Western Corporations Like Monsanto, Cargill Take Advantage of War & Turmoil in Ukraine

By: Saturday January 24, 2015 6:00 pm

As Ukraine continues to suffer from constant fighting and turmoil, Western corporations like Monsanto or DuPont are entering into the country’s agriculture system for a “corporate takeover,” according to a report last month by the Oakland Institute.

 

Worldwide Demand for Coal Expected to Rise in Next Few Years

By: Tuesday January 13, 2015 3:10 pm

The world’s demand for coal will grow to 9 billion tons by 2019, according to a report released last month from the International Energy Agency. In spite of all efforts to reduce its consumption, oversupply and low prices are still attractive to many countries, especially in Asia, to fulfill demands for electricity. The only two continents [...]

Torture and the Company Which Americans Keep

By: Thursday December 18, 2014 9:10 am

A new poll finds majority of Americans — 59 percent — believe torture was justified after the 9/11 attacks. Look around you at the company you keep. The people who support torture, six out of ten, are your neighbors, your co-workers, the people on the bus with you. If you live in Washington DC, they [...]

Good question

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 1:30 am

I’m sure there’s a good reason to believe the “Red Chinese are gonna steal ‘Murica’s Wind!”

Was NSA Head Insider Trading?

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 9:40 am

According to documents filed by former NSA Director Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA was speculating in commodities linked to China and Russia while receiving asymmetric information on the countries as part of his job. The use of asymmetric or non-public information for financial gain is a crime known as insider trading.

Hong Kong Protests Continue With Major Crackdown Looming

By: Monday October 20, 2014 6:56 am

The pro-democracy protests known as Occupy Central have continued on despite constant attacks from Hong Kong authorities in the form of police or undercover agitators. But after weeks of depressed economic activity in one of the richest and most productive areas in the world it appears the authorities are preparing for a major crackdown after their more traditional methods have failed to break the protests.

Hong Kong Police Officers Suspended After Video Of Beating Occupy Central Protester Goes Viral

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:30 am

With Beijing and the authorities in Hong Kong unwilling to negotiate, Occupy Central pro-democracy protesters have been forced to continue their protests in Hong Kong for the right to a free election in 2017. Initially the Hong Kong authorities were hoping to wait the protesters out but have apparently lost patience and are now trying to forcibly remove protesters.

Ships Passing in the Night

By: Sunday October 5, 2014 6:40 pm

The latest street campaign for democracy is taking place in Hong Kong, which is a unique case. A mainly youthful and educated elite linked to Hong Kong’s position as an international financial hub wants China to relinquish veto power over its electoral candidates.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Will Meet With Protesters, Camps Assaulted By ‘Pro-Government Gangs’

By: Friday October 3, 2014 9:05 am

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, has agreed to meet with Occupy Central pro-democracy protesters to discuss their demands. Though, not surprisingly, he has refused to resign. The offer of talks comes after protesters have successfully arrested business and other activity in downtown Hong Kong. The the duration of the protests are taking a toll on relations between protesters and other residents who are upset that Hong Kong has been shut down for a week.

Protesters Continue to Occupy Hong Kong, Stockpile Supplies, Prepare for Chinese National Day

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 8:30 am

Protesters in Hong Kong continued to maintain control throughout the Admiralty district everywhere but the government headquarters. Though police and protesters clashed over the weekend, currently the police are withdrawn. How long the police will remain withdrawn is the question of the day as protesters are stockpiling supplies and preparing for a new police assault to clear the streets for Chinese National Day, Wednesday, October 1st.

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