Snowden Distraction: You WILL NOT Notice Massive World-wide Protests Against Global Capital

by Scott Creighton

While we, like simple little dupes, are focused on the unlikely teaming up of the likes of  Glenn Beck, World Can’t Wait, Lew Rockwell, Kim Dotcom (?) and Avaaz on the “Stand with Edward Snowden” non-disclosure “bombshells”, the world outside our castle walls is fighting for survival against the real enemy which is at the heart of all of this: neoliberal globalization.

Savage austerity, deregulation, unemployment and massive transfers of public wealth to the masters of the universe (the same masters who have created the non-disclosure distraction of Edward Snowden) are causing riots across the globe. Markets are falling, the dollar is dropping, and the Summer of our Discontent is upon us.

As the economic brick of neoliberal economics (Washington Consensus) is being slammed on every Westernized nation that still laughingly considers themselves a 1st World Nation, the people are moving in droves to oppose it. Our MSM is blind to it all. And what are we “alternative” journalists focused on? Coincidence?

When you stop to think for a moment, think about the fact that these people are protesting our neoliberal program created by the IMF and the World Bank and the financial sector of London and Wall Street, and then you remember that the NSA and CIA do nothing other than service to those very institutions, you start to understand part of what this distraction is all about.

(videos of some recent protests and clashes after the break)

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Greek journalist arrested over exposing politicians’ alleged tax evasion

from RT

Greek police have arrested one of the country’s top journalists, after his publication Hot Doc released the so-called ‘Lagarde list,’ containing the names of some 2,000 Greeks with funds hidden in Swiss bank accounts.

The police arrested Kostas Vaxevanis, the owner and editor of Hot Doc, during a live radio interview on Sunday. “They’re entering my house with the prosecutor right now. They are arresting me. Spread the word,” Vaxevanis tweeted.

He is due to appear in court on Monday to answer charges of privacy violations from publishing the list of names, which dates to 2007. “Instead of arresting the tax evaders and the ministers who had the list in their hands, they are trying to arrest the truth and free journalism,” Vaxevanis said in an interview.

[read the rest, here]

Spanish Townsfolk, Our Monster: Now What Are We Going to Do About It?

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE 3:The French, Spanish and Greek governments all announced multibillion-euro austerity plans yesterday in the face of massive popular opposition.”

UPDATE 2: Slavery in the UK. The unemployed are being forced to work for major British corporations, for free, just so they can continue to receive their unemployment benefits. This plan is the same as one attempted here in the states, one that still has a great deal of support in congress. Imagine the profits retailers could pocket if they got free seasonal workers during the holiday buying season.

UPDATE: In Dubai, one of our close economic allies, they call slave owners “sponsors” and fine their slaves if they attempt to take their own lives when the desperation of their true situation becomes too unbearable to live with.

I found myself thrown away and I thought of my poor family back home. I felt desperate and decided I should die,” she said. The National

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While Americans cheer for the return of  zebra striped officials to the NFL games today, the Spanish, the Greeks and many others across Europe are fighting for their very lives and the freedom to determine the quality of them on their own. Our apparent lack of concern is understandable when you consider that what they are desperately struggling against is in a large part, our creation. Not only is Dr. Frankenstein disinterested in the harm his creation inflicts on the people around him by choice, but the townsfolk themselves willingly turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the cries of their neighbors in nearby villages just so long as the monster feeds elsewhere.

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Austerity kills: Greek Martyrs and the Economic Hitmen in Michigan

by Scott Creighton

Sooner or later, we are all Dimitris Christoulas.

Dimitris Christoulas picked a tree in a park in central Athens by the nation’s parliament. It took him 77 years to get to that point, to pick that tree. He sat down next to it, sat in the shady side at 9am in the morning as people were bustling back and forth getting on with the business of starting their day. Dimitris pinned a note to himself, some say he shouted a comment, others say he said nothing.

In Detroit yesterday the city council voted 5-4 to enter into an agreement with the state of Michigan to radically change the city and the way it works due to pending financial hardships which were brought on by the deliberate controlled demolition of the economy of the United States by the banks and huge financial houses whom we have poured money into ever since.

There’s a connection and it’s not pretty.

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List of Dictatorships Aligned with Neoliberal “Free Trade” Economics

by Scott Creighton

Neoliberalism = Washington Consensus = IMF austerity measures = economic hitmen = Dictatorships

Below is a list of current (2011) dictatorships and authoritarian ruled nations as compiled by the Freedom House. The nation states in RED are openly free market/neoliberal and supported by the United States of America or other neoliberal nations.

Below is a list of countries classified as NOT FREE in 2011 (authoritarian regimes/dictatorships) by the Freedom House:

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Max Keiser on the Economic Terrorism that Toppled Greece

Protesters and police clash amid largest Greek strike

and read this article from the New York Times

Greece Moves Forward on New Austerity Bill

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