Selected Articles: Global Economic and Geopolitical Crisis

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Trump Regime 10% Tariffs on $200 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

By Stephen Lendman, July 13, 2018

Newly announced tariffs won’t take effect before completion of a two-month review process, concluding at end of August. Trump warned he may order tariffs on $500 billion worth of Chinese goods.

In 2017, imports from China were $506 billion, US exports to the country $130 billion. The trade deficit was $375 billion last year.

The Holes in the Official Skripal Story

By Craig Murray, July 13, 2018

Russia has a decade long secret programme of producing and stockpiling novichok nerve agents. It also has been training agents in secret assassination techniques, and British intelligence has a copy of the Russian training manual, which includes instruction on painting nerve agent on doorknobs.

School of the Americas: Training Torturers & Secret Police for US-Backed Dictators Since 1946

By Kit O’Connell, July 13, 2018

For the past 69 years, many of the most notorious U.S.-backed South American dictators, along with their secret police and torturers, have learned their dark arts from a secretive American training facility.

Located in Fort Benning, Georgia, the facility changed its name from “School of the Americas” to “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation” in 2001.

EU Not Ending Greek Crisis, They End Greece

By F. William Engdahl, July 13, 2018

With great fanfare at the end of June, the 19 EU Eurozone finance ministers announced the end to the eight-year-long Greek debt crisis that brought the entire Euro structure into its deepest crisis to date. The exercise is a deep deception. The EU ministers refused to write off any Greek state debt. Instead they did a destructive interest capitalization of the existing debt, similar to what Washington did to Latin America in the 1980’s. What in fact is going on we might justifiably ask.

Haiti Fights On. Rising Fuel Prices Trigger Mass Poverty

By Philip Linder, July 13, 2018

The racist insinuation that Haitians are dangerous is clear despite the evidence and that, in spite of crushing poverty, Haiti ranks among the lowest crime and homicide rates in the hemisphere.  Meanwhile the U.S. mass shooting epidemic continues and many cities continue to challenge and set new yearly homicide records, as my own city Indianapolis did last year and threatens to repeat in 2018.

Israel Is Bulldozing Khan Al Ahmar – and with It the Two-State Solution

By Jonathan Cook, July 13, 2018

Israel finally built an access road to the West Bank village of Khan Al Ahmar last week, after half a century of delays. But the only vehicles allowed along it are the bulldozers scheduled to sweep away its 200 inhabitants’ homes.

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