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By James F. Tracy | Memory Hole via Global Research This article by Professor James Tracy first published in August 2015 is of particular relevance in relation to the “fake news” campaign directed against the alternative and independent media. In a bitter irony, the media coverup of the CIA’s covert support to Al Qaeda and the ISIS is […]

via The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know — A Sweet Dose of Reality

A Brunch for the idle rich

If you want to save the world, invest in your own communities. Pay your taxes. And support social movements. Over a thousand private jets have landed at the Swiss mountain ski resort of Davos, where the planet’s elected presidents and unelected financial rulers have gathered for the World Economic Forum. There, they discuss the fate…

via What rich people should have done instead of going to Davos, and what they should do when they get home — Quartz

Designing Women seeking a place in the Sun

The Association of Caribbean Women Writers & Scholars (ACWWS) has just announced a call for papers for “The Unexpected Caribbean” Symposium, to take place on October 18-20, 2018, at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas). The abstract deadline is March 31, 2018. Description: In 1779, the first permanent resident of what was to become Chicago, IL, […]

via Call for Papers: “The Unexpected Caribbean” Symposium — Repeating Islands

The Global Elite meet to discuss the Vox Populi

Davos, Switzerland It goes without saying that if you ask a room full of delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos if they think globalization is a good thing, the majority will say yes. At the start of a panel today on “Saving Economic Globalization from Itself,” Quartz’s Kevin Delaney asked for a show…

via At Davos, cheerleaders for globalization puzzle over how to save it from itself — Quartz

Freedom Rider: Oligarch Jeff Bezos

Desultory Heroics

By Margaret Kimberley

Source: Intrepid Report

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $105 billion and is the richest man in the world. But he is not just the richest man at this moment in history. He is the richest person who has ever lived. As of 2017 he and seven other billionaires had a collective net worth equal to that of the poorest 3.6 billion people on earth.

These figures have been in the news of late but without much useful analysis. The corporate media refuse to state what is obvious. Namely that inequality is worse around the world precisely because these super rich people demand it.

While pundits and politicians go on breathlessly about oligarchs in Russia, they seldom take a look at the wealthiest in their own backyard and the control they exert over the lives of millions of people. When Amazon announced it would…

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