In what can be interpreted as a dry run for other countries, financiers intend to reduce Greece to a vassal state that has no control over its finances, with its tax revenues used to pay banks instead of for government functions.
The strength of the democrats is the folly and mean-spiritedness of the republicans. Programs to support the economy were rejected every time with the sole goal of bad economic data making difficult or impossible Obama's reelection. Romney/Ryan rely on the short memory of voters who blame only Obama for the faltering economy. Obstructionism should be the issue. The choice is between Romnesia and racism.
Manila, Philippines: “Every time you open a bottle of Coca-Cola, please remind the company to respect workers’ rights,” this is the plea made by Coca-Cola union leaders this morning during a press conference. They are asking the patrons of the soft drink giant to support their struggle against employment policies that destroys regular jobs.
The Ross article includes a review of companies in the business of medical writing, including Scientific Therapeutics of New York. Ross’s research uncovered one of their memos to Merck dated 1999 in which the status of eight separate reports was mentioned.
Once the source of hope, the US is often a source of fear. Closing most of the 700+ bases would be a step from empire to republic. Security is a political and social challenge, not only a military project. Development should be a right, not only a hope and a promise. The future should be open and dynamic, not closed and static where the poor are forgotten.