Aug 23, 2012 by RussiaToday
In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the fact that we’re all cows eating candy during the global liquidity drought and yet Central Bank ‘farmers’ can’t see the ill-effects because the stock markets are at four year highs. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Dmitry Orlov about 2013: revolutionary travel advisories, economic and supply chain collapse and food stamp lines at Wal-Mart.
Aug 23, 2012 by RussiaToday
Battered and bruised by austerity, Athens has begged the EU for ‘breathing space’. Regardless of whether Greece is given more time, its tactic to fight debt will remain the same: agressive austerity, privatization and cuts. However, Andrew Gavin Marshall [previously] from the Centre of Research on Globalization thinks those reforms will do much more harm than good.
The African National Congress (ANC) won a resounding victory in South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994 with a host of promises that it would improve the lives of the Black majority (85% of the population). And whilst there have been gains in some areas, overall, most Black South Africans are materially worse off now than they were under Apartheid.
The UN-Arab League’s new peace envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, says he is not confident about the prospect of restoring peace in Syria. After giving his first major public comment on the conflict, it is not surprising to hear the veteran Algerian diplomat voicing his lack of confidence.
This is because he is either completely misinformed on the violence in Syria; or, more likely, because Brahimi is deliberately misinforming the rest of the world about the problem at hand.
with Ralph Nader
A consumer advocate, lawyer and political activist, Ralph Nader first made headlines in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, which led to congressional hearings and passage of a series of automobile safety laws. Nader went on to build a national network of citizen groups that have had a significant impact in such areas as tax reform, nuclear energy, healthcare and safety programs. Named by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, Nader ran for president
twice[actually four times], including in the controversial 2000 election. The best-selling author’s upcoming title is The Seventeen Solutions.
Aug 20, 2012 by yardboidoroony
You don’t need to eat fish to set up a backyard aquaponics system! Ducks are a great alternative and produce a huge amount of nutrient for growing veggies (not to mention eggs, meat and snail & slug control!) and they’re generally good friends to have around. At the Farm of Fluff, Chris and James set up this “quaquaponics” system with a few bits and pieces we’d collected from the side of the road and so far it’s doing brilliantly! You need a strong pump and good filtration to cope with the large particles coming through, though! (We found a whole tomato blocking the drain one day, so check and clean regularly!)
Two landmark developments on August 16th give momentum to the growing interest of cities and counties in addressing the mortgage crisis using eminent domain:
(1) The Washington State Supreme Court held in Bain v. MERS, et al., that an electronic database called Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS) is not a “beneficiary” entitled to foreclose under a deed of trust; and
The British government’s threat to invade the Ecuadorean embassy in London and seize Julian Assange is of historic significance. David Cameron, the former PR man to a television industry huckster and arms salesman to sheikdoms, is well placed to dishonour international conventions that have protected Britons in places of upheaval. Just as Tony Blair’s invasion of Iraq led directly to the acts of terrorismin London on 7 July 2005, so Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague have compromised the safety of British representatives across the world.
Aug 25, 2012 by RussiaToday
Iran and the UN atomic watchdog have failed to find a way out of the stalemate over Tehran’s nuclear programe at fresh talks. The meeting took place amid reports that Iran’s installed more ‘uranium enrichment machines’ at one of its facilities. For more RT talks to Gareth Porter, an investigative journalist and analyst on US foreign and military policy.