Daily Archives: February 18, 2016

USA | The Syrian Endgame, “A Lost War is Dangerous”. US-NATO, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, “Losers on The Rampage”

By Prof. Tim Anderson

How a war is lost is a serious and dangerous business. After Henry Kissinger helped sabotage the 1968 Paris peace talks, for domestic political reasons, the War in Vietnam raged for another seven years. In the end Washington’s loss was more humiliating, and millions more lives were destroyed.

Venezuela | Maduro Reduces Subsidies to Fund Social Programs

In a national address, Maduro announced moves to “regulate the market” and bring the nation’s “criminal” inflation under control.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reduced subsidies on gasoline in the country to between one and six bolivars a liter, Tuesday, a move that will ensure extra money can be ploughed into the country’s social missions, including education and housing.

USA | Living in the minimum-wage economy

By Peter Van Buren

When presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks about income inequality, and when other candidates speak about the minimum wage and food stamps, what are they really talking about?