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By Rob Kall, OpedNews
PART OF A SERIES ON WHY AND HOW THE WORLD MUST NOW GET RID OF BILLIONAIRES

The movie Monuments Men took my thoughts to unexpected places, tying gestapo general art plunderers to billionaire narcissists and sociopaths.

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I watched the movie Monuments Men last night, directed by George Clooney, starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and Jon Goodman. I liked the movie a lot. It took me some places I had no idea it would take me. Continue reading »

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Apr 142014
 
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The Violence of Inequality
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by JOHN PILGER

On my wall in London is my favourite photograph from South Africa. Always thrilling to behold, it is Paul Weinberg’s image of a lone woman standing between two armoured vehicles, the infamous “hippos”, as they rolled into Soweto. Her arms are raised, fists clenched, her thin body both beckoning and defiant of the enemy. Continue reading »

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Apr 092014
 
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“Capitalism itself depends on the assumption of endless growth…”

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By Rick Staggenborg, MD, Soldiers for Peace International

As any literate citizen knows, the global economic crisis was brought about by the unregulated banksters who run Wall Street. Few realize that in the aftermath of the near-collapse of the system of international credit, they have expanded a shadow economy that has been financed by taxpayer dollars. The total value of the derivative and commodities markets is now many times the world GDP. This system amounts to a pyramid scheme. If unchallenged, it is destined to leave the rich more powerful than ever and the 99% destitute. The growth-based debt economy is not capable of recovering, yet mainstream economists cannot seem to fathom why. Continue reading »
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Apr 092014
 
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SPECIAL—FROM GLOBAL RESEARCH
“This disruption is something we have seen in numerous other countries—at this very time from Venezuela to Thailand. The goal of these western-financed attacks has been to make the world safe for the 1%, the global super rich…”

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More than 83 percent of the qualified voters of Crimea recently participated in a referendum to rejoin Russia. And of that number well over 93 percent voted to separate themselves from Ukraine and once more become a part of Russia, in what was a massively one-sided victory . Continue reading »

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Apr 092014
 
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 By Stephen Lendman

Pro-Russian demonstrators occupy government buildings in Donetsk.

Pro-Russian demonstrators occupy government buildings in Donetsk.

Thousands of Eastern Ukrainians reject Kiev putschists. Perhaps millions. They want local sovereignty. They want autonomy rights.  They want them respected. They reject fascist rule. They demand their own referendum. They want Ukraine federalized. Continue reading »

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