Thursday, 29 May 2014

The Size of the Derivatives Bubble Hanging Over the Global Economy Hits a Record High

We Are The Soil. The Destructive Impacts of Industrial Agriculture

“The claim that the Green Revolution or genetic engineering feeds the world is false. Intrinsic to these technologies are monocultures based on chemical inputs, a recipe for killing the life of the soil”  ‘Creative work in being stewards of the…

Bilderberg 2014: List of Participants: Mingling of Military

The Bilderberg group has published a list of participants for its meeting this week in Copenhagen. We find, among the  attendees: - Several state officials and monarchs such as the Queen of Spain and the Princess of the Netherlands; -…

Petro Poroshenko: Ukraine’s New President Makes Cautious Opening Moves

Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected (by voters only in Ukraine’s northwest â€" not by the whole country) Ukrainian President, says that his top priority is ending the Ukrainian civil war, and bringing his country back together again, especially bringing back…

Russia expresses concern about Abkhazia unrest

Russia expressed concern on Wednesday over unrest in Abkhazia, where demonstrators have seized control of the presidential administration headquarters in what the leader of the Moscow-backed breakaway province of Georgia called an attempted coup. On Tuesday opposition protesters broke windows and doors to take control of the presidential building, while others held talks with President Alexander ...

Why War Is Not Inevitable

If war were inevitable, there would be little point in trying to end it. If war were inevitable, a moral case might be made for trying to lessen its damage while it continued. And numerous parochial cases could be made…

Russia says it's ready for dialogue with new Ukrainian president, no need for EU, US mediation

Russia's foreign minister says that Moscow is ready for a direct dialogue with Ukraine's new president, adding it doesn't need any Western mediation.

New Ukraine Government Launches Airstrikes and Prepares Austerity Measures

The character of the new Ukrainian government headed by billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko has been quickly revealed in the day since presidential elections held over the weekend: violent repression of opposition to the regime, particularly in the east, combined with…

US Charges Alleging Chinese Cyber

“Bizarre” is the only word for the US government’s recent announcement of criminal charges against five Chinese military officers for alleged cyber-espionage. To begin with, such extraterritorial charges in a matter of this kind are unprecedented in modern relations between…

Money Laundering, Graft and Corruption: Who is Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko?

by Gregory Kolyada The outcome of the elections was known in advance â€" Petro Poroshenko, was declared the winner of the race. The result will further split the country. Many regions refuse to recognize as President this chocolate king who…

Russia Escapes Further EU Sanctions After Backing Ukraine Election

Russia will escape immediate further sanctioning by the European Union after Moscow expressed willingness to negotiate with Ukraine's new government. However, for the US, additional sanctions are still an option, according to a US State Department spokesperson. Francois Hollande, the French president, told a press conference after the EU summit in Brussels: "The possibility of de-escalation is ...

Russia crowned world champions again

(Reuters) - Russia claimed their fourth world ice hockey championship in seven years with a 5-2 win over Finland in the final in Minsk on Sunday to partly make up for their Sochi Olympic disappointment. Finland dumped Russia out of the Games in February at the quarter-final stage and just as in the Olympics, the Finns found themselves a goal down early on when Sergei Shirokov gave Russia the ...

Russia and Finland reach final at world championship

(Reuters) - Russia came from behind to earn a 3-1 win over holders Sweden in the semi-finals of the world ice hockey championship on Saturday and will meet Finland, who overcame the Czech Republic 3-0, in the gold medal match. Goals from Sergei Plotnikov, Sergei Shirokov and Anton Belov secured victory for the undefeated Russians who fell behind to Oscar Moller's strike after 19 seconds in Minsk ...

Ukraine Crisis: What You’re Not Being Told

The European and American public are being systematically lied to about the Ukraine crisis. In this video we’re going to provide you with compelling evidence that the crimes against humanity committed in Kiev earlier this year were in fact committed…

Strategic Agreements Moscow

While NATO convenes its 28 defense ministers in Brussels on May 21 to strengthen its forces to confront Russia, which includes improving the training of Kiev’s military and paramilitary forces (including squads that have attempted the murder of the Secretary…

The Bloodbath in Donetsk

This week’s mass killings in Donetsk have further exploded efforts to portray February’s Western-orchestrated putsch in Ukraine as a “democratic revolution” and exposed the brutal and reactionary character of Washington’s puppet regime in Kiev. They have provided a devastating demonstration…

Announcing Afghan Drawdown, Obama Pledges Military Forces for Other “Priorities Around the Globe”

In a brief appearance in the White House Rose Garden Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced that the US would maintain nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan next year despite an official declaration of an end to combat operations. Obama said his…

China Terror Attack Mars Historic Gas Deal with Russia

As Russia and China signed a historic 30 year, 400 billion dollar natural gas contract, a deadly terror attack carried out in China’s northwest province of Xinjiang killed over 30 people and wounded many more. The Wall Street Journal in…

Ukraine in Turmoil. The Situation in Poland

The images from Odessa were truly horrific. Burnt corpses, a strangled pregnant woman, people jumping out of windows to their deaths. Yet perhaps the most disturbing of them all was the scene where a group of young educated looking teenage…

Russia puts satellite in orbit from sea platform after 2013 flop

Russia has sent a European communications satellite into orbit from a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean, after the last launch in 2013 ended with the satellite plunging into the sea.

Polish Death Squads Fighting in Ukraine. CIA Covert Operation?

On May 11 a plane arrived at Kiev’s airport in strict secrecy; it was met by the airport’s military personnel rather than the civilian staff. NATO military uniforms, 500 packages of amphetamines, and containers marked as poisonous substances were unloaded…

Obama in Afghanistan â€" 12 and a Half Years of War that Left Millions Dead

He left Washington Saturday. He arrived in Afghanistan Sunday. It was his fourth visit. He stayed less than four hours. Earlier trips were in March 2010, December 2010 and May 2012. Obama addressed US troops. He did so at Bagram…

New York Time’s One

Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko. The U.S. press coverage of the Ukraine crisis has been stunningly biased and one-sided, placing virtually all the blame on Russian President Putin. One of the worst offenders in this journalistic travesty has been the New…

Egypt’s Illegitimate President, Abdel Fattah el

Abdel Fattah el-, the former head of the military that overthrew Egypt’s legitimately elected president Mohammed Morsi in a 2013 coup d’état, is almost certain to win a landslide victory in today’s [May 26-27] presidential election. ’s victory, however, won’t…

Bloodbath in Donesk: Kiev Unleashes Military Attack, Killing Civilians

People are clearing shelves in Donetsk city shops, fearing a new wave of attack and storming of the city by Ukrainian troops. Fighter jets are buzzing overhead in the sky, as self-defense prepares for a fight in the occupied administrative…

Bilderberg And You

This weekend the high-powered think tank, the Bilderberg Group, is meeting to discuss current events, form a consensus on the coordination of policies of the Western imperial  powers, and to attempt to influence and shape the world in a direction…

Russia's MTS posts flat Q1 net profit, keeps guidance

Russia's biggest mobile phone operator MTS said on Tuesday its first-quarter net profit was almost unchanged from the same year-ago period, slightly missing estimates. The company confirmed full-year targets as first-quarter revenues and core profit grew ahead of the guided range but did not rule out a revision later because of economic volatility and currency depreciation in Russia and Ukraine ...

Ukraine and the Lies of the U.S. Media

Paul Craig Roberts’ chief focus of concern has been the rampant lying in the American press about Ukraine. This is what he said on May 27th (and all of this is historically accurate, and is important to know in order…

Millions March Against Monsanto Calling for Boycott of GMOs

On May 24, millions of people  from around the world participated in the March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of genetically engineered foods and other harmful agro-chemicals. Marches occurred on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in…

Russia bans 'historically false' film on Stalin deportations of Chechens

Russia has refused to permit the release of a film about the mass deportations of entire ethnic groups on Stalin's orders during World War II, calling it anti-Russian and a falsification of history. The historical drama shot in Chechnya details how the Soviets forcibly deported the whole Chechen nation and the related Ingush group half a million people from their homeland in the North ...

Like Big Tobacco, Big Energy Targets the Developing World for Future Profits

In the 1980s, encountering regulatory restrictions and public resistance to smoking in the United States, the giant tobacco companies came up with a particularly effective strategy for sustaining their profit levels: sell more cigarettes in the developing world, where demand…

The Revival of the Movement of Non

If the repeated discourse of the Western media is to be believed, the idea of the revival of Non-Alignment is unrealistic. According to that discourse, all that happened in the world between 1945 and 1990 can be explained merely by…

French Neo

Sunday’s first-place finish by the neo-fascist National Front (FN) in the European elections in France is a devastating exposure of the bankruptcy of the French political establishment. There is rising anger over the wars and austerity policies of the Socialist…

Russia, Finland advance to hockey worlds final

Russia beat defending champion Sweden 3-1 Saturday in a matchup of the last two title holders to advance to the final of the ice hockey world championship.

Russia, Ukraine Draft Gas Debt Plan as Price Dispute Unresolved

Russia, Ukraine and the European Union sketched out a tentative deal on a part of Ukraine’s debt to OAO Gazprom that would help avert Russian gas cutoffs.

The Size of the Derivatives Bubble Hanging Over the Global Economy Hits a Record High

The global derivatives bubble is now 20 percent bigger than it was just before the last great financial crisis struck in 2008. It is a financial bubble far larger than anything the world has ever seen, and when it finally…