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Video: Cutting Loose: Hungary pays off IMF debt, may eye EU exit

Hungary is about to pay off its debt to the International Monetary Fund and then wants the creditor gone. The country was saved by...

Weaponizing the World Bank and IMF

This is a transcript of the full interview with PressTV for their Program “Economic Divide”, of which sections were aired in this broadcast –...
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Video: Putin meets with members of the public during Crimean reunification anniversary in Simferopol

Russian President Vladimir #Putin meets with members of the public in #Simferopol on Monday, March 18 during celebrations for the fifth-anniversary of the ... Via...
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Video: Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz Hails New BRICS Bank Challenging U.S.-Dominated World Bank &...

http://www.democracynow.org - A group of five countries have launched their own development bank to challenge the U.S.-dominated World Bank and ... Via Youtube
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Video: Michael Hudson: Argentina’s New $50 Billion IMF Loan Is Designed to Replay its...

The recently elected neoliberal government of Mauricio Macri has decided to seek a $50 billion IMF credit line, which will only enable more capital...

Argentina: Is the IMF Intervention helped by HAARP?

HAARP – the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program – was initiated as an ionospheric research program, established in 1993 in Gakona, Alaska and...

Venezuela’s US-Backed Coup Leader Immediately Targets State Oil Company and Requests IMF Money –...

Unelected U.S.-backed coup leader Juan Guaidó immediately moved to try to restructure Venezuela’s state-owned oil company and seek financing from...

IMF, WB, and WTO: Scaremongering Threats on De-Globalization and Tariffs

As key representatives of the three chief villains of international finance and trade, the IMF, World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO)...
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Video: What do these IMF chiefs have in common?

From Dominique Strauss-Kahn's sex parties to Christine Lagarde's misuse of public funds, they like to keep things exciting. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9fv8 ... Via Youtube
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Video: Keiser Report: IMF & Co fed on Greece’s corpse (E1276)

KeiserReport In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the corporate media manufacturing consent on the big, fat success of the...

IMF pushes for more social cuts in Ukraine

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Video: A New Era of IMF Riots: Protests Force Haiti to Rescind Fuel Hikes

https://democracynow.org - In Haiti, massive anti-austerity protests recently shut down parts of the capital Port-au-Prince after the government tried to ... Via Youtube
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Video: Ex-IMF head Cottarelli becomes Italy’s interim PM

Ex-IMF director Carlo Cottarelli's appointment as Italy's interim prime minister was spurred by President Mattarella's “obligation” to safeguard the euro and block ... Via Youtube

Abolish the IMF and World Bank

IMF downgrades UK growth forecast on Brexit uncertainty

The IMF has cut its UK economic growth forecast, blaming Brexit uncertainty. Read more

IMF lays down the law for Zimbabwe post-Mugabe

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US growth forecasts slide, IMF cites uncertainty in Trump’s fiscal plan

Published time: 28 Jun, 2017 00:51 The International Monetary Fund has released its US economic growth...
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Video: ‘Radical groups exist in any society, prosperous or not’– Greek expert on IMF...

French prosecutors believe the letter-bomb that exploded on Thursday at the International Monetary Fund office might have been sent from Greece. The blast ... Via...

DeVos and the “Free Lunch” Flimflam: Orwell, Neofeudalism, and the Destruction of the...

Photo by Michael Vadon | CC BY 2.0 Elite class warrior and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is making headlines as she lectures presidents of...

Finance as Warfare: the IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back...

SHARMINI PERIES: The latest economic indicator showed that the Greek economy shrank by 0.4% in the last three months of 2016. This poses a real...

Free Trade Meets Populism at the IMF

Photo by Daniel Lobo | CC BY 2.0 I was taken by surprise by the headline of the Latin American Herald Tribune: Global Elites Insist on Greater...

Backtracking IMF admits UK is fastest growing G7 economy, despite post-Brexit recession warning

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backtracked on its gloomy post-Brexit forecast for Britain, now...
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Video: Is the IMF’s Neoliberal Base Unraveling?

Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses the significance of the criminal charges faced by IMF head Christine Lagarde and its economists preaching ... Via Youtube

IMF Disavows Neoliberalism

The IMF finally acknowledged that neoliberalism’s boom-and-bust cycles stifle growth in developing countries. Pictured: IMF chief Christine Lagarde. (Photo: the Telegraph) According to the International...
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Video: Refugees Risk Perilous Journeys, Fleeing War and Years of IMF-type Policies

Vijay Prashad says refugees are escaping wars, eviscerated economies, and religious conflict. Via Youtube

Scaremonger Alert! Brexit could trigger economic recession in UK: IMF

Britain’s possible exit from the European Union (EU) would plunge the country into a recession, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says, days before the...
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Video: Greek Leaks Expose IMF Chief Overruling Pro-Debt Relief IMF Negotiator

Securities lawyer Dimitri Lascaris says recent leaks to the press show that IMF Chief Lagarde forced her negotiator to give up the previously stated...

After Empowering the 1% and Impoverishing Millions, IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

Last week a research wing of the International Monetary Fund came out with a report admitting that neoliberalism has been a failure. The report,...
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Video: IMF-Eurozone Deal Hailed as a Breakthrough, But No Relief for Greeks (2/2)

Dimitri Lascaris, securities class actions lawyer, says the Troika is lending money with one hand and taking it back with the other, perpetuating the...

The Looting Stage of Capitalism: Germany’s Assault on the IMF

Gil C | Shutterstock.com Having successfully used the EU to conquer the Greek people by turning the Greek “leftwing” government into a pawn of Germany’s banks, Germany...
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Video: Former Greek Finance Minister: Massive IMF Bailouts are “Ponzi Austerity” Scheme

http://democracynow.org - As the White House is backing calls for Greece to continue to implement widespread austerity measures, we spend the hour with ... Via...

Clash of the Ignobles: The IMF, the European Commission and Greek Debt

The International Monetary Fund has been at odds with other partners in the Greek bailout saga.  Its economists have wondered whether strangling a state...

IMF issues new warning on global economy

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.  As Chinese exports plunge Nick Beams The International Monetary Fund warned this week...

IMF head warns of slow growth and economic “shocks” in 2016

by Barry Grey International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde offered a bleak economic forecast for 2016 and beyond in a guest column published Wednesday in...
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Video: Special offer: IMF propping up Ukraine, changing rules on money lending

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoYH2R4T9HU&w=580&h=385] The IMF has changed its own rules on lending money to indebted countries, in order to save cash-strapped Ukraine from imminent default. Previously,...

EU’s Greek Austerity Plan Rejected By The IMF

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - I have maintained since the so-called Greek Debt “crisis” began...

IMF – Greek Debt Untenable

Stephen Lendman (RINF) - Overwhelming Greek debt is a time bomb sure to explode. It's unsustainable. It's just a question of when the Hellenic Republic...

New IMF Report on Greece Says Projections Are Unrealistically Optimistic

Eric Zuesse A new IMF report on Greece, issued on Tuesday, July 14th, is titled “AN UPDATE OF IMF STAFF’S PRELIMINARY PUBLIC DEBT SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS,” and it says...
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Video: IMF & Troika’s war on Greece: Eurogroup German banksters refuse bailout 1st European...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLf1VcsHH4c&w=580&h=385] Al Etejah English News 01Jul2015 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtiQRVYeW8E The company that cooked Greek books and facilitated Luxembourg tax ... Via Youtube
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Video: Greek debt line: banks close, ATM lines mount & IMF payment looms

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iumehxOtzGQ&w=580&h=385] The chief of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has made a last-ditch effort to keep Greece from leaving the Euro. He said that...
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Video: ‘Powerful stakeholders subordinate IMF for their own political agendas’ – IMF Executive Director

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01YWzUD27og&w=580&h=385] The Greek and Ukrainian debt crises have highlighted the torment that countries can face when left with no choice but to resort to...
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Video: Keiser Report: IMF failed Greece long before bailout (E776)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV37SXWrkVA&w=580&h=385] In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss forecasts that go wrong and whether or not Christine Lagarde...
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Video: Greece v IMF: same tactic criminal elite used to steal Africa Structural Adjustment...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vIF3OVhOV0&w=580&h=385] The facts about Greece's debt January 19, 2015 http://socialistworker.org/2015/01/19/the-facts-about-greeces-debt The rulers of Greece and Europe are pulling ... Via Youtube

IMF Violates IMF Rules, to Continue Ukraine Bailouts

Eric Zuesse The IMF, whose bailout operations are absorbed by the taxpayers in the member countries whenever a particular bailed-out nation defaults, announced on Friday, June 19th,...

(WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE) IMF: Ukraine Must Now Steal $1.5B+ from Russia to Buy Arms

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/24/iwf-ukraine-soll-seine-schulden-an-russland-nicht-zurueckzahlen/ IMF: Ukraine will not pay back its debts to Russia German Economic News |  Published: 03/24/15 00:25 clock In December, a multi-billion-dollar loan to...

Corrupt Politicians, IMF Loans And Foreign Aid

Lenin Nightingale RINF Alternative News External forces do not enslave the masses of the world - they are enslaved by those from their own country who...

Flimflam Patriotism: Obama’s War Address

Norman Pollack RINF Alternative News Is that John Wayne riding toward us, Winchester across his chest, the setting sun as background? Naw, it’s POTUS surrounded by the...

Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz Hails New BRICS Bank Challenging US-Dominated World Bank and IMF

A group of five countries has launched its own development bank to challenge the U.S.-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Leaders from the...

Impact of IMF SDRs for Commercial Trade

James Hall RINF Alternative News The global corporatist economy works differently from business transactions at your neighborhood convenience store. Ostensibly, the International Monetary Fund was set up to...

IMF Paper: Corporate Tax Avoidance Hurts Global Economy and Poor Countries

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a staff paper noting that corporate tax avoidance negatively impacts all economies, but hurts developing countries the most....

IMF’s insistence on economic austerity could derail Ukraine’s chance of survival

On May 25, the "Chocolate King" handily won the Ukrainian presidential elections in the first round. Billionaire Petro O. Poroshenko is so named because he...

Ukraine receives first $3.2 billion from IMF

Ukraine, a nation on the brink of civil war and bankruptcy, has received its first emergency rescue money from the International Monetary Fund (IMF),...

IMF Demands Ukraine Risk World War 3 in Return For Bailout Money

Paul Joseph Watson The IMF has told Kiev that if it doesn’t defend eastern areas of Ukraine against pro-Russian forces, or in other words risk...

IMF report: No end to economic breakdown

Nick Beams  RINF Alternative News Almost six years after the eruption of the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund has effectively ruled out any return...

IMF “Shock Treatment” For Ukraine: Collapse Of The Standard Of Living

On March 27, Ukraine’s interim coalition government announced concrete policy measures as part of its agreement with the IMF: a 50 percent increase of...

Lecture: The Global Economic Crisis, the IMF and the Middle East. Michel Chossudovsky at...

Date: January 16, 2014 Time: 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM Speaker(s): Prof Michel Chossudovsky,DirectorCenter for Research on Globalization, Montreal Venue: MEI Seminar Room29 Heng Mui Keng TerraceBlock B, #06-06 Singapore 119620 ...

White House pushes for IMF funds

David Rogers The White House is making a year-end push to increase the U.S. quota for the International Monetary Fund as part...

“Honey Traps” and the Strauss-Kahn Affair: A Stealthy Coup d’état at the IMF?

What power has law where only money rules?» –Petronius French-born Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn became the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) tenth Managing Director in November...

IMF Wants a 71 Percent Tax Rate

Think Cyprus Kurt Nimmo Old fashioned taxation is out. Expect outright grand larceny at the local bank enforced by the government. Romain Hatcheul's largely passed over article...

Neoliberalism in the Post-Apartheid Era: The Legacy of Nelson Mandela and the IMF

This article was first published by Global Research in December 2001. What was the legacy of Nelson Mandela. This article by Professor Patrick Bond...

The IMF Wants You To Pay 71% Income Tax

Sovereign Man blogDecember 13, 2013 The IMF just dropped another bombshell. After it recently suggested a “one-off capital levy” – a one-time tax on private wealth...

IMF Sponsored “Democracy” in The Ukraine

There is an ongoing and deliberate attempt by foreign powers to spearhead the destabilization of The Ukraine including its state structure. There is a...

“Shock Treatment” under the Military Juntas in Argentina and Chile: Dress Rehearsal for IMF-...

Michel Chossudovsky of the Centre for Research on Globalization joins us to discuss Argentina's status in the economic new world order and how that...

IMF Pushes Plan to Plunder Global Wealth

A controversial report released this month by the International Monetary Fund outlines schemes to have big-spending governments with out-of-control debts plunder humanity's wealth using...

Grenada’s IMF Sunday School

As the International Monetary Fund shares initial proposals for Grenada's debt restructuring during the Washington DC meetings this week, the Caribbean island could gain...

Grenada’s IMF Sunday School

As the International Monetary Fund shares initial proposals for Grenada's debt restructuring during the Washington DC meetings this week, the Caribbean island could gain...

The Debt of Developing Countries: The Devastating Impacts of IMF-World Bank “Economic Medicine”

As the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund hold their annual meeting in Washington 11-13th October 2013 it is necessary to take a...

As the IMF’s map shows, it’s so much warmer outside the eurozone

Jeremy WarnerThe TelegraphOctober 10, 2013 Here's a nice little map, drawn from the IMF's latest World...

Complete eurozone banking agency: IMF

People walk outside the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, October 8, 2013. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on eurozone countries...

Europe banks face major losses: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says banks in three European countries, already grappling with economic woes, are at risk of substantial losses. In a report...

IMF warns about US govt. shutdown

Jose Vinals, head of the IMF™s monetary and capital markets division (center) responds to a question during a press conference at the IMF-World Bank...

IMF cuts US growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its growth forecast for the US economy for this year and 2014. In its July report, the IMF...

More on the Abenomics Flimflam

Abenomics is largely a bunko-scam wrapped in public relations gibberish. It has no chance of producing a strong, sustainable economic recovery. The real aim...

IMF Imposes Stringent Austerity Measures on Pakistan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a $US6.64billion bailout loan on September 4 to increase Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves. In exchange, it demanded strict...

Legacy of the “Arab Spring”: Egypt for Sale. The Bitter Taste of IMF...

Three years has seen the overturn of two government, the deaths of thousands of people and the destruction of much of the Egyptian economy....

IMF approves €84.7mn Cyprus loan

The bailout would save Cyprus from bankruptcy and possibly guarantee its future in the eurozone.International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to grant 84.7 million...

Greece: Depression or Recession? Is the EU-IMF-ECB Troika “Bailing Out” or “Forcing Under”?

Six years of recession, an impressive drop in GDP from €231 billion in 2009 to €193 billion in 2012, unemployment at 26.9% in April...

Montreal Fimfest to present Iran cinema

Some 11 Iranian filmmakers are slated to present their creations in different categories of the 2013 edition of Montreal World Film Festival (WFF). The...

France must ease austerity to grow: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says if France wants to experience economic growth it should ease the pace of its austerity policies aimed at...

LatAm oppose IMF loans to Greece: Brazil

Latin American countries have refused to endorse a recent move by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to release 1.7 billion euros ($2.29 billion) of...

IMF approves €1.7bn bailout to Greece

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a 1.7-billion euro (USD 2.3-billion) bailout loan for Greece after completing an economic review of the cash-strapped...

IMF says US economy improving slowly

The US economy grew much more slowly that what was expected to happen in the second quarter, the International Monetary Fund has reported. The recovery...

New Pakistani government desperate for IMF bailout

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IMF projects slower growth for 2013

UPIJuly 12, 2013 The International Monetary Fund in Washington on Tuesday said economic growth prospects for...

IMF update highlights global economic slide

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41 IMF Bailouts And Counting — How Long Before The Entire System Collapses?

Broke nations are bailing out other broke nations with borrowed money. Round and round we go - where we stop nobody knows. As of...

IMF: ‘Climate change will create jobs’

Ben GemanThe HillJune 27, 2013 Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said...

The Tale of a Turkish Summer: Is there a Link between “Occupy Gezi” and...

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s fall from grace has manifested itself in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Taksim Square now resembles Egypt’s Tahrir Square. What is interesting...

Obama taps former IMF official as national security deputy

Reuters June 21, 2013 President Barack Obama on Friday appointed Caroline Atkinson, a former journalist who has worked at the International Monetary Fund,...

Historical Roots of the Social Crisis in Brazil. The Role of the IMF

Author’s Note Millions of people across Brazil have joined one of the largest protest movement in the country’s history. Ironically, the social uprising is directed...

ERT closure Greek govt. decision: IMF

Protesters gather outside the state broadcasterâ„¢s headquarters in northern Athens suburb on June 19, 2013. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) dismisses allegations of having...

IMF Wades Into Fed Exit Debate, Urges No Change Through 2013

Ian Talley Wall Street JournalJune 14, 2013 The International Monetary Fund lowered its 2014 growth outlook...

Strong Economic Medicine: The IMF’s “Mistakes” on Greece are Nothing New

The IMF’s self-admitted errors in the Greek bailout were not just “mistakes”: they were the deliberate reproduction of a classical ideological script. Three years since...

IMF admits Greece bailout mistakes

upi.comJune 7, 2013 The International Monetary Fund admitted it didn’t realize how damaging the draconian Greek...

IMF Staff Report Blames EU for Mishandling Greek Crisis

The report from the International Monetary Fund is remarkable in its candor: Efforts to bail out Greece were fumbled as the IMF, the European...

IMF Staff Report Blames EU for Mishandling Greek Crisis

The report from the International Monetary Fund is remarkable in its candor: Efforts to bail out Greece were fumbled as the IMF, the European...

IMF's Mea Culpa on Austerity Met With Anger, Vindication in Greece

(Photo: Popicinio/cc/flickr)In a vindication of those who challenged the harsh austerity conditions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a report on Wednesday acknowledging that...

IMF's Mea Culpa on Austerity Met With Anger, Vindication in Greece

(Photo: Popicinio/cc/flickr)In a vindication of those who challenged the harsh austerity conditions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a report on Wednesday acknowledging that...

IMF recognizes 'notable failures' in Greek bailout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) acknowledged that it made ‘notable failures’ in its handling of the Greek bailout, admitting they had underestimated how deeply...

IMF admits mistakes over Greece bailout

Headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, United States (file photo)The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has admitted that it made serious mistakes...

IMF relegates French economy forecast

A French demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against labor agreements in Paris on March 5, 2013.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded...

IMF cuts German econ. growth forecast

International Monetary Fund has halved its 2013 economic growth forecast for Germany to 0.3 percent as recession in the eurozone continues to hold back...

IMF cuts German econ. growth forecast

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut Germany's 2013 economic growth forecast to 0.3 percent from 0.6 percent. This article originally appeared on: Press TV

Pakistan may be next in line for an IMF bailout

Associated PressMay 31, 2013 With foreign reserves diminishing fast, Pakistan is on the brink of an...

IMF still confident in Lagarde after French probe

Associated PressMay 28, 2013 The IMF is reiterating its confidence in Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s leadership...

IMF to have power over Irish healthcare spending

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IMF chief not charged in fraud case

The Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) has not pressed criminal charges against International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde after days of...

IMF chief not charged in fraud case

The Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) has not pressed criminal charges against International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde after days of...

French minister says IMF boss Christine Lagarde ‘must resign’ if charged with fraud, embezzlement...

Peter AllenDaily MailMay 23, 2013 Christine Lagarde, photo by International Students’ Committee, via Wikimedia CommonsPressure mounted...

IMF chief investigated over 2007 payout

French authorities are interrogating International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde in connection with a controversial payout to a French tycoon during her term...

No econ. Plan B in UK despite IMF call

No econ. Plan B in UK despite IMF callThe British government says it will not switch to a Plan B for economy despite the...

IMF urges UK to sell RBS, Lloyds stakes

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging the British government to sell taxpayer-held shares in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds following their bail-out...

IMF chief set to testify at fraud probe

The chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is set to testify before court in a corruption probe into her alleged role in a...

IMF warns Saudi Arabia of inflation

The International Monetary Fund has warned Saudi Arabia of a possible inflation risk, urging the kingdom to take preemptive measures against the potential risk. In...

Saving Cyprus: IMF approves $1.3bn rescue package

The IMF has approved a three-year, $1.3 billion loan to jump start recovery in Cyprus and restore financial credibility to its indebted banking industry.The funds will...

IMF approves $1.33bn loan for Cyprus

Anxious Cypriots queued outside Popular Bank ATM machines to withdraw their cash as fears rose that the country's banking meltdown will mean its second...

Pakistan’s Elections: Continuity of IMF Imposed Austerity Under New Government

Pakistani voters decisively repudiated the country’s outgoing Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led government, which for five years served as a pliant instrument of US imperialism,...

IMF demands further austerity in Greece

  By Robert Stevens10 May 2013 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a “Concluding Statement” May 3 demanding there be no relaxation of the austerity programme...

IMF chief criticizes US budget policies

The chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has criticized the United States’ budget policies, warning that they could lead to a contraction in...

IMF chief’s Paris home searched over ‘illegal’ payout under Sarkozy

Published time: March 20, 2013 12:16
Christine Lagarde (Reuters / Charles Platiau)

French authorities are searching the home of IMF Chief Christine Largarde over a probe into a million-dollar payout to a supporter of ex-President Sarkozy. Lagarde has been under investigation since 2011, but denies any wrongdoing.

Lagarde’s lawyer told to Reuters that the search would exonerate her client of all criminal responsibility in connection with the Tapie affair.

"This search will help uncover the truth, which will contribute to exonerating my client from any criminal wrongdoing," Lagarde's lawyer, Yves Repiquet, told Reuters.

Police are investigating allegations that Lagarde acted illegally as finance minister in 2008 when she approved a payout of 285 million euro ($367 million) to business mogul Bernard Tapie.

The Court of Justice of the Republic ordered a probe into the case under the suspicion that Lagarde had committed an abuse of power by releasing the funds to Tapie. The then socialist opposition alleged that Nicolas Sarkozy’s government was rewarding the businessman Tapie for his support during the 2007 elections.

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IMF censures Argentina for dodgy economic data, threatens sanctions

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde attends a session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (WEF) on January 26, 2013 at the Swiss resort of Davos.(AFP Photo / Johannes Eisele)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde attends a session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (WEF) on January 26, 2013 at the Swiss resort of Davos.(AFP Photo / Johannes Eisele)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued Argentina with a 'declaration of censure' for providing inaccurate inflation and GDP data and has given it until September 29th to amend the problems or will impose sanctions.

The IMF Friday called on Argentina to fix its statistics “without further delay”

“The fund has issued a declaration of censure against Argentina in connection with its breach of obligation to the fund,” The IMF said in a statement.

The IMF said it would review Argentina’s progress in November and warned that if the problems are not sorted then it could impose sanctions on the country. This would bar one of South America’s biggest economies from voting on IMF policies and accessing financing.

Relations between the South American country and the IMF have been steadily deteriorating since Argentina’s 2001-2002 debt crisis, which many in Buenos Aires blame on IMF policies.

Argentina’s Economy Ministry slammed the IMF for unfair treatment and accused them of double standards.

The Friday declaration was “not only a new IMF error but a clear example of unequal treatment and the double standards with which this organization treats certain members. This is the same fund that showed itself to be complacent about the inexact data and failed policies that led to the global financial crisis,” the statement said.

The ministry pointed out the IMF hailed Argentinian economic policies of the 1990’s as a success, the same policies that resulted in Argentina’s economic meltdown and debt default. The ministry also asked for an extraordinary meeting of the IMF board to discuss the lender’s decisions and policy.

Christine Lagarde, the IMF Managing Director, warned Argentina in September last year that it could be penalized unless it sorted out its data problems. Previous IMF chiefs, including Dominque Strauss-Khan and Rodrigo Rato, unsuccessfully tried to mend ties with Argentina, while other officials have avoided commenting on the country.

Economic analysts have accused the government in Buenos Aires of underreporting inflation since 2007 in order to reduce payments on inflation indexed debt and for political gain.

Inflation in Argentina is estimated by private economists to be at 25% a year and rising but the government reported it at 11% or less for last year, according to the Financial Times.

“This is a very serious step by the IMF, the situation in Argentina is deteriorating very quickly…and there is no sign that the government has any interest or willingness to even try to address some of the basic concerns of the fund,” Biorden Roett, director of Western Hemisphere Studies at John Hopkins’ Paul H Bitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington told Reuters.

IMF Chief Economist Says the UK Should ‘Slow’ Austerity

The IMF's chief economist has suggested that Britain should tone down its austerity plans to help the struggling economy.Olivier Blanchard said the Budget in March would be a good time for Chancellor George Osborne to "take stock" of his plan A. The c...

IMF cuts Britain’s growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its forecast for UK growth for both this year and the next, blowing hopes for a quick recovery to the country’s ailing economy.

The IMF said Britain would grow only by 1 percent this year which is lower than its October forecast of 1.1 percent and also the official government forecast of 1.2 percent.

Moreover, the IMF said the country would grow by 1.9 percent next year, a 0.3 percentage point cut compared with October.

The IMF figures are another setback for British Chancellor George Osborne; whose policies have put the country’s privileged AAA credit status under significant pressure.

The recent figures underlined the country’s sluggish recovery just days ahead of the official growth figures for 2012.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is expected to reveal that the economy contracted by between 0.1 percent and 0.3 percent in the three months to December, causing the economy for the year as a whole to shrink by 0.1 percent.

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IMF Sees Greek Funding Gap Up To €9.5 Billion in 2014

All commentary at this point on the infinite monetary sinkhole of Southern Bavaria, f/k/a Greece (whose lack of privatization efforts have angered Mother Merkel, who is now demanding more Greek assets be sold to "willing buyers") is now worthless: IMF...

An Alternative to IMF and World Bank Dominance

The Bank of the South: An Alternative to IMF and World Bank Dominance  By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News In July, 2004, the IMF and World Bank...

How Ecuador’s President Gave Up Assange – Consortiumnews

Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the...

Ecuadoran president sells off Assange to America: Ron Paul

Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno sold off Julian Assange to the US after IMF provided billions of dollars of loan to the Latin American country, US...

Co-Conspirator: Ecuador Paid Off To Deliver Assange

The timing was hardly “coincidental.” Not long after a trip by Vice President Pence to “convince” Ecuador to hand over...

Co-Conspirator: Ecuador Paid Off To Deliver Assange

The timing was hardly “coincidental.” Not long after a trip by Vice President Pence to “convince” Ecuador to hand over...

You Have the Right to Remain Silent – Consortiumnews

The arrest of Julian Assange was an act of revenge by the US government that strikes at the heart of...

Hundreds march in Washington, DC, to protest against NATO, US interference in Venezuela —...

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Washington, DC, to oppose the upcoming NATO...
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Video: Fireworks light up Crimean sky during 5th anniversary of reunification with Russia

Festive fireworks light up the sky in #Crimea's #Sevastopol and #Simferopol marking the fifth-year anniversary of the reunification of the #Crimean Peninsula ... Via Youtube

Everyone Washington Supports, by Definition, Is a Moderate Centrist

by Alan MacLeod The CBC (1/23/19) answers its question by saying he comes from a a “centrist social-democratic party.” The Trump administration seems to have found...
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Video: Escobar: BRICS bank on its way to beat casino financial system

New Development Bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects in BRICS countries, and unlike the IMF or World Bank, each nation has...

Chelsea Manning’s Fight Against the Grand Jury Exposes Battle for Free Speech

The former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was sent to jail Friday for refusing to answer questions relating to WikiLeaks 2010 disclosures at...

Small-town America is the only Solution

Big cities breed big failures, trickster capitalists, foaming-at-the-mouth flimflam artists I’ve been straddling the void, so to speak: I have had a disgust with this...

A PANE-ful lesson? Why you shouldn’t park in front of fire hydrants in the...

Anaheim Fire & Rescue posted pictures Tuesday showing the dire, and expensive, consequences of parking beside...

New York Times Provides Cover for Austerity Cranks

  It’s not uncommon to read news stories that quite explicitly identify economic mismanagement. For example, news reports on the hyperinflation in Zimbabwe routinely (and...

Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America

by Mark Cook Venezuelan pharmacy at a time when Time (5/19/16) was telling readers, “Basic medicines like aspirin are nowhere to be found” in Venezuela. I...

When India Tries to Regulate Amazon, US Media Qualms About Monopoly Disappear

  The “breakthrough idea” heralded by the New York Times (9/7/18)–that antitrust should be about power, not just prices–was nowhere to be seen when US...

CBS’s Horror Stories on National Debt Aren’t Actually All That Scary

CBS News (2/14/19) CBS News had a piece warning its audience about the problems of large government debt. It noted projections of rising US government...

Oil, Agriculture and Imperialism: Averting the Fast-Track to Armageddon?

US National Security Advisor John Bolton has more or less admitted that the ongoing destabilisation of Venezuela is about grabbing its oil. He recently stated: “We’re...

Fight for Promised Peace Dividend

Ron Ridenour: You wrote the book, The Peace Dividend: the most controversial proposal in the history of the world, (Lulu Publishing). What is the...

Sanctions Lose Power – LewRockwell

Inserting Nano-Chips in $50 & $100 Bills

While the BitCoin people have hated me for not agreeing with them that a private currency could displace the currencies of all nations and BitCoin...

MH17 TURNABOUT: Ukraine’s Guilt Now PROVEN

Ukraine Downed MH17 Malaysian Airliner in 2014. Conclusive Evidence Suppressed by Western Media. Blatant Misrepresentations in Sanctions on Russia. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Finally, a clear...

Is COP24 One More Big Bust?

Two hundred nations at Katowice COP24 Poland just wrapped up two-weeks of climate meetings. If history is a guide, CO2 emissions will continue to...

The Yellow Vests – LewRockwell

Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled times, look at the ecologically sound ways of producing food that have percolated up from...

Trump slammed after thanking Riyadh for low oil prices amid Khashoggi drama — RT...

US President Donald Trump has again sparked massive backlash from the internet, this time praising Saudi...

All U.S. Gov’t. Accusations Against Russia’s Gov’t. Are Lies

By Eric Zuesse (originally posted at The Saker, and now submitted free of charge for republication, by the author, to all English-language news-media, and...

Approaching Development: GMO Propaganda and Neoliberalism vs Localisation and Agroecology  

What people communicate is a matter of choice. But what can be more revealing are the issues they choose to avoid. There are certain...

Whither the Melting Pot?

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair It is practically axiomatic: Donald Trump makes everything worse. Is it all part of a plan? There is no easy answer to...

The Meaning of a Multi-Polar World

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker Right now, we live in a mono-polar world. Here is how U.S. President Barack Obama proudly, even imperially,...

Russia & China Invest in Infrastructure; U.S. Instead Spends on Military.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” is famous as an extension of their domestic infrastructure investments, but Russia is also...

Rescuing the Banks Instead of the Economy

Photo Source Mark Dixon | CC BY 2.0 You can’t bail out the banks, leave the debts in place, and rescue the economy. It’s a...

How the US Gains Enemies

Mnuchin drops out of Saudi investment conference as outcry over Khashoggi disappearance continues —...

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has withdrawn from a Saudi investment conference at which he was...

Israel’s 50-Year Time Bomb – Consortiumnews

In the quest to change Israel’s very nature, the Netanyahu government is pushing Palestinians to the edge – with the...

Israel’s 50-Year Time Bomb – Consortiumnews

In the quest to change Israel’s very nature, the Netanyahu government is pushing Palestinians to the edge – with the...

Israel’s 50-Year Time Bomb – Consortiumnews

In the quest to change Israel’s very nature, the Netanyahu government is pushing Palestinians to the edge – with the...

Italy Declares War – LewRockwell

From GM Potatoes to Glyphosate: Regulatory Delinquency and Toxic Agriculture

Food and environment campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just produced the report ‘Shockingly high levels of weedkiller found in popular breakfast cereals marketed for...

Food, Justice, Violence and Capitalism

In 2015, India’s internal intelligence agency wrote a report that depicted various campaigners and groups as working against the national interest. The report singled...

Russiagate – LewRockwell

The Dem-Prog Flop – LewRockwell

Ethiopia: A Case Study in Take-Over by Western Interests

Ethiopia is a landlocked country, bordering on Somalia which is dominating the Horn of Africa. Due to several border conflicts during the past decades...

‘Peaceful return of democracy?’ US doesn’t deny meeting Venezuelan military coup plotters — RT...

Washington still “prefers” a peaceful restoration of “democracy” in Venezuela, the White House has stated in...

Thomas Friedman’s Crazy Poor Economics

The New York Times‘ Thomas Friedman (9/4/18) combines offensiveness with inaccuracy. Thomas Friedman (New York Times, 9/4/18) went to the movies and his takeaway from...

Clinton-Yeltsin papers show 1990s ‘equal partnership’ for what it really was — RT US...

Almost 600 pages of transcripts from meetings and phone calls between US President Bill Clinton and...

What? Me Deplorable?

Photo by nguyengurl | CC BY 2.0 In the Age of Trump, American politics has come to resemble a drearily formulaic, militantly lowbrow, cutthroat, reality...

Distorting Past and Present: Reuters on Nicaragua’s Armed Uprising

From April 18 until late July 2018, an armed insurrection in Nicaragua left hundreds of people dead. The uprising, backed enthusiastically by private media...

The First Thing We Do

We can do it the easy way or we can do it the hard way. Romania did it the hard way. Moarte criminalului, death...

Repression Intensifies in Argentina After President Empowers Military

Weeks after Argentina signed a deal for a new $50 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and only days after hosting G20...

India: The State of Independence

India celebrates its independence from Britain on 15 August. However, the system of British colonial dominance has been replaced by a new hegemony based...

Haley hands $9mn to Venezuelan refugees, raises regime change days after attempt on Maduro’s...

US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley visited the Colombia-Venezuela border to announce a $9-million aid...

India and the State of Independence: British Colonialism Replaced by a New Hegemony

India celebrates its independence from Britain on 15 August. However, the system of British colonial dominance has been replaced by a new hegemony based...

Chomsky on Regime Change in Nicaragua

Photo by hobvias sudoneighm | CC BY 2.0 With patented angst, Noam Chomsky opined on President Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua to an agreeing Amy Goodman: “But...

Perils of Ineptitude

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair When Donald Trump flubs through ignorance, incompetence, or poor judgment – that would be nearly all the time – he...

Regime Change in Nicaragua | Dissident Voice

by Roger D. Harris / August 2nd, 2018 The US has targeted Nicaragua for regime change. Some former supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and...
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Video: Keiser Report: Ruble crisis 4yrs on (E1257)

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss a claim, by the IMF's former guy in Russia, that there 'will never...

Trump: The De-Globalizer?

Looks like Trump is running amok with his “trading policies”. Not only has he upset the European Union, which doesn’t deserve any better, frankly,...

‘The Haitian Government Has Lavished Privileges Upon Themselves’

Janine Jackson interviewed Jocelyn McCalla about the Haitian uprising for the July 13, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Haitian ‘Mobs’ and ‘Mayhem’—or an Uprising?

The San Diego Union-Tribune (7/10/18) reported the Haitian uprising as an incident in a young white American golfer’s life. Haiti: “riots” and “vandalized shops” (NPR,...

Christian gay sex row talk trumps key Brexit motion as Lib Dems’ Tim Farron...

Tim Farron, the former Liberal Democrat leader, has been castigated for missing a key Brexit...

Immigration Story Missing Context of Hunger and Freedom

I teach journalism. So, of course, I follow journalism closely. On the immigration issue, many news outlets have been doing a great job covering the...

Agrarian Crisis and Climate Catastrophe: Forged in India, Made in Washington

India is under siege from international capital. It is on course not only to be permanently beholden to US state-corporate interests but is heading towards...

the Long Battle Against US Imperialism

Photo by eric molina | CC BY 2.0 As of June 28, the death toll in Nicaragua has reached 285, with more than 1,500 wounded....

Agrarian Crisis and Climate Catastrophe: Forged in India, Made in Washington

India is under siege from international capital. It is on course not only to be permanently beholden to US state-corporate interests but is heading towards...

Nicaragua: Terrorism as an Art of Demonstrating

For two months, Nicaragua has been through a major political crisis, fueled by clashes between law enforcement and an insurgency. Humanitarian organizations report a...

GMO Agriculture and the Narrative of Choice

The pro-GMO lobby claim critics of the technology ‘deny farmers choice’. They say that farmers should have access to a range of tools and...

GM Crops in India: Approval by Contamination?

GM Crops in India: Approval by Contamination? The regulatory system for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in India is in tatters. So said the Coalition for a GMFree India (CGMFI)...

Defending the EU Rather Than One’s Own Country – Consortiumnews

The attempt by the Italian president to install an outsider from the IMF to be prime minister symbolized an end...

Failure of the Left Leaves Italy a Victim of the Market – Consortiumnews

The failure of the Italian Left has left Italy dominated by the ‘free market’, just as a European Union commissioner...

Farage under fire for backing Trump’s child separation policy — RT UK News

Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been slammed for condoning Donald Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy...

An Establishment Blinded By Russophobia – Consortiumnews

A British elite challenged by large parts of the British population is rallying around trumped-up fear of Russia as a...

Dangerous Liaison: Corporate Agriculture and the Reductionist Mindset

Food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified and unhealthy and diets less diverse. There is a loss of biodiversity, which threatens food security,...

The Arab World and the Struggle Against Austerity

For five days, Jordanians took to the streets to protests measures by the government to increase taxes. Demonstrators also demanded access and improvements to...

The Empire’s Media and the Quest for Veto Authority in the Americas

Christian Science Monitor (4/11/18) In April, the Summit of the Americas in Peru predictably led to articles fretting about declining US influence in the Western...

NYT’s ‘Economic Logic’ Ignores Italy’s Economic Reality

A vote for the euro is a “vote for the right thing,” reports the New York Times‘ Steven Erlanger (5/29/18)—”but it’s impolitic to say...
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Video: ‘Elites decide, not people’: Italian Euroskeptic coalition angry over pro-EU interim PM

The appointment of a former IMF director as interim PM shows that Italy's president is "with the bankers," not the people, the head of...
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Video: “It Is About Bloody Time”: Harvey Weinstein Assault Survivor Reacts to Arrest in...

https://democracynow.org - The former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to police this morning, as a Manhattan prosecutor brings charges ... Via Youtube

Argentina Is Suddenly on the Verge

Europe: National Sovereignty versus International Conquest, at Stake over Iran

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Europe now faces its ultimate ideological fork-in-the-road, which it has thus far ignored but can no longer ignore: They...

The best anti-royal wedding tweets — RT UK News

Royal wedding mania has hit fever pitch as royal enthusiasts descend on Windsor to pitch...

Dangerous Liaison: Industrial Agriculture and the Reductionist Mindset

Food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified and unhealthy and diets less diverse. There is a loss of biodiversity, which threatens food security,...

Writing Off Democracy in Venezuela, US Press and Politicians Dream of a Coup

When are elections free and fair, according to corporate media? When the US government says they are. The May 20 Venezuelan presidential elections pit Hugo...

Violent Protests and Government Response Leave Over 30 Dead in Nicaragua

For more than a week, Nicaragua was convulsed in protests that were met with heavy-handed repression that has reportedly left at least 30 dead....

Social Security Protests in Nicaragua? Hold on a Second…

For more than a week, Nicaragua was convulsed in protests that were met with heavy-handed repression that has reportedly left at least 30 dead....

Why Interest Rates Are Rising

The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could...

Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could...

43% against military strikes, YouGov poll reveals — RT UK News

The largest share of Britons surveyed in a YouGov poll for The Times is against...

A Sick New Game from the Executive Suite

Today’s corporate captains like to think of themselves not as mere businesspeople, but as geniuses of modern innovation. But innovation for what purpose? After all,...

Republicans Want to Look at Gun Violence in Movies? OK, Let’s Look

On February 22, President Donald Trump suggested that violent movies and video games are the real cause of mass shootings: I’m hearing more and...

Offshoring Indian Agriculture: Is India Becoming a GMO Trash Can?

The regulatory system for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in India is in tatters. So said the Coalition for a GMFree India (CGMFI) in 2017 after media reports about...

‘At what cost?’ – George Osborne torn apart by Twitter after hailing austerity’s success...

A celebratory tweet from ex-Tory chancellor George Osborne was attacked on Twitter. The now-Evening Standard...

Brexiteers round on former PM John Major’s Brexit ‘hypocrisy’ (VIDEO) — RT UK News

In an unusual move, Ex-PM John Major has spoken out against incumbent Theresa May, suggesting...

Actions of an Armed Citizen

By Joey Clementine Guns.com February 24, 2018 Albuquerque police say the actions of the armed citizen involved in...

Banned News: Rapid Movement Now Toward Global Nuclear War

U.S. Preparations to Conquer Soon Donbass, N. Korea, & Syria world news compiled by Eric Zuesse —— https://freeukrainenow.org/2018/01/19/fearing-peace-the-u-s-humiliates-south-korea-threatens-north-korea-japanese-and-u-s-historical-aggression-against-korea/#more-6950 Fearing peace, the U.S. humiliates South Korea, threatens North Korea....

New World Order Will Survive Trump

A Scandal of The West’s News-Suppression, to ‘Justify’ U.S.-v.-Russia War

Eric Zuesse An accountant, Sergei Magnitsky, was employed by a wealthy American investor, William Browder, and died in a Russian prison on 16 November 2006....

Tearing Down the Facade of Legitimacy: Industrial Agriculture and the Agrochemical Industry 

The chemical-intensive industrial model of agriculture has secured the status of ‘thick legitimacy’. This status stems from on an intricate web of processes successfully spun...

Deep state takedown? Fan fury after Sean Hannity’s Twitter account disappears — RT US...

Fox News broadcaster Sean Hannity disappeared from the Twittersphere overnight – and all he left behind...

Greece: Convenient Victim or Complacent Masochist?

Why this title? Because Greece doesn’t have to continue playing the card of the victim, nor being masochist. Greece seems to suffer under the...

America’s Deceitful Secret Support of Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In a recent article, I documented that “U.S. Again Supports Al Qaeda in Syria”. In a prior article, I had...

What is a “Shithole Country,” and Why is Trump Obsessed with Haiti? | By...

On Thursday, the day before the eighth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed at least 230,000 people, President Trump called Haiti –...
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Video: Profit before people! ‘People farm’ managers run EU. British PM rules out 2nd...

People Not Amused by EU Efforts to “De-Cash” their Lives by Don Quijones • Jul 14, 2017 But the IMF has suggestions on how...

Monsanto, Bayer and Neoliberalism: A Case of Hobson’s Choice

A Bayer marketing professional recently stated on Twitter that critics of GMOs deny choice to farmers. It’s a common accusation by the pro-GMO lobby....

I regret saying gay sex is not a sin, Tim Farron admits — RT...

Ex-Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron has admitted that he misled the public when he said...

5 killed in California as mudslides sweep territories burnt by wildfires (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) —...

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 19:15 At least five people have been killed in flash flooding...

GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice

One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers...

A Tale of Two Ukraines- Medical-care in War-Torn Lugansk and Peaceful Kiev

This is the story of two Ukraine's, but it's not the tired and typical before and after the coup tome. This is a side...

Import and Die: Self-sufficiency and Food Security in India

India’s Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu recently stated that the country cannot survive on imported produce for its food security. He called for a greater focus on...

Outrage after Trump retweets posts from convicted British far-right extremist — RT UK News

Twitter has been flooded with outrage after US President Donald Trump reposted Islamophobic videos from...

Stranger things in the Republican tax bill — RT US News

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in the Senate in the early hours of Saturday...

Monetary Imperialism

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair In theory, the global financial system is supposed to help every country gain. Mainstream teaching of international finance, trade and...
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Video: RAW: Russian Tu-22M3 bombers targeting ISIS in Syria

Russian MoD releases Syrian airstrike video Courtesy: Russian Defence Ministry RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

Greece Today

Graffiti at Corinth Harbor. Photo: Kenneth Surin. I am in Greece, attending a conference to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.   I was...

How the elite and greedy corporations are destroying thousands of years of agriculture

The increasingly globalised industrial food system that transnational agribusiness promotes is not feeding the world and is responsible for some of the planet’s most pressing political, social...

Damaged by Hurricanes and "Vulture" Capitalism, Caribbean Islands Plead for Debt Relief

A dog walks past damages on September 20, 2017, in Grand Case, on the French side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, after...

Cultural Imperialism and the Seeds of Catastrophe: Ripping up the Social Fabric of India 

Foreign capital is dictating the prevailing development agenda in India. The aim is to replace current structures with a system of industrial agriculture suited...

An Empire Upside Down

In the early months of the Trump administration, high-profile White House visits from foreign leaders from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East garnered headlines...

The Stomach-churning Violence of Monsanto, Bayer and the Agrochemical Oligopoly

As humans, we have evolved with the natural environment over millennia. We have learned what to eat and what not to eat, what to...

Soil, Monsanto and the Agribusiness Giants: Conning the World with Snake Oil and Doughnuts

In their rush to readily promote neoliberal dogma and corporate-inspired PR, many government officials, scientists and journalists take as given that profit-driven transnational corporations...

The Lies on Afghanistan Trump Will Now Tell

There has never been progress by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the U.S. military contractors or the Afghan drug barons,...

Indian Independence: Forged in Washington?

India commemorates the end of British rule 70 years ago on 15 August. Now might be an apt moment to consider where India might...

Obama Economic Recovery Was America’s Weakest

Eric Zuesse The following graph of “Non-farm Payroll Jobs in United States" shows America’s economic recoveries from recession, in numbers of jobs, and indicates very...

Republicans Push Bill to Delay Reducing Ground Level Ozone

WASHINGTON - A Republican bill to delay, until 2025, the reduction of dangerous ground level ozone is up for a vote this week in...

Peace in Syria

As we approach the end of the war against Syria, none of the initial goals of the Anglo-Saxons have been clearly reached. Not only...

Future Shock: Imagining India

What might a future India look like? If current policies continue, it could mean dozens of mega-cities with up to 40 million inhabitants and just two...

UK minister tells broadcasters to be ‘patriotic’ during Brexit, Twitter responds swiftly

Published time: 24 Jun, 2017 15:49 Edited time: 24 Jun, 2017 15:50 UK cabinet minister...

Theresa May makes 1st Brussels trip since election bruising to discuss EU nationals’ rights

British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Brussels on Thursday afternoon to brief her...

A Grain of Truth: RCEP and the Corporate Hijack of Indian Agriculture

The plight of farmers in India has been well documented. A combination of debt, economic liberalisation, subsidised imports, rising input costs and a shift...

Forbes’ ‘Go Bust’ Prescription For Indian Farmers Is A Death Warrant

By Binu Mathew and Colin Todhunter Background Washington’s long-term plan has been to restructure indigenous agriculture across the world and tie it to an international system...

Mr. President, Be Careful What You Wish for: Higher Interest Rates Will Kill the...

Photo by CafeCredit.com | CC BY 2.0 Responding to earlier presidential pressure, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates this week for the...
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Video: Never Bored: Kids surf through flooded streets behind SUV in Russia

Heavy rainfall resulted in flooding in Simferopol. At least six streets, courtyards, and squares near the railway station were affected. No injuries are reported. Via...

Trump's next Apprentice: Who does US president want as British prime minister?

Britain and America’s so-called ‘special relationship’ haunts every UK election, perhaps now more so than...

Comprehending Today’s Russia

The U.S. government and mainstream media present Russia as a dangerous aggressor that must be resisted and punished, but American...

Toxic Relations: Stop Colluding with Monsanto and the Agrochemical Industry!   

By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter Environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the UK’s Policy Advisor Nigel Chadwick at the Chemicals Regulation...

Observations and Impressions from Russia

Introduction For over two weeks this May, a delegation of 30 Americans visited seven regions and ten cities across Russia.  Organized by Sharon Tennison of...

The European Left and the Greek Tragedy

The day Greek workers and employees went on general strike, protesting against a new barrage of so-called “reforms” imposed by the “creditors” in the...

‘Puerto Rico Is Emblematic of the Excesses of These Financial Systems’

Janine Jackson interviewed Ed Morales about Puerto Rico’s recent filing for bankruptcy amidst its debt crisis for the May 12, 2017 episode of CounterSpin. This...

May & Corbyn face backlash for no-show at ‘second-rate’ leaders’ TV debate

Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have been blasted for failing to...

Farage calls Juncker ‘bloody rude’ and ‘a bully’ for criticizing Theresa May (VIDEO)

Published time: 17 May, 2017 14:59 Edited time: 17 May, 2017 15:02 It was another...

Somebody’s Going to Suffer: Greece’s New Austerity Measures

Sharmini Peries: The European Commission announced on May 2, that an agreement on Greek pension and income tax reforms would pave the way for...

President Duterte Kicks Rothschilds Out of Philippines

President Duterte has vowed to “eradicate all traces of Rothschild financial criminality” from the Philippines, announcing that he will no longer respond to...

Totalitarian Dream

In its recent report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) proposed to abolish cash and recommended to adopt measures in order to restrict its use....

From Earth Day to the Monsanto Tribunal, Capitalism on Trial

World Environment Day (WED) occurs on 5 June every year. Promoted by the United Nations, its aim is to encourage global awareness and action for...

Labour forecast to get snap election battering, yet Corbyn welcomes chance to ‘stand up...

Published time: 18 Apr, 2017 11:14Edited time: 18 Apr, 2017 11:46 The Labour Party reacted with...

Thousands across 150+ US cities demand to see Trump’s tax returns (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 15 Apr, 2017 22:45 Tens of thousands of protesters have marched across more than 150...

When WaPo Calls for ‘Honest’ Debate, Check for Your Wallet

Fred Hiatt (Washington Post, 4/9/17) argues that Democrats can be “honest” by offering an “entrepreneurial vision” rather than “pie in the sky.” The Washington Post...

From Syria to Monsanto: A Moribund System of Deceit and Destruction

Today, as the dominant global power, the US rolls out its brand of unfettered capitalism across the world. US citizens constitute just five percent...

Monsanto’s Violence in India: The Sacred and the Profane

From Hinduism and Paganism to Thor, Woden and Monsanto, humans have lost their ancient beliefs, practices and connection with nature. The old practices, so...

Ex-Chancellor Osborne made editor of London Evening Standard… & Twitter can’t handle it

The London Evening Standard’s new editor will be former Tory Chancellor George Osborne, who on...

The US Murdered Cambodia

Cambodians are responding with outrage to the U.S. government’s demand that the country repay a nearly 50-year-old loan to Cambodia’s brutal Lon Nol government,...

Enemy of Reason: Behind the Mask of Pro-GMO Neoliberal Ideology

Professor Shanthu Shantharam recently wrote a response to Viva Kermani’s well thought out article about injecting some honesty into the debate about genetically modified (GM) food and...

Sweat Shops, GMOs and Neoliberal Fundamentalism: The Agroecological Alternative to Global Capitalism

Much of the argument in favour of GM agriculture involves little more than misrepresentations and unscrupulous attacks on those who express concerns about the technology and its impacts....

Donald Trump’s Deepest Fraud

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Donald Trump came into office promising to “drain the swamp” of corruption, and to restore the American...

The “Superficial, Arrogant Smugness” of BBC News

In a recent media alert, we noted the occasional tell-tale signs of uncomfortable truths that slip through cracks in the propaganda façade of BBC...

Tears and Outrage at the Altar of American Greatness

Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American...
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Video: ‘Ukraine divided, failed, rogue nation’ – political analyst as Maidan conflict marks 3...

Violent clashes erupted between police and protesters in the Ukrainian capital on Sunday night, near the Presidential administration building. RT LIVE ... Via Youtube

Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World's...

Yes, inequality is getting worse every year. In early 2016 Oxfam reported that just 62 individuals had the same wealth as the bottom half of humanity....

European Union as NATO’s Auxiliary Economic Alliance

In a recent interview, Donald Trump has praised Britain for opting out of the European Union and called it a smart move. Moreover, he...

Greece Under Continuous Siege: Syriza's Disastrous Political Stance

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece at his office, in Athens, on November 23, 2015. (Photo: Tomas Munita / The New York Times) It's...

Pro-GMO Scientists Blinded by Technology and Wedded to Ideology

The Oxford Martin School is based at Oxford University in the UK and has set up the ‘Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations’ (OMC). Bringing together...

How We the People Were Screwed by Obama’s Bogus “Recovery”

It’s amazing how Obama was able to dupe the American people into believing that the weakest expansion in the postwar era, was an “economic...

Should Cash Be Abolished?

At the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, Joseph Stiglitz the Nobel Prize-winning economist argued in favor of phasing out currency and moving toward...

It’s Austerity, Not Globalization, That Pulls European Workers to the Right – By Dean...

The Washington Post failed to mention that the Socialists’ declining fortunes are the result of anti-worker austerity programs. Both the Washington Post (1/22/17) and New...

Development and India: Why GM Mustard Really Matters

The push to commercialise the growing of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is currently held up in court due to a lawsuit by...

Conman for Globalism

“Jeff Sachs is like the March Hare in Alice in Wonderland, moving from cup to cup. He can never return to any country that...

From Agriculture to Demonetisation: Not ‘Make in India’ but Made in Washington

Colin Todhunter A version of the following piece was originally published in June 2016. However, since then, India’s PM Narendra Modi has embarked on a...

Santa Claus Economics

He ran for the highest office in the land on a platform that excoriated the corporate “one-percenters,” promising to reign them in with reams...

Govt minister mocked for suggesting oath to British values for all civil servants

Sajid Javid was slammed both online and off for proposing that elected officials, council workers,...

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly? Celebrating the Corporate Plunder of Agriculture

Colin Todhunter While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on 25 December, that date was probably originally chosen due to the winter solstice on...

Entrenching Capitalist Agriculture in India Under the Guise of Development

Colin Todhunter Washington's long-term plan has been to restructure indigenous agriculture across the world and tie it to an international system of trade based on...

What Has Neoliberal Capitalism Ever Done for India?

Colin Todhunter When India ushered in neoliberal economic reforms during the early 1990s, the promise was job creation, inclusive growth and prosperity for all. But,...

Sanders, Warren Not ‘Genuine Progressives’–Says Washington Post

If you want to be progressive, don’t be like this guy, says the Washington Post (11/14/16). The Washington Post editorial page (11/14/16) decided to lecture...

No Matter Who’s Prez

By Laurence M. Vance November 2, 2016 Although the Libertarian Party has virtually no chance of winning any presidential election, the presidential campaign of any...

Forget the Trump-Clinton Charade: It’s Time to Wake Up America!

Colin Todhunter (RINF) - Who will be the winners and the losers in the coming U.S. presidential election? Trump or Clinton, Clinton or Trump? The...

Is Gandhi Still Relevant?

Colin Todhunter Mention Gandhi in certain circles and the response might be one of cynicism: his ideas are outdated and irrelevant in today's world. Such...

Nuclear Annihilation

Twenty-five years is a long time to get back to where you started, but two-and-a-half decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it...

#Podesta emails: Bill Clinton & Obama worked to influence EU’s Greece austerity deal

President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton sought to influence Greece to accept the EU’s harsh austerity...

Freezing in Iceland

During the 2008 economic crisis, Iceland’s government froze offshore accounts held by foreign investors in that country’s currency, the krona. Recently, the government of...

World Wide Fund for Nature: Stop Greenwashing Capitalism, Start Holding Corporations to Account (Dr Rosemary...

Colin Todhunter (RINF) - In the 1970s, the agrochemicals industry was able to evade effective regulation in the UK. Robert van den Bosch, wrote in 1978...

Life will get ‘difficult’ for Britain’s poor as prices soar post-Brexit, Bank of England...

Life will “get difficult” for Britain’s most vulnerable as rising inflation due to a slump...

The Great Recession Hasn’t Really Ended

The IMF foretells of vulnerable banks in US and EU while enabling unsustainable debt-leveraging, says economist Michael Hudson. KIM BROWN: With the worst of the...

Seeds of Occupation: India’s Stockholm Syndrome

Colin Todhunter Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their...

Toxic Allegiances and Corporate Power: Open Letter to the Oxford Martin Commission

Colin Todhunter The Oxford Martin School is based at Oxford University in the UK. In what seems to be a laudable aim, the school has...

The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi’s Murder

Photo by thierry hermann | CC BY 2.0 Jean-Paul Pougala’s April 14, 2011 piece in Pambazuka News titled “The Lies Behind the West’s War on...

Bayer’s Trojan Horse: Criminal Prosecution Required to Stop GM Food Crops Fraudulently Entering India

Colin Todhunter The decision whether to allow the commercialisation of the first genetically modified (GM) food crop (mustard) in India is close. Serious conflicts of...

The Looming Smash-Up of the World’s Economy

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has written an article on a United Nations report on debt and default. He is a Keynesian. He worries about deflation. Deflation is...
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Video: ‘FAILED: What the “Experts” Got Wrong on the Global Economy’ – Mark Weisbrot...

CEPR economist Mark Weisbrot says the collapse of the IMF's power over low and middle-income countries is one of the most significant changes in...

Colleagues Mostly Fail to Rally for Amy Goodman, Threatened With Jail for Journalism

Amy Goodman reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. (image: Democracy Now!) When Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman (9/4/16) asked security guards at the Dakota Access...

I Am a Syrian Living in Syria

Two years ago, “Majd” wrote these words in a Facebook posting: “ I am Syrian… living in Syria in the middle of everything. We have seen...

Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food And Agriculture Just Took A Turn For The Worse

Colin Todhunter News broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent...

Former British PM David Cameron resigns as MP with immediate effect

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned from Parliament with immediate effect. The MP for...

At WaPo, You Can Say Anything to Support TPP–or to Smear Sanders

Two of the Washington Post‘s least favorite things: Bernie Sanders and opposition to corporate trade deals. (image: Bernie Sanders/YouTube) In pushing trade agreements, it is...

Farage, Le Pen ‘forces of racism’ must not hijack Brexit – Lib Dem leader

The “racist” and “intolerant” politics of former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and France’s Front National...

From the Battle of Seattle to the Financial Crisis

(Shutterstock) I had many lessons from the Battle of Seattle, and one of them was that policewomen can deal it out as good as any...

Nonviolent Revolt in the Twenty-First Century

Robert J. Burrowes I sometimes wonder whether one of the ways in which 'Amercian exceptionalism' manifests is that many US scholars and others are unable...

Greek Debt and the New Financial Imperialism

This week marks the first anniversary of the 2015 Greek debt crisis, the third in that country’s recent history since 2010. Last Aug. 20-21,...

Can Russia Survive American Aggression?

News services abroad ask me if President Erdogan of Turkey will, as a result of the coup attempt, realign Turkey with Russia. At this...

Can Russia Survive American Aggression?

News services abroad ask me if President Erdogan of Turkey will, as a result of the coup attempt, realign Turkey with Russia. At this...

The Bloody Evil of George Soros

Excerpt from Contagion:The Betrayal of Liberty; Russia and the United States in the Post-Cold War Era adapted for lewrockwell.com ……..Spooked out of Russia after the...

Victim Blaming: An Orientalist Pastime

katana | Shutterstock.com It’s an indisputable fact that British colonizers built roads and railways in India, they established missionary schools, colleges and universities, they enforced English common...

Monsanto in India: Meet the New Boss – Same as the Old Boss?

In capitalism, the state’s primary role is to secure the interests of private capital. The institutions of globalised capitalism - from the World Bank,...
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Video: Why Bankers and Financiers Benefit from Low Inflation Policy

PERI's Gerald Epstein explains why financial institutions like the IMF promote fiscal policy that reduces investment, economic growth, and employment. Via Youtube

In the Shadow of the Bomb: Conducting International Relations with the Threat of Mass...

“Some fell to the ground and their stomachs already expanded full, burst and organs fell out. Others had skin falling off them and others...

‘Boris Johnson in charge of MI6’: Internet baffled by choice of new UK foreign...

New British Prime Minister Theresa May has been slammed online for her decision to appoint...

Brexit: A Workers’ Response to Oligarchs, Bankers, Flunkies, and Scabs

The European Union is controlled by an oligarchy, which dictates socio-economic and political decisions according to the interests of bankers and multi-national business. ...

81% of US households experienced 'flat' or 'falling' incomes over past decade – research

A staggering 81 percent of US households saw “flat” or “falling” incomes over the past decade,...

Britain’s Scramble for Africa: The New Colonialism

Colin Todhunter Africa is facing a new and devastating colonial invasion driven by a determination to plunder the natural resources of the continent, especially its...

Theresa May won’t call general election… despite telling Gordon Brown he should have in...

Calls from opposition parties to hold a general election in the wake of Andrea Leadsom’s...

Five Killed in Attack, Execution in Iraq

Five Killed in Attack, Execution in Iraq Following the release of the Chilcot report, British politicians began expressing their opinions on the...

7/7 London bombings, 11yrs on: Iraq War raised terror threat, Chilcot suggests

Eleven years on from the London bombings of July 7, 2005, the Chilcot report appears...

Ah, Yes, I Remember It Well

Democracy no longer exists in the West. In the US powerful private interest groups, such as the military-security complex, Wall Street, the Israel Lobby,...

Pro-GMO Spin Masquerading as Science Courtesy of “Shameful White Men of Privilege”

Colin Todhunter Unlike their predecessors, early 21st century missionaries do not come armed with bibles. They come as members of a scientific priesthood, spouting slick...

California to vote on legalization of recreational marijuana after 600k signatures gathered

California residents will get to vote on the legalization of recreational cannabis this November after campaigners...

On Brexit, Experts Leave Much to Be Desired

The New York Times (6/26/16) depicts post-Brexit Britishers outside the Bank of England. (photo: Daniel Sorabji/AFP) Phillippe Legrain began his New York Times column (6/26/16)...

European Jewish Congress President opposes Brexit, claims it conflicts with Jewish interests

In a recent article, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor outlined his opposition to Brexit. Unsurprisingly, his reasons are rooted in his perceived ethnic interests. His...

The Slow Crash: When Global Economies are Run by Banks

I’m Bonnie Faulkner. Today on Guns and Butter, Dr. Michael Hudson. Today’s show: The Slow Crash. Dr. Hudson is a financial economist and historian....

Donald Trump and the Rise of the Far Right on Both Sides of the...

Donald Trump speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona, on March 16, 2016. (Photo: Gage...

Neoliberalism and The Globalization of War. America’s Hegemonic Project 

The world is at a dangerous crossroads.  The United States and its allies have launched a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity....

Crimeans Recount Their Experiences When The West Took Ukraine

Eric Zuesse This news-report consists of a compilation of accounts that Crimeans have given to human rights groups or directly posted to the internet, regarding...

Why do Brexit campaigners hate Bank of England Governor Mark Carney?

The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has become a bogeyman figure for ‘Leave’ campaigners,...

Neoliberalism Nakedly Exposed

A recent IMF study (June 2016) exposes flaws in neoliberal policy that have afflicted progressive issues for over 40 years. The title of the...

Neoliberalism Nakedly Exposed

A recent IMF study (June 2016) exposes flaws in neoliberal policy that have afflicted progressive issues for over 40 years. The title of the...

Upstart Parties Crash the Ball in Spain

A failure by the left to unite in Spain and the Eurozone will open the door for Europe’s resurgent far right. For the past quarter...

Inside The Super Majority that Decide Election 2016 & War with Russia

How well the candidate from either party satisfies 7 questions from a particular group of people will determine who the President of the United...

Will Anyone on the Left Stand Up for Brexit?

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, The IMF, David Cameron, George Osborne, Hillary Clinton, Mark Carney — it’s a list of names that many on the...

A Failed State in Latin America?

Opposition activists and Chavistas confront each other in Caracas. (Photo: Rodrigo Suarez) Venezuela is at the mercy of its fluids. For a country that depends on...

False Promises, Smears and Golden Rice: Is This the Solution for Disease, Poverty and...

Colin Todhunter  The pro-GMO lobby relies on fraud, regulatory delinquency, opaque practices, smear campaigns, dirty tricks, slick PR and the debasement of science. While choosing to sideline the root causes of...
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Video: Blast targets police vehicle in Istanbul, at least 11 killed, dozens injured

Police and ambulance vehicles are at the site of a bomb attack, which targeted a police bus during the morning rush hour in Istanbul,...

G7 Boldly Displays Its Lies Regarding Anti-Russia Sanctions

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker The official statement from the G7 group, of leading industrialized countries, publicly exposes the entire G7 group, by...

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump Are Symptoms of Creeping Caesarism

Democracies are finding themselves led by autocrats. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr Commons) ‘Charisma’ is usually what most people think of when recalling the German...

The End of M.A.D. — The Beginning of Madness

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker John Helmer, who explains military-strategic matters better and more knowledgeably than just about anyone, headlined on May 30th, “The...

Ukraine’s Strange Defence, to Russia’s $3 Billion Debt Claim

In parallel with Ukraine’s extraordinary decision to bar Mikhail Gorbachev from travelling to Ukraine, Ukraine has filed what is legally speaking an equally extraordinary...

From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never...

The following extract is from the 2011 lecture ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy People’ by Professor John Ikerd. The lecture discussed the legacy of renowned agronomist...

China Closes the Innovation Gap

China is second only to the United States when it comes to science publications. Pictured: the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area. (Photo: Alex Needham /...

The Financial Invasion of Greece

SHARMINI PERIES: Greece’s economic crisis has perhaps been eclipsed by Europe’s refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, and by the forthcoming Brexit referendum. But it has not...

Fear-monger George Osborne attempts to bullshit public over Brexit

The head of the British Treasury, George Osborne, has warned that leaving the EU, known as Brexit, would lead the UK into a year-long recession...
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Video: The Financial Invasion of Greece

Economist Michael Hudson says IMF's concern about Greek debt is bogus, this is full scale financial war, forcing Greece give up ports, pensions, properties...

The West’s Needless Aggression

Last week at the United Nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin made another futile appeal for sanity in international relations. He commented that the recent...

Economist Dimitris Kazakis: Greece Can and Must Leave the Eurozone and EU

(Photo: Anders Sandberg; Edited: LW / TO) As discussions continue to take place between the Greek government and the country's lenders, Greece's economic...

Cheerleader for US Aggression, Pushing the World to the Nuclear Brink: Britain’s Defence Secretary...

Michael Fallon is British Defence Secretary. He is adept at making the types of statements that epitomise the pro-neoliberal, militaristic rhetoric that people in...

53 Killed in Iraq; Security Forces Draw Closer to Jordanian Border

53 Killed in Iraq; Security Forces Draw Closer to Jordanian Border Security forces captured more territory on the international highway west of...

Trumped! Washington’s Fiscal Hypocrisy

You have to love it when one of Donald Trump’s wild pitches sends the beltway hypocrites into high dudgeon. But his rumination about negotiating...

NATO & the Humanitarian Dismemberment of Yugoslavia

On March 24th, 1999, NATO launched its 78-day round the clock aerial assault on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia without the approval of the...

The Mainstream Media and Its Discontents

Those of you who have been through college know that the educational system is very highly geared to rewarding conformity and obedience … it...

BBC is ‘too Christian,’ more room should be granted to Muslims, Hindus & Sikhs...

An internal review within the BBC has concluded that the network is too Christian in...

Claims tax havens ‘distorting’ global economy, and Britain controls one-third of them

Tax havens “serve no useful economic purpose,” a group of 300 leading economists has said in a letter urging world leaders to bolster financial...

Students & faculty protest ‘war criminal’ Madeleine Albright commencement speech

Scripps College students and faculty are protesting former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, saying they...

NYT’s Glass Is Half Full of Half-Truths

“A glance out the window shows blue sky,” Gregg Easterbrook writes in the New York Times (5/12/16). (Graphic: Matt Chase) “When Did Optimism Become Uncool?”...

The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

Can we face it in this election season? America is a weapons factory, the White House a war room, and the president the manager...

Venezuela on the knife’s edge as economy collapses

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Neil Hardt The free fall of the Venezuelan economy has produced an...

The Ugly Truth Behind the Greek Bailout

  Christine Lagarde, the Queen of Troika and the Head Honcho of the IMF, on May 6th, threatened to pull the IMF out of the...

The Ugly Truth Behind The Greek Bailout

Christine Lagarde, the Queen of Troika and the Head Honcho of the IMF, on May 6th, threatened to pull the IMF out of the...

Saudi Crisis Deepens (Part 1)

Saudi oil resources are not inexhaustible. Pictured: King Salman. (Photo: AWD News) Perceptions can be very deceiving when it comes to Saudi Arabia, especially since...

(Anti-) Corruption experts? Who’s who at Cameron’s post-Panama Papers transparency summit

Prime Minister David Cameron’s anti-corruption summit will bring together a bevy of political leaders, officials from the financial world and sports representatives of FIFA...

Why Obama Prioritizes Ousting Assad Over Defeating Syria’s Jihadists

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Dr. Christina Lin, a leading young scholar on jihadist groups, opened her April 8th commentary at Asia Times: In a blunder...

Big Oil Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

(Photo: Yann Caradec / Flickr) An extreme weather event hits Norway. Finally shocked into doing something radical about climate change, Norwegian citizens propel the Green...

Miliband, Mugabe & moolah: Insults & project fear drive Brexit debate

Clearly unable to sit on the sidelines gazing across the Atlantic from the comfort of...

‘They Want South America Back the Way They Used to Have It’

Janine Jackson interviewed Mark Weisbrot about Argentina’s new government for the May 25, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Mark Weisbrot:...

Understanding Obama’s Foreign Policy

Eric Zuesse On 28 May 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the West Point Military Academy class of graduating cadets, future leaders of America’s armed...
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Video: Crimea Celebrations: Fireworks mark 2nd anniversary reunification with Russia

People gathered in Simferopol, Crimea to watch the stunning firework show in celebration of the 2nd anniversary of reunification with Russia. COURTESY: RT's ... Via...

Honduran Government covers up involvement in murders of indigenous rights leaders

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Andrea Lobo Human rights and indigenous activists took to the streets of...
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Video: 360 Video: Crimea marks 2nd anniversary of reunification with Russia

Crimea marks second anniversary of reunification with Russia in Simferopol. A march through the city center involved Cossacks, soldiers, militia members, ... Via Youtube
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Video: RAW: Latvian SS veterans, hundreds of supporters march Legion day

Latvian veterans of Waffen-SS units and their supporters have celebrated Legion Day, an unofficial holiday honoring Nazi collaborators during WWII, with ... Via Youtube

The Political Economy of Argentina’s Settlement with the Vulture Funds

After 15 years of court battles, injunctions, smear campaigns, lobbying, and other interventions, the vulture funds have finally won a tentative agreement with the...

Project Fear? US general says Brexit could ‘weaken NATO’

Leaving the EU could cause serious damage to the NATO alliance and leave Europe vulnerable,...

For Indigenous Peoples, Megadams Are ‘Worse than Colonization’

COPINH participating in a march against a U.S. military base in Palmerola, Honduras, 2011. (Photo: Felipe Canova / Flickr) Early in the morning of March...

Exposing the Libyan Agenda: A Closer Look at Hillary’s Emails

Critics have long questioned why violent intervention was necessary in Libya. Hillary Clinton’s recently published emails confirm that it was less about protecting the...

Europe offloading human rights duties onto non-EU states, says think tank

Europe is outsourcing its human rights obligations to non-EU states as it seeks to militarize...

It's Time to Rid the DNC of DINOs, Starting With the Chair

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the State of the Union 2015. (Photo: James Cullum / Talk Radio News Service) According...

Poisoned, Marginalised, Bankrupt and Dead: The Role of Agroecology in Resisting the Corporate Stranglehold...

It is becoming increasingly apparent that food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified, unhealthy and poisoned with chemicals...

Donald Trump Is Right – Here Are 100 Reasons Why We Need To Audit...

Michael Snyder (RINF) - When one of our major politicians gets something exactly right, we should applaud them for it.  In this case, Donald Trump’s...

Libertarians’ False Assumptions About Economics

Eric Zuesse We’ll start with a typical example of libertarians’ big misconception: Here was the libertarian white Texan Alex Jones, in a riff for the racist white...

Tunisia on Fire (Part 1)

If not for repeated intervention by its youth, civil rights organizations, and labor unions, Tunisia would be in even worse shape than it already...

Portuguese government prepares second austerity package

Paul Mitchell Less than three months after it came to power with the support of the Left Bloc (BE) and Communist Party (PCP), the Portuguese...

Breaking the Backbone of Indian Society: The Small Farmer

This is an updated and amended version of an article originally published in August 2015 which includes new information and new links to journal...

Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign-Policy Catastrophes

Eric Zuesse Many commentators have mentioned (such as here and here and here and here) that Hillary Clinton left behind no major achievement as the U.S. Secretary of State;...

Judgment Day for Austerity in Irish Election

Part of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition’s problem is that it claimed it had no choice but to enforce the savage austerity regime of the...

How Crimeans See Ukraine Crisis

Two years ago, the Maidan uprising ousted Ukraine’s elected president, prompting resistance in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, with Crimeans voting overwhelmingly to reunify with Russia,...

Sorry, but the Super Bowl Promotes War

David Swanson Super Bowl 50 was the first National Football League championship to happen since it was reported that much of the pro-military hoopla at football games — the...

How Corruption Cripples America’s Military

Eric Zuesse America’s military budget is roughly 7.2 times that of Russia ($610 billion compared to $84.5 billion), but even Western news-accounts are saying that...

Global manufacturing continues to fall

Nick Beams The deepening recessionary trends in the global economy, which saw stock markets have one of their worst openings for a new year last...

Washington Post’s Wild Swings at Sanders

The Washington Post (1/27/16) tells you to disbelieve in Bernie Sanders’ “future to believe in.” (image: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) It’s not surprising that the Washington...

Burkina Faso Terrorist Attack May Not Have Been Organized by Islamic Extremists

Pictured: The Grand Marché in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. (Photo: Wikipedia) Cross-posted from View from the Left Bank. 1. As elsewhere, they come in, seemingly from nowhere,...

Gates Foundation’s “Corporate Merry-go-round”: Spearheading the Neo-liberal Plunder of African Agriculture

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is dangerously and unaccountably distorting the direction of international development, according to a new report by the...
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Video: Top 3 Economic Stories of 2015

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcqYizykNXI&w=580&h=385] UMKC's Michael Hudson breaks down how the increasing wealth gap, suppression of wages, and IMF rule changes are creating a battle between the...

Sri Lankan government moves to criminalise “hate speech”

By Saman Gunadasa The Sri Lankan government last month presented anti-democratic legislation to the parliament aimed at punishing anyone deemed to be guilty of “hate speech”...

Failed US Sanctions on Russia

The U.S. mainstream media excludes almost all reporting and analysis that challenges the neocon/liberal-interventionist “group think” about the supposed Russian threat, but once in awhile...

America Is Being Destroyed By Problems That Are Unaddressed – Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - One hundred years ago European civilization, as it had been...

The Sneaky Way Austerity Got Sold to the Public Like Snake Oil

(Photo: Money Drain via Shutterstock) Orsola Costantini, Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, is the author of a new paper, "The Cyclically...

What Is Reserve Currency Status?

Three weeks ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that the Chinese renminbi (aka yuan) would join a group of other currencies to comprise...

The GMO Issue: False Claims, Pseudo-Analysis And A Politically Motivated Agenda

Critics of GM promote pseudo-science, make false claims based on ignorance and are driven by politically motivated ideology. The actions of these affluent elitists...

The Trans-Pacific Trade Scam

Last spring, President Barack Obama got downright crabby about people criticizing the mammoth Trans-Pacific Partnership he’s trying to sell to Congress and the public. More...

Batting for GM in India: Smears, Misinformation and Depoliticising the Political

Sir Richard John Roberts is a biochemist and molecular biologist and currently works at New England Biolabs in the US. He is also a...

Will Scarcity Lead to Anarchy in China as Robert Kaplan Maintains?

Chinese demand, such as for Senegal’s peanuts, fuels the developing world’s prosperity. (Photo: Japan Times) Renowned American journalist Robert D. Kaplan warned the West that,...

Ukraine’s Nazi Government Tries to Sell Stolen Art

Eric Zuesse On December 7th, the Netherlands Times headlined “Ukrainian Secret Service Accused of Trading in Stolen Dutch Paintings,” and Janene Pieters reported that, "Members of the Ukrainian...

WaPo Attacks Unions for Seeking Higher Wages for Their Members

The Washington Post wants to know why these autoworkers would hate workers so much that they would push for higher wages for workers. (photo:...

Syria: Mission Possible

(DonkeyHotey / Flickr) Imagine this new TV series coming to HBO in 2016. The planet faces an unprecedented peril. The international community brings together a...

The World’s 20 Largest Economies Just Met, and the Media Reported on Cats

(Photo: dat’ / Flickr) Doesn’t the Internet have enough cat videos? News of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, which concluded a few days after the...

Class, War and David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said it is time for Britain to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria (ISIS). After the...

Corporate Parasites And Economic Plunder: We Need A Genuine Green Revolution

Over the past few centuries, Western countries embarked on a road to material affluence at the expense of the environment and other peoples across...
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Video: Russia to send ‘Dobrynya’ to France after service dog killed in Saint-Denis raid

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc1Q0WIMf24&w=580&h=385] In a gesture of support, Russia's Interior Ministry has decided to send a German Shepherd puppy to the French police that lost a...

How Russians See the West and Russia

The U.S. mainstream media’s recent depictions of Russia amount to little more than crass propaganda, including the inside-out insistence that it is the Russian people...

G20 Media, Did the Cat Get Its Tongue?

News of the G20 Summit focused on Paris, Syria, and yes, cats. Where was the media on other issues? by Lacy MacAuley Doesn’t the internet have enough...