Oil – Democracy’s Black Straightjacket

Link to map: http://www.bedigest.com/Images/map2.jpg The collective name for the nations that produce oil in the Middle East and North Africa is MENA. On the map above you can see that MENA includes the following nations: Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Yemen. What happens … Continue reading Oil – Democracy’s Black Straightjacket

American Zionism against the Egyptian Pro-Democracy Movement

by James Petras dissidentvoice.org (February 21 2011) One of the least analyzed aspects of the Egyptian pro-democracy movement and US policy toward it, is the role of the influential Zionist power configuration (ZPC) including the leading umbrella organization - the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CPMAJO) - Congressional Middle East committee members, … Continue reading American Zionism against the Egyptian Pro-Democracy Movement

Nations May Expand Food Stockpiles …

... and Subsidies, Traders Say by Thomas Kutty Abraham bloomberg.com/news (February 21 2011) Governments worldwide will increase their role in global food markets and may boost stockpiles and subsidies or impose trade curbs to head off the protests that have rippled through the Middle East, commodity traders said. "Greater political intervention in food matters is … Continue reading Nations May Expand Food Stockpiles …

Money, “Free Trade” and “the China Problem”

by Thomas H Greco Beyond Money (February 22 2011) Professor Antal Fekete is an expert on the real bills doctrine and the gold standard. He is someone whose knowledge and insights I respect. This article, which appears on the SilverSeek.com website, draws important parallels between the opium wars of the 19th century and the current … Continue reading Money, “Free Trade” and “the China Problem”