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Israeli soldiers fire tear gas on Al Jazeera correspondent + Protests continue in the West Bank over land seizure


September 04, 2009

Israeli soldiers have fired tear gas on Palestinians protesting against the Israeli separation barrier which cuts through their West Bank village.

The soldiers also fired tear gas at Jacky Rowland, Al Jazeera’s correspondent who was covering the event live from near the village of Bilin.

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Latvia closes hospitals and schools under spending cuts

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September 04, 2009

Very few countries in Europe are feeling the recession as acutely as Latvia.

The public purse is running so low that many hospitals and schools are being shut down because the government simply can’t afford to keep them open.

Jonah Hull reports from Riga.

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Michael Hudson: Dress Rehearsal For Debt Peonage

Recovering from Neoliberal Disaster: Why Iceland and Latvia Won’t (and Can’t) Pay the EU for the Kleptocrats’ Ripoffs by Prof. Michael Hudson

Taking Down a Nation: Money, Murder and National Sovereignty by Nikki Alexander

By Nikki Alexander
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September 4, 2009

If you wanted to destroy the infrastructure that holds our constitutional republic in place, how would you go about that? As with a controlled demolition you would need to dislodge the foundation from the bedrock where it is anchored and weaken the framework that holds the structure together. In practice, you would demolish the laws that support the legal and financial structure. Our constitutional republic would then collapse into its own footprint, meeting no resistance.

Billionaire George Soros claimed the world financial system has disintegrated, adding that there is yet no prospect of a near-term resolution to the crisis. 1 If this were true it would be a blessing. It is more likely a pretext for consolidating world financial control through an illegitimate global oligarchy that supersedes national sovereignty. Media propagandists are spinning the “new” idea of one world currency issued by a global monetary authority. Herding the fearful into a blind alley with soothing promises of international cooperation, the same criminals who engineered global financial destruction are promoting the International Monetary Fund as the savior of choice to issue one world currency. The IMF’s synthetic currency, Special Drawing Rights, is determined by the fluctuating value of fiat currencies generated by four privately-owned central banks. SDRs are fabricated debt owed to a private banking cartel.

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Michel Chossudovsky: America’s Fiscal Collapse – Obama’s Budget Will Impoverish America

Capitalism Kills

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Interview with Michel Chossudovsky
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September 2, 2009

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