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El Chapo Guzmán, Washington's Drug Problem, and the North American Police State

El Chapo Guzmán, Washington's Drug Problem, and the North American Police State
Well, he's done it again! Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as "El Chapo", head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel and formerly the most-wanted billionaire drug lord in Mexico (and elsewhere), escaped from a Mexican maximum security federal prison outside Mexico City a few weeks ago. In 2001, Guzman escaped from another maximum security federal prison. The story this time goes that a 50cm diameter hole was found in his cell, protected from the...
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The Greek coup: Liquidity as a weapon of coercion

The Greek coup: Liquidity as a weapon of coercion
"My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse. Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract." — The Godfather (1972) In the modern global banking system, all banks need a credit line with the central bank in order to be part of the payments system. Choking off that credit line was a form of blackmail the Greek government couldn't refuse. Former Greek finance...
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Ukrainian poll fail: 84% would entrust Putin to lead Ukraine

Ukrainian poll fail: 84% would entrust Putin to lead Ukraine
A new information tragedy in Ukraine. It started so innocently: the nationally conscious patriotic website Nedelya.ua organized a survey. The question was: which politician would you entrust with governing your country? 41,664 votes were cast. The results were a knock-out blow for the organizers--a full and crushing victory for Vladimir Putin. Treason! Let's look at the results: Putin: 84% (34,905 votes)Lukashenko: 5% (2032)Xi Jinping 2%...
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Gaza's Black Friday: Israel stands accused of war crimes, murdering 75 children during indiscriminate 2014 slaughter

Gaza's Black Friday: Israel stands accused of war crimes, murdering 75 children during indiscriminate 2014 slaughter
Israeli forces have been accused of carrying out war crimes during a day of "carnage" in the Gaza Strip that has been called Black Friday. A report by Amnesty International on alleged atrocities in Rafah during last year's conflict with Hamas claims Israeli forces killed at least 135 Palestinian civilians, including 75 children, following the capture of a soldier. Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, 23, was with a unit searching for tunnels between Gaza...

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