Government

JACK RASMUS – How Capitalist Central Banks Have Been Creating the Next Financial Crisis

As central bankers, finance ministers, and government policy makers head off to their annual gathering at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this August, 24-26, 2017, the key topic is whether the leading central banks in North America and Europe will continue to raise interest rates this year; another topic high on the agenda is when the three major central banks – the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of England – might begin to sell off their combined $9.8 trillion dollar ...

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GIDEON RESNICK – The Democratic Party Has a Great Opportunity In 2018. It Might Still Blow It.

Democrats have been given an enviable political landscape, with an opposition president at a historically low approval rating and scandal besetting his White House. But they risk potentially blowing it due to a lack of central leadership, diffuse organizational structures and disputes over tactics and issues.

Read The Rest Of This Article At http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-democratic-party-has-a-great-opportunity-in-2018-it-might-still-blow-it

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ANDREI AKULOV – US Congress to Undermine INF Treaty and Entire Existing Arms Control Architecture

The House and Senate are currently considering defense authorization legislation which, if passed into law, would start dismantling some of the bedrock agreements of US-Russian arms control – the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), as well as longstanding US–Russia arms control efforts. The treaty eliminated all ground-based nuclear and conventional missiles, as well as their launchers, with ranges of 500–1,000 kilometers (310–620 mi) (short-range) and 1,000–5,500 km (620–3,420 mi) (intermediate-range). Signed in December 1987 by President Ronald Reagan ...

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Richard Heinberg – Are We Doomed? Let’s Have a Talk.

My most recent essay, in which I discussed a highly publicized controversy over the efficacy of plans for a comprehensive transition to an all-renewable energy future, garnered some strong responses. “If you are right,” one Facebook commenter opined, “we are doomed. Fortunately you are not right.” (The commenter didn’t explain why.) What had I said to provoke an expectation of cataclysmic oblivion? Simply that there is probably no technically and financially feasible energy pathway to enable those ...

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Robert Parry – The Dawn of an Orwellian Future

It appears that The big apple Times can’t let a decent lie lie. Even when being pushed into running Associate in Nursing embarrassing correction retracting its false claim that there was a accord of all seventeen U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia hacked Democratic emails and created them public to assist Donald Trump defeat mountain climber Clinton, the days is back suggesting precisely that.

Read More At https://consortiumnews.com

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If Michael Moore Is A True Liberal, Why Is He Supporting A Fascist Neo Con For President – Gary Null

October 21, 2016

 

Dear Michael,

 

I have known you for many years as a fellow film director and have admired your productions and efforts to shine a spotlight on many of the ills in our government and society.  I have considered you a loyal liberal. Nevertheless your recent wholehearted support of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party has convinced me you are another good liberal corporatist standing in opposition to a progressive agenda for the future.  It is one thing to use ...

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Gary Null’s Letter To Michael Moore

October 21, 2016

 

Dear Michael,

 

I have known you for many years as a fellow film director and have admired your productions and efforts to shine a spotlight on many of the ills in our government and society.  I have considered you a loyal liberal. Nevertheless your recent wholehearted support of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party has convinced me you are another good liberal corporatist standing in opposition to a progressive agenda for the future.  It is one thing to use ...

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PAUL STREET – The Ruling Class’s Hatred of Trump is Different Than Yours

Much, maybe most, of the nation’s corporate, financial, and imperial establishment loathes Donald Trump. When’s the last time one of the corporate media’s presidential debate moderators actually argue with one of the two major party presidential contenders, as did the wealthy ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz (enraged by Trump’s lack of enthusiasm for a United States military confrontation with Russia in Syria) last Sunday?

More than fifty Republican “national security” “elites” have joined several top Republican office-holders, a good number of ...

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Pam Martens and Russ Martens – As WikiLeaks Access to Internet is Severed, New Clinton Email Bombshell Emerges

According to the above statement from the WikiLeaks Twitter account, a state party has intentionally cut off access to the Internet for Julian Assange, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks. This happened after the ninth consecutive day of releases of emails from the hacked account of John Podesta, the chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign committee. It also comes on the heels of a potentially serious campaign finance problem for the Hillary for America committee, the primary fundraising vehicle for ...

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