Greece On The Verge? Military Special Forces Have 15 Demands… Or Else

Greek government authorities are on alert after a union of Greek army reservists of Special Forces [6] issued a statement urging the Greek administration to step down and make way for a national unity government. As Keep Talking Greece notes [7], the statement on the union’ website included 15 demands – including the resignation of […]

At 77 He Prepares Burgers Earning in Week His Former Hourly Wage

It seems like another life. At the height of his corporate career, Tom Palome was pulling in a salary in the low six-figures and flying first class on business trips to Europe. Today, the 77-year-old former vice president of marketing for Oral-B juggles two part-time jobs: one as a $10-an-hour food demonstrator at Sam’s Club, […]

Time-lapse map of worldwide protests since 1979 shows major increase in global social unrest

An animated time-lapse map of worldwide protests from 1979 to 2013: About the creator: Animated Protest Mapping One of the primary shortcomings of the original protest map I posted was that it only captured a static picture of protest activity over a 6 month span. While this was interesting in its own right, many people, including myself, were […]

Analysis of the current collapse

Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog, For years now at Alt-Market (and I have carefully outlined the most likely path of collapse to take place within the U.S., and a vital part of that analysis included economic destabilization caused by a loss of the dollar’s world reserve status and petro-status.  I have also always made […]

American cultural insensitivity

We’re Not In (Ar)Kansas Anymore, Hillary! As the US is on the verge of generating yet another self-inflicted wound in the Middle East, and another worldwide blow to its already depleted moral authority, many will wonder what prompts this sort of destructive behavior.  While most everyone has a view, and while it is likely such […]

Community Based Economy

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, We assume the existing hyper-structures of our centralized state-cartel economies will deliver us jobs, happiness, wealth, health and financial security. They will not. Correspondent Simon H.’s insightful essay is not just a critique of our current centralized economies but an outline of a community-based alternative economy that offers freedom […]

Moocs changing concept of education

Lessons from online learning Will traditional university lectures one day be a thing of the past? Every time a new medium comes along, visionaries proclaim that education is about to be revolutionised. They did it when the cinema started more than 100 years ago. Then they said that radio would change everything. And TV. And […]

The truth about Libya and Gaddafi

(Thomas Dishaw) As United States imperialism continues to concur the globe and foreign leaders continue to get murdered by Government hit squads, it should surprise no one that the destruction of Libya was another globalists operation meant to destroy any piece of economic independence left in Northern Africa. Don’t get me wrong, Muammar Gaddafi was a […]

Groupthink in Service of Government

Groupthink in Service of Government Aug 05, 2013 – 05:57 PM GMT By: BATR If the human race survives into the future, the history of the current age will be entitled – A Love Affair with Authority. As the 21st century unfolds, the existential struggle between group worship of government and an inherent autonomy revolt against […]

Financial Reforms Drove the Soviet Union Into the Grave

Who of the famous people in Russia’s modern history said the phrase: “I wanted the best, but it turned out as always”? There is quite a list of names that comes up in this connection, although it is associated with only one man – the Minister of Finance of the USSR, Valentin Pavlov, who once […]