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British Offshore Havens Are the Jewels of the British Empire

Following Jacques Attali’s weekly L’Express column titled “When Can We Expect the London Papers?”, on April 17 Le Monde also went gunning for the City of London in a full-page story titled “Offshore Havens, the Jewels of the British Empire.” … Continue reading

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On Its Independence Day, Argentina Slams Vultures: We Will Not Be Blackmailed!

Yesterday, the 198th anniversary of Argentina’s July 9, 1816 founding as an independent nation at the Congress of Tucuman, the office of the President issued another full-page ad in The Washington Post, under a banner headline (in all caps) “Vulture … Continue reading

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Is Your Congressman Bought By the Vulture Funds?

Is your Congressman refusing to co-sponsor the bills to restore the Glass-Steagall Act or initiate impeachment proceedings against President Obama, while supporting every war that Obama launches, sending American youth off to die? Ask him or her: Were you purchased … Continue reading

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A Case Study In Sovereignty: Argentina & the Bankruptcy of the Financier Oilgarchy

Argentine President Cristina Fernández Kirchner, G77 Summit, Bolivia “In this kind of anarcho-capitalism, where a small group of financiers runs the rest of humanity, a group known as ‘vulture funds,’ obtained debt instruments at absurdly low prices—if the value was … Continue reading

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Putin’s Presidential Message: Russia Must Defend Traditional Values, And Get Its Economy Out Of The Financial Offshores

Russians continue to ponder and comment on Vladimir Putin’s Dec. 12 Presidential Message to the Federal Assembly, which was a comprehensive platform statement. The Morning Briefing of Dec. 13 reported on some of the highlights of Putin’s remarks on “the … Continue reading

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Enda’s EU Buddies Didn’t Mention That They Are About To Destroy Ireland

RTE this afternoon reports that, in spite of non stop coverage of Apple’s tax scam in Ireland, Enda’s EU buddies were really nice to him and didn’t even mention the issue today. “Afterwards Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the row over … Continue reading

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Rocard: France can set an example with Roosevelt’s Glass Steagall Act

Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard was interviewed May 10 on Radio Classique/Public Sénat, about his new book, {Points sur les i} ({Dotting the I’s}), which traces the development of the crisis of finance capitalism in the world. The preface … Continue reading

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