Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What U.S. "Justice" Signifies Around The World

By Glenn Greenwald

We have the spectacle of Julian Assange's lawyers citing the Obama administration's policies of rendition and indefinite detention at Guantanamo as a reason why human rights treaties bar his extradition to any country (such as Sweden) which might transfer him to American custody. Continue

Even Lost Wars Make Corporations Rich

By Chris Hedges

Power does not rest with the electorate. It does not reside with either of the two major political parties. - Power rests with corporations. And corporations gain very lucrative profits from war, even wars we have no chance of winning.

US Dollar 'Unstable' Reserve Currency

By Press TV

Sarkozy considered the current model which uses the US dollar as the primary reserve currency as "unstable" and stressed that it "makes part of the world dependent on American monetary policy." Continue

Wage Drop Has Been Worst In Decades

By William Alden

Wages for American workers have fallen dramatically since the financial crisis, in what will likely turn out to be the worst such plunge since the Great Depression, the Wall Street Journal reports. Continue

Geithner Says U.S. Insolvent

By Michael S. Rozeff

The U.S. government is insolvent. Who says so? Timothy F. Geithner, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

Reagan Budget Director Warns
America Has ‘Reached The Point Of No Return

By Nathan Diebenow

"There are no real seriously armed enemies left in the world that can possibly justify an $800 billion national defense and security establishment, including Homeland Security."

A European Strategy for the Left

By Michel Husson

Having shifted the debt from the private sector to the public the working class has to be made to pay. This shock therapy is delivered through austerity plans which are all broadly similar – a cut in socially useful spending and hiking up the most unfair taxes.

No comments: