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Yellen’s Tapering of Quantitative Easing Disruptive at Home and Abroad

February 14, 2014

Janet Yellen’s first congressional testimony affirms that the Fed will continue to implement policies harmful to emerging markets, and will not address structural causes of inequality in the US

Tapering of Quantitative Easing Is Throwing Emerging Markets into Chaos – And Big Banks Are Getting Richer

February 4, 2014

Despite no real economic recovery, the Fed is winding down quantitative easing, throwing developing countries’ economies into chaos

Romanian Parliament Fails to Pass Pro-Mineral Extraction Law

December 11, 2013
Tudor Bradatan: Public pressure spurred Romanian Parliament to reject amendments to county’s mining laws that would have likely expanded mining and fracking projects.

Robert Wade: Hot Money & Cross Border Finance

November 18, 2013
The genesis of a perfect storm of collapse explained by political economist, Robert Wade

Economist: There is no debt crisis

October 15, 2013

The debt crisis is contrived.

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 8, 2013
In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself Frank Hammer discusses the pressures on Detroit auto workers’ wages that came from the American and global south.

Speculation and Criminal Manipulation of Food and Commodities Prices

June 18, 2013
More protections needed to safeguard the health of the global food and farming system

Americans Living in Poverty

June 3, 2013
Paul Buchheit: Based on assets and income, number of people in poverty closer to 50% rather than official stat of 15%

New Military Detention Powers Threaten Basic Rights

May 23, 2013
Among items transfered to local law enforcement agencies have been assault rifles and grenade launchers, even Blackhawk helicopters and .50 caliber machine guns; In fiscal year 2011 alone, the Pentagon transferred almost $500 million worth of materials to domestic law enforcement – near double the previous year’s total