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Glass-Steagall Introduced into Debate on Cyprus’s Accelerating Foreclosure Crisis

In the midst of growing popular outrage at the banks in Cyprus, Glass-Steagall-type banking reform has been introduced into the huge debate over the mortgage foreclosure crisis. The Troika (European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund) is demanding … Continue reading

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Impact of BRICS Summit Begin To Break Out in East Asia

The paradigm-shifting importance of this week’s BRICS summit in Brazil and its joint announcement of the New Development Band (NDB) and the currency fund, is beginning to break out in East Asia. China, of course, has given the events and … Continue reading

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Is Colombian President Santos Preparing Asylum for War Criminal Tony Blair?

First thing after his election for a second term on June 15 in a hard-fought race, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that he has convoked a conference for July 1 in Cartagena, Colombia, to promote war criminal Tony Blair, … Continue reading

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Real Unemployment in Europe Keeps Rising

It was modesty, no doubt, that prevented the IMF from taking credit at their annual meeting last weekend, for the success story that their policies have produced across Europe. The latest official statistics released by Eurostat indicate that the real … Continue reading

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Most Registered Unemployed Greeks Receive No Benefits

The vast majority of Greeks registered with the national unemployment office OAED are not receiving any payments. According to the latest OAED data of the 1,062,509 who have registered with OAED, only 174,178, no more than 16.4%, received unemployment benefits … Continue reading

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Portugal’s Supreme Court Overturns Pension Cuts

On Thursday, Portugal’s Supreme Court issued an unanimous decision that the law mandating a 10% cut in public pensions of over 600 euros ($820) a month is unconstitutional. The court ruled that the pension cut violates “the principle of protection … Continue reading

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IMF Blasts Ukraine, Demands It Freeze Its Citizens

In a scathing Dec. 19 report, the International Monetary Fund (“Press Release No. 13/531”) lashed into Ukraine’s economic policies. Their number-one demand is that it slash and phase out energy subsidies, a suicidal move which the IMF nevertheless called “essential” … Continue reading

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