Europe’s impending depression is not to be discounted in terms of its relevance to this side of the Atlantic pond. Since the turn of the century, US exports to the European Union have soared from $12.3 billion per month to $30.4 billion. That latter amounts to $365 billion on an annual basis.
Needless to say, when European GDP descends into a double-digit slide, demand for US exports will plunge, causing declines in production and employment on this side of the Atlantic.Europe’s Coming Winter From Hell: Thanks for Your Sanctions War, Washington!
Despite their professed opposition to US sanctions, Bauer and his fellow hikers-turned-cellmates stand to benefit handsomely from public assets plundered from Iran by the US government.Pro-regime change journalist Shane Bauer files lawsuit seeking $10 million seized from Iran
Defense Department-sponsored “Warrior Games” featured liberal comedian Jon Stewart awarding a member of Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Azov Battalion at Disney World. The Pentagon refused to tell The Grayzone whether US taxpayers funded the foreign competitors’ travel.Jon Stewart and the Pentagon honor Ukrainian Nazi at Disney World
So, the censorship of my latest book, The Rise of the New Normal Reich: Consent Factory Essays, Vol. III (2020-2021), continues. Amazon.com has now banned the book in three countries … Germany, Austria, and The Netherlands.The Rise of the New Normal Reich: Consent Factory Essays, Vol. III, banned in Germany, Austria, and The Netherlands!
A recent report finds that the number of exit permits Israel’s military grants child patients seeking medical treatment in the occupied West Bank or Israel has dropped dramatically.Spike in children denied medical treatment by Israel’s military
TAMARACK, Minn. — In this isolated town of about 100 people, dozens of employees are at work for Talon Metals, drawing long cylinders of rock from deep in the earth and analyzing their contents. They liken their work to a game of Battleship — each hole drilled allows them to better map out where a massive and long-hidden mineral deposit is lurking below.This Remote Mine Could Foretell the Future of America’s Electric Car Industry
Moscow is raking in more revenue than ever with the help of new buyers, new traders and the world’s seemingly insatiable demand for crudeRussia Confounds the West by Recapturing Its Oil Riches
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned that a failure to place a price cap on Russian oil would hurt the global economy.Yellen discusses Russia oil price cap as Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi visits US
In 1970, Ronald Reagan was running for reelection as governor of California. He had first won in 1966 with confrontational rhetoric toward the University of California public college system and executed confrontational policies when in office. In May 1970, Reagan had shut down all 28 UC campuses in the midst of student protests against the Vietnam War and the U.S. bombing of Cambodia. On October 29, less than a week before the election, his education adviser Roger A. Freeman spoke at a press conference to defend him.
Freeman’s remarks were reported the next day in the San Francisco Chronicle under the headline “Professor Sees Peril in Education.” According to the Chronicle article, Freeman said, “We are in danger of producing an educated proletariat. … That’s dynamite! We have to be selective on who we allow [to go to college].”
In retrospect, this period was the clear turning point in America’s policies toward higher education. For decades, there had been enthusiastic bipartisan agreement that states should fund high-quality public colleges so that their youth could receive higher education for free or nearly so. That has now vanished. In 1968, California residents paid a $300 yearly fee to attend Berkeley, the equivalent of about $2,000 now. Now tuition at Berkeley is $15,000, with total yearly student costs reaching almost $40,000.
That brings us to today. Biden’s actions, while positive, are merely a Band-Aid on a crisis 50 years in the making. In 1822, founding father James Madison wrote to a friend that “the liberal appropriations made by the Legislature of Kentucky for a general system of Education cannot be too much applauded. … Enlightened patriotism … is now providing for the State a Plan of Education embracing every class of Citizens.”
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance,” Madison explained, “and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” Freeman and Reagan and their compatriots agreed with Madison’s perspective but wanted to prevent Americans from gaining this power. If we want to take another path, the U.S. will have to recover a vision of a well-educated populace not as a terrible threat, but as a positive force that makes the nation better for everyone — and so should largely be paid for by all of us.
Geneva, Switzerland – Alaska Natives have been fighting for self-determination for more than 60 years since the area became a US state through an illegitimate vote. Now, Indigenous rights’ advocates are calling on the international community to support their cause.TAG 24: “ALASKA IS AN APARTHEID STATE”: INDIGENOUS ALASKANS’ LONG FIGHT FOR SOVEREIGNTY AND DECOLONIZATION
So, the US gets a strategic buffer zone against Russia, but Russia doesn’t get one against NATO?! 🤨
The Vatican acted to mend strained relations with Ukraine on Tuesday after Pope Francis upset Kyiv by referring to RussianVatican tries to mend Ukraine ties after Kyiv protests pope comments
ultra-nationalistDarya Dugina, who was killed by a car bomb near Moscow, as an innocent victim of war.