read More Here

(ChristianScienceMonitor) – Italy arrests Iran weapons smugglers as nuclear pressure builds

Italy said Wednesday it arrested seven alleged Iran weapons smugglers and charged that some are Iranian intelligence agents. The move comes as momentum builds for fresh sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – U.S. Arms Sale to Taiwan Proceeds Over China Protest

A proposed U.S. sale to Taiwan of missiles, helicopters and ships valued at about $6.4 billion will go forward. Read More Here

(NineO’Clock) – 20 Missile Interceptors Deployed in Romania Threaten Russia

Russia denounces Romania and US’s ‘rushed decisions’ on ballistic missile defence Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – 1 in 3 Killed by U.S. Drone Attacks In Pakistan Are Civilians

Thinktank report figures highlight increasing frequency of missile deaths Read More Here

Activists protest against ‘Shimon Hitler’ in Brazil

(PressTV) – Dozens of demonstrators voice strong disapproval of the Israeli President’s visit to Brazil and of Tel Aviv’s crimes against humanity during weeks-long military aggression on the Gaza Strip. Continue reading

From Global Warming to the New World Order

Last week it was announced that George Soros (the man who helped bring us Obama) had pledged $1.1 billion to fund “Climate Change initiatives”. Continue reading

MSM: The demise of the dollar

(Independent) – In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading Continue reading

It’s bomb, bomb, bomb Iran time

(AsiaTimes) – The United States and Western “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” crowd – hysteria running at fever pitch ahead of Thursday’s multilateral nuclear talks in Geneva – could do worse than have a word with Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. Continue reading

Brazilian scientists say killer H1N1 virus has already mutated

The swine flu H1N1 virus has already mutated much faster than anyone feared. Continue reading

MSM: UN Says New Currency Is Needed to Fix Broken ‘Confidence Game’

(Bloomberg) – The dollar’s role in international trade should be reduced by establishing a new currency to protect emerging markets from the “confidence game” of financial speculation, the United Nations said. Continue reading

MSM: Outcry in South America over US military base pact

Deal to increase access to Colombia bases angers neighbours and damages Obama’s attempts to mend relations with region Continue reading

Deal: United States soldiers will deploy to Colombia

(RawStory) – Chavez: ‘The winds of war [are] beginning to blow’
Some American troops will soon find themselves stationed at military bases scattered across the South American nation of Colombia with a mission to use advanced Predator drone technology to aid in fighting the drug trade and to combat terrorism, according to published reports Saturday. 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

World Prepares to Dump the Dollar

American economists think the world can’t afford to let go of the dollar’s reserve currency status. The world is about to teach them differently. Continue reading

Towards a Global Currency? – Michel Chossudovsky

With a view to restoring financial stability, World leaders have called upon the Group of 20 countries (G-20) to instigate a new global currency based on the IMF’s  Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). Continue reading

MSM: Britain’s dirty little secret as a dumper of toxic waste

(Times) – Britain was accused yesterday of dumping toxic household and industrial waste in developing countries on two continents in breach of an international convention. Continue reading

Obama’s Rollback Strategy – Honduras, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan(and the Boomerang Effect)

The recent events in Honduras and Iran, which pit democratically elected regimes against pro-US military and civilian actors intent on overthrowing them can best be understood as part of a larger White House strategy designed to rollback the gains achieved by opposition government and movements during the Bush years. Continue reading

Honduras coup is just the tip of the iceberg, who is next?

The traditional right wing power sectors of Central America and South America are in panic. The single argument in their speeches and strategies is: “we have to stop the election of a “Chavez” or an “Evo Morales” in our country.” They have expressed their hatred to the Alba leaders very eloquently. Continue reading

MSM: Fears for the world’s poor countries as the rich grab land to grow food

(Guardian) – The acquisition of farmland from the world’s poor by rich countries and international corporations is accelerating at an alarming rate, with an area half the size of Europe’s farmland targeted in the last six months, reports from UN officials and agriculture experts say. Continue reading

MSM: Bolivia leader says Obama ‘lied’ about cooperation

(Forbes) – President Evo Morales on Wednesday accused Barack Obama of lying by pledging to change America’s historically heavy-handed relationship with Latin America and then halting $25 million in annual trade benefits for Bolivia. Continue reading

MSM: Nazi slaves of the haciendas: Hitler fanatics forced orphans to build new Fatherland in Amazon

Bricks marked with swastikas on a crumbling building in Brazil have helped historians trace an astonishing plan by Adolf Hitler for a Nazi empire in South America. Continue reading

A new world is being born, one without the US dollar greasing the wheels of commerce

Yekaterinburg, famous tragically as the spot Lenin chose to have the Tsar and his family executed in 1918, and ironically as the fiefdom of Boris Yeltsin, who finished off the Russian revolution itself in 1991, witnessed something no less remarkable last week when leaders of the so-called BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) held their first summit, following the yearly meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Continue reading

Russia Makes the First Call for the Monetization of Gold

Russia is proposing the inclusion of the ruble, yuan and gold as a part of a revised basket of currencies to form the valuation of the IMF’s special drawing rights seen as the coming new alternative global reserve currency, reported AP. Continue reading

MSM: Brazil’s Lula calls for new world economic order

(Reuters) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva urged unions and workers on Monday to take advantage of the global financial crisis to help forge a new world economic order. Continue reading

MSM: Crops under stress as temperatures fall

(Telegraph) – Our politicians haven’t noticed that the problem may be that the world is not warming but cooling, observes Christopher Booker. Continue reading

Russia’s Central Bank says it will sell US treasuries and eyes IMF bonds

Russia’s Central Bank says it plans to cut reserves it holds in U.S. Treasuries and invest in International Monetary Fund bonds instead, a senior official said Wednesday. Continue reading

De-Dollarization: Dismantling America’s Financial-Military Empire

The city of Yakaterinburg, Russia’s largest east of the Urals, may become known not only as the death place of the tsars but of American hegemony too – and not only where US U-2 pilot Gary Powers was shot down in 1960, but where the US-centered international financial order was brought to ground. Continue reading

MSM: Russia, China Should Dump Dollar in Trade – Medvedev

(Reuters) – Russia and China should consider switching to domestic currencies in bilateral trade without going to the dollar, Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Kommersant daily published on Friday. Continue reading

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Prospects For A Multipolar World

On June 15th and 16th the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will hold its ninth annual heads of state summit in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg. Continue reading

MSM: Brazil and China eye plan to axe dollar

(FT) – Brazil and China will work towards using their own currencies in trade transactions rather than the US dollar, according to Brazil’s central bank and aides to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s president. Continue reading

From Bunker Hill to Baghdad – Pinter’s Dispatch to Obama

Brzezinski was right, of course. Obama was the perfect choice for president. Not because of his experience. He had none. He was a two year senator with a resume’ small enough to fit on the back of a matchbox. Still Obama had what Brzezinski and Co. were looking for, symbolism; the kind of symbolism that connected him to people around the world and made them feel like one of their own had finally clawed their way to the top. Continue reading

MSM: Washington Post Highlights Agenda For ‘Bank Of The World’

The Washington Post today carries a revealing article that highlights the ongoing agenda to forge a “new economic world order” with a vastly empowered IMF acting as a ‘bank of the world’. Continue reading

The Crisis Will Be Profound and Prolonged

It’s been several months since the crisis of capitalism was unleashed on the international level, with its epicenter in financial capital and the U.S. economy. Now we have more evidence that this crisis will be profound and prolonged, affecting all the peripheral economies — including Brazil. Continue reading

The Whole World Is Rioting as the Economic Crisis Worsens — Why Aren’t We?

Explosive anger is spilling out onto the streets of Europe. The meltdown of the global economy is igniting massive social unrest in a region that has long been a symbol of political stability and social cohesion.

It’s not a new trend: A wave of upheaval is spreading from the poorer countries on the periphery of the global economy to the prosperous core. Continue reading

The Davos World Economic Forum (WEF)

Competing Ideologies: Davos v. Belem

Founded in 1971, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) meets annually in Davos, Switzerland to bring together top business and political leaders as well as mostly neoliberal minded intellectuals, economists, journalists, and others. Continue reading

Brazil, Argentina abandon US dollar

Brazil and Argentina have launched a new payment system in their bilateral trade, doing away with the US dollar as a medium of exchange.

The two Latin American nations started the Payment System on Local Currency (SML) on Monday following a last month agreement inked by their presidents to use local currencies in a bid to end transaction in dollars. Continue reading