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  • Free Speech Under Foreign Assault – by Robert Spencer

    10/09/2009 7:04:56 AM PDT · by Psion · 8 replies · 822+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | October 9, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    By Robert Spencer October 9, 2009 FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE Does the United States Constitution protect the freedom of speech of American citizens, or does it not? In this era of globalization, the answer is becoming increasingly muddled. Thursday, an American citizen, Paul Williams, went on trial in Canada. He is charged with violating Canadian libel laws in charges he made in his book The Dunces of Doomsday about a jihad terror cell at McMaster University in Ontario. Likewise in Brazil, an American business writer, Joseph Sharkey, is on trial for what he wrote about Brazilian air-traffic controllers after he...
  • UN calls for new reserve currency

    10/06/2009 10:32:16 AM PDT · by djf · 42 replies · 1,307+ views
    ISTANBUL — The United Nations called on Tuesday for a new global reserve currency to end dollar supremacy which has allowed the United States the "privilege" of building a huge trade deficit. "Important progress in managing imbalances can be made by reducing the reserve currency country?s 'privilege' to run external deficits in order to provide international liquidity," UN undersecretary-general for economic and social affairs, Sha Zukang, said.
  • 'India To Play Key Role In GE's Operation Disruption'

    09/30/2009 10:12:48 AM PDT · by khnyny · 5 replies · 525+ views
    EconomicTimes ^ | September 30, 2009 | Vinod Mahanta
    The ninth chairman and CEO of General Electric, Jeffrey Immelt , has upended the traditional innovation model. Among his radical ideas to fire up the $183-billion conglomerate are putting India and China at the centre of a management model that talks of developing products in emerging markets and distributing them globally. In an e-mail interview with ET , Immelt discusses the idea and GE’s India plans. Excerpts: You are expected to make some announcements regarding investments and joint ventures in India. Can you give us some details? India represents one of the significant growth markets for GE globally and we...
  • Obama to Usher In New World Order at G-20

    09/25/2009 8:57:17 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 93 replies · 4,569+ views ^ | Friday, September 25, 2009 | Kelly Chernenkoff
    <p>President will announce Friday morning a significant expansion of the consortium of countries that tackles global economic and climate change issues.</p> <p>In a surprising late-night twist on the eve of the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, FOX News has learned President Obama will announce Friday morning a significant expansion of the consortium of countries that tackles global economic and climate change issues.</p>
  • Dollar under scrutiny at G20 summit

    09/24/2009 8:18:57 AM PDT · by BAW · 24 replies · 1,663+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-24-2009 | P.Parameswaran
    The embattled US dollar is expected to come under scrutiny at a summit of developing and industrialized nations following China-led calls to review its role as a reserve currency. The dollar issue is bound to surface at the two-day meeting in Pittsburgh as US President Barack Obama and other leaders of the Group of 20 economies debate a new framework for tackling the so called global "economic imbalances" blamed for fuelling the latest financial crisis. "Though not clear how the plan would be enforced, it would involve measures such as the US cutting its deficits and saving more, China reducing...
  • Obama to push for new economic world order (Drudge Headline)

    09/22/2009 6:03:41 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 109 replies · 4,989+ views ^ | Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:19pm EDT | Alister Bull
    U.S. to push for new economic world order at G20 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will urge world leaders this week to launch a new push in November to rebalance the world economy, but there are doubts national governments will bow to external advice. A document outlining the U.S. position ahead of the September 24-25 Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh said exporters, which include China, Germany and Japan, should consume more, while debtors like the United States ought to boost savings. "The world will face anemic growth if adjustments in one part of the global economy are not...
  • UN wants new global currency to replace dollar

    09/08/2009 7:46:38 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 117 replies · 4,994+ views via Drudge ^ | Sept. 7, 2009 | By Edmund Conway, Economics Editor
    In a radical report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said the system of currencies and capital rules which binds the world economy is not working properly, and was largely responsible for the financial and economic crises. -snip- "Replacing the dollar with an artificial currency would solve some of the problems related to the potential of countries running large deficits and would help stability," said Detlef Kotte, one of the report's authors. "But you will also need a system of managed exchange rates. Countries should keep real exchange rates [adjusted for inflation] stable. Central banks would have...
  • Benedict XVI explains gifts and limitations of free market economy

    07/07/2009 10:13:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 1,127+ views
    cna ^ | July 7, 2009
    Vatican City, Jul 7, 2009 / 08:56 am (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI's highly anticipated social encyclical, titled “Love in Truth,” takes on the complex issue of what the global economy should look like. In his analysis, real development can be achieved by seeking to convert individual people, and not the economy, which is only an instrument. The global financial crisis places on display the “pernicious effects of sin,” the Holy Father said as he began the third chapter of his new encyclical. At the root of the current meltdown, the Pope explained that he finds three false convictions: that man...
  • UN Conference adopts wide-ranging proposals to mitigate world economic crisis

    06/27/2009 8:09:01 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies · 808+ views ^ | June 27, 2009 |
    Page 1 of 2 UNITED NATIONS, June 27 (KUNA) -- Amid US and European reservation, a High-Level UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development late Friday adopted by consensus a final outcome document containing a sweeping action plan to help mitigate the effect of the economic crisis on the developing countries. General Assembly President Father Miguel d'Escoto, who convened the conference, hailed the consensus as the "first step in a long process of putting the world on a new path towards solidarity, stability and sustainability." He was also gratified that the UN or...
  • Commodities, Globality and the Next Billion Customers

    06/22/2009 8:48:05 AM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 259+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 6/22/09
    What is the end result of globalization? A new era of international hypercompetition - and sky-high commodities prices - called "globality," says Harold [Hal] L. Sirkin, co-author of 2008's "Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything." Sirkin, senior partner of the Boston Consulting Group's Chicago office, has written about globality's impact on businesses and the markets for BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review and the New York Times. He's also a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business News, MSNBC and CNN. Associate Editor Lara Crigger recently chatted with Sirkin about globality, including how it impacts commodities supply and demand, which...
  • Developing a Greener Third World [with your money]

    06/07/2009 8:35:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 537+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 7, 2009 | By TOM ZELLER Jr
    NEW YORK — If the United States and every wealthy country in the world were to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to zero tomorrow and there were no change in the developing world, “the crisis would still overtake us,” said Al Gore, the former vice president of the United States, at a forum in New York City last week. Whether or not that is precisely true, the implication almost certainly is. Little progress can be made in addressing the global climate crisis, after all, unless common cause is found between rich countries, who created the problem in becoming so, and poorer...
  • U.N. Red and U.S. “Progressives” Plan Socialist World Government

    06/05/2009 4:58:32 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies · 1,030+ views
    Accuracy in the Media / ^ | May 26, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Times interviewed Paul Oquist, D’Escoto’s senior adviser for the conference, who sat beneath portraits of Fidel Castro of Cuba, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, among others. While meaningless United Nations hand-wringing over the North Korean nuclear weapons program garners the headlines, the world body is moving ahead with a global conference to lay the groundwork for world government financed by global taxes. The communist head of the U.N. General Assembly is leading the effort, but he is getting crucial support from "progressive" economists who advise the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party. The United Nations...
  • Barack Obama Torpedos Bangalore -- Again

    05/05/2009 4:34:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 766+ views
    There he goes again, bashing Bangalore. Not for the first time, US President Barack Obama invoked India’s much-celebrated economic hotspot, which has become an all-encompassing metaphor to describe everything from job loss to globalization, to rally Americans for a protectionist cause. At a White House event on Monday to unveil tax reforms aimed at forcing American multinationals to pay corporate taxes -- and keep jobs -- at home, Obama lashed out at the current US system, saying it encouraged paying ''lower taxes if you create a job in Bangalore, India, than if you create one in Buffalo, New York.'' The...
  • Globalization and the New World Order

    04/03/2009 2:39:07 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 3 replies · 295+ views
    Globalization and the New World Order by Michael D. O’Brien “Is this not the time for all to work together for a new constitutional organization of the human family, truly capable of ensuring peace and harmony between peoples, as well as their integral development? But let there be no misunderstanding. This does not mean writing the constitution of a global super-State.” — Pope John Paul II, Message for the World Day of Peace, 2003 “Fighting poverty requires attentive consideration of the complex phenomenon of globalization. ... The reference to globalization should also alert us to the spiritual and moral implications...
  • CFR’s World Government Platform

    03/31/2009 11:32:05 PM PDT · by The Conservative Yogini · 9 replies · 611+ views
    The Gadfly ^ | The Gadfly
    All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.. – Shakespeare, As You Like It Remember all those “conspiracy theorists” who would continually remind (or attempt to remind) America that most of our government is comprised of and powered by the CFR (Council of Foreign Relations)? Remember how people laughed at these harbingers of doom as if they were crazy? Well, crazy no more. Here is a bit from its program, The International Institutions of Global Governance Program: The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched a comprehensive five-year program on international institutions and global governance....
  • U.N. 'Climate Change' Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy

    03/27/2009 8:28:27 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 14 replies · 704+ views ^ | Friday, March 27, 2009 | George Russell
    A United Nations document on "climate change" that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes — all under the supervision of the world body. Those and other results are blandly discussed in a discretely worded United Nations "information note" on potential consequences of the measures that industrialized countries will likely have to take to implement the...
  • Will U.S. Financial Woes Lead To New World Order?

    03/28/2009 6:07:17 AM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 28 replies · 1,509+ views
    Haaretz ^ | March 26, 2009 | By Adam Abrams
    Is the U.S. about to lose its status as the dominant global superpower? Will the dollar collapse? If so, what would become the new global reserve currency and what would replace U.S. hegemony in a new world order? ......So how would a new world order emerge? It seems that the global population would only be willing to accept the implementation of a new world order, in either form, in the event of a major global crisis, such as the complete economic collapse of the United States of America. ......Many experts believe that this is not only possible, but likely. According...
  • Globalization Driven by New, Apocalyptic Horsemen

    03/22/2009 3:17:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies · 579+ views
    The New American ^ | 18 March 2009 | William F. Jasper
    Over the past several months, a steady drumbeat in elite media circles has been pounding out a persistent theme: global crises have exposed the limits of national sovereignty and underscored the necessity for nations to embrace "global governance." A theme of climate change, economic meltdown, and terrorism as the new horsemen of the Apocalypse has been shouted and echoed in recent weeks by Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Strobe Talbott of the Brookings Institution, Gary Clyde Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and President Obama's National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair, to name a...
  • $$$$ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd$$$$

    03/13/2009 5:34:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 143 replies · 5,056+ views
    Americans... still believe in an America, where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do. Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody. CONTINUING TO FAIL OVER...AND OVER...AND OVER AGAIN! We reward people a lot for being rich, for being famous, for being cute, for being thin… one of the values I think we...
  • Summers calls for boost to demand ( For the Global Economy )

    03/09/2009 10:07:21 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 312+ views
    Fianancial Times ^ | March 8 2009 22:03 | Last updated: March 8 2009 22:03 | Edward Luce and Chrystia Freeland in Washington
    Barack Obama’s top economic adviser has urged world leaders to pump more public money into the economy in a co-ordinated effort to boost demand and lift the world out of recession.In an interview with the Financial Times, Lawrence Summers said the urgent need for a short-term increase in spending by governments temporarily overrode the longer-term goal of tackling the global imbalances many economists believe caused the financial crisis. The US administration had no choice but to take strong public action to “save the market system from its own excesses”, he said.His comments, ahead of next month’s crunch G20 summit in...