(RussiaToday) – The last U.S. combat brigade has left Iraq two weeks ahead of their planned withdrawal at the end of the month. But a fifty thousand-strong American military contingent will remain in the country for support and training until the end of 2011. They’ll have the power to use their weapons in self-defense or at the request of the Iraqi government. Over seven years of being in Iraq, more than four thousand U.S. soldiers have died, according to the Pentagon. Continue reading
(YahooFinance) – There’s a lot of talk these days about America being an empire in decline. Gerald Celente, director of the Trends Research Institute, goes a step further, arguing America is following a similar path as the former Soviet Union. Video Link Here
(RussiaToday) – Congressmen Ron Paul and Barney Frank are sending a letter to US President Barack Obama with a proposal to cut the military budget by a trillion dollars. As the economy and the budget deficit continues to worsen, it seems that this is a very logical place to start cutting out funds. Paul Craig Roberts says that while passing this initiative would be great, he is skeptical that it will pass because Congress would lose too much campaign money. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – Files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and lobbying activities of Israel in the U.S. The National Archive made the documents public following a Senate investigation. They suggest Israel has been trying to shape media coverage of issues it regards as important. You can download the files from the web-site of the Institute for Research on Middle Eastern policy. And we can cross to Washington now and talk to Grant F. Smith who is a director at that Institute. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – The White House says it’s convinced the U.S. economy is recovering. That’s despite the fact the unemployment rate is still near 10 percent and major problems are troubling the real estate sector. Gerald Celente from the Trends Research Center says the administration is spinning the story Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of swindled nuns, bounty hunters for small time fraud and Irish banks in a ‘league of their own.’ In the second half of the show, Max talks to economist, Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center, about the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement and about the economics of occupation. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – Former US envoy to the United Nations says Israel has until August 21st to attack Iran’s nuclear sites. This is before Russia finalizes its shipment of nuclear fuel to Iran. So is an Israeli attack forthcoming? Wayne Madsen says that if there is an attack, multiple nations would join and there could be a major war ahead. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – Verizon and Google have announced that they hope to regulate the internet by controlling access and the speed of the internet to different websites. In other privacy news, Air France has announced that they will install cameras into every seat to watch their passengers; civil rights activists are crying foul saying it invades people’s privacy too much. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – As the economy has not rebounded and jobs continue to be scarce around the country, many US citizens are renouncing their citizenship and moving abroad. Mike Golguski says that the United States is the largest criminal in the world and he didn’t want to be a part of it. He also says that he is not anti-American but is anti-US government. Continue reading
See Also: (NBCNY) – FDNY Funeral Sparks Renewed Call to Help 9/11 Responders – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – RT filmed this emotional footage of 9/11 first responders pouring their hearts out at a speech just blocks away from where the twin towers fell. The rally was in response to Congress defeating a federal bill that would have provided billions of dollars in health care for those sickened by toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers Sept. 11, 2001. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – August marks the three year anniversary of the beginning of the financial crisis. The collapse continues today, said Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute. Celente says that by focusing on the Great Depression, government experts are focused on the past and are neglecting the future. The Great Depression is history, argued Celente, saying it is time to look to the future, not the past. Continue reading
(NYTimes) – The lower house of the Russian Parliament passed a draft law on Friday allowing the country’s intelligence service to officially warn citizens that their activities could lead to a future violation of the law, reviving a Soviet-era K.G.B. practice that was often used against dissidents. The president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, is expected to sign it into law shortly.
The legislation was proposed during the tense weeks after two suicide bombers attacked the Moscow subway, and its stated goal was to stanch the growth of radicalism among young Russians. But rights advocates and opposition parties have warned that the expanded powers could be used to silence critics of the government. In a letter made public on Thursday, 20 leading human rights activists condemned the legislation as a blow to “the cornerstone principles of the law: the presumption of innocence and legal certainty.” Read entire article
See Also: (PaulWatson) – Facebook Deletes Official Alex Jones Page Over Gadsden Flag – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Is the United States government or outside forces the real threat to cyber security? Alex Jones says that the government is trying to silence free speech in America by expanding their reach on the internet. He also says his own personal sites have been censored, even deleted. Continue reading
(Infowars) – Gaming has taken a very realistic turn over the past several years with titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and others taking on probable war scenarios with countries and regimes that the U.S. and their allies has had friction with. Russia invaded otherwise peaceful U.S. neighborhoods in Call of Duty and North Korea does the same in Homefront.
The back-story trailer includes clips from real-world news blended with actors giving a prophetic account of the death of Kim Jong il, gas prices hitting $20.00, the rise of a unified Korean state, and all-out war after an attack on the US via satellite. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – There’s a powerful organization holding a meeting in Spain, that features some of the world’s most-influential politicians, bankers and even military chiefs. But you won’t know what they’re up to because the Bilderberg Club gets together under a veil of secrecy. Critics say it’s making big, world-changing decisions behind people’s backs. RT is covering the meeting near Barcelona and has spoken to Daniel Estulin, author and investigative journalist, who recently revealed his findings about the Bilderbergs to the European Parliament. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – The Bilderberg Group is one of the most secretive and exclusive clubs that attracts world’s most powerful people. Its meetings are invitation only and take place under tight security, away from the prying eyes of the public and the press.
Investigative journalist Daniel Estulin, who has made it his mission to uncover the secrets of the Bilderberg Group, has shared some of his revelations with RT. He claims the group makes decisions on international policy in a way far removed from democracy. Continue reading
(BeYourOwnLeader) – The Arctic has been the subject of dispute between Canada, Denmark, the U.S., Russia and Norway with each country taking steps to expand their scientific research and military presence. Its vast untapped oil, natural gas and mineral resources represent a tremendous economic potential, but control of the region is also important from a strategic standpoint. Increased cooperation and military integration could be used to further secure interests in the area. Canada and Denmark recently signed an agreement which will promote defence and security collaboration in the Arctic. In August, Canadian Forces operations in the far North will include Danish and American participation. There are also calls for U.S.-Canada joint security of North America’s Arctic waters and skies. Continue reading
(IndianExpress) – US & China play ‘chicken’ in the Yellow Sea – Read More Here
(TheAtlantic) – On That Dastardly Saddam-al Qaeda Connection – Read More Here
(ThisIsLondon) – Lord Goldsmith’s warning to Tony Blair that Iraq war would be illegal
Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith warned Tony Blair three months before the Iraq war that an invasion would be illegal, secret memos showed today. Read More Here
Music Video: Dan Bull – Nothing On Jews [an open letter to Benjamin Netanyahu] – Video Link Here
(Intifada) – Israeli Nuclear Espionage: The Art of Keeping America at Risk for Fun and Profit – Read More Here
(IPS) – Unmanned Drones – Targeted Killing vs. “Collateral Murder” – Read More Here
(WSWS) – The “Hitler” option in Afghanistan – Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (ABC) – President Obama’s Secret: Only 100 al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan – Read More Here
(PoliticalTheatrics) – We Can’t Afford War
Three years later, Barack Obama is president, Petraeus has become his man in Afghanistan, and MoveOn pulls the critical Web content. Why? Because Bush’s first war, Afghanistan, has become Obama’s war, a quagmire. The U.S. will eventually negotiate its withdrawal from Afghanistan. The only difference between now and then will be the number of dead, on all sides, and the amount of (borrowed) money that will be spent. Read More Here
(SOTT) – Israel: A Suicidal, Apartheid State – John Mearsheimer
Israel’s botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The attack also highlights the extent to which Israel has become a strategic liability for the United States. This situation is likely to get worse over time, which will cause major problems for Americans who have a deep attachment to the Jewish state. Read More Here
(USMedia&Israel) – Flotilla Cover-up: The New York Times Accused
For the past month, the alternative media have sought concrete evidence that the mainstream U.S. media, including the New York Times, willfully aided Israel’s cover-up of information about their Gaza flotilla attack.
Prima facie evidence of their complicity is abundant. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Twenty thousand Palestinians are threatened with expulsion from the West Bank – Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Khudari: IOA still banning entry of 3500 commodities into Gaza – Read More Here
(PoliticalTheatrics) – The Mavi Marmara Report – Read More Here
(WAFA) – Israel Restricts the Access of Gaza Patients to Urgent Medical Treatment – Read More Here
(AmericanConservative) – Sinking Ship – The attack on the Gaza relief flotilla jeopardizes Israel itself
Israel’s botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The attack also highlights the extent to which Israel has become a strategic liability for the United States. This situation is likely to get worse over time, which will cause major problems for Americans who have a deep attachment to the Jewish state. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘Iran will retaliate if ships inspected’
“We reserve the right of retaliation for ourselves… we are able to defend our rights,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a Monday press conference, when asked about the possible inspection of Iranian ships under new UN sanctions against the country. Read More Here
(YNet) – Oren: Iran may unleash wave of terrorist violence
Israeli ambassador to US warns international community that Islamic Republic could respond to tough sanctions by using its connections to Hezbollah, Hamas to attack Israel Read More Here
(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad orders ban on Israeli goods – Read More Here
(CSPAN) – Video: U.S. Declares War on Iran
War with Iran has already been decided by the powers that be and the modern-day quasi-declaration happened last Thursday.
(CorbettReport) – Video: War With Iran? Paul Craig Roberts on The Corbett Report
Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Treasury Secretary and Wall Street Journal joins us to break down the recent US sanctions on Iran and the likelihood of a strike on Iran by the US and/or Israel. Continue reading
(MoscowTimes) – Prosecutors may get to shut down web sites over extremism charges for an unlimited time if the State Duma passes new legislation drafted by the Federal Security Service, Vedomosti reported Friday.
Internet service providers will be obliged to shut down web sites within three days upon receiving a “motivated letter” from prosecutors, according to the draft.
Sites will be able to return online only after a court rules that they did not violate anti-extremism laws. Even if a web site wins its case, it may be kept offline for up to a month from the day it was suspended.
The FSB legislation is to be a part of a raft of amendments to the 1995 information law that is being prepared by the Communications and Press Ministry. – Source: Moscow Times
(RussiaToday) – The personal computer may soon be not-so-private, with the U.S. and some European nations working on laws allowing them access to search the content held on a person’s hard drive… Continue reading
(WarIsACrime) – Witness Against Torture: Why We Must Act – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Media Disinformation: The Demonization of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez
“We were always cautious about the triumph of President Obama. Early on, we began to take note of the truth, that the empire is here, alive and more threatening than ever.”- Hugo Chavez Frias Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Obama Fires McChrystal, Selects Petraeus to Oversee Forever War in Afghanistan
Obama fired General Stanley McChrystal today and replaced him with the globalist General David Petraeus. Obama said McChrystal’s actions undermined civilian control of the military and asked the Senate to confirm Petraeus immediately. Video Link Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: General McChrystal’s Burning Contempt for the Puppet Obama
The farce that is the war in Afghanistan is coming apart at the seams. General Stanley McChrystal’s sharp comments about Obama, Biden, and the administration published by Rolling Stone are not so much about disrespect, as the script-reading corporate media talking heads would have it, but rather about a policy in disarray in Afghanistan. Video Link Here
(Haaretz) – Netanyahu: Israel’s legitimacy is under attack
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel’s legitimacy is being attacked, during a Knesset discussion on Israel’s collapsing international status.
“We know that the attacks on Israel are threatening its existence, since we constantly hear people saying ‘go back to Poland or Morocco’. They are essentially telling us to dismantle the Zionist enterprise.” Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – The Obama-McChrystal Showdown – Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Israel Vows To Tighten Gaza Blockade – U.S. Media Reports Blockade Eased – Read More Here
(NewsMax) – Ex-Mossad Chief: Strike Iran Now
Israel should launch a pre-emptive strike to prevent arch-foe Iran from going nuclear, a former head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency said on Monday.
“I am of the opinion that, since there is an ongoing war, since the threat is permanent, since the intention of the enemy in this case is to annihilate you, the right doctrine is one of pre-emption and not of retaliation,” Shabtai Shavit told a conference. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Paul Craig Roberts – “Everyone in Washington is a prostitute”
Controversial comments made in “Rolling Stone” magazine have landed General Stanley McChrystal in hot water. In the interview, McChrystal made what is being described as a derogatory comment, which may lead to his resignation. Paul Craig Roberts says that this shows how insecure people in the United States government are. Video Link Here
(YNet) – Iranian flotilla to set sail on Sunday
Day after announcing delay, Iranian Red Crescent spokesman says ‘Children of Gaza’ ship will depart for Strip next week. Vessel to carry 10 individuals, food, medicine, as well as dolls, clothing donated by Iranian citizens Read More Here
(DowJones) – Treasury Levey: US, Allies Must Go Beyond UN Sanctions To Pressure Iran
The U.S. and other countries should explore what economic measures can be taken beyond the recent United Nations sanctions to force Iran to abandon its nuclear program, a senior Treasury official said Tuesday.
Stuart Levey, undersecretary for terrorism and international financial intelligence, said the fourth round of sanctions marked an “inflection point” … – Source: WSJ
(WorthyNews) – Iran Warns Of Military Strike As U.S., Israeli Warships Cross Suez
Iran has warned of a military confrontation with Israel and the United States after at least eleven American warships, including an aircraft carrier, and an Israeli vessel passed through the Suez Canal, the largest fleet of ships to cross the volatile, strategic waterway, in recent years.
“We warn the U.S. and certain adventurist countries that if they are tempted to inspect Iranian air and ship cargoes, we will take tough action against their ships in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman”, said Ali Larijani, the Iranian parliamentary speaker in comments obtained by Worthy News Sunday, June 20. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: US taxpayers ‘funding’ Afghan Warlords
U.S. taxpayers’ dollars are finding their way in to the pockets of the Taliban. That’s according to a new congressional investigation about the military’s use of Afghan security firms to ensure the safe passage of supply convoys. Almost without fail: if the U.S. doesn’t pay up, the convoy gets attacked. Continue reading
(SFChronicle) – San Francisco will host sailors from three different navies this weekend, including a port call by a U.S. cruiser, a Japanese training squadron and a rare visit by a Russian guided missile cruiser.
All the ships – except the cruiser USS Bunker Hill – will be open for public tours next week.
The first vessels to arrive will be three ships from the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, as the Japanese navy is called. The three, led by the training vessel Kashima, are expected at the Golden Gate Bridge around 12:30 p.m. today. They will anchor in the bay and tie up Monday at Pier 27 on the Embarcadero. A welcome ceremony, open to the public, will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m.
The Japanese ships will be open to the public that day from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. Read entire article
(Bloomberg) – Russia will help lead efforts to recast the global economic hierarchy as the world emerges from the financial crisis, President Dmitry Medvedev said.
“We really live at a unique time, and we should use it to build a modern, prosperous and strong Russia, a Russia that will be a co-founder of the new world economic order,” Medvedev said at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum today.
Russia will use tax incentives and other free-market economic policies to turn the country into a destination for innovators from around the world, Medvedev told an audience including Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit and French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde.
Medvedev, in the third year of his presidency, is promoting modernization to transform Russia from an oil-and-gas economy into a magnet for high technology. Russia’s reliance on natural resources exacerbated the steepest contraction among emerging markets last year, when the economy shrank a record 7.9 percent. Full article here
(IraqWar) – Hezbollah warns Israel over gas fields
With Israel set to lay claim to natural gas fields recently discovered in the Mediterranean, the resistance movement of Hezbollah moves to warn Tel Aviv against extracting from Lebanon’s resources. Read More Here
(AP) – Official: 30 killed in Kyrgyzstan village – Read More Here
(Akhbar) – Massive arms deals between Russia and “Israel” – Read More Here
(Guardian) – Death toll grows as Kyrgyzstan ethnic violence escalates
Interim government gives police shoot-to-kill powers as death toll exceeds 100 in Uzbek-Kyrgyz clashes Read More Here
(JPost) – Israel, US hold joint strike drill
IAF says it has increased overseas exercises by 40 percent. Read More Here
(AsiaTimes) – Neo-cons lead charge against Turkey – Read More Here
(PressTV) – Kyrgyz riot police authorized to kill
A government decree on Saturday authorized lethal force to repel attacks against the authorities, stop the destruction of government and private property, and protect civilians, AFP reported. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘US troops attack Iraqi home, kill 5’
Five Iraqis, including 2 who were standing on their rooftop witnessing the arrival of US infantrymen, have lost their lives after their house was attacked by the troops. Read More Here
(Aangirfan) – CIA SEEKS CHAOS IN KYRGYZSTAN?
Creating chaos in Kyrgystan seems to suit the drugs trade.
It also suits the USA which does not want Kyrgyzstan to become a strong and stable partner of Russia. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Russia assures Iran over S-300 deal
Russia’s Foreign Ministry says Moscow is not obliged to freeze a deal to deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran under the newly imposed UN sanctions.
Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said Thursday that the deal is not referenced in the fourth round of UN sanctions imposed against Tehran which mainly target financial and military sectors. Read More Here
REPOST – (AntiWar) – Russia Moves Forward on Defense Missiles, Nuclear Plants for Iran
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced today that they are in new talks with Iran on construction of additional nuclear power plants in the nation, and that they may still deliver the S-300 Missile Defense System to Iran, though no date was given for this delivery. Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – We want troops out as soon as we can, says Cameron
David Cameron promised yesterday that British troops would not remain in Afghanistan a day longer than necessary as he flew into the country for the first time as Prime Minister. Read More Here
(AFP) – Obama has made ‘big mistake’ with Iran: Ahmadinejad – Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘US cannot garner support for Iran war’
A former chief UN weapons inspector says the UN Security Council would never approve an attack on Iran, amid US efforts to punish the country for its nuclear work. Read More Here
(PressTV) – More US missiles kill 18 in Pakistan
Another US missile strike has killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens in a tribal area in northwest Pakistan, officials say.
According to Pakistani security officials, a drone fired six missiles 50 kilometers west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan on Friday. They say a house in Bahadar Khel village was the target of the attack.
Reportedly, the previous drone strike killed three people late Thursday at a house in the village of Khaddi, 15 kilometers east of Miranshah.
Almost 1000 Pakistanis have been killed in US drone strikes since 2008.
The issue of civilian casualties has strained the Islamabad-Washington relations.
Washington claims the attacks target militants whereas most of them have killed civilians.
Islamabad has repeatedly called for an end to the attacks, saying they violate Pakistan’s sovereignty. – Source: PressTV
(CagePrisoners) – Murders at Guantánamo: The Cover-Up Continues
Sometimes the truth is so sickening that no one in a position of authority — senior government officials, lawmakers, the mainstream media — wants to go anywhere near it. Read More Here
(StrategicCultureFoundation) – Iran and the Balkans: Russia Risks Making the Same Mistakes
UN Security Council Resolution Slapping Sanctions on Iran: Defeat for Russian Diplomacy Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – Obama’s Doublespeak on Iran – Extending Hands or Clenching Fists? – Read More Here
(PressTV) – 50 ships may join Freedom Flotilla II
The next Freedom Flotilla will be much bigger than the first one, the head of a non-governmental organization says.
Yasser Qashlaq, the director of the Free Palestine Movement, said on Thursday that up to 50 ships could join the Freedom Flotilla II, the International Middle East Media Center reported. Read More Here
(FutureOfFreedomFoundation) – Terrorism: Made in the U.S.A. – Sheldon Richman
It’s a perilous world, as our so-called leaders love to remind us. And for a change they’re right. It is a perilous world. But guess who is most responsible for the peril to Americans? Those very same “leaders” and a long line of predecessors.
Moreover, they — along with anyone else who takes time to examine the matter — know that they create the greatest dangers Americans face. They just don’t care. They have bigger fish to fry than keeping Americans safe. Besides, the dangers they create provide excuses for more power. Read More Here
REPOST – (McClatchy) – Israeli document: Gaza blockade isn’t about security
As Israel ordered a slight easing of its blockade of the Gaza Strip Wednesday, McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as “economic warfare” against the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory. Read More Here
(LondonTimes) – Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites
Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defences to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The Times can reveal. Read More Here
(PressTV) – US accepts Israeli probe of Flotilla – Read More Here
(AP) – NKorea vows to blow up South propaganda facilities
North Korea says it will attack South Korean loudspeakers and other propaganda facilities along its border, warning it can even turn Seoul into a “sea of flame.” Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: Saudi Arabia Approves Israeli Jets To Use Saudi Airspace To Bomb Iran!
FLASHBACK – 2007 – Video: Interview – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – John Perkins – Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – An organization holding a meeting in Spain features some of the world’s most influential politicians, bankers and even military chiefs. However, you will not know what they’re up to because the Bilderberg Group gets together under a veil of secrecy. Critics like We Are Change’s Luke Rudkowski say it’s making world changing decisions behind the world’s back. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – For decades, some of the world’s most powerful people have come together to form a secret society known as the Bilderberg group. The secrets of Bilderberg’s role in the financial crisis have been revealed in the halls of the European Union parliament. Alex Jones says that people across the globe are finally awakening to how the Bilderberg group has manipulated the world’s economies to benefit themselves. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – The deadly Israeli assault on a Flotilla aid ship has caused an outcry in the international community. In the United States the Obama Administration has been quiet about their official stance on what transpired. Paul Craig Roberts says that there will be nothing that is going to be done by the United States to change the relationship with Israel. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – UN Security Council has condemned the deadly raid of an international flotilla taking aid to Gaza. At least 9 pro-Palestinian activists were killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops stormed the vessels. Paula Slier is in the Israeli port city of Ashdod, where the ships have arrived. She’s been assessing the growing chorus of condemnation Continue reading
(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
(RussiaToday) – Keiser Report № 46: Social Fury builds up! – Video Link Here
(GoldSeek) – Video: Gerald Celente on Goldseek Radio – Video Link Here
(SOTT) – Are Goldman Sachs and the Megabanks Able to Wipe out an Entire Economy with a Keystroke?
How artificial intelligence and robotrading pose a growing threat to the global marketplace. Read More Here
(BostonHerald) – Frills, not jobs, filling posh IRS digs
The $92 million renovations at the IRS compound in Andover will include a reflecting pool, an art gallery, indoor gardens, a 7,000-square-foot cafeteria and an amphitheater, but it remains unclear what new permanent jobs, if any, will come to the center. Read More Here
(MurrayDobbin) – The Canadian ‘good banks’ myth
The sorry spectacle of Conservative cabinet ministers flying around the world defending banks from a tax to cover their next, inevitable, meltdown is bad enough. What is perhaps worse is that it is being largely justified by the perpetuation of the myth that Canada did not have to bail out its banks.
Wrong. Read More Here
(VancouverSun) – G8, G20 summit security a waste of money, say Montreal anarchists – Read More Here
(AutomaticEarth) – Lent, spent and guaranteed
Ilargi: No, I’m by no means the only one who thinks this thing will not end well.
Let’s start with Gerald Celente of Trend Forecasters: Read More Here
REPOST – (SeekingAlpha) – Video: Hendry – ‘I Would Recommend You Panic’
In this widely watched BBC video, Hugh Hendry of hedge fund Eclectica Management recommends the world panic over the ongoing European debt crisis and then the group debates whether perpetual bailouts and a much longer slowdown are preferable to a real purging of the system and a much shorter recession that would also see major reforms. Video Link Here
(TimesOnline) – Greece urged to give up euro
THE Greek government has been advised by British economists to leave the euro and default on its €300 billion (£255 billion) debt to save its economy. Read More Here
(Express) – WORK UNTIL LUNCH JUST TO PAY TAX
Analysis relating the tax burden to the working day suggests that the average 9-5 worker takes until 1.21pm to cover their tax bill and then spends three hours 39 minutes working for themselves. Read More Here
(WSWS) – Austerity measures throughout Europe
Two weeks ago, European heads of state and the International Monetary Fund reached agreement on a €750 billion rescue package for the euro. Since then, not a day has gone by without the announcement of a new round of draconian austerity measures. Working people are now being ordered to pay the price for plugging the massive holes in public finances that are the result of various rescue measures for the banks and the euro. Read More Here
(ComingDepression) – Sell now warns LA real estate experts amid BP oil spill
“Carolyn Angelette said around 100 clients have canceled summer rentals in Grand Isle, LA. Other clients have postponed plans to buy a home until they see the full extent of oil damage. At this rate, she warns, her Century 21 office will go out of business.”
It is obvious BP will be in litigation for decades with multiple plaintiffs once it is discovered just how much damage this unprecedented disaster has unleashed. It would not surprise me if this catastrophe bankrupts the company. Read More Here
(LATimes) – Lessons of hard times in Vallejo
Since filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection two years ago, this scrappy Bay Area bedroom community has come to symbolize the fiscal troubles — now faced by many cities — that helped push it to the brink: unrestrained spending, out-of-control pension costs and a burst housing bubble. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Wall Street Operative Geithner Rebuffed in Berlin on Mission to Make World Safe for Derivatives
On the most important stop of last week’s desperate mission to make the world safe for derivatives, US Treasury Secretary Geithner has been dealt a decisive rebuff. Geithner’s obvious attempt to sabotage the recent prohibition enacted by the German government against naked credit default swaps (among the most toxic of derivatives) was rejected in Berlin on Thursday by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – America’s national security was laid out yesterday by President Barack Obama. “America’s greatness is not assured”, the President said. He laid out a new strategy for security not limited to military might. IN man aspects he was parting ways from the security strategy laid out under President Bush. Adam Kokesh says that the strategy that we see on the ground is not working at all.
What role did supply-side economics play in creating U.S. deficit? Continue reading
(Aljazeera) – Video: Israel’s Gaza PR offensive
While boats battle to get through the siege of Gaza, Gazans can eat out in fancy restaurants and have no need of aid. That’s what Israel has been telling journalists, at least. Sherine Tadros picks apart the media campaign.
(LewRockwell) – Is the U.S. Government Planning War to Quell the Tide of Economic Unrest?
In my opinion and in a word: Yes! Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Paul Craig Roberts: Government Abandoned Vietnam POWs
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, Paul Craig Roberts talked about the shameful abandonment of POWs by the U.S. government. Roberts mentioned an article by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sydney Schanberg posted on the American Conservative website entitled McCain and the POW Cover-Up. Read More Here
(AFP) – Russia wants ‘100% proof’ N.Korea sunk ship
Russia will not support efforts to punish North Korea for sinking a South Korean warship until it is fully convinced Pyongyang was behind the incident, a foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday. Read More Here
(AmericanConservative) – Hundreds Of POW’s Left To Die In Vietnam, Abandoned By Their Government – Read More Here
(Gowans) – The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incident
While the South Korean government announced on May 20 that it has overwhelming evidence that one of its warships was sunk by a torpedo fired by a North Korean submarine, there is, in fact, no direct link between North Korea and the sunken ship. And it seems very unlikely that North Korea had anything to do with it. Read More Here
Video: Ron Paul – Video Update – Military Spending
Congressman Paul discusses upcoming military expenditures, foreign policy and our economy. Recorded Tuesday May 25, 2010 – View Video Here
(Redress) – Framing Pakistan: how the pro-Israel media enables India’s surrogate warfare – Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Proximity Talks Hide a Reality of Failure and Land Theft
Headlines last week that the Palestinian Authority (PA) was offering bigger than expected concessions on land to Israel might give the uninformed reader the impression that Palestinians are the ones occupying Israeli territory from which they are being asked to withdraw. Read More Here
(LockheedMartin) – DARPA Awards Lockheed Martin $3.9M Contract to Develop Advanced Rifle Scope for Soldiers
The Dynamic Image Gunsight Optic or DInGO system will enable soldiers to accurately view targets at varying distances without changing scopes or suffering a decrease in optical resolution. The system will enhance soldiers’ ability to accurately hit targets at a range of between three and 600 meters. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – End the Blockade in Gaza
Normally, such a goodwill mission would seem entirely innocuous. But in this case the crisis afflicting Palestinian civilians has been created by foreign policy: It is a product of Israel’s decision to besiege Gaza in defiance of international law and of United States support for this blockade. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Dangerous Emulations
Perhaps, the worst punishment besides death meted out against the Palestinian population by Israel is the demolition of their homes. It is cruel, inhumane and humiliating. We have seen far too many pictures of wailing women and distraught men standing beside a heap of rubble and mangled steel, a book caught between two bricks or a dolly’s arm stretching out grotesquely from between iron bars. Read More Here
(Ning) – Israel: Aiding Gaza provocative act
A top Israeli official has described launching an international convoy to carry humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip as an act of provocation.
“The sail is a provocative act that is unnecessary in light of the figures, which indicate that the humanitarian situation in Gaza is good and stable,” AFP quoted Colonel Moshe Levy, who heads the Gaza coordination and liaison office, as saying on Wednesday.
This is while a survey conducted by the United Nations Development Program showed that the continued Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip has been the main cause of the slow pace of reconstruction and aid relief. Read More Here
(RiaNov) – UPDATE: Russia sends its mightiest warships for drills in Far East
Flagships of three Russian fleets have united in Russia’s Far East for the large-scale naval exercises in the Sea of Japan in June, a Pacific Fleet spokesman said on Wednesday. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza – Read More Here
(Independent) – US to launch covert strikes on terror targets
The US has authorised a sweeping expansion of covert military operations in the Middle East and Africa, aimed at destroying terrorist networks in the region, and preparing the ground ahead of any presidential decision to attack Iran. Read More Here
(Kuna) – Israeli troops demolish biggest UNRWA summer camp in Gaza
Israeli armed troops Sunday attacked one of the largest camps set up by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on the shores of Gaza Strip.
An agency spokesman, Adnan Abu Hasna, told KUNA that the attack on the camp took place in Sheikh Al-Ajlan area in eastern Gaza.
“The destroyed camp was among camps that organize ‘summer games’ for Palestinian school children,” he added. The UNRWA camps also offer educational programs, music, art, and physical education activities, he noted.
The UNRWA organizes coastal summer camps to help alleviate some of the tension Palestinian children have to suffer due to their living conditions. – Source; Kuna
(AlManar) – Gaza Mission Activist: It’s Just Like Facing Nazis
Eight ships are already making their way through the Mediterranean towards the Gaza Strip in the framework of a European aid mission – with activists aboard the vessels likening their work to the anti-Nazi effort during World War II. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – An American Jew In Israel Who Refuses To Keep Quiet
Attorney Emily Schaeffer immigrated to Israel to defend the rights of Palestinians in the West Bank. ‘I guess most Israelis would view me as a traitor,’ she says, ‘but I don’t intend to keep quiet just because I came from afar’ Continue reading
(May 26) – Video: Alex Covers The Latest News About N. Korea & Iran – Video Link Here
(LibertyPundits) – US aircraft carrier build-up set for eyes on Iran
DEBKAfile’s military sources report a decision by the Obama administration to boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants. Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21. Read More Here
(WhatReallyHappened) – THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA
What can I say; here we go again!
I hardly need to go down the list of lies used to start US wars. We have been though that over and over again. Read More Here
(GermanForeignPolicy) – A New Era of Imperialism
BERLIN The leading German foreign policy magazine is predicting “a new era of imperialism”. The “struggle for energy, raw materials and water” is going to dominate global policy in the 21 century, declared a former prominent foreign policy maker of the ruling Christian Democratic Party (CDU) in the magazine “Internationale Politik”. “19th Century nationalism, colonialism and imperialism are returning”, he writes in his article. Twenty years after the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe, the author is proclaiming the end of a “transition period” in world history and the beginning of a new epoch that will not exclude future “energy wars”. Read More Here
(TheAtlantic) – Obama Gives Commanders Wide Berth for Secret Warfare
Last summer, the White House authorized a massive expansion of clandestine military and intelligence operations worldwide, sanctioning activities in more than a dozen countries and giving the military’s combatant commanders significant new authority to conduct unconventional warfare. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Stalin blocked attempts to kill Hitler
Soviet dictator Josef Stalin blocked two attempts to kill Adolf Hitler during World War Two, fearing that his replacement as Nazi leader would make peace with the Western Allies, a top Russian general said Tuesday. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Iran and Russia clash in worst row for years
Iran and Russia clashed on Wednesday over Kremlin support for draft U.N. sanctions against the Islamic Republic, in one of the worst rows between the two powers since the Cold War.
The public clash indicates growing concern in Tehran after the United States said Russia and China, the closest thing Iran has to big-power allies, had agreed to a draft sanctions resolution to punish Iran over its nuclear programme. Read More Here
(OilPrice) – Is North Korea on the Verge of Collapse?
Despite the posturing of his regime, there are signs that Kim Jong-Il’s hold on North Korea may be slipping and international community must be ready. Read More Here
(DissidentVoice) – Obama Continues to Bully Iran
No policy of the Obama administration better illustrates its fundamental mendacity than its policy of bullying Iran. In this the administration is Bush/Cheney Regime, Part II. The Post-9/11 Geopolitical Power Grab, Continued. The March of Folly: the sequel. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Afghans – U.S. Created and Funds Taliban
“It’s near-impossible to find anyone in Afghanistan who doesn’t believe the US are funding the Taliban: and it’s the highly educated Afghan professionals, those employed by ISAF, USAID, international media organizations – and even advising US diplomats – who seem the most convinced,” reports the Guardian today. “The US has an interest in prolonging the conflict so as to stay in Afghanistan for the long term,” said one Afghan.
It does not take a lot of research to prove the Taliban — and al-Qaeda — were fabricated by the CIA in league with Pakistani and Saudi Arabian intelligence. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – Security levels at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be sky high – literally. Unmanned drones are keeping a bird’s eye view of the proceedings. It’s all part of the elaborate security system designed to protect the Black Sea resort from any threat. Continue reading
(DesertPeace) – Eye on Palestine – Video’s of Resistance – Video Link Here
(RawStory) – Oops! MSNBC graphic suggests Taliban set fire to Bangkok
People watching MSNBC Wednesday morning could be forgiven for believing that the Taliban had invaded Bangkok. As NBC’s Ian Williams reported on violent protests in the capital city of Thailand, a graphic on the lower third of MSNBC’s screen read: “NEW TALIBAN ATTACKS, BANGKOK BURNS.” View Picture Here
(SouthLebanon) – Israel’s Exclusion and Restriction of Goods to Gaza – Stephen Lendman
After Hamas was overwhelmingly elected in January 2006, Israel, Washington and the West ended all outside aid, imposed an economic embargo and sanctions, and politically isolated the new government. Read More Here
(AlethoNews) – Official: Israeli forces destroy pipelines in Hebron village
Israeli army bulldozers reportedly destroyed several water pipes as they attempted to block the main road from the Adh-Dhahiriya village to Hebron on Wednesday, effectively cutting off the village’s water supply, an official said. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Baghdad to enclose city with 15ft wall
Baghdad is to resort to one of the oldest forms of defence by building a massive wall around the capital to keep out insurgents, The Times has learnt. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel ‘mulling reoccupation of Gaza’ – Read More Here
(WPost) – NATO says night raid killed Afghan insurgents; residents say it killed civilians
District police chief Abdul Ghafour woke to a cellphone call after 1 a.m. Friday: There was gunfire at Rafiuddin Kushkaki’s home. Ghafour put on his uniform, sent two police trucks ahead and followed in a third. Read More Here
(AP) – Video: Raw Video – Thai Troops Open Fire at Encampment
Thai troops opened fire at a fortified encampment of anti-government protesters in central Bangkok Wednesday. It came amid reports of a final assault on the area the protesters have occupied for weeks. – Video Link Here
(TheGlobalReport) – Video: Afghanistan Runs On Drugs, Corruption & Aid – U.N. – View Video Here
(AlethoNews) – Remarkable Urgency
“It’s quite remarkable,” says Adie, one of us accompanying the farmers. “It’s unbelievable that the Israeli army would fire on a scene like this. It’s one of the most tranquil things you could be doing, this hand-harvesting.” Read More Here
(MorningStarr) – ‘Gorilla Baby’ Born In Gaza
The births of deformed babies in Gaza has increased since the Israeli offensive which took place last year, Palestinian doctors claim.
Most recently a woman gave birth to a child at the Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip which was severely deformed, the baby boy’s face was malformed, his nose is flattened, there is reddish-brownish skin discoloration and the limbs are short with the feet curling in, a similar shape to a gorilla’s. Read More Here
(WRH) – The Maps Tell The True Story
The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.
The following maps show what Israel has actually done. View Maps Here
(WashPost) – South Korea: North responsible for torpedo attack on warship
South Korea will formally blame North Korea on Thursday for launching a torpedo at one of its warships in March, causing an explosion that killed 46 sailors and heightened tensions in one of the world’s most perilous regions, U.S. and East Asian officials said. Read More Here
(CNN) – Reluctant Russia, China have agreed on Iran sanctions, Clinton says
She said they forged “a strong draft with the cooperation of Russia and China,” the two countries that have been reluctant to impose strong sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program. Read More Here
(BBC) – North Korea calls rare second parliamentary session
The North’s official news agency said the Supreme People’s Assembly would meet on 7 June but did not say why.
The assembly usually meets just once a year to approve proposals from the governing party. It has not held a second annual session since 2003. Read More Here
(WPost) – CIA director, national security adviser to meet with officials in Pakistan
President Obama’s national security adviser, James L. Jones, and CIA Director Leon Panetta were set to travel to Pakistan on Monday night for meetings with top government, military and intelligence officials on progress in the Times Square car bomb investigation and concerns about future terrorist attacks. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Chossudovsky – Obama, not Osama, is threat No.1 to global security
Barack Obama is masking the real issues over nuclear weapons by presenting the idea that nuclear terrorism is a major threat, says Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Canadian Centre for Research on Globalization. Continue reading
(HuffingtonPost) – Caught On Video: Moments Before Afghan Massacre, A Family Celebrates
The video is haunting: Three Afghan men are dancing in joy, whirling, clapping, throwing their arms in the air. One has just had a baby boy. There is music in the air. The whole extended family has gathered to celebrate.
Hours later, two of the men lie dead, shot and killed by U.S. troops, the victims of a deeply disturbing massacre and cover-up that the White House, Congress and the United Nations continue to ignore. Video Link Here
BREAKING NEWS: (PJTV) – Video: Former US General Warns of Chemical Attacks Against Israel
Potential Hezbollah offensive includes chemically armed SCUD missiles with a 450 km range, preemptive strikes on air fields, and a wave of tunnel attacks that cross from Lebanon into Israel. Full Video Here(extra 2+ minutes)
(WSWS) – Afghans protest over US massacre of civilians
At least two people were killed Friday when several hundred Afghan villagers clashed with security forces while attempting to march to the eastern city of Jalalabad to protest the latest massacre of civilians by US military forces. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – AP Bombshell: “US Drug War Has Met None of Its Goals”
Using Freedom of Information Act requests, archival records, federal budgets, and interviews with leaders and analysts, the AP tracked where that money went — and found that the U.S. repeatedly increased budgets for programs that did nothing to stop the flow of drugs. The AP article states that in 40 years taxpayers spent more than: Read More Here
(AntiWar) – How US Weapons Grade Uranium was Diverted to Israel
Declassified GAO Report Exposes Fatally Flawed Israel Investigations Read More Here
(TheNews) – ‘Mini-3rd world war’ being fought on Pakhtun soil
PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti said that an undeclared mini-Third World War was being fought on the soil of Pakhtuns for the last many years.
“The US, China, Russia, Iran, India and other big powers are involved in this war being fought in the Pakhtun belt of Pakistan and Afghanistan,” he told The News in an interview. He said the world powers needed to sit together to find a negotiated political solution to the conflict in this region. He said these countries had chosen to fight each other on Pakhtun soil. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – US funds ‘apartheid’ road network in Israel
The construction of sections of a controversial segregated road network in the West Bank planned by Israel for Palestinians – leaving the main roads for exclusive use by settlers – is being financed by a US government aid agency, a map prepared by Palestinian researchers has revealed. Read More Here
(PressTV) – S Korea fires shots at North’s ships
South Korea says its navy has fired warning shots to drive away North Korean patrol ships that had crossed the western maritime border between the two countries.
The two North Korean vessels violated a disputed inter-Korean border in the Yellow Sea, known as the ‘Northern Limit Line’, on Saturday night, South Korea’s military said. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘US attack on Iran highly unlikely’
In an exclusive interview conducted by the Al Jazeera network on Friday, Ahmadinejad stated that no country has the power to confront Iran, and added that Tehran advocates diplomacy as the ideal way to deal with international issues, the Fars news agency reported. Read More Here
(IsraelNationalNews) – IDF Prepares Public for Nationwide Home Front Exercise
The IDF Home Front Command has launched a media campaign in preparation for the national Home Front exercise known in Hebrew as Nekudat Mifneh 4 Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – Essex home raided over Iran dirty bomb threat
A BRITISH chemicals firm is involved in a secret MI5 inquiry into the illegal export to Iran of material that could make a radioactive “dirty bomb”. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Redshirts warn of civil war as Thai troops told to shoot on sight
International leaders appeal for calm amid escalating violence on streets of Bangkok Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (Rense) – In 1970, the Russians started drilling Kola SG-3, an exploration well which finally reached a staggering world record depth of 40,230 feet. Since then, Russian oil majors including Yukos have quietly drilled more than 310 successful super-deep oil wells, and put them into production. Last Year Russia overtook Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest single oil producer, and is now set to completely dominate global oil production and sales for the next century. Continue reading
(BusinessInsider) – Schwarzenegger Warns Of “Terrible Cuts, Absolutely Terrible Cuts” Coming In California – Read More Here
(RumormillNews) – 27 Reasons Why You Should Buy Silver NOW
The following is a list of facts and reasons to switch all your Gold investments into Physical Silver: Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – The May 6 Stock Crash Revisited – “Over My 21 Years on Wall Street, I Never Saw Anything Remotely So Suspicious” – Read More Here
(Breitbart) – Bankers jailed, sued as Iceland seeks culprits for crisis
Four former Kaupthing executives, who all live in Luxembourg, have meanwhile been arrested in Iceland in the past week and Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for that bank’s ex-chairman, Sigurdur Einarsson. Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – Panic Buying Of Physical Gold In Europe Threatens Depletion Of Austrian Mint – Tyler Durden
When global governments refuse to act responsibly toward their currency, the people will create their own currency. Welcome gold.
( NAW ) 05/12 08:57AM AUSTRIAN MINT SAYS SOLD 243,500 OZ GOLD IN COINS AND BARS IN LAST 2 WEEKS, MORE THAN IN ENTIRE Q1
( NAW ) 05/12 08:58AM AUSTRIAN MINT SAYS GOLD ORDERS COMING ENTIRELY FROM EUROPE IN LAST FEW WEEKS, SIGNS OF “PANIC BUYS”
(MarketTicker) – Record Deficit For An April – Read More Here
(HeraldScotland) – Economy ‘worse than Spain’
The UK’s economy is in worse shape than Spain, and may not be able to bear the deep spending cuts proposed by the Conservatives, one of Scotland’s leading fund managers has told The Herald. Read More Here
(VancouverSun) – Canadians spend their way to top of debt heap, report says
Helped by rock-bottom interest rates, consumers have been borrowing at unprecedented levels and now owe a record $1.41-trillion, putting Canada in the number one spot among OECD nations in terms of consumer debt to financial assets, says a study by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. Read More Here
(USAWatchdog) – Gold Is Money
The Western financial world is officially in full panic mode. A nearly $1 trillion bailout of Greece confirms that fact. Our very own Federal Reserve is providing billions to the effort, but this is much more than a bailout for Greece. It is a bailout for banks holding Greek debt and the debt of other European nations teetering on default. Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – Here Comes The Bailout Bailout: European Cental Banks Gobbling Up Portuguese, Irish And Greek Government Bonds
And so the European private banks win the overnight battle with the Central Banks again: after shorting the EURUSD all the way to almost 1.25, they have forced the European Central Banks to buy ever more of their worthless Government bond holdings. Reuters reports that overnight CBs have been aggressive buyers of Greek, Portuguese and Irish Sovereign (if there is such a laughable concept as sovereign any more) bonds, which in turn has forced a quick short covering spree in the EURUSD and the EURJPY, which in turn has forced futures to go from 10 handles down to up 4. In other words, Central Banks now are fighting tooth and nail to prevent the market from going down ever again. Read More Here
(CNBC) – Video: Peter Schiff on CNBC – Gold to $10,000/oz!
(RussiaToday) – Video: Adam Kokesh on RT – The Fed is under audit – Video Link Here
(BigEye) – 62 Obvious Traitors – To be removed from public office
The below traitors in the U.S. Senate have now shown how corrupt they are. They voted to prevent a full audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. By this action, they have conspired to continue secretly hiding the theft of taxes taken from the incomes of America’s workers.
By voting as the paid-off traitors they obviously are, they are pushing America into further financial disaster. Read More Here
(MailOnline) – ‘Vampire Squid’ Goldman Sachs confesses it is being investigated for helping Greece hide its debts
The controversial Wall Street bank – nicknamed the Vampire Squid because its tentacles stretch far and wide – is accused of having profiteered out of a complex currency deal that helped Greece massage its finances. Read More Here
(SMH) – Spain cuts salaries as Europe faces up to crisis
Spain announced dramatic cuts to public sector salaries and Greece received its first injection of an IMF bailout on Wednesday as Europeans faced up to the reality of their massive debt crisis. Read More Here
(EarthTimes) – Romanian retirees protest against pension cuts – Read More Here
(OnlineJournal) – What is good for Goldman Sachs is bad for the world – Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – The Real Misery Index April 2010: Underemployment Woes Lead To Two-Tier Economy
The unemployment crisis continues to stymie a full economic recovery, with ripple effects from credit card delinquencies and rising food stamp participation indicating new hardships for millions of Americans, according to the latest update of Huffington Post’s Real Misery Index. Read More Here
(RawStory) – US trade deficit biggest in more than two years – Read More Here
(CNNMoney) – Video: We Will Have Even More Crises in the Future: Nouriel Roubini – View Video Here
(LATimes) – Welfare system could cause Israel to collapse, economist warns
Nearly one in five Israeli men between the ages of 35 and 54 do not work, including Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews, says Dan Ben-David. As their numbers rise, so does the economic peril, he says. Read More Here
(Kitco) – Comex Gold Hits All-Time Record High in After-Hours Trading
Comex gold futures Tuesday afternoon hit a new all-time record high of $1,232.50 an ounce. The previous record high of $1,227.50, basis nearby futures, was set in December of 2009. Gold continues to benefit from safe-haven buying interest amid the European Union’s sovereign debt crisis, and on building bullish technical momentum. With gold prices now in uncharted territory, traders should look for higher volatility both on the upside and on the downside, but with a continued upside bias. Source: Kitco
(Rense) – Financial ‘Reform’ Bill Will Guarantee More Stealng The Fruits Of OUR Labor
The Congress has been busy. Why, haven’t you seen all these stern looking professional politicians from both sides on cable news networks jockey for their “solution” to our dire economic situation?
It’s all a load of highest grade manure. Read More Here
(AP) – Federal Stimulus Money Used To Demolish Houses Read More Here
(NYTimes) – 4 Major Banks Manipulate Market For Perfect Months Of Trading
It is the Wall Street equivalent of a perfect game of baseball — 27 up, 27 down, the final score measured in millions of dollars a day.
Despite the running unease in world markets, four giants of American finance managed to make money from trading every single day during the first three months of the year. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Alan Grayson: “We Beat The Fed”
While many are expressing disappointment and even despair that the Senate voted down Ron Paul’s audit the Fed bill while passing a weakened version, Congressman Alan Grayson is confident that the stronger provisions of the original House amendment can be added in Committee, ensuring the Federal Reserve doesn’t get off the hook, as Congressman Paul has warned. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Two for one – Auditing Ft. Knox and the Fed
The American Public is demanding for it and they may be getting a two for one deal. An audit of the Federal Reserve will be conducted; specifically its dealings with financial institutions right before and after the financial crisis. This audit will also be conducted on Fort Knox; the audit is taking place in order to determine where money is going and seek some transparency about who received money from the Federal Reserve. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – Mario Ernesto Villanueva Madrid, former governor of the Mexican state that holds Cancun and dozens of other Caribbean beach resorts, has been extradited to New York on charges of accepting bribes from a violent drug cartel that smuggled hundreds of tons of cocaine into the U.S. and then laundering the bribe money through Lehman Brothers. Continue reading