Globalization: The Expressway to Universal Slavery

Gilbert Mercier Counterpunch If humans were largely moral and ethical beings, then globalization could be a workable proposition. Unfortunately, the dark behavioral narcissism expressed by compulsive greed and an infinite appetite for power seems to have become the guiding precept of our collective nightmare. If only the desire to dominate others and have a lot more than them were not the prime motivations for the global elite on top of the human food chain, we could all have our respective modest slice of happiness on this planet. The Utopia of globalization through institutions such as the United Nations (UN), World Bank, and International Monetary Fund (IMF) was supposed to eradicate the universal pestilence of war, extreme poverty, hunger and slavery using the might of the above supranational institutions to prevent the rise of so-called rogue nations usually ruled by dictators. World order of chaos with misery for profit The […] Read More

Signs Of Financial Turmoil Are Brewing In Europe, China And The United States

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, As we move toward the second half of 2015, signs of financial turmoil are appearing all over the globe.  In Greece, a full blown bank run is happening right now.  Approximately 2 billion euros were pulled out of Greek banks in just the past three days, Barclays says that capital controls are “imminent” unless a debt deal is struck, and there are reports that preparations are being made for a “bank holiday” in Greece.  Meanwhile, Chinese stocks are absolutely crashing.  The Shanghai Composite Index was down more than 13 percent this week alone.  That was the largest one week decline since the collapse of Lehman Brothers.  In the U.S., stocks aren’t crashing yet, but we just witnessed one of the largest one week outflows of capital from the bond markets that we have ever witnessed.  Slowly but surely, we are […] Read More

Stolen by the State – Why Your Children are Not Safe

When a couple brought their newborn son to a hospital with a fractured arm, Coventry social services were called in on suspicion that the child might have been injured by his parents. Even though there was no indication or evidence of abuse by the parents – merely suspicion, the mother was arrested, handcuffed and detained for nine hours, all the time fearing her child might be taken away. Although not charged with any offence, the couple remain on police bail, preventing them leaving the country. The child was taken by his Irish grandmother to Ireland, where he is being raised by his relatives. Social services are still attempting to obtain an order through the courts for the grandmother to return to England, along with the child. This is just one case study out of thousands of “forced adoption” – a term used by critics of the practice of removing […] Read More

World War 3, The Big Prize, & Europe’s Gigantic Debt Minefield

Submitted by James H. Kunstler via Kunstler.com, In case anyone didn’t get ISIL’s message from their latest video in which 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians have their heads sawn off, here it is: “We’re executioners, not warriors.” Those gouts of blood spilled on a Libyan beach amount to ISIL’s welcome mat to the mass execution of the Euro-American west. The dignity of a funeral is not even on the program. What we’ve got now with apocalyptic Jihadism spreading clear across the region from Pakistan to Morocco, and Europe blandly ignoring it across the Mediterranean, is an epochal face-off that will change the world. It comes at an odd moment in history, namely as the massive oil wealth of the Middle East and North Africa enters decline. It was that oil wealth that provoked a population spike in a desolate corner of the planet the past century. Now there is a […] Read More

The Country That Refuses to Bow Down to Western Bankers

The powers that be are getting nervous as other countries consider following Greece’s lead. Mario Seccareccia, a professor of economics at the University of Ottawa, has been outspoken in his warnings that austerity policies have the potential to smash economies and spread human misery. In his work supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and elsewhere, he has challenged deficit hawks and emphasized the need for strong government investment in things like jobs, education, healthcare, and infrastructure if economies are to prosper. In the following interview, he talks about why what happened to Greece was entirely predictable, why the Greeks were right to reject austerity in the recent election, and what challenges the country faces in forging a sustainable path forward with the left-wing Syriza party at the helm. Lynn Parramore: You have long been warning of problems in the Eurozone.  What do the Greek elections mean to […] Read More

Cyber-Espionage and Trade Agreements: An Ill-Fitting and Dangerous Combination

Yesterday’s leak of a May 2014 draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement revealed the addition of new text criminalizing the misuse of trade secrets through “computer systems”, as mentioned in our previous post about the leak. This is a significant revelation, because we also know that trade secrets are planned for inclusion in the EU-US free trade agreement, TTIP (the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The revelation of the proposed text in the TPP provides a good indication that the same kind of language will likely also appear in TTIP. Frighteningly, this text contains no protections to safeguard the public interest. Today we delve into this provision and its background in more depth. Why Trade Secrets, and Why Now? The US Trade Representative’s sudden interest in trade secret protection arises largely from reports of widespread cyber-espionage against US companies emanating from China. This has also led to domestic […] Read More

No Earthquake: Investors Not Daunted by Rise of Anti-EU Vote

Investors took the electoral success of nationalist and anti-EU parties in the EU Parliament in stride. The early results project these parties will secure around 130 of the 751 seats.  Some partisans are claiming it is a “political earthquake”, but this is not immediately clear. It may be an exercise in hyperbole.  The duopoly of the center-right and center-left will persist and still dominate the EU parliament.  This will likely become clearer when the new EC President and Commission are put together.  The first such discussions will be on May 27.  The anti-EU vote is far from a unitary bloc. They are a disparate collection of national parties. In addition, the voter turn-out of a little more than 43% of the eligible voters raises questions over the validity of drawing strong national implications.  Moreover, it is difficult to tell determine how much of the anti-EU vote was a protest […] Read More

The 5 Faces Of Income Inequality

Submitted by Lance Roberts of STA Wealth Management, Since Easter is a time of family, compassion, forgiveness and resurrection, I thought this would be a good weekend to think about the income inequality/wealth gap which will be part of the mid-term election debate. There are many questions that must be answered from not only “how” to solve the issue, but also “should” it be? There is no historical evidence that wealth redistribution leads to stronger economic outcomes as it discourages “hard work.” However, there is also little argument that the current state of crony capitalism and corporate greed has gotten more than just a bit out of hand. To start our thought process in this week’s things to ponder here is a study on the wealth inequality gap in America by Politizane: 1) Thomas Piketty, Whither The Bottom 90% by Scott Winship via Forbes “Piketty’s book lays his cards […] Read More

THE ROTHSCHILD OCTOPUS

http://www.dejanlucic.net/THE%20ROTHSCHILD%20OCTOPUS.html The English branch of the Rothschilds was founded by Nathan Meyer, the third Amshel’s son. During 19th and 20th centuries an alliance was established between the British crown and this family, so that the modern history of Britain is inseparably tied to the Khazar dynasty. Today, the Khazar triumvirate is made up of the above mentioned Evelyn, Edmund and Nathan. Written by: Vlada Sindjelic Marxism, globalism, the new world order, liberalism…All these are euphemisms for a phenomenon embodied in the invisible empire of the Rothschild family. The Rothschilds do not die, they simply depart into history, and their place is inconspicuously taken by their sons and grandsons. Word goes that the old master Jacob has left the scene, and that his place has been occupied by his son Nathan (Nathaniel Philip Rothschild, who bears the name of the founder of the English Rothschilds). The heavy burden has fallen […] Read More