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Over Twenty African countries are selling or leasing land for intensive agriculture in what may be the greatest change of ownership since the colonial era. Ethiopia is one of the hungriest countries in the world with more than 13-million people needing food aid, but paradoxically the government is offering at least 7.5 million acres of its most […]
President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13528 on January 11. The Executive Order (EO) established a Council of Governors chosen by the President that will rubber-stamp long-sought-after Pentagon contingency plans to seize control of state National Guard forces in the event of a “national emergency.” The ten member, bipartisan Council was created “to strengthen further the partnership […]
AIG’s bailout permitted the company’s use of $25 billion in government money to buy back toxic securities from Wall Street’s big banks. AIG was the world’s top player in the trade of credit default swaps – exotic instruments blamed for fueling the cascade of financial disasters in 2007 and 2008. The company ultimately received four separate federal bailouts […]
To justify enforcing a corporate land grab, the India needs an enemy – and it has chosen the Maoists. The low, flat-topped hills of south Orissa have been home to the Dongria Kondh people long before there was a country called India or a state called Orissa. The hills watched over the Kondh. The Kondh watched over the hills […]
During May 14-17 2009, the global elite met in secret in Greece for the yearly Bilderberg conference. Roughly 130 of the world’s most powerful individuals came together to discuss pressing economic issues. The main topic of discussion was to address the economic crisis, in terms of undertaking, “Either a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world […]