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Michael T. Klare – Debacle at Doha

Sunday, April 17th was the designated moment.  The world’s leading oil producers were expected to bring fresh discipline to the chaotic petroleum market and spark a return to high prices. Meeting in Doha, the glittering capital of petroleum-rich Qatar, the oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), along with such key non-OPEC producers as Russia and …

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Michelle P. – The Dark Side Of Depending On Black Gold: Case Study, Qatar

The development of oil prices between 2014 and 2016 has seen a sharp decline from well over $100 in mid-2014 to under $30 in early 2016. While for most of us in the West, the impact of the dramatic dip in oil prices is limited to a pleasant reduction in the cost of filling up at the gas station, this article …

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Pepe Escobar – EXCLUSIVE: The Secret Behind the Next Global Crash

Yet there will be. And the stage is already set for it. Selected Persian Gulf traders, and that includes Westerners working in the Gulf confirm that Saudi Arabia is unloading at least $1 trillion in securities and crashing global markets under orders from the Masters of the Universe – those above the lame presidency of Barack Obama. Those were the days when the House of Saud would as much as flirt with such …

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Sonali Kolhatkar – I Wish You a Merry Christmas—Even Though I’m a Nonbeliever

I’ve been celebrating Christmas for as long as I can remember. As a child, I believed in Santa Claus and was rewarded every December for that temporary faith with a varied, if modest, set of gifts. But I am not a Christian, although my mother was born a Catholic. During Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, I often decorated the …

People Should Control the Food System, Not Corporations – Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Stanka Becheva

For those among us interested in how we can feed the world, we would recommend a visit to the alternative People’s EXPO instead of the official Milan (Italy) EXPO 2015, a massive exhibition supposedly aimed at bringing the global community together to ‘make progress on issues of international importance.’ Twenty million visitors are expected at the EXPO 2015 in Milan, a €1.3 billion …

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Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions – Jackie Kucinich

Both Bill Clinton and his family’s charity have been tied to soccer’s governing body, as well as Qatar’s disastrous World Cup bid. And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news. The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer’s governing body and has partnered with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association on several …

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Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s First Freely Elected President, Sentenced to Death – Deirdre Fulton

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants to death for their role in a 2011 mass prison break. Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was ousted by the military in July 2013 after days of street protests by Egyptians demanding that he be removed because of his divisive rule. His overthrow …

The Potentate Of Prague — How the War Party in Washington is Losing Eastern Europe, Hillary Clinton Too – John Helmer

Andrej Babis is the one of the wealthiest men in eastern Europe — if you bite bread, read a newspaper, fill your car with fuel, or put fertilizer on your window box in Prague, chances are you owe Babis money. He is also Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Finance Minister, and candidate to become the next Czech President. …