Using “American Power Wisely”: AFRICOM’s Imperialist Quest

Published: Sunday 30 December 2012


In the morning after Christmas, I listened to a video from Democracy Now! detailing the day’s headlines. What I heard announced by Amy Goodman angered me greatly: “U.S. Army teams will be deploying to as many as 35 African countries early next year for training programs and other operations as part of an increased Pentagon role in Africa. The move would see small teams of U.S. troops dispatched to countries with groups allegedly linked to al-Qaeda…The teams are from a U.S.

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NDAA Under Attack

Ashley Curtin
NationofChange / News Investigation
Published: Sunday 30 December 2012
Without defining terms such as “support” of al-Qaeda or “associated forces,” the law could be used to indefinitely imprison journalist and activists who have had contact with people that the U.S. deems a “terrorist” or a “part of a terrorist organization.”
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With backing from civil liberties groups and journalists alike, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), passed in the Senate about a year ago, has come under attack in federal courts. Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and NationofChange contributor, Chris Hedges, and other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit challenging the terms of the law stating it “anti-constitutional” and against basic human rights.



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Ashley Curtin is an exclusive reporter for NationofChange writing on trending topics such as politics, the economy, human rights and the environment from around the world. Before this, she was a features reporter at Daily Breeze, a local newspaper in Southern California, writing a variety of stories with focus in the field of science and medicine, arts and entertainment. Ashley is a transplant from Boston now calling Los Angeles her home.

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Theodoric Meyer
ProPublica / Op-Ed
Published: Sunday 30 December 2012
As Washington tries to hash out a deal, we've taken a step back to break down the numbers behind our deficit.

How Bad is Our Debt Problem, Anyway? And Will a Deal Fix it?

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Theodoric Meyer is an intern at ProPublica. He has also written for the New York Times, the Seattle Times, and GlobalPost. 

Rapid growth despite 112%

Rapid growth despite 112% debt to GDP ratio and low cost financing of 200% GDP by Japan shows how inadequately classical and neo-liberal economic theory is in describing the economies of sovereign currency issuing, free floating exchange countries. Modern Money Theory explains these and other misconceptions of our economy. Check it out at New Economic Perspectives.

This offering is simplistic

This offering is simplistic and leaves total debt out of the analysis. Total debt comprises not only the Federal government debts but also state, municipal, corporate and personnel debt and the ability of business and the people to make payments on this total debt. Here's a tax tip, there is no federal law which requirers a worker to file a federal tax return but if you do it had better be filled out correctly. All this debt owed is simply because the world operates under a debt based monetary system where money is created out of thin air as debt with added interest owed to the banking class. The system is better than alchemy for the bankers. Imagine if you could create money out of nothing by just saying you have it and then lending it out and charging interest on the debt owed to you. Of course it doesn't have to be this way. The Federal Government has the power to print money and spend it into circulation without there being any debt attached to this money just as Lincoln did with greenbacks during the Civil War. In fact if this method were to followed today the combined national, state and municipal dedts owed to the banking class could be totally wiped out in a few years. Taxes would actually begin to decline as the need raise revenues to pay the principal and interest on bank owed debts would cease. This total amounts to every nickel taken in through taxes before the government spends a dime on the services it provides to the people. The very corrupt but sweet deal the bankers won from government at the expense of the nation and it's people would end and all this nonsense of deficits and debt would be relegated to a very bad episode in history....

and what of inflation????

and what of inflation????

This offering is simplistic

This offering is simplistic and leaves total debt out of the analysis. Total debt comprises not only the Federal government debts but also state, municipal, corporate and personnel debt and the ability of business and the people to make payments on this total debt. Here's a tax tip, there is no federal law which requirers a worker to file a federal tax return but if you do it had better be filled out correctly. All this debt owed is simply because the world operates under a debt based monetary system where money is created out of thin air as debt with added interest owed to the banking class. The system is better than alchemy for the bankers. Imagine if you could create money out of nothing by just saying you have it and then lending it out and charging interest on the debt owed to you. Of course it doesn't have to be this way. The Federal Government has the power to print money and spend it into circulation without there being any debt attached to this money just as Lincoln did with greenbacks during the Civil War. In fact if this method were to followed today the combined national, state and municipal dedts owed to the banking class could be totally wiped out in a few years. Taxes would actually begin to decline as the need raise revenues to pay the principal and interest on bank owed debts would cease. This total amounts to every nickel taken in through taxes before the government spends a dime on the services it provides to the people. The very corrupt but sweet deal the bankers won from government at the expense of the nation and it's people would end and all this nonsense of deficits and debt would be relegated to a very bad episode in history....

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