Philippine security forces yesterday captured a fugitive former army general wanted over the kidnapping of two students, fulfilling a promise by President Benigno Aquino to bring high-profile criminal suspects to justice.
“History shows that the United States has benefited politically and economically from wars in Europe. The huge outflow of capital from Europe following the First and Second World Wars, transformed the U.S. into a superpower … Today, faced with economic decline, the US is trying to precipitate another European war to achieve the same objective.”
– Sergey Glazyev, Russian politician and economist
With his book and the data, Thomas Piketty has shaken the self-understanding of the US. In 2010, the richest one percent had 20 percent of the total income. In the 1970s the share was under 10 percent.
by IG Metal, Verdi service union and Christoph Butterwegge
11 Aug 2014
The TTIP. the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US, is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible
IG Metal, Verdi service union and C Butterwegge comment.