Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fascists Rush In Where Reasonable Folk Are Too Bummed Out to Tread

From Jenna Orkin


Europe/Global

Right and Fringe Parties Make Gains Across Europe Amid Low Turnout
Labor Facing Worst Ever National Results
The Genteel Face of NeoFascism
British National party MEP and former National Front chairman who started political life in group set up in honour of Hitler
The Great U-Turn: Global Migration Flows Reverse for the First Time Since the Depression as Work in the Rich World Dries Up (from Rice Farmer)
Gordon Brown's Legacy Is a Nation More Divided Than Ever
World Oil Reserves Fell For First Time in Ten Years
Global Weapons Spending Hits Record Levels
Six Police Officers Accused of Torturing Drug Suspects
Sliding smoothely down the slippery slope from 'terrorists' to suspected criminals to...
The Next Big Thing: Neomedievalism (from Rice Farmer)


Americas

Bank Profits From Accounting Rules Masking Looming Loan Losses
Airlines May Lose $9 Billion This Year, IATA Says
Double the previous forecast.
Stocks Will Fall 37% or Gold Will Rally 60%
Bankruptcy Filings Reach 6000 A Day
US Jobs Propaganda Gets More Desperate
Gold and greenback go head to head for 'reserve currency' title (From Fice Farmer)
By Stepping Up to Sell China’s Bonds, Standard Chartered and HSBC May Accelerate the Yuan’s Acceptance as a Global Currency (from Rice Farmer)
Is Obama's Change Simply Cosmetic?
Peak phosphate (from Rice Farmer)
Phosphorus Famine: The Threat to Our Food Supply (from Rice Farmer)
The Amazon is Dying Peru Protest Violence Kills 22 Police

Reports
"Mexico's Drug-Related Violence," May 27, 2009. "The 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) 'Swine Flu' Outbreak: U.S. Responses to Global Human Cases," May 26, 2009.
"The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11," updated May 15, 2009.
"USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives After 15 Years: Issues for Congress," May 27, 2009.
"Identity Theft: Trends and Issues," May 27, 2009.


Central Europe/Middle East

General Says Georgia Fully Rearmed
Imports of Belorussian Milk Products Banned
Gazprom Aims to Supply 10% of U.S. Gas by 2020
Protests against Putin sweep Russia as factories go broke (Rice Farmer)
Crisis bites deep into Russian infrastructure programme
HSBC Targets Rich With Retail Banks
A War of Water


Asia/Africa

DPRK Boat Intrudes Into ROK Waters
Swaziland to Brand HIV Sufferers


Environment

Ocean Acidification to Trigger Job Losses, Scientists Warn
The scientists have caught on to the nuances of PR. Couched in terms of job loss, climate change and environmental havoc grab the attention of politicos and public alike the way warnings of dire consequences in fifty or even fifteen years never do.
Schoolgirl Allergic to 21st Century

10 comments:

OregonSurvivor said...

It must be time to let the cat out of the bag on the MSM. ABC's program Earth 2100 looks at worst case and best case scenarios. Check out their website as well, Google Earth 2100. What was missing was MCR's book!

Wonder what the EROEI is on this: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7311360

Scott said...

Thanks for the Seeking Alpha article. They're ahead of the curve.

Scott said...

Speaking of seeking Alpha, check out this link: http://seekingalpha.com/article/141605-the-coming-economic-collapse-part-1?source=article_lb_author

pcleddy said...

u r awesome! thanks for the bi-/tri- weekly compilations, very appreciated

Jeff said...

http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/06/09/mikhail-gorbachev-calls-for-new-american-revolution/
The russians do have a way of telling it like it is.Unlike our own.

Paul Davis said...

The Daily Telegraph here in the UK try to talk about falling demand and supplies without mentioning Peak Oil:

Is the West's love for oil receding for good

Mike's map is correct again with these two snippets:

"So if the recession is to blame, surely economic recovery will return the oil demand in the US, UK and the rest of Europe to normal?

Not according to Christof Ruhl, chief economist at BP. He believes that the high oil price was an exacerbating force behind the recession."

and...

"Lack of investment in new oil exploration will also push up prices by causing a shortfall in future supply. The problem is not, as many fear, that there is not enough oil in the ground to meet demand, but that many currently identified reserves are too expensive to extract or in politically difficult areas like the Middle East and Russia."

Sebastian Ronin said...

Jeff, re the Gorby article, there is nothing really earth-shattering here. The “vision” is quite pedestrian and, relative to the challenges and players involved in global geopolitics, carries the equivalent of a high school valedictory address. I just don’t think that a kinder and gentler Empire is going to cut it. However, the notion of “global perestroika” is a deft PR touch. It is much more palatable than Hank Kissinger or Gordon Brown constantly mouthing off about their New World Order.

Jenna Orkin said...

gee thanks pcleddy. great to hear from you and a particular surprise in this venue.

Greenman said...

Check out this one. Not one I have heard about on TV. I found it on FT Alphville

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15456&geo=2&size=A

Italy’s financial police has seized US bonds worth US 134.5 billion from two Japanese nationals.

This raises not just the odd question dont you think?

Brendan Carmody said...

if a picture says a thousand words this might be one of them amongst others, showing the credit crunch in overdrive:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stunoble/3531403402/in/pool-credit-crunch-uk

sadly material this rich will not be found in major media outlets "wonder why..."