by Mike Faulkner
Imagine that an aspiring John le Carre or a latter-day Upton Sinclair were to turn his or her literary skills to inventing a plot set during the Second World War involving a top secret espionage operation to assassinate Churchill and Stalin and kidnap Roosevelt with the intention of forcing him to pull the USA out of the war, thus handing victory to Nazi Germany.Read More »
A Journal of People report
Italy fears for its gold reserves as UK seizes Venezuela’s gold. This – Italy’s fear with its gold – is an instance of reaction to the UK bank’s seizure of Venezuela’s gold. The bank’s step will erode trust of other countries also.
The Bank of England is withholding around US$1.56 billion in gold reserves from Venezuela.
As a reaction to this step by the Bank of England, the Italian Chamber of Deputies member Claudio Borghi suggested that the Italian state’s ownership of its own gold reserves be more clearly defined in a new law.Read More »
by Glenn Greenwald
¿Quien es más vile? Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter greets megamillionaire contractor Jeff Bezos (r).
THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER HAS engaged in behavior so lowly and unscrupulous that it created a seemingly impossible storyline: the world’s richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, as a sympathetic victim.Read More »
STUDENTS in Tehran demanded the resignation of high-ranking officials at Azad University on Saturday at a large protest over the deaths of 10 people in a bus accident on Tuesday.
Thousands gathered in the campus of the university’s Science and Research Department chanting an increasingly popular anti-government slogan: “Our backs to the enemy, our face to the nation.”Read More »