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Trudeau Doctrine

by JBB — last modified Mar 05, 2019 10:08 AM
by Yves Engler | Socialist Project | We may be seeing the development of a Canadian equivalent. The “Trudeau Doctrine” claims to support a “rules-based order,” the “constitution” and regional diplomacy independent of the hegemon. But, history is likely to judge “Trudeau Doctrine” rhetoric as little more than a mask for aggressive interference in the affairs of a sovereign nation.

To Reduce Inequality, Let’s Downsize the Financial Sector

by JBB — last modified Mar 05, 2019 10:04 AM
By Dean Baker | Source: Truthout | In the hope of prompting the same sort of debate on policy directed toward the financial sector, I am putting forward the “Finance Fun Pack.” While the full list of policies to rein in finance would be far more extensive, this one has three main components: (1) A modest tax on financial transactions; (2) Complete transparency on the contract terms that public pension funds sign with private equity companies; and (3) Complete transparency on the contract terms that university and other nonprofit endowments sign with hedge funds.

Financial Imperialism: the Case of Venezuela

by JBB — last modified Mar 05, 2019 09:54 AM
by Jack Rasmus | CounterPunch | Venezuela today is a classic case how US imperialism in the 21st century employs financial measures to crush a state and country that dares to break away from the US global economic empire and pursue an independent course outside the US empire’s web of entangling economic and financial relations. Here’s how US ‘financial imperialism’ has worked, and continues to work, with the intent of assisting regime change in the case of Venezuela.

It is time to axe the internet tax

by JBB — last modified Mar 04, 2019 10:18 AM
Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update | An internet tax would require internet service providers to pay into content funding. But taxing the open internet to subsidize a struggling Big Media content industry is not the way to go.

The prisoner says no to Big Brother

by JBB — last modified Mar 04, 2019 10:14 AM
By John Pilger | Znet | So stop scrolling. Organise. Occupy. Insist. Persist. Make a noise. Take direct action. Be brave and stay brave. Defy the thought police. War is not peace, freedom is not slavery, ignorance is not strength. If Julian can stand up, so can you: so can all of us.
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