Is Starvation the Price Greeks Will Pay For Remaining In The EU?


An anti-austerity protest in Athens on February 11, 2015 (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Published in Global Research, June 16, 2015 By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Syriza, the new Greek government that intended to rescue Greece from austerity, has come a cropper. The government relied on the good will of its EU “partners,” only to find that its “partners” had no good will.  The Greek government did not understand that the only concern was the bottom line, or profits, of those who held the Greek debt.

The Greek people are as out to lunch as their government. The majority of Greeks want to remain in the EU even though it means that their pensions, their wages, their social services, and their employment opportunities will be reduced.  Apparently for Greeks, being a part of Europe is worth being driven into the ground.

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Dark Money Under Fire as Election 2016 Heats Up


New report shows that 2016 contenders relying on Super PACS "like never before." (Photo: Frank Franklin III/ AP)

Published on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Despite her own relationship with big-money donors, Clinton says she will work to undo Citizens United "if necessary"

While Democratic candidates are lining up to denounce the huge influence that dark money is having on politics in the U.S., a new report says that 2016 presidential candidates are relying on such secret contributions "like never before."

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Fast Track Derailed? House Deals Blow to Corporate-Friendly Trade Agenda


Published on Friday, June 12, 2015 in Common Dreams byDeirdre Fulton, staff writer

But groups warn citizens to 'remain vigilant to ensure that future efforts to pass Fast Track and climate-destroying trade agreements are defeated'

Though it wasn't the resounding rejection progressives had hoped for, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday dealt a serious blow to President Barack Obama's corporate-backed trade agenda, while erecting a major stumbling block for proponents of Fast Track, or trade promotion authority.

After a tense showdown and multiple votes in the chamber, a final decision on Fast Track was ultimately deferred, affording a delay that critics say could further scuttle the trade authority.b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-Shot-2015-06-14-at-1.32.56-AM.png

"Today’s votes to stall Fast Track and TPP are a major win for anyone who cares about climate change," executive director May Boeve. "This disastrous deal would extend the world's dependence on fracked gas, forbid our negotiators from ever using trade agreements in the fight against global warming, and make it easier for big polluters to burn carbon while suing anyone who gets in the way."

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