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One law to rule them all

One is struck by how illegal acts committed by the US/UK/France (FUKUS in some circles) are viewed with casual acceptance but should any non-aligned country do something similar, the clamour from the "international community" would be deafening. Such hypocrisy!

Forcing down the Bolivian president's plane was an act of piracy by John Pilger

Hat tip to Arvind for this

Never threaten the bankers' monopoly

"Former Peace Corps volunteer Will Ruddick and several residents of Bangladesh, Kenya, face a potential seven years in prison after developing a cost-effective way to alleviate poverty in Africa’s poorest slums.  Their solution: a complementary currency issued and backed by the local community.  The Central Bank of Kenya has now initiated charges of forgery.

Complementary currencies can help eradicate poverty."

The Crime of Alleviating Poverty: A Local Community Currency Battles the Central Bank of Kenya By Ellen Brown

Bilderberg aftermath

After the Bilderberg meeting finished and the "guests" had all departed, intrepid reporters went investigating. Lo and behold they found the remnants of a presentation by Thompson Reuters, part of one of the largest news and financial data organisations, which incidentally was responsible for calculating LIBOR, at the heart of the market rigging scandal.

Inside Bilderberg: Clues left in the Grove Hotel reveal another piece to their financial agenda

Hat tip to Arvind for this

Social media

Josh Virasami joined a Critical Thinking session a few months ago to talk about the expanding theatre of war across Africa. Subsequently he was interviewed on the same subject for KtoK Radio and Occupy Radio UK.

Josh's recent article on Occupy News Network examines the role of Facebook in the recent NSA spying revelations, questioning reliance on Facebook as a means of communication when all those communications are monitored.

Facebook: Has the time for exodus come?