newslog 8 August 2009


Richard Moore

Richard C. Cook: Is Earth an ‘Ill-Fated Planet’?

To esoteric knowledge the Universe is a vast living being, conceived in glory, resplendent in its multidimensional complexity. This idea of a Universe evolving in the direction of greater refinement is much different from the usual academic concepts which view it as an accidental sputtering mechanism doomed to expire like a cinder or collapse like a leaky balloon.

Murray Dobbin: Left Needs Soul Searching

If progressives, whether in unions, activist groups or political parties, don’t soon begin doing politics differently — radically differently — they will fail to show that “a better world is possible.” And the price of failure will be catastrophic.  

Chossudovsky: Martial Law and the Militarization of Public Health

There is ample evidence, documented in numerous reports, that the WHO’s level 6 pandemic alert is based on fabricated evidence and a manipulation of the figures on mortality and morbidity resulting from the N1H1 swine flu. 

Michel Boddington – Laos: Land of Plenty in Apocalyptic Times

I have been amazed to read that the great new financial elite of USA – for example, Tim Geithner and Ben Bernanke (not quite so new – more recycled) – are predicting a resumption of economic growth by the end of this year, or perhaps early in 2010, or certainly in 2011.  No. There will be no resumption of traditional economic growth this side of 2015 at the very earliest.  Perhaps never. 

M K Bhadrakumar: China dips its toe in the Black Sea

Imagine a new Cold War but one in which the two superpowers are economically the same size, which was never true in the old Cold War because the USSR was always a lot poorer than the USA. 

 Or, if you prefer an older analogy, imagine a rerun of the Anglo- German antagonism of the early 1900s, with America in the role of Britain and China in the role of imperial Germany. This is a better analogy because it captures the fact that a high level of economic integration does not necessarily prevent the growth of strategic rivalry and ultimately conflict. 

swine flu articles

According to MSNBC, the CDC has found that rapid tests to diagnose the “swine flu” can be wrong as much as nine times out of ten. The “best” test was wrong half the time, the CDC found. 

Global Research: The Worldwide H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic

According to CNN, the Pentagon is “to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials.” 

National Guard asked to explain ‘internment’ jobs

An ad campaign featured on a U.S. Army website seeking those who would be interested in being an “Internment/Resettlement” specialist is raising alarms across the country, generating concerns that there is some truth in those theories about domestic detention camps, a roundup of dissidents and a crackdown on “threatening” conservatives.