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Major Sanctions Escalation? Informed Sources Say Russian Bank Disconnected From SWIFT

http://en.ria.ru/business/20140918/193052405/European-Parliament-Calls-For-Excluding-Russia-From-SWIFT-System.html

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  • Although, Russia and China have already implemented their SWIFT alternatives, it is not known how many countries are on their platforms. Kicking Russia out of SWIFT is an act of war.
  • Major Sanctions Escalation? Informed Sources Say Russian Bank Disconnected From SWIFT
    by Paul Goncharoff, http://russia-insider.com/en
    Rumors are swirling in Moscow that a Russian bank has been removed from SWIFT

    What is the foreign policy game plan ranged against Russia? It looks like the first serious baby-steps to an existential sanctioned escalation may have just been quietly taken. It may very well be that the first Russian bank was disconnected from SWIFT. While I have not heard any confirmation, the word on the Moscow financial grapevine persists.

    The Russian “Tempbank” (http://www.tempbank.ru/eng/) whose management has been individually sanctioned by the US for ongoing trade with Syria and Iran was disconnected from SWIFT according to apparently “informed sources”. It seems after the sanctions were removed from Iran a while ago Tempbank went ahead and legally opened correspondent accounts with the Iranian Central Bank and a number of large banks of that country. It has further been rumored that the Tempbank chairperson, Mr. Mikhail Gagloyev received a letter from the “human rights” organization “Associations against the Nuclear Program of Iran” (UANI). This is an interesting organization in its own right. In the letter, UANI warned the Russian bank against cooperating with Iranian or Syrian companies. Meanwhile, the talk in the financial street was that the management of Tempbank was targeted for personal sanctions because of their cooperation with Iranian and Syrian businesses. If these reports are correct, then it follows that with the right amount of influence from the right sources, any Russian bank can be disconnected from SWIFT without much legal recourse or chitchat. This does not look to be a de-escalation of tensions. Then what other domino’s might follow, and to whose real advantage?

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/u-k-wants-eu-to-block-russia-from-swift-banking-network.html

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http://rt.com/business/211291-swift-banking-russia-vtb/

Monetary and financial WW3 has already started ! Click on image for article.

http://sputniknews.com/business/20150213/1018240631.html

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https://www.rt.com/business/382017-russia-swift-central-bank/

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August 21, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Barcelona, Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Nice, London, New York: Passports and IDs Mysteriously Discovered in the Wake of Terror Attacks

  • Barcelona, Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Nice, London, New York: Passports and IDs Mysteriously Discovered in the Wake of Terror Attacks
    by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, http://www.globalresearch.ca/
    This article reviews the “mysterious” phenomenon of IDs and Passports of terror suspects routinely discovered (often in the rubble) in the wake of a terrorist attack. In most cases the alleged suspect was known to the authorities.

    Is there a pattern?  The ID papers of the suspect are often left behind, discovered by police in the wake of a terrorist attack.

    UPDATE: BARCELONA
    Reports concerning the Barcelona attack, reveal exactly the same feature of passports and IDs left behind which occurred in Manchester, Paris, Nice, London, New York, and now Barcelona (August 17, 2017) (see below).

    A Spanish passport of “a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack” according to Britain’s Daily Express.  The Spanish media reports confirm that the suspect is Spanish from the autonomous city of Melilla which has borders with Morocco. Police sources state that his identity is being used in the investigation.

    The reports are notoriously contradictory: the latest Telegraph report (18/08/17) suggests that the suspect who was driving the van is 18 years old by the Name of Moussa Oukabir, and that his brother is Driss Oukabir, 28 years old and that it was his brother who rented the vehicle.

    Earlier reports by El País  (August 17) stated that the alleged suspect 28-year-old Driss Oukabir, had been arrested by the Police, while El Nacional reported that the suspect:

    “presented himself at a Catalan police station in Ripoll to deny having any involvement in this afternoon’s attack. He claims his ID was stolen and used by the terrorists to rent one of the vans used for the attack.

    Local sources, confirmed by the town’s mayor, Jordi Munell, have said that the young man, who lives in Ripoll, attended the police station to deny any involvement in the events” (Daily Express, August 17, 2017)

    The report below suggests that the passport discovered in the van provided a lead to “the Alcanar house where bombs were being prepared”. Allegedly the passport was found in the van used for the attack in “an accidental explosion that took place on Thursday morning in the town of Tarraconense.  This finding allowed linking the terrorist attack in Barcelona with a wounded in the Alcanar accident”.

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/trevor-aaronson-inside-the-fbis-manufactured-war-on-terror/

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August 21, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Europe Must ‘Wake Up’ to ‘Clash of Civilizations’ – Polish Minister After Catalonia Attacks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clash_of_Civilizations

This is an Illuminist psyop planned many decades ago, to foment fear, hate, violence, wars … to manipulate the world to the Satanic World War 3! The endgame is the Luciferian New World Order!

  • Samuel Huntington’s: Clash of Civilizations (Wikipedia)
    More recent factors contributing to a Western-Islamic clash, Huntington wrote, are the Islamic Resurgence and demographic explosion in Islam, coupled with the values of Western universalism—that is, the view that all civilizations should adopt Western values—that infuriate Islamic fundamentalists. All these historical and modern factors combined, Huntington wrote briefly in his Foreign Affairs article and in much more detail in his 1996 book, would lead to a bloody clash between the Islamic and Western civilizations. The political party Hizb ut-Tahrir also reiterate Huntington’s views in their published book, The Inevitability of Clash of Civilisation.[8]
  • Europe Must ‘Wake Up’ to ‘Clash of Civilizations’ – Polish Minister After Catalonia Attacks
    by https://www.rt.com/
    In the wake of the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Poland’s interior minister said Europe should wake up to the “clash of civilizations” where Muslim enclaves form “support bases” for terrorists. He claimed Poland is safe as it had prevented the emergence of such “enclaves.”

    “We are dealing with a clash of civilizations,” Mariusz Blaszczak told state broadcaster TVP Info. Blaszczak said he asked his country’s security services what they were doing to prevent similar incidents and noted thatPoland is safe because “we do not have Muslim communities which are enclaves, which are a natural support base for Islamic terrorists.”

    The official, a member of the ruling rightwing Law and Justice Party (PiS), maintained Europe should “wake up” to what is happening. A “possibility” to prevent terrorism is closing in Europe, according to the minister. Blaszczak also lashed out at the refugee resettling scheme in the EU, claiming it’s “encouraging millions of people to come to Europe,” and that would effectively have tragic consequences.

    The politician voiced his anti-immigration stance earlier this year when he suggested that Muslim settlements in Western Europe started from small numbers with Brussels now trying to shift responsibility.

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August 21, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘European Union is Just Another Name for 4th Reich!’ Poles FURIOUS at German-Led EU Superstate

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/841539/EU-news-European-Union-fourth-reich-Germany-communism-Poland

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http://www.pravdareport.com/news/world/europe/27-06-2016/134834-france_germany_superstate-0/

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http://www.thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/258994,New-EU-superstate-plan%E2%80%99-by-France-Germany-report

The rise of the endtimes 10 Horn Beast empire! Click on image for article.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3662827/Has-Britain-avoided-European-superstate-France-Germany-draw-plans-morph-EU-countries-one-control-members-armies-economies.html

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August 17, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Now the Brits Are Gone’ Ex-Macron Defence Advisor Predicts Brexit to Pave Way for EU ARMY

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/840804/Brexit-news-ex-Macron-defence-advisor-EU-army-Britain

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/837340/Brexit-news-MEPs-unveil-plan-for-EU-army-navy-and-air-force-Britain-left

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/823168/Brexit-news-Tory-MEP-EU-army-Britain-cooperate-defence

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/819625/EU-army-Europe-set-cross-Rubicon-unified-defence-plan-UK-Britain

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https://sputniknews.com/politics/201705311054157040-merkel-nato-eu-army/

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August 15, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Egon von Greyerz: Big Money Going into Gold

  • Egon von Greyerz: Big Money Going into Gold
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 
    Financial expert Egon von Greyerz (EvG) says the central bankers did not fix the problem that caused the last global economic meltdown. EvG points out, “Did they save the system?  For ten years they did, but they didn’t save it.  They made the problem a lot bigger.  Global debt has gone from $120 trillion in 2006 to $225 trillion today.  Central banks have printed another $18 trillion.  So, the situation right now is a lot worse than it was then.  So, the bubble is much bigger.  And remember last time, interest rates worldwide were around 5% to 6% ten years ago. . . .Today, they are zero or negative in many countries.  They cannot achieve anything by adjusting interest rates.  Well, they can make them more negative, but people are not going to give them any money with negative interest rates.”


    EvG has decades of experience as a top executive in the European banking system, and he contends, “The ECB risks are increasing exponentially. Greece is still bankrupt and will remain bankrupt.  If you go around to all the other countries, Ireland, France and all the other countries . . .  the problem is just a lot bigger today than it was.  They have done a great job in fooling all of the people most of the time . . . when the risk is greater than ever.  It shows if you tell people lies often enough, people will believe it, and that’s what’s happened.  This is why when this ends, it’s going to end in tears.  It’s not going to end with a slow gradual process of deterioration.  It’s going to end with a bang.  I am not a pessimist.  I am just looking at risk, and the risks are so clear to me. This is a risk that no one can actually do anything about because there is nothing you can do for debts that cannot be repaid. . . . We are living in a lie, and you cannot live on a lie forever.”

    EvG vaults gold for wealthy clients in secret vaults in Switzerland and in Asia. What is he seeing first hand from his global clients?  EvG says, “It’s interesting that we are seeing big money now starting to actually come into the gold area. They are increasing (holdings) or coming in for the first time, which I would say is quite new, in the last few weeks.  People are sensing it.  People understand what’s happening.  We have our clients we’ve had for the last 15 years, and they are increasing their holdings, but we have new money coming in, and it hasn’t been on the scale we are seeing now. . . . There are people that smell things before they happen.  People don’t know why, but people are sensing something is going to happen.”

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August 14, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Globalists Need A Total War Scenario For Americans To Accept Tyranny

  • Published on Aug 11, 2017
    Joel Skousen joins Alex Jones live via Skype to describe the scenario Globalists are striving for in order to usher in tyrannical government in the United States: all out nuclear war. 

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August 12, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

On The Beach 2017: The Beckoning of Nuclear War

WW3 is near?

  • On The Beach 2017: The Beckoning of Nuclear War
    by John Pilger, http://johnpilger.com/
    … I read On the Beach for the first time the other day, finishing it as the US Congress passed a law to wage economic war on Russia, the world’s second most lethal nuclear power.  There was no justification for this insane vote, except the promise of plunder.

    The “sanctions” are aimed at Europe, too, mainly Germany, which depends on Russian natural gas and on European companies that do legitimate business with Russia. In what passed for debate on Capitol Hill, the more garrulous senators left no doubt that the embargo was designed to force Europe to import expensive American gas.

    Their main aim seems to be war – real war. No provocation as extreme can suggest anything else. They seem to crave it, even though Americans have little idea what war is. The Civil War of 1861-5 was the last on their mainland. War is what the United States does to others.

    The only nation to have used nuclear weapons against human beings, they have since destroyed scores of governments, many of them democracies, and laid to waste whole societies – the million deaths in Iraq were a fraction of the carnage in Indo-China, which President Reagan called “a noble cause” and President Obama revised as the tragedy of an “exceptional people”He was not referring to the Vietnamese.
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    Filming last year at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, I overheard a National Parks Service guide lecturing a school party of young teenagers. “Listen up,” he said. “We lost 58,000 young soldiers in Vietnam, and they died defending your freedom.”

    At a stroke, the truth was inverted. No freedom was defended. Freedom was destroyed. A peasant country was invaded and millions of its people were killed, maimed, dispossessed, poisoned; 60,000 of the invaders took their own lives. Listen up, indeed.

    A lobotomy is performed on each generation. Facts are removed. History is excised and replaced by what Time magazine calls “an eternal present”. Harold Pinter described this as “manipulation of power worldwide, while masquerading as a force for universal good, a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis [which meant] that it never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest.”

    Those who call themselves liberals or tendentiously “the left” are eager participants in this manipulation, and its brainwashing, which today revert to one name: Trump.

    Trump is mad, a fascist, a dupe of Russia. He is also a gift for “liberal brains pickled in the formaldehyde of identity politics”, wrote Luciana Bohne memorably. The obsession with Trump the man – not Trump as a symptom and caricature of an enduring system – beckons great danger for all of us.

    While they pursue their fossilised anti-Russia agendas, narcissistic media such as the Washington Post, the BBC and the Guardian suppress the essence of the most important political story of our time as they warmonger on a scale I cannot remember in my lifetime.

    On 3 August, in contrast to the acreage the Guardian has given to drivel that the Russians conspired with Trump (reminiscent of the far-right smearing of John Kennedy as a “Soviet agent”), the paper buried, on page 16, news that the President of the United States was forced to sign a Congressional bill declaring economic war on Russia. Unlike every other Trump signing, this was conducted in virtual secrecy and attached with a caveat from Trump himself that it was “clearly unconstitutional”.

    A coup against the man in the White House is under way. This is not because he is an odious human being, but because he has consistently made clear he does not want war with Russia.

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August 11, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘We’re at Tipping Point’ Italian MEP Warns Migrant Crisis Bringing EU to Brink of Collapse

  • ‘We’re at Tipping Point’ Italian MEP Warns Migrant Crisis Bringing EU to Brink of Collapse
    by NICK GUTTERIDGE, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, http://www.express.co.uk/
    A SENIOR Italian politician has warned that the European Union is once again hurtling towards the brink of collapse because of the renewed migration crisis and Brussels’ failure to effectively manage it.

    In a hard-hitting plea socialist leader Gianni Pittella called on EU leaders to start taking the situation in his home country more seriously or it could grow to threaten the whole future of the bloc. He said Eastern European countries’ point blank refusal to take in refugees under the club’s quota scheme was “unacceptable” and backed calls to strip them of their Brussels funding.

    And the Italian MEP, president of the Socialist and Democrat grouping in the EU parliament, warned that unless the migration issue is sorted it will simply “harden divisions” and rip the bloc apart.

    The EU has been grown into chaos by the recent upsurge in arrivals to Italy, which has exposed stark differences within the different member states over how to deal with mass migration. Eastern European countries like Hungary and Poland have predictably refused to take in any asylum seekers, but Rome has been alarmed at the extent to which it has also been abandoned to its fate by key players like France and Germany.

    With newly elected Emmanuel Macron keen to strike a tough tone on migration as he looks to win over supporters of Marine Le Pen, and Angela Merkel facing her own election battle in September, little help has been on offer. 

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August 11, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top British Newspapers Say Prepare For Nuclear War. Britain’s Two Biggest Newspapers Urge Citizens to Locate Their Nearest Nuclear Bunker

  • Britain’s Two Biggest Newspapers Urge Citizens to Locate Their Nearest Nuclear Bunker
    by  | www,Infowars.com
    With tensions between the United States and North Korea once again on the rise, Britain’s two biggest newspapers are warning citizens in the UK how to prepare for nuclear war.

    The Metro and the Sun both published feature length articles today advising the public on what measures to take in the event of “World War III”. The Sun notes that, “The UK Government is now working on a new alert system to prepare Brits for the horror of a nuclear war,” before advising Brits to build an emergency supply kit and find out where their nearest nuclear fallout shelter is located.

    The article also advises people what to do during and after a nuclear blast and how to avoid nuclear fallout. The Metro article points to Department of Homeland Security guidelines on “how to react in a nuclear strike,” adding, “It might be worth familiarising yourself with it.”

    “Getting underground is your best chance of survival, perhaps finding a basement or going down to a tube station platform,” states the article.

    The two newspapers have substantial circulation in the United Kingdom. The Metro is the biggest weekday newspaper by daily circulation, reaching nearly 1.5 million people. The Sun is in second place with a circulation of around 1.47 million.

    The Metro is a free newspaper that is distributed across busy transport networks in London and other major cities, with employees sometimes paid to hand out copies.

    The fact that Britain’s two most well read newspapers are telling people to find their nearest nuclear bunkers is somewhat disconcerting, despite innumerable false alarms surrounding North Korea.

    President Donald Trump yesterday warned Kim Jon-un that he would be met by “fire and fury” if North Korea continued to threaten the United States. North Korea responded by threatening preemptive military strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam, vowing to “turn the US mainland into the theater of a nuclear war.”

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August 10, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If America Was Trying to Start a World War, This Is How It Would Happen

WW3 is near?

  • If America Was Trying to Start a World War, This Is How It Would Happen
    by , http://theantimedia.org/
    (ANTIMEDIA Op-ed)  Last Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed new sanctions into law against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The legislation was supported so overwhelmingly in Congress that President Trump’s ability to veto the legislation was rendered completely ineffective.

    Even anti-interventionist Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted in favor of the bill, once again proving that Republicans and Democrats always find common ground when it comes to beating the drums of war against sovereign nations who have taken very little unwarranted hostile action — if any — towards the United States.

    But these are just sanctions, not acts of war, right? There’s nothing wrong with economically bullying other countries into submission over non-compliance with the current global order, right? Not quite.

    Sanctions are always a prelude to war. Though few are aware, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was arguably in response to America’s attempt to cripple Japan’s booming economy through embargos and asset freezes, ending Japan’s commercial relationship with the United States and provoking the desperation that led to their attack.

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August 10, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Step Closer to EU Superstate: Spain Calls for Shared Eurozone Budget and Finance Minister

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/838915/European-Union-Spain-eurozone-budget-EU-finance-minister

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/790300/UNITED-STATES-OF-EUROPE-Greece-s-ruling-Syriza-party-calls-for-FEDERAL-EU

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https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/26062-globalist-french-president-gets-to-work-empowering-eu

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/16/macron-sets-course-european-superstate-first-day-french-president/

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/775459/European-Union-Jean-Claude-Juncker-Guy-Verhofstadt-superstate-vision-EU

More political theatre to deceive the sheeple. Click on image for article.

http://www.voxeurop.eu/en/content/news-brief/2211991-10-countries-united-states-europe

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August 10, 2017 Posted by | Economics, EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘The Farewell Has Already Begun’ Poland is Ready to Leave EU at Any Time – Lawmakers Warn

  • ‘The Farewell Has Already Begun’ Poland is Ready to Leave EU at Any Time – Lawmakers Warn
    by ROSS LOGAN, http://www.express.co.uk/
    POLAND could get itself KICKED OUT of the EU if the government continues to battle Brussels over judicial reform and deforestation, opposition politicians have warned.

    The European Commission has asked the European Court of Justice to speed up a case against Warsaw over large-scale logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    The forest is also home to the largest herd of European bison, unique birds and insects, and the ECJ has issued an interim order demanding Poland cease its activities.

    But the Polish government, led by the eurosceptic Rule and Jutice Party (PiS), has claimed the logging is necessary to control a beetle outbreak and has ignored the ECJ ruling. It is the latest act of defiance by PiS, having passed controversial judical reforms giving the government greater powers over the judiciary and the state-run media.

    Last week European Council president Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, admitted there was a “question mark” over his country’s future with the EU. He said: “It smells like an introduction to an announcement that Poland does not need the European Union and that Poland is not needed for the EU.

    “I am afraid we are closer to that moment.”
    Katarzyna Lubnauer, an MP for the opposition Nowoczesna party, suggested PiS was deliberately trying to provoke the EU into expelling the country from the bloc. She said: “When we look at what is happening now, we get the deep feeling that the farewell has already begun.”

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August 10, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Miscommunication Brings Us Closer to Nuclear War – Author

  • Published on Aug 7, 2017
    US Congress is pushing new defense legislation that would kickstart the development of medium range missiles, banned by the US and Russia in a landmark 1987 agreement. Winslow Myers, board member of the War Prevention Initiative and author of “Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide,” joins RT America’s Natasha Sweatte to discuss.

WW3 is near?

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August 10, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EUROPE ON THE EDGE: Macron to Spark EU Rupture as He Cracks Down on Cheap Eastern Workers

  • EUROPE ON THE EDGE: Macron to Spark EU Rupture as He Cracks Down on Cheap Eastern Workers
    by ALIX CULBERTSON, http://www.express.co.uk/
    EMMANUEL Macron is fuelling a major east-west split in the European Union as he pushes for rules to protect French workers from “unfair” labour competition from eastern states.

    The flailing French president has pledged to counter “social dumping” in France in which companies employ cheaper labour from the poorer eastern European states, threatening French workers’ jobs, an official said.

    EU states are divided on rules under which, for example, a Bulgarian truck driver or a Lithuanian bricklayer can work in France for a limited time for the eastern European wage, often below the minimum level guaranteed in wealthy western Europe.

    Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic say they should be allowed to compete on lower prices – just as more developed western EU nations compete on quality products and know-how – to catch up after decades of communist stagnation. The dispute is shaping up as one of the most contentious issues facing the bloc, exacerbating an east-west rift as it seeks unity to tackle Brexit.

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August 9, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment