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Liu’s Nobel Prize for Capitalism

Posted by smeddum on October 17, 2010

Charter 80 calls aims to

“create conditions for the development of privately-owned banking.”

This really is the crux of the matter : China may have privatized large areas of the economy but they have kept control of the credit system and of capital flows. This is the key to China’s success as we have seen in their counter-crisis investment programme directing capital into infrastructure and the real economy. The conflict today, as for the last three hundred years, is between real wealth creation in sovereign nations and  parasitic, extractive, imperialist exploitation.

For more on the CIA and Tiananmen Square see Thierry Meyssan’s excellent article.

what’s left

12th October, 2010

By Stephen Gowans

Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident who was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, has been hailed as a champion of human rights and democracy. His jailing by Chinese authorities for inciting subversion of the state is widely regarded as an unjust stifling of advocacy rights by a Chinese state intolerant of dissent and hostile to ”universal values”. But what Western accounts have failed to mention is that Charter 08, the manifesto Liu had a hand in writing and whose signing led to his arrest, is more than a demand for political and civil liberties. It is a blueprint for making over China into a replica of US society and eliminating the last vestiges of the country’s socialism. If Liu had his druthers, China would: become a free market, free enterprise paradise; welcome domination by foreign banks; hold taxes to a minimum; and allow the Chinese version of the Democrats and Republicans to keep the country safe for corporations, bankers and wealthy investors. Liu’s problem with the Communist Party isn’t that it has travelled the capitalist road, but that it hasn’t traveled it far enough, and has failed to put in place a politically pluralist republican system to facilitate the smooth and efficient operation of an unrestrained capitalist economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Seeds of Truth

Posted by smeddum on May 15, 2009

Dissident voice

While ITNT has shown that bees are affected by electropollution , the case for pesticides has been hurled across the Mainstream media in recent documentaries and articles. Much of the Alternative media too seem to have concluded that the problem has been solved. Yet when we first investigated CCD we were struck by how  beekeepers reported that pesticides caused piles of dead bodies outside the hive. This is not the case with CCD.  This Spanish study raises strong doubts as well.

I have learned over the past decade if I want to know what’s really going on in the United States, I have to cruise through the foreign media to see what’s creating a furor or causing a stink. So, while searching for the status of Spain’s on-again, off-again criminal proceedings against six Bush Administration war criminals, this headline in Der Spiegel caught my eye — “Frankenfood Ban is Neither Populism nor Panic-Mongering.”

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Mushroom Cloud over Wall Street

Posted by smeddum on September 22, 2008

Mushroom Cloud over Wall Street
By Mike Whitney

“One bank to rule them all;
One bank to bind them…”

21/090/08 “ICH ” — – These are dark times. While you were sleeping the cockroaches were busy about their work, rummaging through the US Constitution, and putting the finishing touches on a scheme to assert absolute power over the nation’s financial markets and the country’s economic future. Industry representative Henry Paulson has submitted legislation to congress that will finally end the pretense that Bush controls anything more than reading the lines from a 4′ by 6′ teleprompter situated just inches from his lifeless pupils. Paulson is in charge now, and the coronation is set for sometime early next week. He rose to power in a stealthily-executed Bankster’s Coup in which he, and his coterie of dodgy friends, declared martial law on the US economy while elevating himself to supreme leader.

“All Hail Caesar!” The days of the republic are over. Read the rest of this entry »

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Evo Morales Approves Expulsion of US Agency from Bolivia

Posted by seumasach on June 28, 2008

The empire is pulling out all the stops in trying to turn back the tide of nations and peoples reclaiming their democracy and sovereignty. We must make sure that they fail.

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 27 (acn) Bolivian President Evo Morales gave his support Thursday to a call by coca leaf growers of the province of Chapare, Cochabamba to expel the US Agency for International Development (USAID), reports Granma

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