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Loved to Death

By embracing their critics and colonising governments, corporations engineer a world of conformity and consumerism. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th April 2014 How do you engineer a bland, depoliticised world, a consensus built around consumption and endless growth, a dreamworld of materialism and debt and atomisation, in which all relations can be prefixed with a dollar sign, in which we ce ...

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Rewriting history

Published by Critical Thinking on Friday, 28 March 2014 In wars, there are generally two sides and it is commonly understood that history is written by the victors but most people are ignorant of the role of banking dynasties in fomenting wars and controlling the narrative to achieve their objectives. Banks finance both sides in war and are always the winners. Banks - create money from nothing through fract ...

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Argentina Gets More Support in Litigation over Vulture Funds

Buenos Aires, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Argentina got more support before the deadline set by the U.S. Supreme Court, where it filed an appeal against a New York judge''s ruling favoring vulture funds that might have unpredictable consequences. On Monday, when the deadline was set, Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, the NGO Jubilee and several banks, including Gramercy and Puente, signed up as friends of the ...

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Mexico: Economic violence against women

Latinamerica Press Almost half of all women over 15 years-old in Mexico have been victims of violence by their partner, according to the 2011 Dynamics of Domestic Relationships national survey of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). “Family violence can be manifested in different ways. The important thing is to learn to identify [them], distinguishing the sporadic incidents of bad moo ...

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Exposed: How the UK government has colluded with the UK finance sector against legislation to curb food speculation

In cahoots Link to the World Development Movement research published by Critical Thinking Published on Sunday, 26 January 2014 12:48Defined as: colluding or conspiring together secretly, "in cahoots" exactly describes the unholy alliance between the UK government and the City of London to undermine EU proposals to curb finance. A recent report from the World Development Movement (WDM) exposes: 1. Shortly af ...

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Austerity Generates Gigantic Costs

By Jutta Wolf | IDN-InDepth News Analysis BERLIN (IDN) - Austerity policies in several countries around the world are denying work to millions of people and leaving vast production opportunities unused, says a new study by the German-based World Future Council (WFC), which places the value of lost production at 2.3 trillion U.S. dollars annually. This corresponds to Britain’s gross domestic product. Losses ...

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UK: Respect the needs of people with disability. Stop the Cull

Press Release from Atos National Demo By Dan Ashman for Occupy News Network Next month people from across the country will gather nationally outside every ATOS centre to peacefully protest the inhumane treatment of people receiving employment support allowance and its predecessors incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance. Spearheaded by disabled activists who have arguably had to bear the brunt o ...

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When foreign investors sue the state

Global Trends by Martin Khor for  Third World Network The investor-state dispute system, whereby foreign investors can sue the government in an international tribunal, is one of the issues being negotiated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. -------------------------------------------------- In the recent public debate surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), an issue that seems t ...

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Europe’s Leaders Visit Athens to Celebrate Their Failure

By Apostolis Fotiadis for IPS ATHENS, Jan 8 2014 (IPS) - The start of Greece’s six-month presidency of the EU was marked by a ceremony Wednesday in the Greek capital attended by the EU commissioners. But protests were banned and there was no in-depth talk about the raging controversy over the bloc’s handling of the Greek debt crisis and the renewed concerns about the vitality of the Eurozone. In May 2010, t ...

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Bolivia to Promote from G-77 a Fair and Sustainable World Order

United Nations, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, said today that the South American country will promote from the Presidency of the Group of 77 plus China a fair and peaceful world order based on harmony with nature. We will defend a planet without impositions, hierarchies, plundering of resources or interventionist wars; a planet where the rights of mother earth are considered, stated ...

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