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Articles by Deirdre Griswold

Let the Iranian relief ship pass!

May 20, 2015

Caleb Maupin about to board ship with humanitarian aid bound for Yemen. May 19 — A Red Crescent Society cargo ship carrying medical supplies, food, water and other humanitarian aid to Yemen from Iran is presently in the Gulf of Aden, due to arrive at the Yemeni port of Hodaida on Thursday, May [...]

Why U.S. rulers fear new investment bank

April 1, 2015

China and 21 Asian countries launch Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Britain, France, Italy and Germany have agreed to join China in establishing an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. China has already announced it will put up $50 billion in initial capital. It is too early to say what role [...]

Why U.S. rulers fear new Asian investment bank

March 24, 2015

Britain, France, Italy and Germany have agreed to join China in establishing an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. China has already announced it will put up $50 billion in initial capital. It is too early to say what role this bank will play in helping underdeveloped countries modernize their [...]

Koreans in U.S. tell Obama: ‘Normalize relations with the DPRK’

March 19, 2015

Kim Jong-un of the DPRK. Just this past Dec. 18, the lone opposition party with seats in the South Korean parliament was banned by the right-wing government there and its leaders arrested. Shortly after that, the self-proclaimed “democratic” regime in Seoul deported a Korean-American woman who [...]

What’s going on among the filthy rich

February 10, 2015

It’s easy to get angry at the super rich these days. The percentage of households in the U.S. feeling the pangs of real hunger — euphemistically referred to as “food insecurity” — remains at high levels more than six years after the economic crash of 2008. Wages are stagnant [...]

Why the lies about Korea?

January 24, 2015

If you listen only to Hollywood and Washington, you would think that the northern half of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a terrible place where the people live in prison-like conditions and the leaders (“dictators”) are totally irrational. So why is the regime in the [...]

Oil prices swoon, banks fear defaults ahead

January 15, 2015

Jan. 12 — As the extent of overproduction in the oil and gas industry sinks in with the markets, oil prices continue to swoon. Just today, the price of U.S. crude oil dropped by another 5 percent, bringing it down to $46.07 a barrel, the lowest since April 2009. Last June, the price was more than [...]

10 most dangerous jobs. Guess who’s not there?

January 15, 2015

Fishing, the most dangerous job Facts are very stubborn things. Very often they contradict what is considered general knowledge. Which raises the question: What is general knowledge? Isn’t it the opinions and attitudes fed constantly to the public through the dominant media? It takes big social [...]
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