Category Capitalism

As Germany Stands Firm Against Attempts to Scale Back Austerity in Greece, What’s Next for Syriza? – In These Times

Since winning the country’s election on January 25, Syriza has been on shaky footing. First, they inherited a country running out of money, a bailout agreement on the brink of expiring and a humanitarian crisis. They won largely by campaigning against all of the above. Second, they needed to form a coalition in order to […]

High-profile Saudi princes accused of funding Al Qaeda | Middle East Eye

Moussaoui said Prince Turki al-Faisal (former intelligence chief), Prince Bandar bin Sultan (former ambassador to the US), and Prince al-Waleed bin Talal (well-known billionaire investor) all appeared on the al-Qaeda donor lists, as well as many of Saudi Arabia’s leading religious figures. The former al-Qaeda member said he met the newly anointed King Salman, then […]

Tea Party’s Disastrous Tax Cut Experiment Comes To Ohio | ThinkProgress

Kasich’s version of the idea is slightly more moderate than Brownback’s, though that’s a bit like saying that sushi is less fishy than an aquarium. Kasich’s proposal is capped at $2 million of gross business receipts, while Brownback’s eliminated taxes on all pass-throughs without any cap. Kasich also balances off part of the budget impact […]

Google, Amazon, Microsoft Reportedly Paid AdBlock Plus To Unblock – Slashdot

Eyeo GmbH, the German startup behind Adblock Plus, said it did not wish to comment. So far more than 300 million users have downloaded its software, it said. The add-on is free to download, with Eyeo generating revenue through its “whitelisting” programme. Companies can request their ads to be unblocked as long as they comply […]

Fact Check: Keystone XL Would Ship Foreign Oil To Foreign Lands | ThinkProgress

The fact that Canada has excess pipeline capacity is well known. In a Department of Energy report evaluating Keystone XL’s impacts on U.S. energy supply over the next twenty years, the agency found that it will take decades for Canada to produce enough oil to fill existing pipelines. On page 90, the report concludes that […]

David Cameron has no answer to tax-dodging allegations | Vox Political

Cameron didn’t have an answer, so relied on diversion instead: “I saw that list just before coming to Prime Minister’s questions. One of the people named is the Labour donor, Lord Paul, who funded Gordon Brown’s election campaign.”Mr Miliband tried a different tack: “None of those people has given a penny [to the Labour Party] […]

Pentagon Begs Congress to Stop Funding Weapons it Doesn’t Need / Sputnik US – News, Opinion, Radio

“If I say ‘I need a thing’… there are a whole lot of people telling us, ‘No, this is what you really need,’” Greenert added. The debate between Congress and the Pentagon has been going on for the past three years, with the Defense Department saying the U.S. should stop buying tanks and let defense […]

Cooperation between British spies and Gaddafi’s Libya revealed in official papers | UK news | The Guardian

The exhaustive study of the papers from the Libyan government archives shows the links between MI5, MI6 and Gaddafi’s security agencies were far more extensive than previously thought and involved a number of joint operations in which Libyan dissidents were unlawfully detained and allegedly tortured. At one point, Libyan intelligence agents were invited to operate […]

The Real News: How Prisons Rip Off and Exploit the Incarcerated (1/2)

Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig , spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York […]

Third of listed UK oil and gas drillers face bankruptcy – Telegraph

Such is the extent of the financial pressure now bearing down on highly leveraged drillers in the UK that Company Watch estimates that a third of the 126 quoted oil and gas companies on AIM and the London Stock Exchange are generating no revenues. The findings are the latest warning to hit the oil and […]

en.alalam.ir : Involvement of Saudi, Jordan in Backing ISIL in Iraq is Proven by the Documents found

The ISIL militants control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They have engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control, including mass murdering local civilians as well as captured army and security officers while terrorizing people from diverse communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians. via: http://en.alalam.ir/ —  Involvement of Saudi, Jordan […]

LuxLeaks tax source should not be charged | Letters: Rosa L DeLauro, Richard Murphy and others | World news | The Guardian

The so-called LuxLeaks papers have already forced senior Luxembourg politicians, past and present, to admit there is an urgent need to reform the way multinationals are taxed. The revelations have also transformed the international tax debate, prompting the finance ministers of France, Germany and Italy to write to the European commission calling for urgent action. […]

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