REBEL YELL: ‘Massa Critica’, rebel youth movements buzz in the old city of Naples – By Jasper Finkeldey and Mauro Pinto


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“…With Italy’s banking crisis currently intensifying, the prospects for the younger generations look increasingly bleak. At social centers like 081, volunteers try to provide alternative vision for this generation’s future”:

(Naples Rising’, rebel youth movements buzz in the old city – By Jasper Finkeldey and Mauro Pinto)

The buzz of Naples’s squares and bars at night is electrifying. Public life reaches its high after sizzling hot afternoons. The Southern Italian regional capital of Campania has become a frontrunner of social movement mobilization. At present more than 20 buildings are occupied throughout the city with a vibrant activist scene organizing cultural events, political discussions, free health care, and language classes for immigrants – providing an alternative vision of the city. People who have lost their homes in the economic crisis take refuge in occupied spaces.

Nowhere can social struggles be better observed than in…

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DAS KAPITAL: Exposing The 4 Fallacies Of Modern Monetary Policy – By Alasdair Macleod


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“…The Cantillon effect – It amounts to a wealth transfer from the poorest in society, the unskilled workers, pensioners and small savers, to the government and its agents. Bankers, licensed to produce credit out of thin air at no cost, thrive. The second receivers, the businesses that benefit from bank credit and unfunded government contracts, do almost as well. The result is government, banks and their close supporters enjoy a wealth benefit at the expense of ordinary people”:

(Saving The System: Exposing The 4 Fallacies Of Modern Monetary Policy – By Alasdair Macleod)

Monetary policy, we are told, is all about staving off recession and stimulating economic growth.

However, not only is monetary debasement in any form counterproductive and destroys the personal wealth of the masses, but the economists who devised today’s monetarism have completely lost their way.

This article addresses the confusion surrounding this subject…

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REALPOLITIK: ‘Thinking Through the Unthinkable’, RAND Corporation Lays out Scenarios for US War with China – By Peter Symonds


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“…The new study indicates that such a shift in thinking is underway in Washington. And while the RAND Corporation study dismisses the possibility of nuclear war, other imperialist strategists are planning for such an eventuality”:

(‘Thinking Through the Unthinkable’, RAND Corporation Lays out Scenarios for US War with China – By Peter Symonds)

A new study by the RAND Corporation titled “War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable” is just the latest think tank paper devoted to assessing a US war against China. The study, commissioned by the US Army, provides further evidence that a war with China is being planned and prepared in the upper echelons of the American military-intelligence apparatus.

That the paper emerges from the RAND Corporation has a particular and sinister significance. Throughout the Cold War, RAND was the premier think tank for “thinking the unthinkable”—a phrase made notorious by RAND’s chief…

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COVER-UP: ‘Project SHAD’, Deception in Open Waters

The countries doing those deceptive things and covering them up are the ones preaching transparency to weak and developing countries. What a shame.


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– ... Chemical and biological agents were introduced to unaware military personnel in their vessels. Some of the nerve agents and chemicals included VX nerve gas, Tabun gas, Sarin, Soman and the marker chemicals zinc sulfide, cadmium sulfide and QNB. All done without consent”:

Project SHAD: Deception in open waters


The following state/government sponsored bio-terror tests (attacks) occurred during Project SHAD, specifically from 1962-1971. The historical record of state sponsored bio-terror is littered with unprovoked attacks on unsuspecting soldiers and citizens alike. The fact that state sponsored bio-terror tests (attacks) exist in mass confirms not only that government is the serial bio-terrorist, but that it will strike again in the near future.

Currently, Israel is the only modern nation that has not signed the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention  (refusal to engage in offensive biological warfare, stockpiling, and use of biological weapons). Also…

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Failing Still to Address Poverty Directly: Growth Mindset as Deficit Ideology

Food for thought and further thought.

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Reporting in Education Week, Evie Blad explains:

Having a growth mindset may help buffer students from low-income families from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, researchers found in a first-of-its kind, large-scale study of 168,000 10th grade students in Chile.

But poor students in the study were also less likely to have a growth mindset than their higher-income peers, researchers found.

Similar to the popularity of “grit” and “no excuses” policies, growth mindset has gained a great deal of momentum as a school-based inoculation for the negative impact of poverty on children.

The binaries of growth and fixed mindsets are often grounded in the work of Carol Dwek, and others, who defines each as follows:

According to Dweck, “In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead…

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HIDDEN HISTORY: The Hidden History of Congo’s Uranium, Stolen to Destroy Hiroshima – By Joe Lauria

No matter the time it takes, anything done in time gets known. That is the case of America’s sourcing of Uranium from Congo for the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The unnecessary and inhuman action visited on the Japanese is the height of man’s inhumanity and of the recklessness of the powerful against the weak, with America using the atomic bomb under the cover of war which was near end anyway.


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“…The Japanese were ready to surrender, and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing,” Eisenhower said. Though Generals Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur and three other senior American military commanders were opposed to using the bomb, Truman dropped it anyway, not to end the war and save lives, as most historians now agree, but to test the weapon and send a message to the world”:

(The secret race to get Congo’s ore to destroy Hiroshima – By Joe Lauria)

Since the first use of a nuclear weapon in Hiroshima 71 years ago today, on Aug. 6, 1945, the story of where the uranium for the bomb came from and the covert operation the U.S. employed to secure it has been little known.

That is until the publication next week in the United States of a new book, Spies in the Congo, by British…

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Don’t Blunt the Spearhead: Why the Proposed Revision of Indonesia’s KPK Law is a Bad Idea

The thoughts in this blog need be studied and the effort at reworking the law reconsidered or retooled.

GAB | The Global Anticorruption Blog

Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, or “KPK”) was established in the hope that an independent anti-graft agency would effectively and fearlessly combat endemic corruption in Indonesia. True to its purposes, the KPK, in collaboration with other actors, has become one of Indonesia’s few anticorruption success stories. Since its establishment in 2003, the KPK has successfully charged 82 legislators in the parliament for corruption—a remarkable achievement in a country that has been known for the impunity of its political elite. After the appointment of its newest team of commissioners in 2015, the KPK has furthered its success in catching corrupt public officials, one of which was again a member of Indonesia’s House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat, or “DPR”). It is safe to say that the KPK can indeed be deemed the “spearhead” of Indonesia’s corruption eradication efforts.

Yet, as an Indonesian proverb has it…

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