by Dmitry Orlov Club Orlov (September 18 2012) http://cluborlov.blogspot.jp/2012/09/le-vieillard-gros.html Gelii Korzhev, 1925-2012 My doctor wants me to live to be a hundred. During a recent check-up she asked me how long I want to live, probably as a way of telling me that I should listen to her more carefully. I said eighty, because that's … Continue reading Le Vieillard Gros
They're not the same. Food for Thought (undated) Ever ponder the difference between "Fair" Trade and "Free" Trade? They both sound appealing in their own way, but actually couldn't be more different. Free Trade, and it's parent, "Globalization", represent the current trend in global trade whereby companies search the world for the cheapest labor and … Continue reading Fair Trade or Free Trade?
The Battle in Seattle, 1999 by Mickey Z World News Trust (April 2012) http://worldnewstrust.com/images/stories/2012/seattle_occupy-photo.jpg Photo Credit: Mickey Z. In the present circumstances, I'd say that the only thing worth globalizing is dissent. -- Arundhati Roy During a panel on animal liberation at the recent New York City Anarchist Bookfair, one of … Continue reading Roots of Occupy
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by Mickey Z World News Trust (September 13 2012) http://worldnewstrust.com/images/stories/2012/tpp-photo.jpg Photo credit: Mickey Z TPP is Wall Street's global power grab - a death sentence for people with AIDS, for endangered rainforests, family farmers, and US jobs. -- Adam Weissman Free (sic) trade agreements have a way of altering our lives in … Continue reading Free trade ain’t free
by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone (September 25 2012) The press everywhere is buzzing this week with premature obituaries of the Romney campaign. New polls are out suggesting that Mitt Romney's electoral path to the presidency is all but blocked. Unless someone snags an iPhone video of Obama taking a leak on Ohio State mascot Brutus … Continue reading This Presidential Race Should Never Have Been This Close
by Hilary Matfess Foreign Policy in Focus (September 25 2012) It would be a relief to report with any certainty that the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - a massive proposed free-trade zone spanning the Pacific Ocean and all four hemispheres - are definitely empowering corporations to the detriment of workers, the environment, and … Continue reading The TPP: A Quiet Coup for the Investor Class
by Dmitry Orlov Club Orlov (September 11 2012) Members of the US military, both officers and enlisted, are dying at a record pace - not at the hands of the enemy (although revenge killings of US servicemen by aggrieved Afghanis do feature prominently) but at their own hands. Suicide rates across all the branches - … Continue reading Suicidal Services