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Drug and Bank Lords

Part three of the series by Eric Toussaint: The banks and the “too big to jail” doctrine... [read more]

How Uncle Sam Launders Marijuana Money

In a blatant example of “do as I say, not as I do,” the US government is profiting handsomely by accepting marijuana cash in the payment of taxes while imposing huge penalties on banks for accepting it as deposits.... [read more]

The Impunity Enjoyed by the Banks must Stop

The final part of the series by Eric Toussaint - The Banks and the “Too Big to Jail” Doctrine... [read more]

HSBC: the bank with a shameful past and scandalous present

The fourth article in the series The banks and the “too big to jail” doctrine by Eric Toussaint... [read more]

The ‘MENA’ region and the International Monetary Fund

Daniel Robicheau describes the lead up to the war in Syria and the involvement of the IMF... [read more]

Banks and the New “Too Big to Jail” Doctrine

Part 1 of the series 'Banks and the new “too big to jail” doctrine' by Eric Toussaint... [read more]

The political trial of a caring man and the end of justice in America

The political trial and 22-year sentence of Dr Rafil Dhafir, an Iraqi-born doctor and humanitarian, makes a mockery of the notion that all are equal in the eyes of US law, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

Should There Be a European Criminal Record?

Alexa Van Sickle examines the implications of a controversial new European Union initiative.... [read more]

The European Central Bank’s true priorities

Part 7 in a series of articles by Eric Toussaint - Governments submit to “Too Big to Fail” banks ... [read more]

Let’s not fool ourselves. We may not bribe, but corruption is rife in Britain

Allegations of a cover-up at Scotland Yard show that the British are as prone to malfeasance as any other nation, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Welcome to Britain, the new land of impunity

No matter the criticisms made or damage done, fat cats and politicians seem able to cling on. Often their efforts are rewarded, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Banks, Fragile Giants

Part 5 of Eric Toussaint's series Banks versus the People: the Underside of a Rigged Game shows that big banks continue playing with fire, because they are persuaded that governments will save them whenever necessary... [read more]

Banks versus the People: The Underside of a Rigged Game! (Part 2)

The European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve are at the service of the major private banks... [read more]

The Crime of Alleviating Poverty: A Local Community Currency Battles the Central Bank of Kenya

Ellen Brown reports on how former Peace Corps volunteer Will Ruddick and several residents of Bangladesh, Kenya, face a potential seven years in prison after developing a cost-effective way to alleviate poverty in Africa’s poorest slums... [read more]

Pakistan: Election under the watch of USA

Dr. Amjad Ayub Mirza explains how the inability of the PPP to benefit millions has given a chance to the Right to gain electoral ground... [read more]

Spain’s May 15 protest movement celebrates its anniversary

As the Spanish 15-M protest movement celebrates its first anniversary, LPJ Iberian correspondent, David Eade, reveals that the movement is spreading from main street to mainstream... [read more]

Venezuela Breaks Relations with Colombia

The long-running tensions between Colombia and Venezuela have escalated this week after further provocation by the Colombian government, writes Eva Golinger.... [read more]

Scoundrel with Permission

Uri Avnery on how a spate of brutal murders by recent Jewish immigrants to Israel has focused attention on the country's controversial Law of Return.... [read more]

Who's the Boss?

After a tumultuous few weeks in Israeli politics, Uri Avnery examines the worrying rhetoric emanating from the new administration.... [read more]

Shadow Networks: Violence, War and Plunder in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Colonial rivalry and capitalist exploitation are at the heart of the violence in the Congo.... [read more]

New Versus Old Right In Paraguay's Presidential Election

Ben Dangl looks at the candidates on offer in Paraguay's Presidential election.... [read more]