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Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten. Cree Nation Tribal Prophecy

  • “France’s new Socialist government has announced tax rises worth €7.2bn (£5.78bn), mainly targeting the wealthiest households and biggest corporations, as the country struggles to plug a gaping hole in its budget.”
  • “There is a growing movement in America that could potentially close the ever growing wealth inequality gap. The proposed ‘Robin Hood tax‘ would be a fee charged anytime a transaction on Wall Street is made. For decades these traders have avoided paying taxes, so is now the time to implement the Robin Hood tax, and is it really stealing?”
  • TRNN: “Ed Herman on Global Finance. Ed Herman Pt 3: We’ve been in a period in which the power of finance extends into politics more aggressively than it ever was, so it’s able to stymie any changes.”
  • “The European Parliament rejected by a wide majority the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), an international copyright deal which, critics say, threatened internet freedom.”
  • “They are living in small tents made of plastic bags. Landless peasents holding on to their only chance of survival. We arrived at this place located in the middle of a ranch in Curuguaty. The land, of course, is not theirs. They told us it belongs to a wealthy businessman. Initially nobody wanted to talk to us, they were afraid.”
  • “South Korea is proposing to hunt whales under regulations permitting scientific research whaling, echoing the programmes of its neighbour, Japan.”
  • “Palestinian officials raised the prospect of exhuming Yasser Arafat’s body yesterday after a Swiss laboratory said it had discovered an ‘unexplained’ level of the radioactive element polonium on personal belongings of the late President.”
  • “Syrian rebels now control large swaths of territory along Syria’s northwest border with Turkey and are acquiring heavier weapons, a potentially critical development as failed diplomacy gives way to increased force.”
  • “With recent revelations about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, it is now safe to say that President Obama has surpassed George W. Bush as a champion of the flawed and offensive ideology of corporate globalization.”
  • “The Higgs Boson particle may have been discovered, according to a video leaked on Tuesday by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) a day before their findings were scheduled to be announced.”

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