Steven Donziger has been under house arrest for over 580 days, awaiting trial on a misdemeanor charge. It’s all, he says, because he beat a multinational energy corporation in court.… Read More ‘I’ve Been Targeted With Probably the Most Vicious Corporate Counterattack in American History’
The Director of National Intelligence releases a report, and the press rushes to kick the football again… Read More Aaugh! A Brief List Of Official Russia Claims That Proved To Be Bogus
Last month, former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi formed a new government whose top ministries were handed to unelected technocrats. Now his “government of experts” has outsourced its economic plan to private management consultants McKinsey — without voters having ever had any say in the matter.… Read More Italy’s Government Is Outsourcing Its Economic Strategy To Private Management Consultants McKinsey
The advent of a Draghi government speaks volumes about the nature of Italian (post-)democracy, and the perverse effects that the euro has had on the country’s economic, social and political fabric… Read More Mario Draghi Is the Problem, Not the Solution
The prominent Left-wing intellectual Perry Anderson has just published a comprehensive and crushing indictment of the EU from its beginnings to the present. Robert Tombs provides a summary for those who might balk at reading the whole 50,000 words.… Read More A Devastating Indictment of the EU
The pace of monetary destruction is making a new leap. In the last two weeks of November, M1 money supply jumped by over 14% — an annualised rate of 367%… Read More The Next Dollar Problem Has Just Arrived
Given the uncertainties of Donald Trump’s actions as he faces a White House exit, the possible declassification of certain documents has the former CIA director sweating… Read More What Is Former CIA Director John Brennan So Worried About?
Michael Oswald’s film The Spider’s Web reveals how at the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British jurisdictions and Britain and its dependencies are the largest global players in the world of international finance.… Read More The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire
Secret powers and the presidency… Read More The Enemies Briefcase
there is much more at stake than simply Assange’s rights being trampled on… Read More George Monbiot’s Excuses for Not Speaking Out Loudly in Defence of Assange Simply Won’t Wash
The global financial crisis that began in 2007/2008 never really ended. It was merely patched up, prolonged, and put on life support by central bank interventions.… Read More Do Recent Central Bank Moves in Gold Market Portend a 2020 Global Monetary Reset?