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The Jehoshua Novels


TPP and TTIP – No More Mr Nice Guy and the End of Democracy

Bacon’s Rebellion – The Burning of James Town, Howard Pyle

The US has been negotiating from position of weakness with its Asian and now European “Partners” to establish a New World Order, where corporations are Sovereign, and people are chattels, or cattle (pick one).

This secretive cadre has run into trouble, as the countries [...]

Will the Tumbrels Roll in 2014?

At an east coast cocktail party several weeks ago, a reporter asked a CEO what he feared most in regards to the global economy. The billionaire, who asked to remain anonymous, replied, “the guillotine”.

When even the hyper-wealthy are looking anxiously over their shoulder, something is badly wrong with the economic order. For several years [...]

Is war with China inevitable?

Some of the more troubling parts of this Alt-Market piece excerpted here:

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Pope Francis – Marxist in Disguise?

Pope Francis

It is not surprising that Rush Limbaugh, spiritual leader of the Republican Party – the man who determines Republican ideology and who enforces obedience to orthodoxy within the party – now finds Pope Francis a “Marxist”. Pope Francis, spiritual leader to over one billion Catholics, has issued a direct assault on the [...]

The Global Corporatocracy is Almost Fully Operational

2013 is proving to be a hectic year for corporate lobbyists and free trade advocates, as they frantically flit, like busy bees pollinating succulent orchids, from one global free trade conference to another. And at long last, it seems that their hard work appears to be paying off.

In the last month alone world leaders [...]

Change in the air?

Today’s column by Chris Hedges is the latest in a set of recent dissenting opinions. Here’s a small linkfest:

Chris Hedges: Our Invisible Revolution

Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition” Related video: Newsnight Interview with Jeremy Paxman.

Ian Welsh: A New Ideology Ian Welsh: How to Create a Viable [...]

‘Winning the Race to the Bottom’: Obama Moves to Fast-Track the TPP

Common Dreams, By Sarah Lazare, September 20

Critics slam highly secretive deal as a tool for U.S. and corporate power

As Obama moves to fast-track the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), critics are blasting the highly-secretive trade deal as “NAFTA on steroids” and a tool for advancing U.S. and corporate power.

“If impoverishing working people around [...]

Humanity is drowning in Washington’s criminality

One Step Closer to Pitchforks and Torches

A curious little item in Time Magazine this issue:

If you are in any doubt about how little has changed on Wall Street since 2008, check out yesterday’s front page New York Times story about how banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley profited wildly by hoarding and slowing the supply of various commodity metals [...]

Lies and liars

We all lie, to some degree. But not all lies are created equally.

My dad once said the worst kind of lie is when you lie to yourself.

We, collectively, the United States of America, are lying to ourselves on so many fronts, I don’t know where to begin.

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National ID Card

Hidden among 1,200 pages of legalese called the Immigration Reform Bill now being contemplated by congress is a law that will require all US citizens and immigrants seeking employment to obtain a national ID card.

This is not your run of the mill card, but instead a chipped card containing biometric information on the cardholder. [...]

Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa breaks U.S. Trade pact…

Ecuador has ramped up its defiance of the US over Edward Snowden by waiving preferential trade rights with Washington even as the whistleblower’s prospect of reaching Quito dimmed.

President Rafael Correa’s government said on Thursday it was renouncing the Andean Trade Preference Act to thwart US “blackmail” of Ecuador in [...]

Attention: American Labour

This is the way you do it:

Beijing (CNN) — Dozens of Chinese workers angry over a pay dispute have held their U.S. boss hostage for five days, the American businessman said.

Chip Starnes, co-founder and president of Specialty Medical Supplies China, has been trapped in the company’s suburban Beijing factory since Friday. He told [...]

China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom

New York Times, By Tim Arango & Clifford Krauss, June 2

Baghdad— Since the American-led invasion of 2003, Iraq has become one of the world’s top oil producers, and China is now its biggest customer.

China already buys nearly half the oil that Iraq produces, nearly 1.5 million barrels a day, and is angling [...]

Paul Craig Roberts – Gangster State America

By: pcr3 Paul Craig Roberts May 13, 2013 | Paul Craig Roberts

There are many signs of gangster state America. One is the collusion between federal authorities and banksters in a criminal conspiracy to rig the markets for gold and silver.

My explanation that the sudden appearance of an unprecedented 400 ton short sale [...]