News Round Up: Solutions, Imperialism, Divide & Conquer, Economy, Geopolitics, Thailand, Ukraine, Turkey, Syria

Imperialism: Facts, Perspectives & Solutions (Exclusive Documentary) | A feature documentary produced by Your World News Films, that focuses on the issue of imperialism and its impact on the vast majority of the globe. This important film features activists and scholars like: Abayomi Azikiwe, Eric Draiter, Margaret Kimberley, Stephen Lendman, Dahlia Wasfi, Ajamu Baraka and Michael Parenti. This educational documentary tackles the topic of imperialism, head on, and puts forth solutions for concerned citizens use as organizing tools. This is an absolute must watch documentary for anyone that envision an end to imperialism, war and a start of a brighter future. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaSIjWKVwb4

James Corbett and BoilingFrogsPost.com – Anti-War Goes AWOL: Divide and Conquer in Action | After the election of Obama in 2008, the driving impetus of the anti-war movement evaporated. No longer did it matter that the wars, covert operations, military tribunals and prison torture camps were continuing. In fact, it did not even matter that American military involvement escalated with the Obama handover, expanding into Pakistan and Yemen, involving more drone strikes and extrajudicial assassinations. This was, after all, a Democrat, and so many on the anti-war left were appeased. Groups like Veterans For Peace, which had so loudly and so admirably called for the impeachment of Bush for his participation in war crimes and atrocities have been happy to look the other way while “their guy” in the White House forwards the very same agenda. http://www.corbettreport.com/anti-war-goes-awol-divide-and-conquer-in-action/ (includes transcript and sources)

BlackListedNews.comScott Horton Interviewed on Blacklisted Radio – 2.3.2014 | In this episode Doug Owen talks to Scott Horton about the latest US policy shift towards Iran. Scott breaks down the Israeli lobby, AIPAC and their influence in American wars in the Middle East, past and present. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2XdTZLsIGk

Ryan Dawson interviews Dr Hamdy El-Rayes | They discuss ideas on how to fight the system, and how the US can walk like an Egyptian. Also visit http://theneweraclubs.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bclnapQ4G8s

Greg Hunter with Gregory Mannarino: Debt and Currency Crisis that Will Rock the Core of the Earth! | Don’t expect the market to plunge just yet because Gregory Mannarino of TradersChoice.net says, “The Fed is counting on turmoil in the emerging markets to drive money into the U.S. market to keep the system propped up.”

Mannarino contends what you are seeing now is just a short term trade. In the longer term, Mannarino predicts, “Without a doubt, this is going to blow up. . . . I’ve been saying this for years now–we are headed for a pan global financial cataclysm.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXR00Qu7qhI

Ernie Varitimos: Do All Fed Paths Lead to Economic Collapse? | In this dissertation I lay out my understanding of the monetary situation the Fed has created and propose a possible, if not untenable solution. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMq3akgr0TU

Greg Hunter with Doug Casey: Bond Bubble Blowing Up, Gold-Silver More Important to Own than 1971 or 2001 & More | Doug Casey of CaseyResearch.com warns, “Were going into what I call ‘The Greater Depression.’ It’s going to be much more serious than what happened in the 1930’s. . . . A depression is a period of time when most people’s standard of living drops significantly.” Casey explains, “There is a gigantic amount of debt in the U.S. at all levels—governmental, corporate and individual. Debt is a sign you have been living above your means. It’s a debt bubble, and this is a major reason the government wants interest rates low. When interest rates rise, it makes it harder for people in debt to service that debt. They are simply delaying the inevitable at this point, but it is inevitable what is going to happen, and we are going to have a fantastic depression.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yR2k26PwVY

Bill Still Report # 177 – Nigel Farage on EU Elections | Nigel Farage predicts massive wins for Euro-skeptics in EU Parliament elections in May. http://youtu.be/cpMIbj7I-xo

Paul Craig Roberts: The Fed Must Choose Between The Banks And The Dollar http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast/Entries/2014/2/1_Dr._Paul_Craig_Roberts.html

Paul Craig Roberts: Why is the Fed tapering? http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/01/30/fed-tapering/

Margin Debt Hits All-Time High in December: Prelude to a Crash | The Fed’s easy money policies have pushed margin debt on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to record levels laying the groundwork for a severe correction or another violent market crash. http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/03/prelude-to-a-crash/print

Alt Thai News – Thailand: Sham Elections Unravel in Humiliation | Less than half the nation bothers to vote at polling stations uninterrupted by protests indicating a vote of no confidence in both the current regime, or the so-called “democratic process” it presides over. http://altthainews.blogspot.com/2014/02/thailand-sham-elections-unravel-in.html (see all Thailand news from Alt Thai News)

Eric Draitser – The Menace Across the European Continent: Ukraine and the Rebirth of Fascism | The violence on the streets of Ukraine is far more than an expression of popular anger against a government. Instead, it is merely the latest example of the rise of the most insidious form of fascism that Europe has seen since the fall of the Third Reich.

Recent months have seen regular protests by the Ukrainian political opposition and its supporters – protests ostensibly in response to Ukrainian President Yanukovich’s refusal to sign a trade agreement with the European Union that was seen by many political observers as the first step towards European integration. The protests remained largely peaceful until January 17th when protesters armed with clubs, helmets, and improvised bombs unleashed brutal violence on the police, storming government buildings, beating anyone suspected of pro-government sympathies, and generally wreaking havoc on the streets of Kiev. But who are these violent extremists and what is their ideology? http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/01/29/ukraine-and-the-rebirth-of-fascism/print

Turkey’s Real Corruption Scandal: Turkey & A Surrogate Battle between East & West for the Future of a Pivotal Land at the Geopolitical Crossroads | Since December last year, Turkey has been rocked by a series of arrests and waves of allegations that the government of AK Party Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is riddled with corruption. Erdogan, a scrappy political infighter for all his eccentricities, has fought back and accused “foreign powers” of standing behind his now-arch enemy, former Imam Fethullah Gülen, considered by the US Embassy in Ankara to be the most powerful man in Turkey. What is unfolding across Turkey is far more interesting than your ordinary politician graft scandal. It is an open warfare, not for the future of democracy in Turkey—there is hardly a trace of that. Rather, it is a surrogate battle between East and West for the future of a pivotal land at the geopolitical crossroads between Asia, Europe and the Middle East. http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2014/02/03/turkeys-real-corruption-scandal/ (see more BFP Turkey coverage)

Pepe Escobar: The real State of the Union | US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) address was a somewhat surrealist spectacle. Way beyond avalanches of PR spin, the US government for a long time has not exactly done wonders for the public good. So as it advertises itself in front of a dysfunctional US Congress dismissed as repellent by an overwhelming majority of Americans – including, and expanding, on those 76% who are living paycheck to paycheck – what’s left is a grand, old Hollywood production. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-01-290114.html

James Corbett: Interview 818 – Mimi Al Laham Breaks Down the Geneva II Syrian “Peace” Talks | Mimi Al Laham (aka “Syrian Girl”) joins us once again to discuss the latest round of Syrian peace negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland. We talk about what Syria hopes to accomplish with the talks, where we can expect negotiations to go from here, the chemical weapons disarmament issue, and questions about Al Qaeda’s relation to the so-called “moderate” rebels. http://www.corbettreport.com/interview-818-mimi-al-laham-breaks-down-the-geneva-ii-syrian-peace-talks/

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.com provides Press TV his analysis of the latest diplomatic and political developments in Syria. He notes that the failure of the talks at Geneva is merely one part of a larger strategy of destabilization and regime change. He explains how the negotiations were designed to lay the groundwork for expanding the war. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO9W-Xo2iM0

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