Archive for May, 2013

Money Laundering and The Drug Trade: The Role of the Banks

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Published on Global, by Dylan Murphy, May 07, 2013.

… One thing the American government has not done is to prosecute the largest banks in the world for supporting the drug cartels by washing billions of dollars of their blood stained money. As Narco sphere journalist  Bill Conroy has observed banks are ”where the money is” in the global drug war … // Read the rest of this entry »

Subject of Envy: Britain Discovers Germany as a Model

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Published on Spiegel Online International, by Carsten Volkery in London, May 06, 2013 (Photo Gallery).

Britain, which has yet to recover from the 2008 financial crash, is peering enviously at Germany’s economic structure with its focus on engineering, its medium-sized firms, apprenticeships, regional banks and long-term business approach. The opposition Labour Party, but also the Conservative-led government, are starting to embrace German ideas … // Read the rest of this entry »

Neues mit Andreas Popp

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

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A new Europe can only come from the bottom up

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Published on openDemocracy, by Etienne Balibar, May 6, 2013.

Simply put, ‘another Europe’ must be able to suggest alternatives that make sense to the majority of the citizens across the continent … //

… It is important to understand the root causes of this situation if one wishes to discover an exit route. I will underline two crucial causes. The first can be boiled down to a single word: rampant inequalities.   Read the rest of this entry »

What the FBI Doesn’t Want You To See

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Anti-Plutocracy is as American as Apple Pie: a short of history of American populist anger

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Published on ZNet, by Paul Street, May 03, 2013.

… It is as good time as any, perhaps, to take a brief look back at the United States’ own rich but purposefully buried history of “populist,” anti-plutocratic anger:

Wall Street Owns the Country (1890):

  • Though you wouldn’t have know it from the characteristically superficial and amnesiac way in which dominant U.S. mass media covered the populist and Left-led Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Rebellion, the United States has long been scarred by harsh socio-economic and class disparities that have defied its “land of equality” mythology and raised popular fears and anger about the undemocratic domination of the nation’s economy, society, and politics by the rich and powerful Few. Read the rest of this entry »


Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Terrorists and money junkies: Who are the bigger threats?

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Published on Intrepid Report, by Reid Mukai, May 2, 2013.

… The corporate-security state won’t hesitate to exploit tragedies and disasters to further their agenda, including the militarization of police and public policy with an accelerated roll-out of domestic drones and other surveillance measures. Also, such events, as tragic and disturbing as they might be, distract from other potentially more important current events.   Read the rest of this entry »

The death of innovation, the end of growth

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Watch this video with Robert Gordon, 12.14 min, on TED talk, filmed Feb 2913-posted April 2013.

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Europe’s Moral Quandary: The High Human Price of Cheap T-Shirts

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Published on Spiegel Online International, by Hasnain Kazim, Nils Klawitter and Wieland Wagner, April 29, 2013 (10 Photo in the Gallerytranslated from the German by Jan Liebelt).

More than 3,000 people worked producing cheap t-shirts for European clothing chains in the highrise sweatshop that collapsed in Bangladesh last week. Hundreds died because the facility was lacking even the most basic safety standards … // Read the rest of this entry »