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Gute Aussichten für Vermögende

Der Global Wealth Report von Credit Suisse meldet Rekordwerte und lässt die Krise vergessen.

EU will Flüchtlinge weiter abwehren

Besonders die deutsche Politik zeigt sich sehr zufrieden mit der Politik, die sich nicht an Unterstützung orientiert, sondern an der Bekämpfung.üchtling


It Is Time to Recognize the National Sovereignty and Human Rights of Native Indians

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Truthout: The recent signing of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the invigoration of the Native Indian movement show that it's time to recognize their rights in the face of their ongoing struggle.

Use of drones is immoral: Drone strikes are immoral


They destroy the rule of law as well as kill people because no matter how confident the intelligence services are that the person targeted has done wrong, according to our Constitution and our values, that person deserves a trial.

Soon, drones may be able to make lethal decisions on their own

Eventually, drones may have the technical ability to make even lethal decisions autonomously: to respond to a programmed set of inputs, select a target and fire their weapons without a human reviewing or checking the result.

From Information Clearing House

U.S. government keeps data of innocent Americans for up to 75 years

According to a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the phone and Internet data collected on millions of innocent Americans as part of the U.S. government s counter-terrorism program can be retained "for up to 75 years or more."

How The NSA Deploys Malware: An In-Depth Look at the New Revelations

The template for attacking people with malware used by the NSA is in widespread use by criminals and fraudsters, as well as foreign intelligence agencies, so it's important to understand and defend against this threat to avoid being a victim to the plethora of attackers out there.

10 Ways the NSA Spies on You


Careful what you search for, because somebody is always watching, find out more in 10 ways the NSA spies on you.

Where Journalism Collides With State 'Security

BBC News, MI5 And The Mantra Of 'Keeping People Safe'

By David Cromwell

How the state, and a compliant media, relentlessly raise fears of the 'shadows and threats' that supposedly assail us.

From Information Clearing House


US companies selling customer data to NSA


Counterterrorism: Where are Obama s policy changes?

by Daphne Eviatar


It is now roughly five months since President Barack Obama announced a new direction for U.S. counter-terrorism strategy. 'America is at a crossroads,' Obama said at the National Defense University in May. 'We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us.' The president proceeded to set out his post-war vision for the nation, the peace dividend earned for the last 12 years of a complicated, costly and at times tragically misguided counterterrorism policy. The president, as usual, gave a good speech. Where he s weak is on the follow-through, however...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

110 People Own 35 Pct of Russia s Wealth

A staggering 35 percent of household wealth in Russia is owned by just 110 people, the highest level of inequality in the world barring a few small Caribbean islands, a report by a major investment bank says.

From Information Clearing House

Capitalism and Empire

Michael Parenti and Philip Giraldi


Michael Parenti and Philip Giraldi on Capitalism and Empire.

A Caesar In Our Future?

By Paul Craig Roberts

What Happens If The Shutdown Causes The Treasury To Run Out Of Money.

The Supreme Court May Turn America into an Oligarchy: Sen. Bernie Sanders

By Stephen C. Webster

"We are living in a society where a handful of people with incredible sums of money, folks like the Koch brothers and others, are undermining what this democracy is supposed to be about."

Oligarchs, Demagogues, and Mass Revolts against Democracy

By James Petras

When the oligarchs 'stage-manage' mass revolts and takeover the regime, the big losers include the democratic electorate and most of the protestors.

The *Iron-fisted Kleptocratic Financial Oligarchy*: 95% Income Growth Goes to the 1%


Hudson sees a parasitic financial industry that looks only to determine how much wealth it can extract via fees, interest income, and tax breaks, rather than providing capital to increase.


The Man Who Predicted (in 1899) What America Would Become


Obama: Citizens United Helped Pave the Way to Shutdown

The Folly of Empire

Chicago Communities Fight Back Against Koch Brothers 'Petcoke' Pollution

To Defeat Oligarchy, I Would Run for President


Mitch McConnell Wants America to Be an Oligarchy

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: While the Supreme Court was hearing arguments in the campaign finance case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent over his handpicked lawyer, Bobby Burchfield, who asked the court s nine justices to scrap all limits on the amount of donations an individual can make to candidates during an election cycle.

The Koch Brothers' "Samson Option"

Robert Parry, Consortium News: What we are watching now is what might be called the Koch brothers' "Samson Option", pulling down the temple to destroy their enemies even if doing so is also destructive to them and their fortunes.

Citizens United Lurks Behind Supreme Court s Latest Money-in-Politics Case

Brendan Fischer, PRWatch: The McCutcheon v. FEC case provides a good example of how advocates and the court's "conservative" justices have methodically laid the groundwork for dismantling campaign finance laws.

The Tea Party Republicans' Biggest Mistake: Confusing Government with Our System of Government

Robert Reich, Robert Reich s Blog: "The radicals who tried to hijack America didn t understand one very basic thing. While most Americans don t like big government, Americans revere our system of government. That's why even though a majority disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, a majority also disapprove of Republican tactics for repealing or delaying it," writes Reich.

A Field Guide to the Koch Behind the Near Government Default

Mary Bottari, PR Watch: With the government shutdown causing GOP ratings to plummet, the Koch brothers are working hard to shield themselves from the media damage even though they have bankrolled nearly every group working against the Affordable Care Act, including many behind the shutdown.


US has been fighting 'the wrong war, with the wrong tactics, against the wrong enemy'


What Happens If The Shutdown Causes The Treasury To Run Out Of Money

US, Iran Make Major Progress Toward Nuke Deal

By Times of Israel

Nascent secret agreement aims to keep Tehran 'two to three years' from nuclear weapons capability; report comes one day after Netanyahu warned against 'bad deal'.

Neoconservatives Despair Over U.S.-Iran Diplomacy

By Jim Lobe

"The Israelis find themselves in a far worse position now than they have been for several years," concluded Elliott Abrams, a leading neo-conservative.

No proof for anti-Iran nuclear claims: Lavrov'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has rejected the unfounded allegation that Iran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, stressing that there is no evidence backing up the claim.

Republican Pushes New Bill to Authorize War With Iran

A new bill authorizing a U.S. military strike against Iran is set to drop in Congress on Thursday, just days after leaders in Washington and Tehran began talking openly after three decades of silence.

Israeli prime minister Netanyahu makes case for pre-emptive strike on Iran

Speaking at an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, Netanyahu told law makers there are situations when a strike is justified.

The BBC spreads untruths about Iran s nuclear activities

Misrepresentation is all over the BBC website as well. A Q&A on what is termed the "Iran nuclear crisis" begins by posing the question "Why is there a crisis?" and responds...

U.S.-Based Iran "Experts" Promoting Israeli Policy

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett

Who is the author of this Op Ed? An AIPAC spokesperson? One of the many neocon firebrands to whom the Washington Post long ago turned over its Op Ed page?

Israelis, Saudis Just Getting Started in Opposing U.S.-Iran Detente

By Mitchell Plitnick

The trick to finding an agreement between the P5+1 world powers and Iran has become clear: keep Israel and Saudi Arabia out of the room.

Saudi Pivot?


Should we take the talk of Saudi Arabia pivoting away from Washington seriously? CrossTalking with James Carafano, Ali Alyami and Jim Lobe.

Britain s Jack Straw: Jewish funds wrecking Mideast peace possibilities

Jack Straw, a British lawmaker and former foreign secretary, said "unlimited" funds available to U.S. Jewish groups are used to control American policy in the Middle East.

Dick Cheney: Military Action Against Iran May be Inevitable

By Ben Wolfgang

Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes that, eventually, America may have to resort to military force.

Sabotaging the US-Iran Peace Negotiations

By James Petras

Over past decades Israel s agents have bought the loyalties of the vast majority of Congress people, training them to recognize and obey the whistles, signals and script from the war mongers in Tel Aviv.

It s Time For Washington To Tell Saudi Arabia To Pound Sand

By Doug Bandow

If the only way to get Riyadh to buy U.S. weapons is to encourage tyranny and start wars, Washington should say no thanks.

America s Lead Iran Negotiator Misrepresents U.S. Policy (and International Law) to Congress

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett

This is the agenda for which Wendy Sherman tells falsehoods to a Congress that is all too happy to accept them.

AIPAC: 'Absolutely no pause' in Iran sanctions lobbying

Group denies rumors of moratorium in top pro-Israel groups' lobbying efforts for new sanctions on Tehran.

US willing to offer Iran 'reversible sanctions relief' in exchange for 'first steps' on nuclear program

"What we are looking for is a first phase, a first step, an initial understanding that stops Iran s nuclear program from moving forward and rolls it back for first time in decades," US official tells reporters.

France Tries to Blow Up Iran Deal

By Emptywheel

France will make an effort to thwart any deal. And if talks fail, they ll get a big chunk of Saudi Arabia s considerable weapons spending.

France Wrecks P5+1 Deal for Arab Money

By Finian Cunningham

By wrecking a potential deal with Iran, Fabius was no doubt bidding to please Saudi Arabia and the other Persian Gulf Arab regimes.

French reluctance causes nuclear talks to stall


France revealed itself to be the most skeptical in the Western camp, refusing to accept any short-term deal.

McCain: 'Vive la France'

Sen. John McCain on Sunday hailed France for its "courage" to hold up a nuclear agreement with Iran.

Bennett to personally lobby Congress against Iran deal

Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett intends to travel to the US this week to lobby US Congress members against a potential deal with Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions.

Why France Sank an Iran Nuke Deal

By Robert Parry

Saudis and Israelis wanted to sink the negotiated deal on Iran s nuclear program, so the French launched the diplomatic torpedo to take it down. But behind France s action were Saudi financial muscle and Israel s political skill.

Iranians angry and bewildered after French torpedo Geneva nuclear entente

The Irna state news agency reported that Iranian businessmen were considering reducing their trade ties with France, saying they no longer considered it as a good partner because of its "adventurist and immature behaviour" at Geneva.

Kerry: Obama prepared to use force in Iran after nuclear talks collapse

"The president has been willing and made it clear that he is prepared to use force with respect to Iran's weapon, and he has deployed the forces and the weapons necessary to achieve that goal if it has to be achieved," Mr. Kerry said during an interview with NBC.

AIPAC VS Obama: Israel Lobby Says Either Obama Backs Down on Iran Or Its War

By M J Rosenberg

Top AIPAC staffer, warns President Obama today that he either abandon negotiations with Iran (and impose new sanctions) or its war.

From Information Clearing House


Can the US Let Go the Iranian Tiger s Tail?


Can Congress, Hawks and the Israel Lobby Wreck the US-Iran Talks?

Hawkish John Bolton Again Pushes for Israeli Strike on Iran

Israel 'Utterly Rejects' Iran Nuclear Deal That Could Avoid War


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