Selected Articles: Elections in Haiti, The Co-opted “Left”, Climate Change and COP22

rainyday-aHaiti’s Rainy-Day Presidential Elections Without Clinton Thunder

By Dady Chery, November 21 2016

Haiti held presidential and legislative elections again on Sunday, November 20, and this alone was a minor victory. To reach this point, Haitians had to boycott three fraudulent elections and replace Michel Martelly’s dictatorial rule in February 2016 with an interim administration. This transition government has been sufficiently honest to verify the election results of October 2015. An Independent Committee for Electoral Evaluation and Verification discovered that about 70 percent of the ballots cast were fabricated.


The “Left” Is No Longer Left or Progressive. It Has Been Co-Opted

By Mark Taliano, November 19 2016

An effective form of suppression and control is the co-optation of the so-called “progressive left” in such a way that self-described “progressives” or “leftists” find themselves unwittingly supporting terrorism.

Climate Change

Climate Chaos Worse than the COP22 is Letting on

By Michael Welch and Dahr Jamail, November 20 2016

While the surprise victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election has dominated headlines, the annual U.N. Climate talks were taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. Whether or not the international community through these U.N. Summits constitute an authentic response to the climate crisis, there are a number of alarming trends in evidence.


Video: Crisis at the US Federal Reserve, End of the Washington Consensus?

By Nomi Prins and James Corbett, November 20 2016

In the multipolar world of the 21st century, the locus of economic attention is shifting toward Eurasia. And as journalist and author Nomi Prins notes, in this changing economic landscape, the dominance of the Federal Reserve and the Washington consensus is coming into question for the first time since the end of the Second World War.

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Canada: “A Northern Power” Once Again? NAFTA, “A Monstrous Swindle”

By David Orchard, November 21 2016

Today a new US president has said he wants to renegotiate or cancel NAFTA. In response, Canadians are being treated to a great wailing and gnashing of teeth by shortsighted leaders, and an alarmist media, about the possibility of “losing NAFTA.” Thoughtful leadership would recognize an opportunity for Canada to stand on its own two feet, step out of the straitjacket of foreign control and build the only economy that offers security and independence — one that is domestically controlled.

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