The IMF Is Not Done Destroying Greece Yet

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, Austerity is over, proclaimed the IMF this week. And no doubt attributed that to the ‘successful’ period of ‘five years of belt tightening’ a.k.a. ‘gradual fiscal consolidation’ it has, along with its econo-religious ilk, imposed on many of the world’s people. Only, it’s not true […]

'Defense' – The U.S. Military Outspends These Countries Combined

Not long into Trump’s presidency, he announced his plans to increase the country's defense budget in 2018 by 54 billion dollars. The extra money is seen as necessary in order to "rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it". Whether justified or not, this extra outlay […]

‘We want to be as big as Anglo,” says Seriti’s Teke

MIKE Teke, chairman of Masimong Group Holdings, is not wanting for ambition. Masimong Group’s 25% stake in Seriti Resources, the company that earlier this month successfully bid R2.3bn for Anglo American’s Eskom-dedicated thermal coal mines, could be the beginning of something significant in South African mining. “We want to build something really big in the […]

Can Macron Save The World? Save France?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The markets appear giddy over the election prospects of Emanuel Macron in France. Equities are up along with bond yields. Gold is down. Macron won round one of the French election Sunday and will square off against Marine Le Pen in round two on May 7. He is widely expected […]

Zuma nephew declares Atha-Africa Yzermyn venture clean

AS if wanting to mine coal in a protected area was not controversial enough, Indian firm Atha-Africa Ventures is also fighting a rearguard action against allegations it may be corrupt. The allegations mainly turn on the fact the company was able to win an integrated water use licence (IWUL) and environmental authorisation (EA) for its […]

Japanese Demand For Nuclear Shelters Soars Amid North Korea Tensions

While Hawaiian officials are pushing to re-open fallout shelters, the people of another island (considerably closer, and well within range) are actively preparing for a worst case scenario from North Korea. As Reuters reports, sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead […]

Venezuela's Maduro – Selling The Golden Goose

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, Venezuela is a naturally rich nation. It’s ranked seventh worldwide for biodiversity and has the world’s largest reserves of oil. This is a country that deserves, more than most, to thrive. However, as in all countries, it passes through economic cycles and, when on a downward curve, would-be leaders […]

WOW! This is what Jeff is reading, for China Rising Radio Sinoland

                                      As a service to China Rising Radio Sinoland fans, author and analyst Jeff J. Brown is going to start listing here the 10-20 most recent articles, media, etc., that he has read and likely researched. Call… […]

Cherokee Nation Files Lawsuit Against Big Pharma Over Opioid Epidemic

Authored by Alex Thomas via TheAntiMedia.org, Late last week, lawyers representing the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical companies, claiming they have pumped dangerous painkillers into Native American communities in Oklahoma. The Washington Post obtained a copy of the court filing and reported that the companies are accused of breaking laws by “failing […]

"Don't Open It" – 9 Mexican States On Alert After Radioactive Material Stolen

In light of the recent spate of emergency drills and nuclear attack preparedness plans across the United States, it seemed notable that an unknown amount of stolen radioactive material has prompted the head of national emergency services to issue an alert today in nine Mexican states. A vehicle carrying mobile industrial radiography equipment filled with […]

Bernie To Introduce $15 Federal Minimum Wage Legislation On Wednesday

We all knew it was coming and now it has finally been confirmed that the Senate’s favorite Socialist will introduce legislation later this week calling for a $15 federal minimum wage.  The pending release of the bill was confirmed earlier today by Bloomberg’s Josh Eidelson.  Apparently co-sponsored by fellow liberals, Senator Murray, Keith Ellison, Bobby […]

The Geopolitics Of Nuclear Weapons Explained (In 3 Simple Maps)

Authored by George Friedman, Xander Snyder, and Chyenne Ligon via MauldinEconomics.com, Nuclear bombs have a strange quality: They are a type of weapon that countries spend enormous sums of money to develop but don’t actually intend to use. While chemical weapons have been frequently used in war, no country has detonated a nuclear bomb since […]

Canadians Get "A Little Mad" As Refugees Continue To Flood In From U.S.

Just over a month ago we highlighted the comments of one recently deported Mexican nationalist who told Reuters that illegally immigrating to the U.S. was over, courtesy of the Trump administration, and that it was “Canada’s turn” to welcome the world’s immigrants with open arms. “For those without documents, I think (the United States) is […]

Is The Fed About To Drop The MOAB On Wall Street?

Authored by Michael Pento via PentoPort.com, Wall Street and our central bank are in for a rude awakening very soon! The idea that the US economy is on stable footing and about to experience a surge in growth is ridiculous. Hence, the consensus that the Fed can normalize interest rates and its balance sheet is […]

Alibaba's Jack Ma Sees "Decades Of Pain Ahead" Thanks To Internet Disruption

'Adapt or die miserable' appears to be the message from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma. The Alibaba founder warned that people should prepare for decades of social upheaval and pain as the internet disrupts the global economy. “In the next 30 years, the world’s pain will be much greater than its happiness,” Ma said at an […]

G. Edward Griffin: Exposing The Creature From Jekyll Island

Authored by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com, G. Edward Griffin, the author of the seminal book on the formation of the Federal Reserve, The Creature of Jekyll Island, joins the podcast this week to add his perspective to our ongoing critical examination of the Fed and the impact its actions are having on society. Meeting Ed […]