globinfo freexchange It was the 12th of August, 2020. Nine o'clock in the morning, in London, the news came out that the national income of Britain (GDP) had fallen by more than 20% . That had never happened before in the history of capitalism - British GDP falling by 21% or so in one year. It was not anticipated. The markets were expecting a fall of 8,9,10%. No one was expecting a 21% fall. Fifteen or sixteen minutes later, the London stock exchange went up by 3% . There can be no explanation of that along the lines of capitalism. This is how the Greek economist, Yanis Varoufakis, described essentially the official death of capitalism and its replacement by something even worse. The thing he calls "technofeudalism". While Varoufakis in various discussions struggles to explain why capitalism is already dead, it's rather funny that people still willing to debate on something that's already dead (capitalism) against something that's far from being practi
Katie Halper Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Assange have a lot in common and Daniel Ellsberg is the first one to point this out. Daniel goes over how they both exposed state secrets, how the government attempted to use the Espionage Act against them, spied on them and while we know for certain that the CIA discussed killing Assange, the US Government may have discussed killing Ellsberg when they said they'd "incapacitate," him.
Democracy Now! NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Glenn Greenwald and Chris Hedges discuss mass surveillance, government secrecy, Internet freedom and U.S. attempts to extradite and prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. They spoke together on a panel moderated by Amy Goodman at the virtual War on Terror film festival after a screening of "Citizenfour" — the Oscar-winning documentary about Snowden by Laura Poitras.
globinfo freexchange There is plenty of evidence that the Western imperialists and their European allies supported neo-nazi groups in Ukraine during the 2014 "Maidan revolution", which led to the ousting of elected President Viktor Yanukovych, and the overthrow of the Ukrainian government. Protests originally erupted in November 2013 after President Yanukovych refused to sign a political association and free trade agreement with the European Union at a meeting of the Eastern Partnership in Vilnius, Lithuania, choosing closer ties with Russia instead. The support of Ukrainian neo-nazis by the US imperialists continued further during the Obama term. For example, as the World Socialist Web Site reported on early 2016: The 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed into law by US President Barack Obama late last year, did not include a previously expected ban against the funding of the Azov Regiment, a military organization that originated as a volunteer militia
globinfo freexchange In November of the previous year we watched Mitsotakis regime in Greece taking steps to suppress further press freedom in the country, through some proposed amendments to Article 191 of the Criminal Code. The International Press Institute then concluded that " Rather than improving the existing Article 191 of the Criminal Code, which is already problematic, the government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis would take a major step backwards if this law were eventually passed and send a worrying signal about the administration’s commitment to media freedom. " It seems that the regime is using now these changes (introduced on the pretext of "dangerous" misinformation related to COVID-19 pandemic and other issues) to go after top investigative journalists, who, were investigating big corruption scandals. Recently, investigative journalist Gianna Papadakou, was targeted for exposing officials believed to have received bribes from the Swiss pha
globinfo freexchange A recent article published on Bloomberg exposes impressively two things: First, that the Democrats have no intention to even slightly move from their pro-corporate positions and towards the interests of the US working class; on the contrary. Second, the elites essentially replaced Joe Biden with Kamala Harris. The article was re-published by various websites and the surprises already start from the title: Harris quietly taps Wall Street, tech CEOs for advice on policy . Not that it is something we didn't expect, but why a top establishment outlet admits that Harris "quietly" runs to the banking-corporate oligarchy for "instructions"? Perhaps more surprisingly, the answer can be found within the article itself: The corporate world has provided a familiar source of help. As California's attorney general, Harris gained a reputation for frequently partnering with technology companies — rather than prosecuting them — as
failed evolution World's number one political prisoner, Julian Assange, still in high security prison for exposing horrendous war crimes carried out by the US imperialists and their allies. The ruthless Western imperialist regime wants to punish the No1 real journalist in the world and make him an example for any Whistleblower or real journalist who will attempt to expose its big crimes in the future. That Assange, who is in precarious physical and psychological health and who suffered a stroke during court video proceedings, has been condemned to death should not come as a surprise. The ten years he has been detained, seven in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and nearly three in the high security Belmarsh prison, were accompanied with a lack of sunlight and exercise and unrelenting threats, pressure, anxiety and stress. His steady physical and psychological deterioration has led to hallucinations and depression. He takes antidepressant medication and the antipsych
Tony Blair is to be knighted with the highest possible ranking in the new year honours list, Buckingham Palace has said. Sir Tony, who held the keys to No 10 between 1997 and 2007, will be appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry. Tony Blair caused irreparable damage to both the constitution of the United Kingdom and to the very fabric of the nation's society. He was personally responsible for causing the death of countless innocent, civilian lives and servicement in various conflicts. For this alone he should be held accountable for war crimes. Tony Blair is the least deserving person of any public honour, particularly anything awarded by Her Majesty the Queen. We petition the Prime Minister to petition Her Majesty to have this honour removed. Sign here: https://www.change.org/p/the-prime-minister-tony-blair-to-have-his-knight-companion-of-the-most-noble-order-of-the-garter-rescinded
globinfo freexchange Συμβαίνει αυτό με τα καθεστώτα. Όσο βλέπουν τη γη να χάνεται κάτω από τα πόδια τους, γίνονται όλο και πιο αυταρχικά προσπαθώντας να κρατηθούν στην εξουσία. Έτσι και με το καθεστώς Μητσοτάκη. Η απόλυτη αποτυχία σε όλα τα μέτωπα είναι αδύνατον πλέον να καλυφθεί από τους Πετσοταϊσμένους παπαγάλους της μιντιακής χούντας, που έχουν σταματήσει εδώ και καιρό το λιβάνισμα, αφού ο παρολίγο Μωυσής τα'χει κάνει μούσκεμα. Είναι φανερό ότι ο Κούλης έχει ρίξει λευκή πετσέτα, όχι απλά γιατί δεν μπορεί, αλλά και γιατί δεν τον ενδιαφέρει να περισώσει κάτι από το χάος στο οποίο έχει βυθίσει τη χώρα. Ενδεχομένως να τον βολεύει κιόλας, αφού σε περίπτωση που κατρακυλήσει ακόμα περισσότερο στις κρυφές δημοσκοπήσεις δεν έχει κανένα λόγο να προσπαθήσει. Αντίθετα, θα κάνει τη βρόμικη δουλειά για αυτούς στους οποίους χρωστάει γραμμάτια αφού τον έφεραν στην εξουσία και θα επιδοθεί σε ένα ανελέητο σαμποτάζ, ώστε ο επόμενος που θα αναλάβει (ιδίως αν λέγεται Τσίπρας), να βρει όχι απλά