US government black investments are just the tip of the iceberg

Rebel of Oz — January 11, 2013   The CAFR Swindle – The Biggest Game In Town   “Last year the Government of the United Sates generated over 7.5 trillion dollars in revenue. The amount generated from taxes came to just over 2.5 trillion while they earned over 5 trillion dollars on investment income. Only…

State Of Siege: Guatemala in Turmoil As Violent Mining Conflict Escalates

State Of Siege: Guatemala in Turmoil As Violent Mining Conflict Escalates Conflicts in Guatemala involving rural communities and transnational mining companies are escalating.   Special Forces of the National Civilian Police (PNC) of Guatemala. Photo Credit: Danilojramirez/Wikimedia Commons   May 9, 2013  |       With the world’s attention on the on-again off-again genocide…

World Bank Insider: Western Power Structures Collapse

World Bank Whistleblower: “Precious Metals To Serve As An Underpinning For Paper Currencies” I had the opportunity to speak with one of the bravest and most astute women in the Western world today: With Karin Hudes, führere Senior Advisor at the World Bank – which now appears as a whistleblower. It was a very important debate, because Karin Hudes worked 20…

3/5/2013 :UN downgrades Greece to ‘Partly Free’

via LEFTeria Freedom conference, under the auspices of the UN downgrades Greece to ‘Partly Free’. All grounds in three page report.                               Under the auspices of   United Nations, the World Press Freedom Day, (World Press Freedom Day), an Observatory for…

The Skouries forest is NOT a private property- May 1rst 2013

Original article in Greek,against the Canadian ElDorado Co. mining in Chalkidiki,N.Greece and the destruction of the environment. Please use the site’s translator.It’s one of those places that if it will be lost,the entire planet will be suffering. Relevant posts,plenty of them either on here or at the http://insomniadiary.wordpress.com one. Even though i don’t feel the…

Blood Money? Shock revelations and media half-truths on South African mine violence

Last month, violence erupted at a South African platinum mine when at least 13 men were wounded by security guards who fired rubber bullets and hacked at workers with machetes, allegedly to end a confrontation between two rival unions. March 11, 2013 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is the world´s largest platinum producer, located in the…

Did Wikileaks Reveal a Poisoned Beer Plot?

An interesting morsel from the Wikileaks files: an allegation the Afghan insurgency, in conjunction with Pakistan’s ISI spy agency, tried to poison an American contractor working in Afghanistan though poisoning his beer.   The Christian Science Monitor details the plot, identifying the target as James Yeager, an American geologist. Yeager alleges he returned home one…

America: #1 In Fear, Stress, Anger, Divorce, Obesity, Anti-Depressants, Etc.

By Michael, on April 22nd, 2013     The United States is a deeply unhappy place.  We are a nation that is absolutely consumed by fear, stress, anger and depression.  It isn’t just our economy that is falling apart – the very fabric of society is starting to come apart at the seams and it…

Pipelineistan Geopolitics at Work: Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Qatar.

Construction is nearing completion on a natural gas pipeline linking Iran and Pakistan, a project that portends a huge geopolitical shift. As regional powers strengthen ties in this key energy market, they’re looking to China, and away from the West. Since the early 2000s, analysts and diplomats across Asia have been dreaming of a future…

Making a Killing: Oil Companies, Tax Avoidance and Subsidies.

Oil company mega-profits are being made at the expense of the public purse, as youth centres shut, hospitals struggle and the queues at food banks grow. Companies like BP & Shell receive major government support including direct subsidies and military and diplomatic services, but seem to pay very small amounts of UK tax in comparison…

Keep calm and save Skouries

Skouries: an ancient forest is Greece’s latest battle-ground hashtag #skouries 25 March 2013 – By Theodora Oikonomides and Zoe Mavroudi Skouries is the most important Greek story you’ll rarely hear about. It’s an ancient forest in northern Greece, where a mammoth Canadian gold-mining company is staking its claim. Gold-mining, environmental concerns, state repression, police violence and a…

Margaret Thatcher: imperialism personified

April 10, 2013 Cops repress 1984 miners’ strike in Britain. Photo: Alamy While the ruling class mourns the death of one of their most loyal politicians and mouthpieces, the British and Irish working classes and oppressed peoples the world over are certainly not mourning Margaret Thatcher’s passing. From the streets of Belfast to the streets of Brixton,…

Then, of course, the IMF got involved

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is planning to go head-to-head on April 7 with envoys from international lenders who are in Athens checking progress on reforms before releasing a 2.8 billion euros ($3.5 billion) overdue installment and will push them to agree to a merger of the National Bank and Eurobank, which would create the country’s…

“Άπληστον Κέρδος”

Στο 15ο Φεστιβάλ Ντοκιμαντέρ Θεσσαλονίκης θα κάνει πρεμιέρα η νέα ταινία του Γιάννη Καρυπίδη, «Άπληστον Κέρδος» Μια δεκαπενταετία αγώνων για τη γη, τον αέρα και το νερό, από τους κατοίκους της Βόρειας Ελλάδας, ενάντια στους σύγχρονους χρυσοθήρες. Η ιστορία και το περιεχόμενο του κινήματος κατά της εξόρυξης και της μεταλλουργίας χρυσού ξεδιπλώνεται καθώς μιλούν πρόσωπα…