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Texas Challenges Federal Reserve with a Gold-backed Bank*

Texas Challenges Federal Reserve with a Gold-backed Bank*

By Alex Newman

The State of Texas is setting up a gold-backed bank that will allow depositors to bypass the controversial Federal Reserve System and its fiat currency in banking and commerce, according to the state representative who authored the recently enacted law. 1,523 more words

U.S.

Belgian Town Exits TTIP Before It Starts*

Belgian Town Exits TTIP Before It Starts*

One Belgian town has decided to “opt out” of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), viewing it as threatening to its way of life. 337 more words

Society

Outcry Grows After EU Gives Green Light to TTIP*

Outcry Grows After EU Gives Green Light to TTIP*

A Friends of the Earth activist said politicians ignoring public outcry about the TTIP will only strengthen opposition to the deal. 504 more words

Society

Italy and Spain Have Funded a Massive Backdoor Bailout of French Banks*

Italy and Spain Have Funded a Massive Backdoor Bailout of French Banks*

By Benn Steil and Dinah Walker

In March 2010, two months before the announcement of the first Greek  337 more words

Humanities

Troika Plotting 'Regime Change' in Greece*

Troika Plotting ‘Regime Change’ in Greece*

By Jon Queally

According to the Guardian, which is providing live updates of the negotiations and rallies in Greece… 1,439 more words

Society

How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece*

How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece*

By Pratap Chatterjee

Alexander Tsipras, the prime minister of Greece, has called a national referendum this Sunday to call the bluff of the European Union and International Monetary Fund who are trying to force his country to accept severe austerity in return for effectively rolling over much of the countries’ debt. 1,423 more words

Society