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After the Bailout: The Spoils of Greece Are Bound for Germany

August 21st, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150821/1026011941.html

The 'Asset Development Plan' for Greece is out and it's all go for the privatization of the country. Hellenic sea ports, air ports, motorways, petroleum companies, water and gas supply, real estate, holiday resorts - it's all for sale. Debt laden Greece has been forced to sell the family silver in an all too familiar tale with ancient history repeating itself. The Hellenic Public Asset Development Fund has been published by German Green MEP Sven Giegold who said the Greek people "hardly know" what will be sold off and that they have "the right" to know.

Global stocks in 'panic mode' as Chinese factory slump drags on markets

August 21st, 2015
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/aug/21/global-stocks-in-a-tailspin-as-chinese-factory-slump-drags-on-markets

Wall Street opens lower amid heavy selling across Asia-Pacific and European markets as new data deepens concerns about China’s spluttering economy
A succession of devaluations in China's yuan focused attention on the country's weakening economy. A succession of devaluations in China’s yuan focused attention on the country’s weakening economy.

Noam Chomsky: America is the gravest danger to world peace

August 21st, 2015
Categories: News, Iran

Link: http://www.salon.com/2015/08/21/noam_chomsky_america_is_the_gravest_danger_to_world_peace_partner/

Throughout the world there is great relief and optimism about the nuclear deal reached in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations, the five veto-holding members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany. Most of the world apparently shares the assessment of the U.S. Arms Control Association that “the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action establishes a strong and effective formula for blocking all of the pathways by which Iran could acquire material for nuclear weapons for more than a generation and a verification system to promptly detect and deter possible efforts by Iran to covertly pursue nuclear weapons that will last indefinitely.”

Binyamin Netanyahu, the magician’s apprentice

August 21st, 2015
Categories: News, Palestine, Zionism

Link: http://www.redressonline.com/2015/08/binyamin-netanyahu-the-magicians-apprentice/

One has to choose: Binyamin Netanyahu is either incredibly shrewd or incredibly foolish. Take his Iran policy. Actually, there is little to choose from. Netanyahu has no other policy to speak of.

This 2 Day Stock Market Crash Was Larger Than Any 1 Day Stock Market Crash In U.S. History

August 21st, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/this-2-day-stock-market-crash-was-larger-than-any-1-day-stock-market-crash-in-u-s-history

Sunrise Globe Earth Planet Space - Public DomainWe witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday. When you add those two days together, the total two day stock market crash that we just witnessed comes to a grand total of 888 points, which is larger than any one day stock market crash in U.S. history.

Global markets plunge amid signs of deepening slump

August 21st, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/econ-a21.html

Global stocks plunged Thursday as fears of a world economic slowdown mixed with concerns over a destabilization of global exchange rates and mounting geopolitical tensions. US stocks staged their sharpest one-day selloff since February 2014, hitting six-month lows and wiping out all their gains over the past year.

This Is How the Russian Military Plans to Fight Future Wars

August 21st, 2015
Categories: News, World, War

Link: http://russia-insider.com/en/military/how-russian-military-plans-fight-future-wars/ri9331

Russia is not aiming to match the much richer US in every area. Instead it aims to create an advantage in a few key areas.

Capitalism and the global refugee crisis

August 21st, 2015
Categories: News, World

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/pers-a21.html

Millions have been made homeless and thrown into grinding poverty as a result of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya.

In bid to ram through austerity package, Tsipras calls snap elections in Greece

August 21st, 2015
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/gree-a21.html

The snap election is a cynical attempt to boost Syriza's vote before the austerity policies go into effect, in anticipation of a confrontation with the working class.

Marijuana unfairly blamed for effects of ‘use’

August 20th, 2015
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://www.belmarrahealth.com/marijuana-unfairly-blamed-for-effects-of-use/

Marijuana unfairly blamed for effects of ‘use’
Our love-hate relationship with this seven-pointed leaf has been going on for decades. In fact, marijuana was in the top five most controversial topics of 2014. And while it continues making headline, behind laboratory doors scientists are changing the way

Pentagon report: Russia is deploying new, specially modified air-defense systems to the Arctic

August 20th, 2015
Categories: News, World

Link: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=120381

PantsirRussia is moving air defense systems modified for the harsh Arctic environment to key areas near its borders with Norway and the US, the US Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) notes in its August 2015 report.

US Army to Pass Through Slovakia Before NATO Drills in Hungary

August 20th, 2015
Categories: News, World, War

Link: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=120368

M1A1 Abrams main battle tank. Click to enlarge
Under the pretext of reassuring NATO’s nervous new allies in eastern Europe, the Western alliance’s forces are moving steadily eastwards, ever closer to Russia’s western border. Purportedly to warn off any ‘Russian aggression.’

Who's the Real Troublemaker in the Middle East?

August 20th, 2015
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/32444-who-s-the-real-troublemaker-in-the-middle-east

Oddly, when the candidates complain about the "evil forces of radical Islam" or trouble in the Middle East, they never seem to mention Saudi Arabia. In 2011, Saudi tanks invaded neighboring Bahrain and brutally crushed that nation's budding pro-democracy movement. Two years later, the Saudis backed a coup in Egypt that killed over 1,000 people and saw over 40,000 political dissidents thrown into squalid prisons.

Mentally ill black man spent 35 years in US prison without conviction

August 19th, 2015
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/08/19/425478/Black-man-35-years-prison-

Jerry Hartfield, pictured here at the visiting area of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison outside Gatesville, remains behind bars despite his murder conviction being overturned in 1980.

The Big List Of 33 Things That Are Going To Happen In September 2015

August 19th, 2015
Categories: News, World

Link: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-big-list-of-33-things-that-are-going-to-happen-in-september-2015

Is September 2015 going to be a month that changes history? For months, there has been an unprecedented amount of buzz all over the Internet about what is going to happen in September. And without a doubt, we are going to witness a convergence of events during that month that is quite remarkable.

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