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Dr. Paul Farmer on African Ebola Outbreak: Growing Inequality in Global Healthcare at Root of Crisis

As the death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak nears 1,400, two American missionaries who received experimental drugs and top-notch healthcare have been released from the hospital. We spend the hour with Partners in Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer discussing what can be done to stop the epidemic and the need to build local healthcare capacity, not just an emergency response. "The Ebola outbreak, w ...

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Vulture Funds v Argentina: The Guardian asserts that Obama could put a stop to Griesa’s ruling

The important British newspaper The Guardian held that the President of the United States has the Constitutional power of reverting the ruling of New York Judge Thomas Griesa, on the basis that it interferes with his foreign policy. Telam The story, signed by journalist Greg Palast, a specialist on vulture funds, refers to a clause of the U.S. Constitution known as the “Separation of Powers”, which allows t ...

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Sick of this market-driven world? You should be

The self-serving con of neoliberalism is that it has eroded the human values the market was supposed to emancipate. By George Monbiot, The Guardian, Tuesday 5 August 2014 To be at peace with a troubled world: this is not a reasonable aim. It can be achieved only through a disavowal of what surrounds you. To be at peace with yourself within a troubled world: that, by contrast, is an honourable aspiration. Th ...

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EU: A union for big banks

Published by the Corporate Europe Observatory in January 2014 We reproduce here the Conclusions of this exhaustive study into the new EU "Banking Union". The original can be read here Though the banking union is an ambitious project, it is not particularly promising. Bankers, Commissioners, politicians and governments have depicted the banking union as a solution to all ills of the banking sector. But while ...

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Argentina Deplores Announcement on Vulture Funds

Buenos Aires, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine Government deplored today a paid announcement on the vulture funds published by the Clarin and La Nacion newspapers asserting that the country undergoes a technical suspension of payments. Jorge Capitanich, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, asserted this morning that Argentina does not undergo a technical default, as stated by that announcement, because th ...

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Uruguay’s President Mujica says vulture funds are after Argentina’s oil

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica conveyed his concern at the U.S. Supreme Court ruling and held that the vulture funds intentions are related to the Vaca Muerta oilfields in the Province of Neuquen. He also said that the region’s countries should do something to help Argentina so that the confrontation with vulture funds would be “with the Americas and not only with Argentina.” Mujica made this remarks when ...

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Chronicle of a mess foretold: TTIP and TPP seen from Silo’s 1991 letter

The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, aka US-EU “Free” Trade Agreement) continue hurtling towards their coveted objective: to create the largest “free” trade zone ever seen in the world, in reality the largest US and Multinational Corporations area of total control. Nation states will be powerless to defend themselves (see Argentina v Vulture funds ...

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Argentina Alleges Extortion After Supreme Court Sides with Vulture Funds Preying on Sovereign Debt

Democracy Now! We look at a case that is being called the "trial of the century" in how poor countries repay sovereign debt. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Argentina over its $1.5 billion debt in a ruling critics say validates predatory behavior by so-called "vulture funds." The case involves hedge funds that bought up Argentina’s debt at bargain rates after its financial crisis m ...

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Virtual Media blackout about the G77 (in fact 133)+China summit

The Group of 77 at the United Nations is a loose coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members' collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations. There were 77 founding members of the organization, but by November 2013 the organization had since expanded to 133 member countries. Bolivia holds the Chairmanship for 2014. (Wikipedia) The 2 ...

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Why is inequality the big hot issue right now?

TED: Writer Jimmy Guterman takes society’s temperature and digs into the reasons we’re all talking about inequality. Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is a book of our moment. It may be the most unlikely egghead highbrow bestseller since A Brief History of Time – and it’s a lot longer than Stephen Hawking’s slender guide. Piketty’s 577-page tome (685 with index) argues that economic inequality is ...

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