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Making the World Safe for War Profiteers

Adam Smith said governments are “instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor.” Wars are waged to make them richer. Howard Zinn called war “terrorism magnified a hundred times.” Make it many thousands of times. Michael Parenti said “the best way to win a Nobel Peace Prize (is) to wage war or support those who wage (it) instead of peace.” In his book titled “The Face of ...Read full article...

Romania decriminalizes political corruption

When can corrupt politicians feel more at ease than when the rules are bent in their favor? The reform of the Romanian Penal Code to decriminalize the practice of political corruption has been criticized by the Embassies of Germany and the United States, which thus bind to the discomfort that this measure has generated among the judiciary and anti-corruption organs in the country. The amendments, approved by Congress on ...Read full article...

Dilma Rousseff’s Referendum is a Joke

Instead of vowing to enforce existing laws, the Brazilian President wants to create more bureaucracy and laws that will not apply to the political and oligarchical classes. In Brazil everyone knows that politicians for the most part are corrupt. The rich and the poor have dealt with government corruption and impunity since the end of the dictatorship period. Since then virtually no politician elected to serve locally, regionally or ...Read full article...

Do you want a recovery? Let the foreign banks fail

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 24, 2012 Although the financial crisis is said to have begun in 2008, its actual inception started many years before. As explained yesterday, the so-called recovery that almost every politician says governments are seeking is a sham. There are no plans drawn to have a recovery of the kind spoken of on the main stream media. In fact, it is ...Read full article...

Jose Dirceu Convicted in Mensalão Corruption case

But the Brazilian Court abstained itself from even hearing evidence that may have incriminated former Brazilian president Luis Inacio da Silva. By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 10, 2012 The Brazilian Supreme Court convicted Jose Dirceu, a minister of former President Lula da Silva, for bribery in the process called Mensalão. Along with Dirceu were also sentenced the then president of the Workers Party (PT), Jose ...Read full article...

Brazilian Court convicts 12 politicians in Mensalão Scandal

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 2, 2012 The Brazilian Supreme Court convicted Monday afternoon 12 individuals from four different political parties which were government allies during the Lula administration. These convictions are part of the process known as Mensalão, a corruption case where 38 people were brought to trial charged with seven crimes including active and passive corruption, money laundering and gang formation. So far ...Read full article...

Was Brazilian ‘Lula’ Behind the ‘Mensalão’ Corruption Scheme?

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 Brazilian businessman Marcos Valerio de Souza, one of the people being accused of corruption during the trial for the ‘Mensalão’ scheme, has accused the former president of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of orchestrating a vote-buying plot as part of the scandal that has rocked Brazilian politics in 2011 and 2012. During the depositions and hearings, several ...Read full article...

Apple’s Phantom Taxes Hide Billions in Profits

By PETER SVENSSON | AP | JULY 23, 2012 On Tuesday, Apple is set to report financial results for the second quarter. Analysts are expecting net income of $9.8 billion. But whatever figure Apple reports won’t reflect its true profit, because the company hides some of it with an unusual tax maneuver. Apple Inc., already the world’s most valuable company, understates its profits compared with other multinationals. It’s building ...Read full article...

How do you create a Prison? You Turn the Lights Off

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | MAY 25, 2012 As it is often explained, the success of a control grid relies not on the force it utilizes to impose or manage such control, but on the successful application of measures to gain unlimited control. What happens when you put a live frog in a pot with water that is boiled slowly, under low fire? Nothing. The frog won’t realize it ...Read full article...

Ron Paul increases lead in Iowa as the Establishment Fails to Smear Him

Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com December 28, 2011 Despite a barrage of smear attacks from every single corner of the mainstream media over the last two weeks, Ron Paul’s chances of winning the Iowa Republican Primary have if anything increased, with a new poll showing Paul increasing his lead over Mitt Romney while the New York Times’ primary projection shows Paul’s chances of winning at 60% compared with Romney at ...Read full article...
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