It's way past time predatory international lending agencies were abolished. Saving humanity depends on it.
Money power in private hands games the system. It does so destructively. Controlling money, credit and debt for private enrichment assures speculation, booms, busts, inflation, deflation, instability, crisis, recessions and depressions.
By Dru Oja Jay - March 25, 2013
Canada's Conservative government announced last Thursday that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will be merged into a new Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, ending any formal independence development and trade previously possessed...The Canadian government's involvement in "development" has one primary purpose. To advance Canadian interests, including all the things Canada does to deepen poverty in the world.
By Yves Engler - April 2nd, 2013
Two recent developments within corporate Canada help explain Stephan Harper’s more imperialistic foreign policy...Canada’s growing ‘petro state’ has driven a more extreme, anti-internationalist, foreign policy...Another development that helps explain the Conservatives more aggressive foreign policy is the incredible growth in Canada’s mining sector.
By HARRISON SAMPHIR - Counterpunch
The Harper government has vehemently attacked the UN over alleged ineptitude, most prominently in its scolding of the Security Council for inaction during the Syrian civil war. But this outright abandonment of a significant scientific initiative aimed at quelling the root causes of desertification harms both the African people and the previously ‘humanitarian’ image of Canada.
By Edward S. Herman - April 1st, 2013
...[A]long with “support our troops” there is an implicit “support our torturers and higher level war criminals.” This flows from the overwhelming and increasingly centralized power in the hands of the dominant elite, including the military-industrial complex (MIC) and leading politicians, and an associated remarkable level of self-righteousness. Anything we do is tolerable because we are not only strong and the global policeman, but also good and always well-intentioned...
By Alex Kane - April 1, 2013
The number of children and teenagers diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased remarkably over the past decade...The rise in numbers...has led some to say that the increase is due to parent pressure on doctors and a loose definition of the disorder...Two-thirds of those diagnosed take stimulant medication for the disorder like Ritalin and Adderall, which could lead to anxiety, addiction and potentially psychosis.
By Laleh Khalili - March 29, 2013
The rise of US Special Operations Forces...using their extensive military, psychological operations and war-fighting skills to train proxy forces in all the places where the US projects its power is alarming...The ascendance of an elite clique of ultra-warriors protected by the cloak of secrecy...means that the tip of the imperial spear can tear through the social fabric of many a country without associated costs in blood and treasure and hidden from the view of the press and the public.
Canada endorses Cypriot harshness. It's parliament authorizes depositor haircuts.
Grand theft reflects official policy. Money is made the old-fashioned way. It's stolen. Nothing's done to stop it. Corrupt politicians and regulators permit it. They do so for benefits they derive.
By Liam Barrington-Bush - rabble.ca
Since its birth, the management field has largely served to reinforce the social and political status quo, manipulating the vast majority of those who fall victim to it...In traditional leftist working class politics, 'management is the problem'...But there's another side to our relationship with the subject. It is exemplified in the fact that much of the organized left has long-embraced the same breed of top-down managerialism that most of us associate with industrial capitalism.
By Yves Engler - March 28th, 2013
When a US-led coalition invaded Iraq the forward-looking Canadian government stayed out of the war. And if you believe that I have a bridge for sale in Moose Jaw at an excellent price...[I]t’s completely false to say Canada did not participate in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Early steps were taken to end dollar supremacy. Eventual plans may replace it with a global currency or basket of major ones.
By Martha Rosenberg - March 22, 2013
Do you fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning? Do you wake up…hungry for food? You may be suffering from……fill in the disease du jour...Selling symptoms to suggestible people has been a gold mine for Big Pharma since it started advertising directly to the consumer almost 15 years ago. Thanks to disease mongering ads, millions of people who were once fine now have depression, insomnia, season allergies, GERD and assorted attention and pain disorders.
Why Noam Chomsky Is the Subject of Relentless Attacks by Corporate Media and Establishment "Intellectuals"
By Glenn Greenwald - March 23, 2013
Nobody has been subjected to...vapid discrediting techniques more than Noam Chomsky...[W]hat is so striking is that virtually every mainstream profile or discussion of him at some point inevitably recites the same set of personality and stylistic attacks designed to malign his advocacy without having to do the work to engage the substance of his claims. Notably, these attacks come most frequently and viciously from establishment liberal venues...