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Collapse of Shanghai Stock Exchange: Destabilization, Financial MELTDOWN, RIGGING of Shanghai STOCK Market?

Economic Destabilization, Financial Meltdown and the Rigging of the Shanghai Stock Market? The dramatic collapse of the Shanghai stock exchange has been presented to public opinion as the result of a spontaneous “market mechanism”, triggered by weaknesses in China’s economy. The Western media consensus in chorus (WSJ, Bloomberg, Financial Times) portend that Chinese stocks tumbled due to “uncertainty” in response to recent data “suggesting a downturn in the world’s second-largest economy”. This interpretation is erroneous. It distorts the workings of stock markets which are the object of routine speculative operations. An engineered decline in the Dow Jones, for instance, can be precipitated in various ways: e.g. short selling, betting on the decline of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the options market, etc. 1

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  • Syrian Rebels: Turkey Tipped al Qaida Group to US-trained Fighters

    By James Rosen

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday called for Turkey to do more to contribute to the international fight against the Islamic State. On Monday, Pentagon officials did not respond immediately to claims Turkey had tipped an al Qaida affiliate to plans for U.S.-trained fighters to enter Syria. The fighters were kidnapped. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP […]

  • Syria Bakanization : Negotiating Ethnic Cleansing and a Temporary Partition

    By Moon Of Alabama

      The U.S. has no interest to defeat the Islamic State or to end the conflict in Syria and Iraq. Instead it is following a policy, successfully so far, which is designed to split Syria as well as Iraq into autonomous statelets which later may or may not realign into loose confederacies. There are now […]

  • Who Shot Down MH-17?

    By Paul Craig Roberts

    The available evidence convinces me that the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine was a plot hatched in Washington in order to blame Russia, blame which helps Washington’s pressure on Europe for sanctions against Russia. An alternative explanation is that Washington’s stooge government in Kiev in an assassination attempt against Vladimir Putin mistook the Malaysian […]

  • Vietnam a Bad Model for Japan in Dealing with China

    By WantChinaTimes

    The Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil platform on its way to the South China Sea, June 12, 2012. (Photo/CFP) An article in Japan’s Weekly Toyo Keizai suggesting that Japan can learn from the way Vietnam has dealt with its territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea overlooks the negative effects of the dispute on […]

Politics

All-out Warfare on Political Correctness

All-out Warfare on Political Correctness

By SARTRE

The bastion of Totalitarian Collectivism is based upon a culture of political correctness. Before authoritarians impose their rigid formulas for shaping and defining a false reality, the ground needs to be prepared for molding public opinion. The details and narrative of mind control works best when people have already adopted an urbanity of collective singularity. […]

Economy

Something Is Still Ridiculously Wrong

Something Is Still Ridiculously Wrong

By Michael A. Gayed

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer The endless debate over when the Federal Reserve will raise rates is not only myopic, but misguided. It needs to stop, and more serious analysis must be done on the […]

Society

The Real State of Unemployment

The Real State of Unemployment

By Paul Craig Roberts

Do you remember when real reporters existed?  Those were the days before the Clinton regime concentrated the media into a few hands and turned the media into a Ministry of Propaganda, a tool of Big Brother.  The false reality in which Americans live extends into economic life. This month’s employment report was a continuation of […]

Environment

Hypnotic Trance in Delhi: Monsanto, GMOs and the Looting of India's Agriculture

Hypnotic Trance in Delhi: Monsanto, GMOs and the Looting of India’s Agriculture

By Colin Todhunter

We are about to enter August. And that’s a special month in India. Each year, on the 15th, the country commemorates the anniversary of independence from Britain. To mark the occasion, official public celebrations take place in Delhi with flag waving and fly-pasts, and the corporate media is awash with patriotic sentiments. Behind the scenes, however, agriculture, […]

Culture

The 4th Media Organizes Int'l Peace Delegation, as Study Tour, to "North Korea" from October 6 to 12, 2015

The 4th Media Organizes Int’l Peace Delegation, as Study Tour, to “North Korea” from October 6 to 12, 2015

By The 4th Media

Dear friends and supporters of The 4th Media, First of all we’d like to thank you all for the continued supports of and positive interests in The 4th Media. In October this year The 4th Media is going to organize its Third International Peace Delegation to Korea. The October trip dates to Democratic People’s Republic […]

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