Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh G-20 Summit’

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India’s run on the U.S. dollar to buy 200 tonnes of gold from the 403.3 set to be sold by the International Monetary Fund set the precious metal to an all-time high value of $1,081+, meaning the  inflated dollar has crashed to an all-time low as the U.N. reports a drop in U.S. wages.

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Police in Istanbul, Turkey fired tear gas and broke out the hose on anti-globalization protesters of the annual World Bank and International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.) meetings.

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Center for a Stateless Society news analyst Thomas Knapp on the arrest of G-20 protest organizers in their hotel room for using Twitter to mobilize demonstrations during the Pittsburgh Summit over a week ago. Elliot Madison and Martin Stolar, one of the men arrested and his attorney, were interviewed on Democracy Now! this morning. Exactly one week after police raided Mr. Martin’s hotel room home was raided, the F.B.I.forcefully raided his home and conducted a 16-hour search.  See the interview here.

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Masses in opposition to globalization demonstrated in Pittsburgh, PA against the meeting of oligarchs from the Group of 20 industrialized nations (G-20). The militarized police assaulted protesters, curbed free speech, and made overt threats to ensure the elite attendees of the highly politicized G-20 Summit were pleased.

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  • Teenage detainee released from Gitmo
  • C.I.A. report details new torure abuses including mock executions
  • Holder appoints special prosecutor to investigate torture in a limited limited probe
  • Obama was create a new rendition policy, continuing the Bush policy
  • McChrystal wants 45,000 more troops in Afghanistan
  • Israel increasing West Bank settlements
  • Pittsburgh wants 4,000 for the G-20 Summit in September (more…)

Kissinger calls Iran a ‘weak and small country with inherent limits’; Muslims and Han Chinese clash in Western China, killing 156+; G-8 to dictate radically tyrannical “green” policies; Fed economist warned of a collapse if interest rates didn’t raise in 2003;  Shanghai, HK, and Indonesia take steps away from dollar hegemony; India to steal more land from the poor to multinational corporations; Thomas Woods schools some mindless, so-called ‘progressive’ tyranny cheerleaders; and more… (more…)

U.S. military out of Iraqi cities by Tuesday; “The Scramble for Iraq’s ‘Sweet Oil'”; More violent protests in Iran; Israel intends to annex over 34,000 acres in the West Bank; Atheist youth camp in the U.K.; and more… (more…)

Violence highest in Afghanistan since 2001, Dennis Ross says talks with Iran before war are a ‘easier sell”, Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Obama’s ‘doublespeak’ regarding Iran, “U.S. Troops Out of Iraqi Cities? Think Again”, The ACLU sues the gov’t to release torture docs, Gitmo detainee kidnapped as a teenager released to his home, Iraq VP declares ‘no statehood for Kurds’, the U.S. dollar falls more. (more…)