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Donald Trump: the last symptom of a system that is about to collapse

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The idiotic circus of terror leads us to the final collapse

failed evolution
The idiots seen in the decay the chance of personal advancement in profit, takeover in the final days of crumbling civilizations.
Idiot generals wage endless unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation.
Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social service programs for the poor. And project economic growth on the basis of myth.
Idiot industrialists poison the water, the soil and the air. Slash jobs and depress wages.
Idiot bankers gamble on self-created financial bubbles and impose crippling debt peonage on the citizens.
Idiot journalists and public intellectuals pretend despotism is democracy.
Idiot intelligence operatives orchestrate the overthrowing of foreign governments to create lawless enclaves that give rise to enraged fanatics.
Idiot professors, experts and specialists busy themselves with unintelligible jargon and arcane theory that buttress the policies of the rulers.
Idiot entertainers and producers create lurid spectacles of sex, dour and f…

Σκοτώνουν τα άλογα πριν μεγαλώσουν

Σε ένα νέο αμερικανικό τηλεπαιχνίδι για φοιτητές, ο νικητής μπορεί να κερδίσει ως έπαθλο τα χρήματα που οφείλει σε δάνεια για τις σπουδές του. Μια νέα ρωμαϊκή αρένα στήνεται για μια ολόκληρη γενιά που έχει υποθηκεύσει το μέλλον της στις τράπεζες πριν ακόμη πάρει πτυχίο
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Eδώ και δεκαετίες συγγραφείς και δημοσιογράφοι χρησιμοποιούν την ταινία του Σίντνεϊ Πόλακ «Σκοτώνουν τ’ άλογα όταν γεράσουν» σαν μια αλληγορική αναφορά στον εξευτελισμό στον οποίο υπόκεινται εργαζόμενοι και συνταξιούχοι για να κερδίσουν ένα πενιχρό εισόδημα. Στην ταινία, οι πρωταγωνιστές συμμετέχουν σε έναν διαγωνισμό χορού μέχρι θανάτου, στον οποίο νικητής αναδεικνύεται όποιος καταφέρει να παραμείνει όρθιος για περισσότερες ώρες. Τι γίνεται, όμως, όταν αυτή η τελετή εξευτελισμού ξεκινά πριν ακόμη μπεις στην αγορά εργασίας;
Από την περασμένη εβδομάδα Αμερικανοί φοιτητές έχουν τη δυνατότητα να συμμετάσχουν σε ένα τηλεπαιχνίδι γνώσεων, οι διοργανωτές του οποίου υπόσχονται να πληρώσουν το υπέρογκο χρέος …

Iraq police fire in air as protesters try to storm govt building in southern Iraq

Six protesters were wounded on Sunday as they tried to storm the main provincial government building in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, Arab paper Al-Hayat reports, citing the local health department.
Police fired live rounds in the air during the clashes. Water cannons and tear gas were also deployed. The protesters, who were rallying against poor public services and corruption, had made a similar attempt on the government building on Saturday, but were driven away, with seven people hurt in the process.
Oil-rich Basra is one of the southern Iraqi cities that has recently witnessed mass protests over the dire state of the nation’s economy. The government had placed its security forces on high alert, deploying extra troops in the southern provinces. In total, three people have been killed in protests across Iraq over the past week.

Ecuador embraces neoliberal reform and US interests

Part 3 - Economic Reforms: Capital Over People
On June 21, at the request of the executive branch, Ecuador’s National Assembly approved the Productive Development Law, a law rejected by economists and activists for threatening social services and violating the 2008 Constitution.
The law prohibits the approval of the country's annual budget with a primary deficit. A provision that according to Ecuadorean economist Andres Arauz, who worked in Ecuador’s planning agency and the Central Bank will adversely affect social spending.
Every year there must be more revenue (taxes) than expenditures (education, health, security)... There are only two ways to make the numbers match. You either increase revenue or reduce spending,” Arauz explained.
However, the same law includes tax reductions and exemptions for foreign investors for up to 15 years, as well as exemptions for all new investments on paying the tax on currency sent abroad.
Economists have warned that eliminating the second tax could g…

Untold History of United States - Bush & Obama: Age of Terror

Η Ουάσινγκτον αποφασίζει τις κινήσεις της ελληνικής κυβέρνησης λέει η Μόσχα

Διάβημα διαμαρτυρίας έγινε στον Έλληνα πρεσβευτή στη Μόσχα Ανδρέα Φρυγανά, ο οποίος προσκλήθηκε σήμερα στο κεντρικό μέγαρο του ρωσικού ΥΠΕΞ.
Η Μόσχα καταγγέλλει την ελληνική κυβέρνηση ότι ενήργησε καθ’ υπόδειξη της Ουάσιγκτον ενόψει της Συνόδου του ΝΑΤΟ.
Το πλήρες κείμενο της κρίσιμης ανακοίνωσης έχει ως εξής:
«Στις 13 Ιουλίου εκλήθη στο ΥΠΕΞ της Ρωσίας ο Πρέσβης της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας στη Ρωσική Ομοσπονδία Ανδρέας Φρυγανάς, στον οποίο εκφράστηκε αποφασιστική διαμαρτυρία σχετικά με την απέλαση δύο Ρώσων διπλωματών και την απαγόρευση εισόδου σε άλλους δύο πολίτες της Ρωσικής Ομοσπονδίας.
Υπογραμμίστηκε ότι αντιμετωπίζουμε την ενέργεια αυτή ως απολύτως αβάσιμη, χωρίς θεμελίωση με γεγονότα από την ελληνική πλευρά, κινούμενη σε σύγκρουση με τον χαρακτήρα των διμερών σχέσεών μας και ικανή να τους προκαλέσει σοβαρή βλάβη.
Είναι προφανές ότι πίσω από την αντιρωσική απόφαση της κυβέρνησης της Ελλάδας, που ήταν αφιερωμένη στην έναρξη της Συνόδου του ΝΑΤΟ, βρίσκεται η Ουάσιγκτον, η οποία ανοιχτά …

WikiLeaks paper reveals Ecuadorian private business elites declared war on Rafael Correa right after his election and asked for US support

The WIKILEAKS Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD)holds the world's largest searchable collection of United States confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications. As of April 8, 2013 it holds 2 million records comprising approximately 1 billion words. The collection covers US involvements in, and diplomatic or intelligence reporting on, every country on earth. It is the single most significant body of geopolitical material ever published. The PlusD collection, built and curated by WikiLeaks, is updated from a variety of sources, including leaks, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and documents released by the US State Department systematic declassification review.
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A cable from March, 2007, only two months after the election of Rafael Correa as President of Ecuador, provides impressive details about the campaign that the Ecuadorian private business elites already started against the new Leftist president.
A group o…

How biased Western reportage has harmed Venezuela

For almost 20 years, the US government has been trying to overthrow Venezuela’s government, and establishment media outlets (state, corporate and some nonprofit) throughout the Americas and Europe have been bending over backwards to help the US do it.
Rare exceptions to this over the last two decades would be found in the state media in some countries that are not hostile to Venezuela, like the ALBA block. Small independent outlets like also offered alternatives. In the US and UK establishment media, you are way more likely to see a defense of Saudi Arabia’s dictatorship than of Venezuela’s democratically elected government. Any defense of Venezuela’s government will provoke vilification and ridicule, so both Alan MacLeod and his publisher (Routledge) deserve very high praise for producing the book Bad News From Venezuela: Twenty Years of Fake News and Misreporting. It took real political courage. (Disclosure: MacLeod is a contributor to, as am I.)

Hacker selling US military documents online ... because someone forgot to change a default password

Sensitive military documents have been put up for sale in online hacking forums after someone forgot to change a default password, according to a security firm that discovered the breach.
Documents for sale include maintenance manuals for servicing MQ-9 Reaper drones, training manuals describing deployment tactics for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), documents detailing tank platoon tactics and an M1 ABRAMS tank operation manual, Bleeping Computer reported.
Security firm Recorded Future discovered the documents for sale online and said the hacker who stole them was selling the information for the surprisingly low bargain price of between $150 and $200.
The security firm, which has reported its findings to US authorities, said it had engaged with the hacker online and found he had used a program to search for Netgear routers that use a known default File Transfer Protocol (FTP) password. He then used the default password to gain access to the routers — and some were located at militar…

The grotesque alliance of Western imperialists in one picture

As US President Donald Trump uses his time in Brussels to lambast European leaders for their various failings, as he sees them, a photograph now making the rounds on Twitter has captured the mood perfectly.
When NATO leaders stood to have their group photo taken ahead of the summit’s opening ceremony, they all seemed to be looking at something to their left. Trump’s attention, however, was caught by something to the right — and the perfect meme was born.
One Twitter user suggested that the photograph was the “perfect metaphor” and that Trump “sees the world the wrong way” in comparison with his NATO allies.