Headlines in the World’s Only Great Newspaper

Headlines in the World’s Only Great Newspaper: Starting This Past Weekend, Till Today

Eric Zuesse

Where can one go in order to find honestly reported news in the English language? I have long searched to find the answer to that question; and here is what I have discovered.

Newspapers and other ‘news’ media in the U.S. and throughout the world are so unreliable that I have long been searching in vain at http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/ to see even just one English-language newspaper about national and international affairs that is honest — meaning, to me, reliable in truthfulness, and reporting all events that seem to me to be historically important, in order for anyone to be able to understand where the world is actually trending, and how it’s trending the way it is.

Then, I finally discovered one such newspaper, except that it’s not in the English language; it’s in German, but it can be read in English via the automatic translation feature in google chrome. So, I now introduce it to you here below, for your consideration to become your major news source, as it now will be mine.

In my view, this newspaper is far superior to any in the English language, and is well worth the linguistic clumsiness of reading an auto-translation in order for this newspaper to serve as my primary news-source, rather than The New York Times, Guardian, or any English-language newspaper. I am now using this newspaper to supplement the only reliably honest English-language  news-sources that are on the Web, which are the following five general news-sites in English: rinf.com, and washingtonsblog.com, and opednews.com, and globalresearch.ca, and smirkingchimp.com. (Though I submit my own news reports to virtually all English-language ‘news’ media, those are the only ones that didn’t blackball me after I started to report on Obama’s coup in Ukraine, and on the May 2nd massacre in Odessa that was organized and hired by the new Obama-installed Ukrainian Government, and on the subsequent ethnic cleansing war that was waged by this new Ukrainian Government to get rid of the voters for the man whom Obama had overthrown. You can read about all of those matters at those sites, as well as at the specialized news site, ukrainewar.info, which I and several other independent journalists have recently started to bring together the best news coverage of the war in Ukraine. All of the other ‘news’ media in the English language (other than Russia’s sites such as RT, and Vineyard of the Saker) have been essentially blacking-out the truth about this year’s events in Ukraine, or else blacking out other key truths (such as Obama’s fight since just before he became President to weaken Social Security, which Huffington Post and a few others had allowed me to publish), and they possess therefore no reliability, in my opinion.

I’ve not yet found anything that is dishonestly covered in the following newspaper, and so I shall be reading this newspaper regularly, from here on.

Here, then, below, are the main headlines and summaries this past weekend in Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or German Economic News, auto-translated here via google, with the pictures removed, presented below in order to give you a fair idea of the main stories that this newspaper was covering this past Saturday and Sunday, and of the angle or focus in each of these news-reports. I highlight in heavy type the main headlines within these summaries. After the weekend’s stories are listed and summarized, I shall present (without boldfaces) below that, the news stories since the weekend.

I start with the weekend’s stories so that, if the U.S. ‘news’ media have ignored a particular one of them, you will already be able to know that, since all of the weekend’s stories are already at least two days old.

To read more of any one of these stories, click onto that website, German Economic News:



German Economic News  | September 22, 2014, Clock 00:57 | 73 comments


The Big Sellout: G20 nations decide massive privatization

For IMF chief Christine Lagarde of the G 20 summit was a great success: privatization on a large scale is in the interests of global corporations and the financial industry. (Photo: AP)

The G20 summit promoted an astonishing fact to light: Because most states fight against over-indebtedness, they cannot finance additional infrastructure projects. Now the [political] leaders themselves want to turn to private investors. The states acting as an area under the control of the IMF, a World Government, will lead to an unprecedented, global wave of privatizations. About the detour of user fees that taxpayers will have to pay for this strategy [in addition to their funding the losses of any investors through the IMF].


German Economic News | September 22, 2014, 00:01 clock


“Investment protection rules in an agreement between the USA and the EU are not required and should not be introduced with TTIP,” says the paper by Sigmar Gabriel. The EU is also preferred that decisions are made about arbitration. (Photo: AP)

Determine lobbyists and lawyers

The rude awakening for the SPD: Decision on TTIP is a top priority

Sigmar Gabriel, the SPD, the Blue promised the moon to move the party to the agreement on the free trade agreement TTIP. But the SPD cannot affect the agreement: free trade since 2009 is the sole domain of the EU. The SPD can only prevent the TTIP basically if they can burst the coalition.


German Economic News | September 22, 2014, 00:09 clock


The USA and the EU argue the Free Trade Agreement TTIP about who must abide by whose regulations. (Photo: AP)

U.S. Banker or EU rules

Dispute over derivatives-toxic waste between the United States and Europe

The United States wants to achieve derivatives markets in the planned free trade agreement with the EU separate negotiations regarding 710 trillion dollars. The background: Investment banks do not want to submit to EU regulations. Furthermore, there is now strife between the USA and the EU Commission.


German Economic News | September 22, 2014, 00:04 clock


Despite EU sanctions: The Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (back) begins with Russia to build a nuclear power plant. (Photo: AP)

Despite sanctions

Crisis in Finland: Government keeps on nuclear fixed with Russia

The nuclear power plant Hanhikivi, a joint project between Finland and Russia, will be built despite sanctions. This was announced by the Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. The Greens want to get out in protest against the government.


German Economic News | September 22, 2014, 00:07 clock


Worldwide businesses and citizens are concerned about industrial espionage and cyber crime. (Photo: AP)

The United States produces more industrial espionage than Russia. All other EU states are less. 11 percent of all cyber attacks in the first quarter of the current year originated from the United States. Russia originated 2.9 percent. China originated the most: 41 per cent.


German Economic News | September 22, 2014, 00:06 clock


Helpless: The workers and contract workers in the Fukushima nuclear plant are used in cleaning up not making much headway. (Photo: AP)

Numerous technical failures

Dead, nobody talks about the Fukushima already cost 1,700 lives

More than three years after the catastrophe of Fukushima, there is little progress in the cleanup, water treatment plants experiencing technical failures. In addition, the leaks accumulate in the tanks, which collect the radioactive water. In addition, more than 130,000 former residents not allowed to return and live in shelters. The suicide rate increases.


German Economic News | September 21, 2014, 19:15 Clock | 9 Comments


About 26,000 demonstrators have protested in Moscow against the war. (Photo: AP)

Khodorkovsky supported protests

Moscow: mass protest against Putin’s Ukraine Policy

In Moscow, 26,000 demonstrators took to the streets to protest against the policies of Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. The demonstration was supported by Putin opponent Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The extent to which Americans are behind the demo and if it formed a permanent mass movement, is unclear. The fall of the regime in the Ukraine had also started with demonstrations.


German Economic News | September 21, 2014, 14:40 Clock | 10 Comments


Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 12.31 clock at the start in Schiphol, Amsterdam. The machine should never have been flying over Ukrainian airspace. German victims sue the government in Kiev, because these have taken the deaths approvingly. (Photo: AP)

Manslaughter by omission

MH17: German victims sue Government of Ukraine for manslaughter

The Ukraine is being sued by the families of the victims of the downed aircraft MH17: The Ukraine was responsible under international law for the safety and it should have either guarantee or block the air space. The Ukrainian government is guilty of homicide by omission and have committed a human rights violation.


German Economic News | September 20, 2014, Clock 22:21 | 29 comments


The SPD [Social Democratic Party] chairman Sigmar Gabriel and the Secretary General of the SPD, Yasmin Fahimi have landed an internal party coup: At a party convention the SPD leadership promised the left wing something that they previously knew already that they can not hold it off. Thus, the SPD has cleared the way for the controversial free trade agreement TTIP. (Photo: AP)

Ripped off

Sigmar Gabriel tricking the critics

Sigmar Gabriel, tricked the SPD-Left pretty cleverly: he won the approval of the controversial free trade agreement TTIP by promising changes to the agreement with Canada (CETA). But these changes can not exist: The federal government has finished negotiating CETA with Canada already been sent to the states with the remark that “comprehensive amendments” were “not at this point”.


German Economic News | September 21, 2014, Clock 00:33 | 30 comments


Russian President Vladimir Putin dispensed with new sanctions against the EU. He has achieved his objectives in Ukraine apparently.

Russia has achieved goals. Putin to terms with Obama: No new sanctions against the EU

Russia is set despite the threat of new sanctions against any sanctions in force. The new line of reason is due to the agreement between the USA and Russia in Ukraine conflict. Vladimir Putin has achieved his objectives in the Ukraine, European tax payers pay for another bankrupt state.


German Economic News | September 21, 2014, Clock 01:09 | 8 comments


For farmers in the Ukraine their cattle and pigs are vital. At high tide the animals are saved immediately. However, they were not previously registered. This should now be changed with assistance from the EU. (Photo: AP)

Agricultural subsidies from Brussels

With EU tax money: Ukraine can register pigs and cattle

Ukraine adopted a new law to be labeled according to the livestock according to EU law. Poroshenko guarantees the meat and dairy consumers as a “safe product”. The cost will be taken over by the state, which de facto is on the verge of bankruptcy. Therefore, “aid money from Brussels” will be used to subsidize Ukrainian agriculture. The European market could be opened for Ukrainian livestock. For those affected by the Russia sanctions, farmers, that would be a new, unwanted competition.


German Economic News | September 21, 2014, Clock 01:12 | 15 comments


U.S. President Barack Obama supports his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko with money and advisors. (Photo: AP)

Support for reforms

Building US-style: America invests in financial advisers and the media in Ukraine

The United States falter on their financial assistance for Ukraine and put more advisers in the government in Kiev. This should help about going to regulate Ukrainian agriculture and using new technologies to increase oil and gas production. In addition democratic institutions are constructed according to the needs of Americans – including a news program in Russian.


German Economic News | September 21, 2014, Clock 00:34 | 16 comments


In a protest against the tense economic situation farmers stuck using vegetables public buildings on fire. (Screenshot)

Too much bureaucracy

France: Furious farmers put tax office on fire

Vegetable farmers devastated in Brittany a tax office and social security. She tilted unsold vegetables in front of the building and set it on fire using tires. The farmers were protesting too much bureaucracy.


German Economic News | September 21, 2014, Clock 00:56 | 6 comments


The chances of Alexis Tsipras to be new Greek Prime Minister, rise. (Photo: AP)

Crisis strengthens Extreme Elements

Greece: Left SYRIZA party in Poll strongest party

The Greek Left party SYRIZA can extend their lead in Greece and would be elected by 30 percent. Thus, the party is clearly at the top. The far-right Golden Dawn is already ventured into third place. The country is further in debt and will soon need new rescue loans from the EU.


German Economic News | September 20, 2014, Clock 21:39 | 5 comments


Paris published promotional spot

France flies first bomb attack on Iraq

France has launched an official video in circulation, which is to document the first combat mission against the IS-positions. What is, however, bombed exactly, can not be seen from the video the best of intentions. The video has the character of an advertisement for the French defense industry. The German arms companies are already threatening to migration, because the federal government has no clear line of exports.


German Economic News | September 20, 2014, Clock 19:27 | 22 comments


25 years ago, ripped the Iron Curtain. Happy keep emigrants from East Germany, arriving on 11.09.1989 in a coach over Austria in Bavaria, their West German passports to the window of the bus. Today in Germany the fear rises of a new war. (Photo: AP)

Majority remains relaxed

Poll: Germans’ fear of war increased significantly

A Allensbach survey shows that the fear of war has risen significantly in Germany. Especially the young Germans hold an escalation possible. For the majority of Germans on the other hand, the situation in the world is very relaxed.


German Economic News | September 20, 2014, Clock 13:21 | 24 comments


IMF chief Christine Lagarde will be meeting finance ministers in Cairns (Australia) with the resumption of Russia in the circle of the most anguished States. The IMF needs Russia to pump more credit into the global financial system. (Photo: AP)

Kiev and rebels agree on buffer

Welcome Russia at the G20 summit: End of Isolation

Because the USA Russia need in the fight against terror-IS, the G20 speculation shelved laid to isolate Russia in the world community. The conflict on the Eastern Ukraine is therefore classified as regionally. The Kiev government and the rebels have agreed on the night of a buffer zone as the basis of the peace plan. The EU’s aggressive policy gets so most marginalized.


German Economic News | September 20, 2014, 13:35 Clock | 2 Comments


Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu welcomed the freed hostages at the airport of Ankara. (Photo: AP)

Success for Erdogan

Turkey succeeds liberating 48 hostages from the hands of the IS

Turkey has their 48 compatriots successfully freed from the power of the IS-terrorists in Iraq. It is believed that a ransom was paid. The Americans had the Turkey recently criticized because they had put the interests of their own citizens about the geopolitical interests of the U.S. government.


German Economic News | September 20, 2014, Clock 00:51 | 27 comments


The victorious Unionists held in Glasgow a rampage and attacked the independence advocates. (Photo: AP)

They physically attack the losers.

After the referendum on independence riots in Glasgow

The referendum in Scotland has caused the first riots: In Glasgow rioted groups of the victorious Unionists and chased Independence advocates. The mounted police had to move in, but arrested no one.



SINCE THE WEEKEND (no boldfaces, from here on):



Workers pay the bill

Merkel thanked economy for “painful cuts” to Russia

Angela Merkel thanked the German economy that it has expected its employees to take painful steps for political sanctions against Russia. BDI President Grillo agreed. That the final bill must be settled by the German workers and taxpayers, was not raised during this assessment.

September 23, 2014, Clock 13:56 | 6 comments



Strikes in the public sector

Despite record debt: Merkel sees in Greece “the first tender shoots of success”

Greece’s debt has increased by 240 billion euros to “rescue funds” to a record high of 177 percent. On Tuesday stayed schools and hospitals closed due to strikes.

September 23, 2014, 16:11 clock



The new € 10 banknote: Forgery-proof and always worth less? (Photo: AP)

Consequences of financial repression

Debate in Berlin: What should savers and taxpayers expect?

Low interest rates, free trade agreements TTIP, possible looting of the ESM: On the German taxpayers and consumers, new strains come. Whether the financial system can be saved with it or not, will be discussed at a panel discussion of DWN.

September 23, 2014, 14:54 clock



The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In Iraq, the voices that want to fight without the Americans against the IS-terror multiply. (Photo: AP)

USA rejects the help of Iran

Iraqi politician: The Islamic state is an invention of the CIA

The planned military operation in Iraq could lead to a falling out with the new government in Baghdad: A deputy prime minister said cryptically, you know who had founded the IS. A senior Shiite cleric said that IS is invention of the CIA. The Americans have refused to cooperate with Iran in the fight against terror-IS.

September 23, 2014, Clock 01:02 | 28 comments



Angela Merkel and former functionary ZDF Markus Schachter: The many billions who can use the public channel uncontrolled and opaque, making the system vulnerable to self-presentation, nepotism and corruption. (Photo: AP)

Altar boy and self-service

The SWR has dedicated an interview to the new book by former functionary ZDF Markus Schachter. Fee revenue is wasted to satisfy the private interests of a former functionary. Needless to say, the interview includes not a single critical question. Instead, the state radio subliminally equates with a church, GEZ instead of GOD – the arrogance of officials knows no sense of shame.

September 23, 2014, Clock 12:32 | 13 comments



The former Justice Minister Herta Däubler-Gmelin, here as plaintiff against the ESM, holds the new form of free trade agreements such as the TTIP not lawful. (Photo: AP)

“Audacious and brazenly”

Däubler-Gmelin: TTIP strengthens influence of lobbyists at the expense of democracy

The former Minister of Justice and SPD deputy Herta Däubler-Gmelin announces that the SPD and the public should control very carefully whether economy minister Sigmar Gabriel will comply with the red lines in the TTIP in the alliance government, which he has given the party. Warns of Angela Merkel’s tendency to “market-oriented democracy.”

September 23, 2014, Clock 01:55 | 50 comments



The police in several cities, with some ruthless action against Apple buyers. She suspected black market dealer under the iPhone fans. (Screenshot: Youtube)

Money instead of love

The biggest fans of the iPhone 6 are distributors of Chinese black market

Apple uses the launch of new products usually only for a fraction of the demand. This creates the image enhancing long lines [to buy it]. But the majority of those waiting waits not for love of the products days before the shutters, but for money: use the short supply to sell the goods at premium prices on the black market.

September 23, 2014, Clock 01:10 | 8 comments



The longer the Fed chief Janet Yellen is postponing the turnaround in interest rates, the more they will hit at the end. (Photo: Shan Then / dpa)

New interest rate cycle starts

Failed policies of the Fed: Interest-turn will trigger bankruptcy wave

The increase in interest rates in the USA will be all the more dramatic the longer it is delayed. Thus, after the turn, a new interest rate cycle will begin, resulting at the end inevitably in numerous corporate bankruptcies.

September 23, 2014, Clock 01:22 | 9 comments



The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (li.) And the President of Catalonia, Artur Mas have different ideas about the future of Spain. (Photo: AP)

Barcelona plans to Vote

Independence: Scotland referendum encouraged Catalans

The Scottish referendum has confirmed to the Catalans independence. The region wants the elimination of Spain by any means. On November 9, there will be a special vote. Madrid wants to prevent the Independence movement, and threatens the Constitutional Court.

September 23, 2014, Clock 01:04 | 14 comments



The ÖVP, here on election night of the recent parliamentary elections, has to deal with losses in its bank Raiffeisen. (Photo: AP)

Risks in Eastern Europe

Austrian Raiffeisen Bank with billions loss due to Ukraine

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank expects a loss because of the crisis in Ukraine this year. The Bank is heavily involved in the Ukraine. Raiffeisen had launched an austerity program for the Eastern European business some time ago.

September 23, 2014, Clock 00:22 | 2 comments



Asians use is the withdrawal of Western energy companies. Especially with China, Russia has closed a strong alliance. (Photo: AP)

Advantage for China

Russia: Asians take energy market after withdrawal of U.S. corporations

The Russian Minister Sergei Donskoi sees retreat of Western energy companies from joint projects because of the Ukraine-conflict not a major problem. They could be replaced with new partners from Asia, Donskoi said Monday according to the news agency Reuters. “They have shown interest,” he explained. “They have the resources and in some cases the technologies that can be adopted and developed here. Therefore, we have ways to solve things and problems arising from the sanctions.”

September 22, 2014, Clock 17:01 | 18 comments



The euro has fallen to a 14-month low. (Graphic: ariva.de )

Weidmann warns ECB

Draghi pushes the euro to new low

The announcement by ECB President Mario Draghi to step up the money printing has pushed the euro to a new low. Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann speaks of-a dangerous development of the European Central Bank.

September 22, 2014, Clock 17:14 | 10 comments



The Dax lost about one percent. (Graphic: ariva.de )

Pharmaceutical industry under pressure

Economy is weakening in euro-zone: Dax in the red

Weak economic data have let the stock prices drop in the Euro-zone. The Dax and Euro Stoxx 50 gave after each by about 1.4 percent. In addition, a new U.S. law against tax evasion pushed the shares of pharmaceutical companies into the red.

September 23, 2014, 16:07 clock



Demand from China declines

Iron ore price falls to five-year low

An oversupply has pushed the price of iron ore shipments to China at $ 80 per ton. Reason is the declining demand from China’s construction industry. In parallel, at times by 2.2 percent of the price of steel fell to a new record low of $ 422 per tonne.

September 23, 2014, 14:46 clock



Reward for inventions

Switzerland wants to create tax incentives for inventive companies. Due to the tax rebate for patents, Switzerland even after the closure of tax loopholes remains attractive. Also in Germany patents soon will be promoted with tax incentives.

September 23, 2014, 14:47 clock



The German logistics industry looks shaky in the future. (Photo: AP)

“Uncertainty and dissatisfaction”

Logistics industry barometer drops

The German logistics industry is skeptical about the future, due to the weak economic development. The barometer falls by 13 points to the level of a year ago. Uncertainty increases because of the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East.

September 22, 2014, 17:52 clock



The future-famous cable car in San Francisco is facing stiff competition from Siemens. (Photo. Dpa)

Million order

Siemens is building the future San Francisco streetcar

Siemens has been contracted to build 175 carriages for rail in San Francisco. The million-dollar contract will be built at the Siemens plant in California. The first trains will be delivered in late 2016.

September 23, 2014, 14:58 clock



HTC CEO Peter Chou (li.) Will continue with his company besides smart phones build Tablets for Google. (Photo: AP)

HTC instead of Samsung

Instead of Samsung: HTC to build new Google Tablet

Google changes the manufacturer for the new version of its tablet computer Nexus. HTC from Taiwan will build the new Google products. The U.S. company is trying to avoid being dependent on one manufacturer [Samsung].

September 22, 2014, 17:16 clock



Bosch wants to open this year a second factory in China for commercial vehicle technology. (Photo: AP)

China needs exhaust filter

Trucks: Bosch benefits from stricter environmental regulations

Tighter air regulations for commercial vehicles boost sales to the automotive supplier Bosch. The shop making equipment for trucks, vans and buses will grow by more than ten percent. Especially the more stringent emission standards in China provide an increased demand for exhaust filters.

September 23, 2014, 14:55 clock



Nissan will continue to produce its luxury Infiniti brand by using a Chinese manufacturer. (Photo: AP)

Planned cooperation

Nissan makes competition against German luxury cars in China

Nissan wants to scratch the supremacy of the German luxury car brands Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz in China. The Japanese automaker announced on Monday a joint venture with the Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng, which is to build and sell Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti in China. This year, Nissan plans to increase its sales to the largest car market in the world by 80 percent to 30,000 vehicles. September 22, 2014, 17:10 clock



EU Commission Vice Joaquin Almunia is the UK green light for the Akw-new building. (Photo: AP)

State liable for risk

EU allows Britain Akw-new building at taxpayer expense

The European Commission wants to allow the construction of a new nuclear power plant with state guarantees from the UK. Thus, the taxpayers will continue to be liable for nuclear safety. The grant approval for risk technology could motivate other countries to new nuclear plants.

September 23, 2014, 15:03 clock



The more gas is produced from biomass, the less has to be imported. (Photo: Jan Woitas / dpa))

Alternative for gas imports

Association: Federal government must promote biogas production

The energy security in the EU is decreasing. An effective way to reduce dependence on gas imports from Russia, is the promotion of biogas production. Economy Minister Gabriel has, however, slashed the means for that.

September 22, 2014, Clock 17:51 | 4 comments



Planned million-savings

Boehringer sweeps 600 jobs in Germany

The pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim sweeps in Germany about four percent of the sites. Up to 600 jobs are to be lost, as CEO Barner. The drug manufacturer wants the million-savings to finance investment.

September 23, 2014, 15:04 clock



300 million savings

Concentration on medical technology: Philips separates from light division

The electronics manufacturer Philips separates from its former core business, the light division. The Dutch focus only on future medical technology. The share price rises on the saving action.

September 23, 2014, 14:54 clock



In Asia, gold prices recorded a crash, until the morning recovered the value, as European stock markets went into trade. (Graphic: ariva.de )

The euro again very strong

Because of G20 Warning: markets in Asia slide

The markets in Asia began on Monday with heavy losses: the reason may lie in a warning the G20 of possible turbulence because of the poor global economic situation.

September 22, 2014, Clock 09:28 | 10 comments



Destroyed two-thirds of military technology

Ukraine recognizes heavy material losses in the fight against rebels

That sounds like a defeat: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko admitted in an interview that the army of his country had lost up to 65% of their material in the battle against the rebels. Ukraine apparently wants to use the lull to refresh their troops units again.

September 22, 2014, Clock 09:07 | 36 comments



“Investment protection rules are basically in an agreement between the USA and the EU are not required and should not be introduced with TTIP,” says the paper by Sigmar Gabriel. The EU also preferred that decisions be made via arbitration. (Photo: AP)

Determine lobbyists and lawyers

The rude awakening for the SPD: Decision on TTIP is a top priority

Sigmar Gabriel, the SPD, the Blue promised the moon to move the party to the agreement on the free trade agreement TTIP. But the SPD cannot affect the agreement: free trade has since 2009 been solely the domain of the EU. The SPD can prevent the TTIP only if they can burst the coalition [end the EU].

September 22, 2014, 00:01 Clock | 46 Comments



The USA and the EU argue the Free Trade Agreement TTIP about who must abide by whose regulations. (Photo: AP)

U.S. Banker of EU rules

Dispute over derivatives-toxic waste between the United States and Europe

The United States wants to achieve derivatives markets in the planned free trade agreement with the EU separate negotiations regarding the 710 trillion dollars. The background: Investment banks do not want to submit to the EU regulations. Furthermore, there is now strife between the USA and the EU Commission.

September 22, 2014, Clock 00:09 | 20 comments



In sum: I find this news-medium to be far more honest than any in the U.S., such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, Nation, Mother Jones, Harper’s, New York Review of Books, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, NPR, Fox, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and AP. In my opinion, this German newspaper ought also to become a major source of news for the best “alternative news” sites and journalists, including especially the five sites that I listed above, but also for the high-quality more-specialized news sites, such as voltairenet.org and orientalreview.org. Of course, journalists at other ‘news’ sites, such as Nation, National Review, New Republic, Truthout, and Raw Story, don’t need to bother themselves about separating out propagandistic agendas that drive the ‘reporting’, because they’re being paid to add to that, rather than to overcome it. Journalists who try to overcome it cannot find employers, because employers in the ‘news’ business aren’t in it to spread public understanding but to shape public understanding to fit the agendas of their sponsors or funders. Their real market consists of their advertisers or their funders. Any consumer who buys a subscription to such a ‘news’ source is funding his/her own deception by those advertisers or funders. For some reason I’ve not yet figured out, German Economic News manages economically to survive. Perhaps Germany isn’t quite as corrupt as U.S. and UK are.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.