By Joe Montero
One of the consequences of the current global political and economic climate, is that the position of international trade by the American dollar as the international medium of exchange and payments is under threat. Continue reading Calls to dump the American dollar are getting stronger
Israel is continuing its war against Palestinian civilians in Gaza. A block of flats is repeatedly targeted by missiles (see bottom video clip). The victims are not combatants. In this case one man died and a woman lost her unborn child and toddler son. This raid carried out last week is only one instance of the continuing bombardment that is going on. There was conflict with Hamas and some missiles were fired into Israel. But it should be noted that was is a response to military action against civilians that has been continuous for some time. Continue reading Video: Israeli airstrikes have been targeting civilian neighbourhoods in Gaza
This article by Eric Levitz (New York Magazine 9 July 2018), is about the real effect of the Trump cut to company tax, just 6 months after it was put into effect. It has not led to a revival in positive investment. On the contrary. Bad investment has been the result and of squandering money that could have been alternately put, to better use making lives better for Americans, concludes the writer.
Continue reading Corporations invested their Trump tax cuts into failing stock buybacks
The following published by Byline Investigations on 7 July 2018, outs senior figured in Murdoch’s media empire in the U.K., who have been named as being involved in unlawful news gathering activities. Evidence provided in the High Court in London is the source of the information. This exposure is important, because it provides a window into the modus operandi of the media giant, which is not confined to only one country. There have been calls for an investigation into whether similar methods have been used in Australia. Perhaps this will contribute to bringing more pressure for this to come about.
Continue reading Murdoch journalists linked to unlawful news-gathering in the United Kingdom
By Jim Hayes
Rupert Murdoch’s battle with giants like Facebook amazon and google and Netflix, over ultimate control over social media seems to be a bigger bite that might have first seemed to the 87-year old. Continue reading Rupert furthers strategy to crash into social media
By Joe Montero
As the world moves towards trade war, International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials are ringing that warning bell. Continue reading Drift towards trade war is the result of economic and political crisis
by Joe Montero
Spain’s Popular Party (PP) Government led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy fell last Friday, after a no confidence vote triggered by the climax of a corruption scandal. Continue reading Spain’s government falls and opens up the political future
By Joe Montero
The deliberate murder of Palestinians by the Israeli state is being sanitised and those who take part in this, condone or turn a blind eye to it, might as well be pulling the trigger themselves. Continue reading The Israeli attacks on Palestinians are a crime against humanity