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How A Collapse In South America Could Trigger Martial Law In The U.S.

By Brandon Smith If an economic system collapses in the woods and no one is paying attention, are there any consequences outside the woods? Well, yes, of course. As with most situations financial and global, however, consequences are not usually taken very seriously until they have spawned a vast bog of sewage we all have to then … Continue reading

Welcome To The War On Cash: ECB Ends Production, Issuance Of €500 Banknote

The European Central Bank is to phase out the €500 (£400) note, nicknamed the “Bin Laden” because of its association with money-laundering and terror financing – and because while many people know what it looks like, few have ever seen one. The ECB announced on Wednesday that the fuchsia-coloured bills, the highest denomination of the … Continue reading

The Calm Before The Coming Global Storm

By Pepe Escobar Major turbulence seems to be the name of the game in 2016. Yet the current turbulence may be interpreted as the calm before the next, devastating geopolitical/financial storm. Let’s review the current state of play via the dilemmas afflicting the House of Saud, the EU and BRICS members Russia, Brazil and China.   … Continue reading

Iran Links To Eurasia With Persian Canal

By F. William Engdahl With the US and EU economic sanctions gone, it’s becoming clear that Iran today wants to build not destroy as the West seems hell-bent to do. The latest is announcement that Teheran has decided to proceed with a major infrastructure project which will take perhaps a decade to complete—an inland canal linking … Continue reading

Moldova In Crisis As Corruption Threatens Stability

By Daniel Schearf A financial crisis in Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe, has exposed deep-rooted corruption that is boosting pro-Russia parties and threatening Moldova’s stability. Monthslong protests around government buildings have raised comparisons with the uprising in neighboring Ukraine. Western backers are withholding financial support until the government makes much-needed reforms, but … Continue reading

Why A Brexit Could Be A Losing Proposition For Everyone

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist After two days of intense negotiations, British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed a new agreement that could allow Britain to stay in the European Union. Although not all of his demands were met in full, the potential deal focuses on migrant workers, protecting the pound and London’s financial sector from regulations, … Continue reading

EU, U.S. Lift Sanctions On Iran

Western sanctions against Tehran have been officially lifted on Saturday after the UN nuclear watchdog – the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – released a statement saying Iran has fulfilled all of the measures required under its deal with six world powers. “The report was submitted to IAEA board of governors and to the United … Continue reading

European Borders May Be Redrawn As Europe Embraces Nationalism

By Ryan McMaken In the wake of the Paris attacks, Europe is being pulled in two directions at once. On the one hand is the rise of localist nationalism in the form of border closings, border fences, and Euroskepticism. On the other hand is the rise of renewed militarism as the French state calls for even … Continue reading

U.S.-EU And Russia: Geopolitical Chess Fever Over Greece And Turkey’s Energy Plans

According to the latest news update from Russian and Turkish sources, these days there is a mobility in terms of launching a series of initiatives both at the diplomatic and technocratic level, in order to reach a final agreement between the Turkish energy company BOTAS & Russia’s Gazprom for the construction of  the Turkish Stream … Continue reading

Infographic: Visualizing The Fall Of The Mighty Euro

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist The European Union has always been primarily a political project. The idea of the union was to take peoples that had long and complicated histories, and to place them in a situation where they must work together and shed their differences in order to achieve success. From the political angle, it can … Continue reading

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