Pepe Escobar, as usual, proves he is right on the button when it comes to detecting important movements of various sorts spanning the world. "The ‘New G8’ Meets China’s ‘Three Rings’" - Strategic Culture Foundation When it comes to making agreements among nations and formatting working arrangements that actually work, there are so many imponderables... Continue Reading →
‘Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated’ – BRICS
I am always happy to read something new from Phil Butler, and doubly happy when that something is about BRICS - which has been receiving bad press recently as to maybe not so much its death (makes a good headline though) but its remaining relevance. The world needs BRICS as an ongoing and vital alternative... Continue Reading →
The Answer is 42. What Was The Question?
Having painted myself into a corner with talk of the near-term end of the entire human race, it is difficult for me to talk of anything else in the meantime. But, we have to live in that meantime, and as best we can. And, what can you do if you know there is nothing you... Continue Reading →
‘Shat the Bed’ as ‘Grist to the Mill’
An alternative title for this piece (if you don't like the first one) could be "Australia's Folly". Australia is apparently willing to sacrifice up to one third of its farming sector to Washington pressure. Now that makes good business and economic sense doesn't it? I think not. "Despite the close ties between Aussie farmers and... Continue Reading →
Oh dear, things are becoming so very complicated, and events are happening so fast that it is hard to keep up. The IMF (the banking arm of the US Financial Elite) is giving BRICS a bigger say in world monetary decisions by increasing their voting share. China becomes the third biggest voting bloc after the... Continue Reading →