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Mar 12 15:23

How Central Banks Harness Governments - The ECB’s Noose Around Greece

Remember when the infamous Goldman Sachs delivered a thinly-veiled threat to the Greek Parliament in December, warning them to elect a pro-austerity prime minister or risk having central bank liquidity cut off to their banks? It seems the European Central Bank (headed by Mario Draghi, former managing director of Goldman Sachs International) has now made good on the threat.

Mar 12 15:12

Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: That this scam is so huge tells us (along with the flood of ads for tax-assistance services) is that there is a significant portion of the US population that is in tax trouble right now. The Ferguson Judge who was notorious for sending debtors to prison is reported to be $170,000 behind in his taxes, and Al Sharpton reportedly owes millions. The system has broken down!

Mar 12 15:08

Would a Netanyahu victory raise the alarm on Israeli apartheid?

Seven years ago, sitting in the office of a well-respected Israeli human rights group, a friend confided in me that he often wished his organization failed more often. “That way,” he argued, “we might be closer to Mao’s principle that suffering of the people will hasten the revolution.”

Mar 12 15:01

Death toll from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak passes 10,000: WHO

The death toll from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has passed 10,000, according to the latest tally released by the World Health Organization on Thursday.

Mar 12 14:57

ATF at it again: ATF Chief says all 5.56 rounds are a Threat to Public Safety

A couple days back we warned that the ATF’s apparent about face on the M855 Ammunition ban was nothing more than a smokescreen; today, the ATF ratcheted up their rhetoric signaling they will be going after more than just the M855 round.

Mar 12 14:53

PAPER: USA unlikely to shape 21st century

The US is unlikely to possess the capacity to shape 21st-century geopolitical order...

Mar 12 14:49

How a Confused Mom Drove Through a White House Checkpoint and Ended Up Dead

At 2:13 p.m. on October 3, 2013—10 months before Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, nine months before Eric Garner was choked in Staten Island—a 34-year-old African American woman drove into a checkpoint in Washington, DC.

Mar 12 14:42

Israeli op-ed writer calls on Israel to nuke Germany, Iran

The Times of Israel reports that an Israeli op-ed writer has advocated the nuclear annihilation of both Iran and Germany.

Mar 12 14:30

Russia Warns US Action on Venezuela Threatens Latin America

The Russian Foreign Ministry accused the U.S. of stepping up destabilization efforts against Venezuela.

Mar 12 14:17

Iceland announces it is dropping bid to join EU

Iceland has dropped its bid to join the European Union, the Foreign Ministry in Reykjavik says. The announcement follows pledges made by the country’s euro-skeptic government since winning the 2013 election.

Mar 12 14:11

We should all support boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel

Last week my husband and I went to a meeting of the student union at UBC to display the Independent Jewish Voices - Vancouver banner in support of the impending vote calling on the university to endorse boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel. As we were entering the student union building, I spotted a sign on the lawn that said "It's about hate, vote no to the BDS referendum."

Mar 12 14:06

Media: the European Commission has blocked the nuclear agreement between the Russian Federation and Hungary to EUR 12 billion

Yandex: The Financial Times claims that, according to three people close to this dossier, the Commission supported the refusal of the Euratom approve item deal on the use of nuclear fuel exclusively Russian origin.

Mar 12 14:05

The real reason ATF is backing down from green tip ammo ban

After the ATF attempted to add the popular M855 green tip ammo

Mar 12 14:04

Daughter of Russian opposition leader shot dead in Moscow says Putin is 'politically' to blame for his death

The daughter of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has claimed Vladimir Putin is 'politically' responsible for her father's murder.

Mar 12 14:03

Kiev has defined the boundaries of the territory of Donbass with special status

Yandex: The Council of national security and defense of Ukraine has defined the borders of the basin, which will be applied to a particular status. On it informs RIA "Novosti" with reference to the first Deputy Secretary of the NSDC Michael Koval. (https://z5h64q92x9.net/proxy_u/ru-en.en/https/news.mail.ru/politics/21...)

Mar 12 13:55

Impending Threat to Canadian Democracy: Harper Government’s “Anti-Terrorism Act” isn’t about Terrorism, it’s a Torture Act

The Harper government’s Bill C-51, or Anti-Terrorism Act, has been in the public domain for over a month. Long enough for us to know that it subverts basic principles of constitutional law, assaults rights of free speech and free assembly, and is viciously anti-democratic.

Mar 12 13:54

America's top 10 biggest banks

In the years since the financial crisis, the nation's biggest banks have gotten bigger than ever. Together, the top 10 U.S. banks now hold $10.2 trillion in assets.

Mar 12 13:53

IMF Approves Bigger Ukraine Bailout

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday approved a bigger, high-risk bailout for Ukraine, giving Kiev immediate access to $5 billion of $17.5 billion in emergency IMF credit in another bid to keep the embattled country afloat.

Mar 12 13:51

Iranian FM Responds To The Republicans' Letter

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif has issued a response on behalf of Iran regarding the open letter sent to the Islamic Republic of Iran and drafted by Republican Senator Tom Cotton and signed by 46 other Republican Senators. The response is nothing less than damnin,g and highlights the (new) international embarrassment the Republican Party has brought upon the United States. In the statement Dr. Zarif, stated:

“In our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy. It is very interesting that while negotiations are still in progress and while no agreement has been reached, some political pressure groups are so afraid even of the prospect of an agreement that they resort to unconventional methods, unprecedented in diplomatic history.”

He goes on to suggest that Netanyahu, along with the Republicans who signed the letter, view peace as an “existential threat.”

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