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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

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  • “Laid-off businesspeople in designer clothes eating in soup kitchens. Young people flocking to study German in the hope of emigrating. Frantic regional governments battling to outdo each other to attract scant investment. Spaniards are desperate. Enter American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.”
  • “Standard Chartered bank illegally ‘schemed’ with Iran to launder as much as $250bn (£161bn) for nearly a decade, a US regulator says.”
  • Truthout: Emails From ALEC Member Russell Pearce Show Anti-Immigrant Law May Have Been Racially Motivated
  • “The Secret Service, the FBI and the local police forces are in the final highly discreet phases of buttoning down the city of Tampa, Florida, ahead of the Republican National Convention with protester violence and a possible attack by terrorists topping their list of concerns.”
  • “The Mars science rover Curiosity landed on the Martian surface shortly after 10:30pm Pacific US time on Sunday (0530 GMT) to begin a two-year mission seeking evidence the Red Planet once hosted ingredients for life, NASA has said.”
  • TRNN: “Trespassing” on Australian Civil Liberties. Following the police crack down on a BDS protest in Australia last year, a court has found pro-Palestinian activists innocent of a series of charges laid against them, including “trespass in a public place.”
  • Truthout: Monsanto’s Quiet Coup: Will Congress Limit Scope and Time for GMO Reviews?
  • Prof Wolff’s weekly Economic Update for 4 Aug: “Updates on Europe’s ongoing crisis, real US tax history, bank tycoon admits “mistakes”, food price inflation again. Major analyses: economics of Medicaid and AFL-CIO closes National Labor College.”

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