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Geen Jorwert Zonder Corruptie

Oud-voorzitter Europese Commissie voortaan op loonlijst Goldman Sachs De draaideur tussen politiek en bedrijfswereld blijft onverminderd spinnen. De legendarische bank Goldman Sachs sloeg niemand minder dan de oud-voorzitter van de Europese Commissie Jose Manuel Barroso himself aan de haak. christophe callewaert vrijdag 8 juli 2016 Vindt u dit artikel de moeite? Geef ons dan uw fair share.MaandelijksJaarlijksEenmalig
(foto WEF) Vorige week veroorzaakte oud-Europees commissaris Neelie Kroes ophef met een wereldvreemd interview dat ze gaf aan de VRT. Kroes klust nu bij voor Uber hoewel ze bij haar aantreden plechtig beloofde dat ze nooit zou toetreden tot een bedrijf na haar mandaat, “zelfs niet bij een Bread & Breakfast”, zei in het Europees parlement. Een zinnige uitleg voor die gebroken belofte wist ze niet te verzinnen en dus sloot ze het interview maar voortijdig af met een arrogant knikje. Maar de draaideur tussen politiek en bedrijfswereld blijft onverminderd spinnen. De legen…

Frank Westerman's Provinciale Schrijverij 2

Na de publicatie van het Chilcot-rapport schreef de Amerikaanse journalist en auteur Eric Margolis  dat hij
who had covered Iraq since 1976, was one of the first to assert that Baghdad had no so-called weapons of mass destruction, and no means of delivering them even if it did. For this I was dropped and black-listed by the leading US TV cable news network and leading US newspapers...
The planned invasion of Iraq was not about nuclear weapons or democracy, as Bush claimed. Two powerful factions in Washington were beating the war drums:  ardently pro-Israel neoconservatives who yearned to see an enemy of Israel destroyed, and a cabal of conservative oil men and imperialists around Vice President Dick Cheney who sought to grab Iraq’s huge oil reserves at a time they believed oil was running out. They engineered the Iraq War, as blatant and illegal an aggression as Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939…
The planned invasion of Iraq was not about nuclear weapons or democracy, as Bush claimed. …

Blair

Whitewash Won’t Cover Blair’s Guilt By  July 9, 2016
This week’s Chilcot report on Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq was as polite and guarded as a proper English tea party. No direct accusations, no talk of war crimes by then Prime Minister Tony Blair or his guiding light, President George W. Bush.  But still pretty damning. Such government reports and commissions, as was wittily noted in the delightful program ‘Yes, Prime Minister,’ are designed to obscure rather than reveal the truth and bury awkward facts in mountains of paper. And beneath mountains of lies.  The biggest lie on both sides of the Atlantic was that the invasion and destruction of Iraq was the result of ‘faulty intelligence.’ The Bush and Blair camps  and the US and British media keep pushing this absurd line. This writer, who had covered Iraq since 1976, was one of the first to assert that Baghdad had no so-called weapons of mass destruction, and no means of delivering them even if it did. For…

Killer Robot. Further Militarization American Police

Legal Experts Raise Alarm over Shocking Use of 'Killer Robot' in Dallas
'The fact that the police have a weapon like this...is an example of the militarization of the police and law enforcement—and goes in the wrong direction' by Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Poverty and Capitalism

Richard D. Wolff: Poverty Has Always Accompanied CapitalismSunday, 03 July 2016 00:00 By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview font sizePrint 
"Poverty has always accompanied capitalism (as Thomas Piketty's work documents yet again)," says economist Richard D. Wolff.