Mês: janeiro 2019

Davos 2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro sings a song of human folly at Davos   Pepe Escobar Jan. 23, 2019   No Xi, no Putin, no Modi. No Trump, no Macron, no May. Merkel could hardly be billed as a chart-topper. Facing no competition, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the former paratrooper gleefully adopted by Western media as “the Trump of the tropics”, could not possibly be upstaged at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos as the new savior of global capitalism. The Davos Man (and, in much-reduced scale, Woman) was quite intrigued by the debutante’s first dance in the geoeconomic ballroom. After all, he had been promising privatization a-go-go, tax cuts, the definitive defeat of “the communists” and an unprecedented fire sale of juicy Brazilian assets. That sounded better than caipirinhas – the national cocktail – in the sun. Well, the dream lasted a full six minutes. Bolsonaro said he “took office amid a great ethical, moral and economic crisis” and now he would change history. He stressed his ministers are committed to cracking down on corruption and money laundering. Well, perhaps not corruption by his son Flavio, already involved in a multi-pronged scandal that walks and talks like, well, money laundering, mixed with a dodgy association with a death squad, The Crime Bureau, in Rio de Janeiro. Bolsonaro though was adamant; Davos Man and Woman should feel safe to visit Brazil – with...

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Gold

Top Ten Trends Lead to Gold   Jim Willie Jan. 14, 2019   The year 2018 was a memorable year of great transitions. They involved changes in the political arena. They saw enormous changes in the debt picture, for both the USGovt and the major Western corporations. They saw a struggle to terminate the QE bond monetization, laced with hyper-inflation. They offered staggering damage to California, whose effects are easily 100 times greater than the World Trade Center fallout. They offered resistance to the US-led bully tactics, in slapping sanctions even on the US allies, a forecast by the Jackass two years ago. The globalist cabal agenda has been dealt a powerful damaging blow, perhaps lethal, during a year of great exposure for their criminality. The transitions offered a complete shift away from the perception of USMilitary full spectrum dominance. But the most important changes have come in the finance & economic sectors. The Gold Standard has seen a paved road for its implementation, arrival, and acceptance. The road can be identified for its several major constructed arteries. The pathways are built by the Eastern nations, which will continue to champion the financial reform, and thus wrest global control from New York and London. History is being made. It will still take time, but the momentum is gathering in a notable and convincing manner. The common theme of all...

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Gilet Jaunes

‘The gilets jaunes are unstoppable’   Christophe Guilluy with Fraser Myers Jan. 11, 2019   the cultural divide driving the yellow vests   The gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement has rattled the French establishment. For several months, crowds ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands have been taking to the streets every weekend across the whole of France. They have had enormous success, extracting major concessions from the government. They continue to march. Back in 2014, geographer Christopher Guilluy’s study of la France périphérique (peripheral France) caused a media sensation. It drew attention to the economic, cultural and political exclusion of the working classes, most of whom now live outside the major cities. It highlighted the conditions that would later give rise to the yellow-vest phenomenon. Guilluy has developed on these themes in his recent books, No Society and The Twilight of the Elite: Prosperity, the Periphery and the Future of France. spiked caught up with Guilluy to get his view on the causes and consequences of the yellow-vest movement. spiked: What exactly do you mean by ‘peripheral France’? Christophe Guilluy: ‘Peripheral France’ is about the geographic distribution of the working classes across France. Fifteen years ago, I noticed that the majority of working-class people actually live very far away from the major globalised cities – far from Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, and also very far from...

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Russia Dismembered

Is the Violent Dismemberment of Russia Official US Policy?   Erik D’Amato Jan. 18, 2019   If there’s one thing everyone in today’s Washington can agree on, it’s that whenever an official or someone being paid by the government says something truly outrageous or dangerous, there should be consequences, if only a fleeting moment of media fury. With one notable exception: Arguing that the US should be quietly working to promote the violent disintegration and carving up of the largest country on Earth. Because so much of the discussion around US-Russian affairs is marked by hysteria and hyperbole, you are forgiven for assuming this is an exaggeration. Unfortunately it isn’t. Published in the Hill under the dispassionate title “Managing Russia’s dissolution,” author Janusz Bugajski makes the case that the West should not only seek to contain “Moscow’s imperial ambitions” but to actively seek the dismemberment of Russia as a whole. Engagement, criticism and limited sanctions have simply reinforced Kremlin perceptions that the West is weak and predictable. To curtail Moscow’s neo-imperialism a new strategy is needed, one that nourishes Russia’s decline and manages the international consequences of its dissolution. Like many contemporary cold warriors, Bugajski toggles back and forth between overhyping Russia’s might and its weaknesses, notably a lack of economic dynamism and a rise in ethnic and regional fragmentation. But his primary argument is unambiguous: That the West...

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SI

Situação Internacional    João da Silveira     Seg. 14 GOVERNO BOLSONARO : POSIÇÃO E OPOSIÇÃO EM SI MESMO : O Antagonista se soma a Merval Pereira ao acharem, juntos, que a esquerda está fora da realidade e que o maior adversário do governo Bolsonaro é ele mesmo. Isso significa que a posição e a oposição estão no próprio governo, o que confere ao governo Bolsonaro uma dinâmica interessante como é natural nesses casos… Mas o Antagonista continua fixado no lulismo, no petismo e no esquerdismo, mesmo com Lula na cadeia e petistas e esquerdistas fora da realidade. Por que essa fixação? Ora, sabemos que o Antagonista se realizou plenamente com a derrocada do governo Dilma, com o anti-lulismo e o anti-petismo. Sabemos que Diogo Mainardi, Antagonista maior, quis derrubar Lula desde sempre, mas só veio a realizar essa sua vontade com a derrocada do governo Dilma, para a qual, diga-se, contribuiu intensamente. Por isso é justo dizer que Lula e Dilma fizeram o Antagonista tal como o reconhecemos. Acontece que o Antagonista vive seu momento deontológico e ainda não achou meio de viver bem e de avançar sem Lula e Dilma, sem o lulismo, o petismo e o esquerdismo. Daí essa fixação agora mesquinha, facinorosa, de um vencedor que continua a chutar os que já caíram….   Ter. 15 GOVERNO BOLSONARO : O PROTAGONISMO ANTAGONISTA : Nova justificação do jornalismo que “você precisa”….   A ECONOMIA...

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