How Can Our Senators and Representatives …

... Vote for Giving Away Our Monetary Sovereignty? by Joe Firestone New Economic Perspectives (April 24 2015) Right now the US fulfills the three essential conditions for monetary sovereignty: 1) it issues its own non-convertible currency, 2) which it allows to float on international currency markets; and 3) it owes no debts in any currency … Continue reading How Can Our Senators and Representatives …

Effort by Japan to Stifle News Media Is Working

by Martin Fackler The New York Times (April 26 2015) TOKYO - It was an unexpected act of protest that shook Japan's carefully managed media world: Shigeaki Koga, a regular television commentator and fierce critic of the political establishment, abruptly departed from the scripted conversation during a live TV news program to announce that this … Continue reading Effort by Japan to Stifle News Media Is Working

Why Obama Wants to Lift Sanctions on Iran

In Search for an Alternative Source of Gas by Mike Whitney CounterPunch (April 27 2015) It is essential to recognize that Iran does not currently have a nuclear weapons program, nor does it possess a nuclear weapon. On February 26, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Ayatollah … Continue reading Why Obama Wants to Lift Sanctions on Iran

How Sustainable is PV Solar Power?

Doubts on progress and technology Low Tech Magazine (April 2015) Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems generate "free" electricity from sunlight, but manufacturing them is an energy-intensive process. It's generally assumed that it only takes a few years before solar panels have generated as much energy as it took to make them, resulting in very low greenhouse … Continue reading How Sustainable is PV Solar Power?