Who is Foreign Aid For? Foreigners or U.S. Corporations? Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse)
The fall of President Bling-Bling: Driven from police cells at 2am, Sarkozy – the French peacock who married a supermodel and lived like a king – faces ten years amid lurid claims he took millions from Gaddafi DailyMail. This may be the best DailyMail headline EVAH. Lee: “See ‘Nation Led by Sleazy Crooks’ at end of this article for a rundown of predecessors’ corruption:
Monsanto and Foreign Aid: Forcing El Salvador’s Hand Foreign Policy (furzy mouse)
Campaign for Basic Income Guarantee Inaugurated in Canada CommonDreams (Nikki)
The Silence of American Hawks About Kiev’s Atrocities Nation (Carolinian)
Kurdish Leader in Iraq Sets Path to Independence Vote Wall Street Journal (Lee)
Owen Bennett-Jones · How should we think about the Caliphate? London Review of Books
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Germany Getting Ready To Divorce U.S. Ally Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
Moscow seeks to tighten grip online Financial Times
Phones, shoes to face scrutiny as airport security tightened: U.S. Reuters. EM: “The obligatory pre-holiday GWOT scare propaganda.”
‘Right to be forgotten’ opens can of worms for Google Financial Times. See the first comment. Google has made the process, as usual, opaque and unaccountable. (Nikki)
Scoop from the End of Empire
U.S. Taps Hollywood to Outfit Elite Troops Wall Street Journal
Californians Keep Up With Joneses’ Water Use New York Times
Field Notes from a Mirage Counterpunch (Carolinian)
From Obama, a pivot from focus on income divide Washington Post. Translation: Obama can’t even bring himself to fake it as a class warrior.
Paying Employees to Stay, Not to Go New York Times. This sort of thing is so rare as to be deemed to be news these days….
US Democracy Movement Engages In Nationwide Rolling Rebellion For Real Democracy Rolling Rebellion. We’ll se when this gets beyond the “first they ignore you” stage.
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