Tag Archives: European Union

The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet

By Ellen Brown Source: Truthdig Two new studies from Europe show that the number of birds in agricultural areas of France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the … Continue reading

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The Age of Disintegration

Neoliberalism, Interventionism, the Resource Curse, and a Fragmenting World By Patrick Cockburn Source: TomDispatch.com We live in an age of disintegration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Greater Middle East and Africa. Across the vast swath of territory … Continue reading

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Democracy Is Dead

By Gilbert Mercier Source: News Junkie Post From the west to the east, and the south to the north of our global horizon, it is the same tableau: the horrendous killing fields of disaster capitalism where its cohorts of 18-wheelers, … Continue reading

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#Brexit confirms: the neoliberal center cannot hold

By Jerome Roos Source: ROAR Magazine The post-Brexit pandemonium has less to do with Britain’s relationship to Europe than it has with elites losing control over the monsters they have created. Britain finds itself in a general state of pandemonium. The … Continue reading

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Brexit Is What Happens When the Pie Is Shrinking

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds This process of withdrawal into the relative safety of internally cohesive groups and group identities is intrinsically messy in globalized, multicultural societies. A great many narratives are drifting around the Brexit pool: … Continue reading

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What is the Big Lesson of the UK ‘Brexit’ Vote for Americans? It Was Done With Paper Ballots

By Dave Lindorff Source: This Can’t Be Happening The decision by a majority of UK voters to reject membership in the European Union in Wednesday’s hotly-contested referendum has been a devastating defeat for the corporatist domination of the European political … Continue reading

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A ‘Brexit’ Blow to the Establishment

By Robert Parry Source: Consortium News The United Kingdom’s “Brexit” vote may cause short-term economic pain and present long-term geopolitical risks, but it is a splash of ice water in the face of the West’s Establishment, which has grown more and more … Continue reading

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Time Is Running Out For Pax Americana’s Apologists

By Rostisla Ischenko Source: Dissident Voice The paradox of the current global crisis is that for the last five years, all relatively responsible and independent nations have made tremendous efforts to save the United States from the financial, economic, military, and … Continue reading

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