The black hole of War: where is the money going?

Not only is the American imperialistic military machine incredibly ineffectual in their armed nation building efforts across the Middle East, the military has also been directly involved in the...

Who is paying for the Libyan conflict? YOU are!

Interesting. 8,400 missions at 50,000 per aircraft per hour would provide a tidy sum of one billion, six hundred and eighty million USD, plus munitions, plus overheads. Wow! And...

South America’s New-style Military Coup

A new form of military coup d'├ętat is emerging in South America. Today's new militarism is characterized by leftist military men who lead a rebellion, are jailed for it, and...

Midterm Power Shift Leaves Obama with Dilemma

At mid-evening , the shape of the 2010 midterm elections is becoming clear. The Republicans will take over the House of Representatives, while the Democrats retain control of the...

China must fix the global currency crisis

The prevailing exchange rate system is lopsided. China has essentially pegged its currency to the dollar while most other currencies fluctuate more or less freely. China has a two-tier system in which the capital account is strictly controlled; most other currencies don't distinguish between current and capital accounts.

The crack in the roof of the world: ‘Yes, global warming is real –...

By MICHAEL HANLON Around me is an endless expanse of searing white beneath an unmarked blue August sky. In front of me is a roaring, angry river of...