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Germany Pre-approves Fracking

The German Council of Ministers approved a bill that allows the extraction of unconventional hydrocarbons with the technique of hydraulic fracturing. The government will allow fracking to take place beginning in 2016, and says that the process of poisoning water and soil will have “strict limits”. According to the bill, the plan to authorize the use of this system for the extraction of oil and gas will be effective ...Read full article...

Britain Prepares for Nonexistent Russian Attack

Britain is run by the same kinds of lunatics infesting America. Prime Minister David Cameron and other UK officials hype nonexistent “Russian aggression.” Last summer, Cameron said NATO must show Russia it “means business.” It won’t be “intimidated.” Member states must “strengthen (their) ability to respond quickly to any threat, to reassure those Allies who fear for their own country’s security and to deter any Russian aggression.” In mid-March, ...Read full article...

Lithuanians Under Police State Attack

According to news reports the pro-American government installed in Lithuania is persecuting Lithuanians who dissent from the anti-Russian propaganda that is driving Washington’s NATO puppets to war with Russia. Unlike their puppet government, Lithuanians understand that war with Russia means that Lithuania on the front line will be utterly destroyed, a result that would not bother Washington in the least, just as Washington is undisturbed when its forces obliterate ...Read full article...

Heading for WW III: Ominous Signs on the Horizon

US combat forces are directly aiding Ukraine’s military. It’s readying for resumed war on Donbass. Congress wants more heavy weapons sent to Ukraine than already. They’ve been covertly supplied since conflict began last April. According to Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Prime Minister Alexander Zakhsrchenko: “The United States is already supplying weapons there. For instance, in Debaltsevo we saw US ammunition. That’s a lethal weapon.” “NATO planes land at the ...Read full article...

Kiev Rejects Minsk Mandated Donbass Self-Rule

Minsk II terms Kiev agreed to mandated parliamentary legislation affording Donbass “special regime” self-rule within 30 days of the document’s February 12 signing. Kiev missed the deadline. On March 17, it reneged. It passed draft legislation only. It declared Donetsk and Lugansk “temporarily occupied territories.” It refused special autonomous status. It postponed entering the law into force until elections are held. The Donetsk News Agency quoted Donetsk People’s Republic ...Read full article...

Russia abandons Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe

Russia has abandoned the Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) to which it subscribed in 1990. The Russian government suspended its participation in the joint commission of international consultations in response to a series of sanctions and political attacks carried out from Europe and the United States.. “Thus, Russia’s decision to suspend its participation in the CFE is complete,” said Anton Manzur, head of the Russian delegation ...Read full article...

French Government promotes “compasionate” Euthanasia

The legislative change that the French National Assembly begins to debate on Tuesday regarding the ‘right to die with dignity’ is causing deep controversy in France. The proposal by the Government of François Hollande intends to advance active euthanasia, which according to its proponents guarantees the right of patients in terminal or serious and incurable disease to a deep and prolonged sedation as a way to die with dignity. ...Read full article...

Did Greece cave in on debt negotiation?

ATHENS – Greece has, at the very least yielded. The pressure from the Troika, serious liquidity problems and tensions in the financial system led to the Government of Alexis Tsipras to announce Tuesday that he would ask for a six-month extension of the rescue program that is intended to keep the country afloat. After a couple of weeks of heavy pressure, including an ultimatum from Troika members, Varoufakis has ...Read full article...

Greek Parliament approves governing plan presented by Tsipras

The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, obtained a majority support in Parliament to implement his governing plans, whose immediate priority is to renegotiate the debt and rescue programs, and to end poverty, which has increased after six years of economic crisis.The Executive led by Tsipras gained support after a vote of 162 deputies including those from SYRIZA and Independent ones, who form the government coalition. The remaining representatives in the ...Read full article...

Tsipras defies Troika: “Greece will no longer take orders”

Less than twelve hours after receiving notice of the European Central Bank to cut funding to Greek banks, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras answered vehemently in a post that seems directed at Mario Draghi but also to all those that put sticks on wheels: “Greece will no longer accept more orders, especially orders received by email,” he asserted from the Greek Parliament in the first session of the SYRIZA parliamentary ...Read full article...

Hollande and Merkel Lobbying for Peace?

On February 5, Tass headlined “France, Germany plan to work out new agreement on Ukrainian conflict settlement – Hollande.” Merkel and Hollande are in Kiev on Thursday. So is John Kerry. Discussing escalated war, not peace. Don’t expect divergence from their NATO allies. Saying one thing. Pursuing another. More on this below. Tass quoted Hollande saying “(t)ogether with Angela Merket we have decided to take a new initiative.” “Later ...Read full article...

European Central Bank forcing Greece into perpetual Debt

The European Central Bank is tightening the rope with Greece. The bank intervened yesterday in the negotiations between Athens and the Troika by threatening with the cancellation of credit to all Greek banks. This measure is meant to force Greece to request another bailout and to continue the vicious circle the ECB has mandated. Frankfurt announced just after 9 p.m. to cut of liquidity to Greek banks beginning next ...Read full article...

Is a Bank Holiday coming to Greece?

Greek people are running into banks to get as much cash out of their accounts as possible fearing that their money may be confiscated. Even before the new government of Greece is able to sit to renegotiate the terms of any future bailouts or deals, as is the intention, the executive Alexis Tsipras may have to face an even more serious crisis. Greek banks are experiencing a series of ...Read full article...

The Fed and ECB took West back to Aristocracy

When the former Goldman Sachs executive who runs the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that he was going to print 720 billion euros annually with which to purchase bad debts from the politically connected big banks, the euro sank and the stock market and Swiss franc shot up.  As in the US, quantitative easing (QE) serves to enrich the already rich. It has no other purpose. The well-heeled financial ...Read full article...

Sixty Billion are not Enough to save Europe

As we explained earlier this week, poverty, misery and underdevelopment are not challenges that are impossible to overcome. We also explained that it has been the unlawful rules imposed by unaccountable supranational organizations the ones responsible for the poverty, misery and underdevelopment we are experiencing today and that the current global governors who have been in power since after WWII are not truly interested in ending poverty, misery and ...Read full article...
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