Tag Archives: CommonDreams

ZeroHedge – The Global Problem: Monetary Policy Can’t Fix An Economy’s Structural Problems – 5 March 2015

ZeroHedgeSubmitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

When we look back from 2025, it will be painfully obvious that central bank policies exacerbated the systemic crises that brought down the global financialization machine.

What with all the praise being heaped on central banks for “saving” the world from economic doomsday in 2008, it’s only natural to ask which structural problems their unprecedented policies solved in the past 6 years. After all, “saving” the world from financial collapse was relatively quick work; so what problems beyond imminent implosion did the central banks policies solve in the past 6 years?

Read the full story at: www.zerohedge.com / link to original article


Ute Possega-Rudel – Teachings From Our Sun : The Creation Of The New World – 31 October 2014


“I AM functioning now as an emormous transformation station.

I have opened Myself immensely –  in agreement with the creator gods or Elohim of the Great Central Sun –  to the influx of major cosmic  currents of light and information. This powerful light is now pouring through Me to all the planets in My sphere.

The time has come now where all beings in this solar system must make a decision whether to open up to the light and to be thereby transformed by it – or to remain in their familiar frequency. Continue reading

CommonDreams – New Questions Raised About NSA-Israel Intelligence Sharing – 19 September 2014

commondreamsNew Questions Raised About NSA-Israel Intelligence Sharing

As Israeli reservists accuse spy unit of “political persecution,” relationship between Israel and NSA challenged

By Nadia Prupis, staff writer<

Recently reported comments made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about the U.S. government’s intelligence-sharing practices with Israel, paired with rare public protest last week by members of a secretive Israeli spy unit, are raising new and troubling questions. Continue reading

CommonDreams – UK Government Changes Story Again On Destruction Of Diego Garcia Renditions Evidence – 14 September 2014

commondreamsFor Immediate Release
Friday, September 12, 2014 – 9:15am
Donald Campbell at Reprieve: +44 (0) 207 553 8166 / donald.campbell@reprieve.org.uk

UK Government Changes Story Again on Destruction of Diego Garcia Renditions Evidence

LONDON – A British minister has today admitted that a number of records relating to flights passing through the island of Diego Garcia – which is known to have been used by CIA rendition jets – have been “damaged [by water] to the point of no longer being useful.” Continue reading

CommonDreams – Groups Lauded For Work Towards Communities’ Rights To A Just Food System – 14 September 2014

commondreamsSixth Food Sovereignty Prize honors Union of Agricultural Work Committees in Palestine and Bellingham, Washington-based Community to Community Development

By Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Despite confronting occupation in Palestine or the effects of failed immigration policies in rural Washington, two grassroots groups have continued the struggle for their communities’ rights to a just food system. Continue reading

CommonDreams – Green Groups Fight To Uphold Colorado Town’s Ban On Fracking – 13 September 2014

commondreams“If we are successful with this it will resonate around the country.”

by Sarah Lazare, staff writer

A coalition of environmental organizations this week filed a motion to preserve the groundbreaking ban on fracking enacted by Longmont, Colorado voters in 2012.

Our Health Our Future Our Longmont, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club, and Earthworks, represented by the University of Denver Law Clinic, appealed a July ruling by a Colorado judge that struck down the prohibition. “We are committed to continuing to protect the health, safety and property of Longmont residents,” said Kaye Fissinger, President of Our Health Our Future Our Longmont. Continue reading

CommonDreams – The Falling Man: On James Foley, Dick Cheney And The Morally Charged Act Of Looking – 11 September 2014

commondreams ByAbby Zimet, staff writer

The awful drumbeat grows. Obama’s White House prepares to go to war armed with its new Orwellian “sovereignty strikes” to “destroy (ISIS)  “wherever it exists”; an astonishlngly forgetful media indulges in relentless fearmongering; Ted Cruz and his dangerously inept ilk offer $10 million toward the “killing of these savage Jihadists who will only keep trying to destroy Americans until we stop them”; and, most surreally, desperate House Republicans awash in vengeful hyperbole turn for advice to the warmongerer most “disastrously, spectacularly and consistently wrong about Iraq” and the person most directly responsible for settting in motion the forces that created ISIS  in the first place: Dick Cheney, who reportedly decried Obama’s “weakness” but offered no specific solutions other than urging more carnage in the name of a generalized bloodlust. Continue reading

CommonDreams – Bush-Era Dragnet Memos Show ‘Virtually Unlimited’ Presidential Power – 8 September 2014

commondreamsBush-Era Dragnet Memos Show ‘Virtually Unlimited’ Presidential Power

Constitution gives President power to conduct warrantless searches “even in peacetime,” memos claim

By Nadia Prupis, staff writer

The Justice Department on Friday released two legal memos written during the Bush administration justifying the National Security Agency surveillance program that spied on American citizens’ phone calls and emails shortly after the terrorist attacks in 2001, the Washington Post reports. Continue reading

CommonDreams – ‘Victory’: Federal Judge Stops Ohio’s Cuts to Early Voting Judge Said Cuts Meant ‘Fewer Opportunities For African Americans To Participate In The Electoral Process’ By Andrea Germanos, Staff Writer – 7 September 2014

commondreamsIn what is being cheered by civil liberties advocates as a victory, a federal judge on Thursday ruled that (pdf) Ohio’s cuts to early voting are unconstitutional and in violation of the Voting Rights Act.

The ACLU and ACLU of Ohio field the suit on behalf of the Ohio chapter of the NAACP, the League of Women Voters of Ohio and three churches.

In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Peter C. Economus agreed with the plaintiffs’ argument, stating that the cuts “result in fewer opportunities for African Americans to participate in the electoral process.” Continue reading

CommonDreams – Intercept: LA Times Journalist Cleared Articles With CIA Before Publishing – 7 September 2014

commondreamsIntercept: LA Times Journalist Cleared Articles With CIA Before Publishing

National security reporter emailed drafts to agency for more government-friendly revisions

By Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A former Los Angeles Times national security journalist routinely sent drafts of his articles to CIA press handlers for input and revision, the Intercept revealed on Friday.
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