Oligarchs and financial interests are expanding control over Ukraine’s agricultural land with help and financing from Western financial institutions. High economic stress and war will lead to more land consolidation by large agribusinesses. Continue reading A Journal of the Plague Year 2023: Grand theft Ukraine: sowing seeds of plunder
What should stand out is that Trudeau following the Oligarchy playbook pulled a similar stunt in attacking his fellow citizens who stood up to his fascist tendencies. Continue reading A Journal of the Plague Year 2022: The libidinal economy—Capitalism and schizophrenia (a scaffolding)
The biggest scam in the history of mankind–who owns the Federal Reserve?: a documentary Continue reading Who owns the Federal Reserve?
by Ismael Hossein-zadeh
The Federal Reserve Bank is shrouded in a number of myths and mysteries. These include its name, its ownership, and its presumed commitment to market stability, economic growth and public interest. Continue reading Taking notes 54: Who owns the Federal Reserve Bank and why is it shrouded in myths and mysteries?
by Franco Moretti and Dominique Pestre What can quantitative linguistic analysis tell us about the operations and outlook of the international financial institutions? At first glance, the words most frequently used in the World Bank’s Annual Reports give an impression … Continue reading Bankspeak: the language of World Bank reports
Are we destined for history, for philosophy, for the world, have we been sent, probably from further afield than from our individuality, to wage a war in their name? — Anti-Badiou, Laruelle With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own. — John F. Kennedy The US of A is on the brink again. It is on the verge of running out of cash … Continue reading Taking notes 26: Revolution-in-waiting
If it has not already, then the world should be taking note of the curious and disturbing situation that is developing in Cyprus. The latest is that some resolution has come to pass in which Cyprus can remain in the Eurozone and deposits over 100,000 euros, not guaranteed by EU governments, will be expropriated to help resolve the debt issue. Most of those who will be affected by this appear to be Russians who have deposited billions in Cyprus. But it does appear that we have what amounts to a never-ending Eurozone crisis where the savings of ordinary Cypriots (small … Continue reading Taking notes 15: Sad Cyprus
by Noam Chomsky The Occupy movement has been an extremely exciting development. Unprecedented, in fact. There’s never been anything like it that I can think of. If the bonds and associations it has established can be sustained through a long, dark period ahead — because victory won’t come quickly — it could prove a significant moment in American history. The fact that the Occupy movement is unprecedented is quite appropriate. After all, it’s an unprecedented era and has been so since the 1970s, which marked a major turning point in American history. For centuries, since the country began, it had … Continue reading Taking notes 10: Plutonomy and the precariat