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  • Lessons from the Humbling of General Motors

    Of all 20th century industries, it was the auto sector that best captured the sway of capitalism and the rise of American dominance. The assembly line showed off capitalism’s remarkable productive potential and the automobile flaunted capitalism’s ...
  • The Best President Money Could Buy

    Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines capitalism as “an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of good...
  • Obama gets billions for ‘pandemic’ Swine Flu

    Buried amid news stories about World Breastfeeding Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and World Rabies Day, the WHO has a small item giving the latest supposed count of ‘laboratory confirmed H1N1 cases. It is something on the order of 55,000 persons ...
  • Bankster “Holiday” Planned for September?

    Editor's note: Maybe now all those empty FEMA camps and empty buses in the desert can be explained. Bob Chapman’s influential International Forecaster is reporting on the possibility of a so-called “bank holiday” planned for late August or early ...
  • Obama's Financial Reform Proposal:

    A Stealth Scheme for Global Monetary Control Global Research When politicians plan reform, it's wise to be skeptical and hold on to your wallets. So fixing the economy by bailing out Wall Street is wrecking it, and Obama's proposed health care refo...
  • Obama Regulatory Reform Plan:

    Officially Establishes Banking Dictatorship Global Research President Obama’s plan to give the privately-owned and unaccountable Federal Reserve complete regulatory oversight across the entire U.S. economy, which is likely to be enacted before the ...
  • A Tale of Two Diverging Economic Worlds

    Increasingly a deep divide within the world of globalization is emerging which will have the most profound significance for the future of G7 nations’ economic and political stability. The divide is between those nations which are still embedded withi...
  • Russia Calls On SCO To Replace Dollar In International Trade

    Medvedev urges SCO nations to use their national currencies Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sees it as expedient for SCO nations to more energetically use their national currencies in payments between them and to eventually switch over to a supra-na...
  • The American Empire Is Bankrupt

    truthdig.com This week marks the end of the dollar’s reign as the world’s reserve currency. It marks the start of a terrible period of economic and political decline in the United States. And it signals the last gasp of the American imperium. Tha...
  • De-Dollarization: Dismantling America’s Financial-Military Empire

    The Yekaterinburg Turning Point Global Research The city of Yakaterinburg, Russia’s largest east of the Urals, may become known not only as the death place of the tsars but of American hegemony too – and not only where US U-2 pilot Gary Powers wa...
  • America's Human Rights Record

    New UN Report Denounces Washington On May 26, the UN Human Rights Council issued a report titled "Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Including the Right to Development - Report of the ...
  • Agent Orange Continues to Poison Vietnam

    From 1961 to 1971, the U.S. military sprayed Vietnam with Agent Orange, which contained large quantities of Dioxin, in order to defoliate the trees for military objectives. Dioxin is one of the most dangerous chemicals known to man. It has been recog...
  • Absurdity Is the Norm in the Gaza Strip

    Upon returning home from Gaza, a friend commented, "It must have been horrifying seeing all the destruction." And it was. The 22-day Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip laid waste to an already ravaged territory. The landscape is dotted with piles of ru...
  • White House had long planned GM and Chrysler bankruptcies

    While the Obama administration publicly claimed it was seeking to avoid bankruptcy filings by Chrysler and General Motors, behind the scenes the White House was determined to throw the two Detroit automakers into the bankruptcy courts. Documents file...
  • Cuba and Change We Can Believe In

    One of the most notable characteristics of 21st century Havana is what is not there:  obvious and visible destitution.  The begging and aggressive peddling prevalent in so many poor Latin capitals (and in most US cities) is entirely absent in Havana....
  • US Fed Chairman demands plan to cut social programs

    Testifying Wednesday before the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke demanded that Congress and the Obama administration map out a program of austerity measures to bring down record budget deficits....
  • Media Disinformation and the "Iranian Threat"

    The great, international, demonic, truly frightening Iranian threat "Men go mad in herds, but only come to their senses one by one." — Charles Mackay, 19th century Scottish journalist The Anti-Empire Report The United States is "facing a nuclear th...
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Bankruptcy of General Motors

    Screw the autoworkers. They may be crying about General Motors' bankruptcy today. But dumping 40,000 of the last 60,000 union jobs into a mass grave won't spoil Jamie Dimon's day. Dimon is the CEO of JP Morgan Chase bank. While GM workers are losin...