Halliburton’s Fracking Deal in Xinjiang, Turkish Airlines Transporting Tajik Jihadists to Syria and Iraq & More! *The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding…
Let’s keep open minds and resist Washington’s propaganda until facts & evidence are in. Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner?
If you live in the US, you might be pleased to know that your tax dollars are hard at work: Someone has been anonymously editing Wikipedia to blame the Cubans and the Russians for… uh… secretly…
On how that governments have and continue to use information to blackmail and control people.
The Russia-bashing over the MH17 downing eased up a smidge today, probably because Europe refused to join the US in tougher sanctions.
Michael Hudson and James Henry discuss an approaching July 30 deadline that could see Argentina put in a partial default by American banks and courts
oldParasitesingle: The British think that US capital punishment is barbaric. Of course they also abolished slavery 56 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. So they find us backward in any number of ways. Torture. It really is state-sponsored elective torture of prisoners. There have already been a number of US federal court reviews that have found it to be so.
A group of five countries has launched its own development bank to challenge the U.S.-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Leaders from the so-called BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — unveiled the New Development Bank at a summit in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza. The bank will be headquartered in Shanghai. Together, BRICS countries account for 25 percent of global GDP and 40 percent of the world’s population. To discuss this development, we are joined by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University and the World Bank’s former chief economist. “It’s very important in many ways,” Stiglitz says of the New Development Bank’s founding. “This is adding to the flow of money that will go to finance infrastructure, adaptation to climate change — all the needs that are so evident in the poorest countries. It [also] reflects a fundamental change in global economic and political power. The BRICS countries today are richer than the advanced countries were when the World Bank and the IMF were founded. We’re in a different world — but the old institutions haven’t kept up.” Click here to watch Part 2 [http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2014/7/17/web_special_joseph_stiglitz_on_tpp] of this interview.