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Hillary’s State Department Pressured Haiti Not To Raise Minimum Wage to 61 cents An Hour
In Haiti, people work for peanuts. Slave wages. Less than $5 per day, but they supply the U.S. with tons of affordable clothing from big-name brands like Levi’s, Hanes and Polo. Haiti’s big advantage, compared to Asia, is their proximity to us, and thousands of Haitians are employed in the textile industry in part because of that. When Haiti passed a wage raise from $.24 per hour to $.61 per hour, American companies were predictably outraged.
U.S. companies, especially the clothing manufacturers, outsource their manufacturing to places like Haiti specifically because they can get away with paying slave wages. They would only support a minimum wage increase to $.31 per hour, and decided to get the U.S. Department of State involved to try and pressure Haiti’s government to keep the wage raise down. This took place in 2011, and Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State. Our corporations were successful, and Haitians continued to work for worse slave wages than they …

GO, DEMS! ESCALATE, ESCALATE! BOOOOOM!! Andrew Taylor, Sept 29, 2016

Point: America's NATO Divisions were installed last year immediate to Russia's Borders Counterpoint: By 2018 A Russian Division will be installed 86 miles from Alaska.
"Last week, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed that the Russian military plans to establish a coastal defense division in Chukotka, eastern Russia by 2018. Commenting on the defense minister's announcement defense analyst Sergei Ishchenko stated: "'s obvious that this is not just ordinary news, not least because what we're talking about is the creation of a serious military force just a stone's throw away from the United States: only the Bering Strait will separate the Russian coastal defense division from Alaska. At its narrowest point, that's only 86 km away. Therefore, it's worth taking a closer look at this announcement."

Shimon Peres was ‘no man of peace’: Hanan Ashrawi, Sept. 28th, 2016

Shimon Peres was ‘no man of peace’: Hanan Ashrawi, Sept. 28th, 2016  Former Israeli president Shimon Peres died aged 93. (AFP/File)By Nasoul Nazzal

The Palestinians will remember Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president, prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate as a serial killer and an iconic mass murderer. He died on Wednesday at the age of 93 due to deteriorating health after suffering a stroke in September. Palestinian senior officials who spoke to Gulf News dismissed media reports praising Peres for "moderate" policies and involvement in peace efforts.
"Peres's legacy will be remembered by the Palestinians as a tireless advocate for murdering children, perpetuating occupation and uprooting indigenous Palestinians out of their home lands," said Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. "When we celebrate and remember the legacy of Shimon Peres and his accomplishments for Israel,…


FROM HIGH ABOVE, Agadez almost blends into the cocoa-colored wasteland that surrounds it. Only when you descend farther can you make out a city that curves around an airfield before fading into the desert. Once a nexus for camel caravans hauling tea and salt across the Sahara, Agadez is now a West African paradise for people smugglers and a way station for refugees and migrants intent on reaching Europe’s shores by any means necessary. Document: U.S. Africa Command Africans fleeing unrest and poverty are not, however, the only foreigners making their way to this town in the center of Niger. U.S. military documents reveal new information about an American drone base under construction on the outskirts of the city. The long-planned project — considered the most important U.S. military construction effort in Africa, according to formerly secret files obtained by The Intercept through the Freedom of Information Act — is slated to cost $100 million, and is just one of a number of recent Ame…

Re-Electing Jeremy Corbyn: The Triumph of Momentum

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark Global Research, September 27, 2016

He has proven to be one of the most stubborn of creatures in a political sense. Unlike the dinosaur of political thinking he has been accused of being, British Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn continues to survive the meteorites, and more nuanced weapons, directed at him.
The initial strategy from Labour MPs was to oust their leader in July on procedural grounds.  The mutineers (call them the Tories in Labour clothing, the Blairites) failed to get their wishes of disqualifying Corbyn from office by a narrow 18-14 ruling by the National Executive Committee that Corbyn be allowed on the ballot even without the endorsement of 20 percent of his MPs.[1] Instead of limping away in defeat from contender Owen Smith, Corbyn strengthened his position to be, interestingly enough, Labour’s strongest leader on paper to have ever been elected.
Even prior to Corbyn’s triumph, Smith was nervous at not having the numbers for unseating…

Democrats, this is why you need to fear Hillary Clinton: The NY Times is absolutely right — she’s a bigger hawk than the Republicans, Ben Norton From April 27, 2016

Democrats, this is why you need to fear Hillary Clinton: The NY Times is absolutely right — she’s a bigger hawk than the Republicans, Ben Norton From April 27, 2016
"Clinton is the last true hawk left in the race", more belligerent than Cruz and Trump, the New York Times says

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is even more of a war hawk than her Republican counterparts, the U.S. newspaper of record says in a new report.
How Hillary Clinton Became a Hawk,” a long-form article published this week in the New York Times Magazine, details how Clinton’s hyper-hawkish “foreign-policy instincts are bred in the bone,” based on what one of her aides calls “a textbook view of American exceptionalism.” Clinton’s extreme belligerence “will likely set her apart from the Republican candidate she meets in the general election,” the Times explains, noting “neither Donald J. Trump nor Senator Ted Cruz of Texas have demonstrated anywhere near the appetite f…

The U.S. Has an Israel Problem, and Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill - By Vijay Prashad

The U.S. Has an Israel Problem, and Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill No other country has received such a large "aid" package from the United States. ByVijay Prashad / AlterNetSept.15, 2016

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The United States government, led by President Barack Obama, has pledged Israel $38 billion over ten years in military assistance. This money will include Israeli purchase of American missile defense systems—a shield against attack. But this is not what defines the deal. The money will mainly go to Israel’s offensive military capacity that includes weapon systems used against Palestinians—particularly in the frequent attacks by Israel on Gaza. The ‘aid’ package is not only for Israel—which benefits greatly from this largess—but it will be a massive boondoggle for US arms manufacturers. The United States taxpayer will pay Israel $38 billion so that Israel has to turn around and buy weapons systems from the US weapons monopoly firms. This is a cozy agreement, which bene…

Twenty-six years after Velvet Revolution, Czech Communists say history’s still in their favour, Czech Radio 7, Radio Prague

Twenty-six years after Velvet Revolution, Czech Communists say history’s still in their favour 17-11-2015 | Jan Richter Send by emailPrintSubscribe to RSS Since the fall of communism, the Czech Communist party The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy, KSČM) has established itself well on the Czech political scene. It has a stable support base, and since 1990 has not been voted out of the lower house. What is the Communist Party’s appeal for Czech voters? What is its role in the country’s political system? And what are the outlooks for the Czech Communist movement?
The leader of the Communist Party Vojtěch Filip, photo: Filip Jandourek

The end of one-party rule was one of the slogans frequently heard at public rallies during the Velvet Revolution 26 years ago. Indeed, the Czechoslovak Parliament changed the Constitution as early as November 29, cancelling Article 4 which maintained the Communist party was “the leading power in the society and the count…