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    France Yellow Vests Protests: Act IX

    Violence between the State and the People is escalating
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:26 AM

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    This past Saturday (1/12/19) more Yellow Vest protests in France broke out.  The protests always happen on Saturday, and because this was the ninth one it's being called “Act IX.”

    More violence occurred, and the police are becoming more and more draconian and brutal in their responses.  Many injuries have happened among the protestors, a lot of them quite serious. Tempers are fraying all around.

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    Axel Merk: Making Sense Of The Impact Of Brexit

    A special edition podcast
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 12:22 AM

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    A very sleep-deprived Axel Merk joins us for this special edition podcast. Axel and his team have pulled late nights over the past few days following the Brexit vote results in real-time and the ensuing aftermath.

    Axel, CEO and founder of the Merk Funds, is originally from Europe and one of the best experts we know on the currency markets, as well as monetary policy. In this podcast, he explains why he sees the Brexit as a sea-change in sentiment that will have far-reaching implications for Britain, Europe, and the rest of the world — though it may take years before they are fully recognized and expressed. He expects the post-Brexit future to more market volatility, more populism as political stability weakens, more (ineffectual) fiscal spending to goose economic growth, and likely more armed conflict around the world.

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    Greece Humiliated

    The Troika wants Greece to be a warning to the other PIIGS
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, July 13, 2015, 11:50 PM

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    Well, that went badly. For the Greeks in general and for Tsipras specifically. After many years and rumors and brinksmanship, and a powerful "No" referendum from the people of Greece, Tsipras managed to ‘secure’ for Greece a deal worse than any other offered to date.

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    Why Greece Is The Precursor To The Next Global Debt Crisis

    The Eurozone fantasy will be one of the early casualties
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, July 10, 2015, 3:48 PM

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    There is no way for Greece to fix its debt problem if it keeps the euro as its currency.  Every purported solution that doesn’t address the core cause of the debt is mere theater.

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    Greece: Where To From Here?

    Amidst the turmoil, some hard predictions can be made
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 2:23 AM

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    It’s pretty hard keeping up with the rapid-fire developments in Greece. Things change every hour it seems; rumors abound and confusion runs deep.

    At this point, it all depends on what Greece is prepared to accept and what the EU is prepared to offer. So from here, we could see anything from a full financial pardon from the EU (very unlikely) to a full Greek exit (still quite possible).

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    Greece Exposes The Global Economy’s Achilles Heel

    Countries that can't repay their debts -- won't
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:54 PM

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    The new Greek political party, known as Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, has done the unthinkable: they've dared to speak the truth.

    Such honest assessments are not supposed to be uttered in politics, no matter how true they may be. And so, as you can imagine, the machinery of the defenders of the status quo is in quite a lather over the whole affair. And it's doing everything it can to minimize and marginalize the new Greek government.

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    Off the Cuff: Market Mayhem

    After the recent carnage, what's next?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:12 AM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Alasdair MacLeod discuss:

    • The Market Meltdown
      • What the heck just happened?
    • The Next Round of Bailouts
      • If you hate the problem, wait till you see the solutions
    • Gold
      • Ready for a return to the limelight?
    • Ebola
      • Is the media selling us too much fear?
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    Off the Cuff: A Look Across the Pond

    Europe is driving much of the action this week
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, September 18, 2014, 3:46 PM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Alasdair Macleod discuss:

    • Independence For Scotland
      • The implications of this week's historic vote
    • Gold's Depressed Price
      • The establishment benefits from a low price
    • Europe vs Russia
      • Why the EU holds a losing hand
    • The Evils of Central Banking
      • Creating worse problems than they're supposed to solve
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    Ukraine: A Perspective from Europe

    The West's power & influence is on the wane
    by Alasdair Macleod

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 3:54 PM

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    It is still a mystery to many historians as to how and why this World War I led to the slaughter of nine million people. But analysis of different parties to the original event, pursuing their own vested interests without a grasp of the bigger picture, certainly rings true of the Ukrainian situation today with regards to the West, embodied in a disparate committee called NATO. The similarity with the chaotic diplomacy that led to WW1 stops there: Russia under Vladimir Putin’s leadership appears to have a good grasp of its objective.

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    On the Path To War

    Putin plays chess, the "markets" play Tic-Tac-Toe
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, August 11, 2014, 11:25 PM

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    The US is clearly now pushing Russia towards war. But if you read the signs correctly, Russia has been preparing for exactly this outcome for many years.

    Out of several reasons that US power brokers specifically — but western power brokers more generally — are deeply unhappy with Russia right now is that Russia is committing a cardinal sin: it is openly, brazenly calling for an end to dollar dominance and has moved aggressively with China to achieve that aim.

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