CJ interviews Brian Campbell, Co-Founder of Tokr. Tokr is a mobile app designed for dispensaries and customers to make "shopping for cannabis simple". Tokr is leveraging technology to innovate the cannabis industry. -- JWSRead More
On March 1st President Vladimir Putin made the most important speech on geopolitics he has made since announcing Russia's intervention in Syria at the United Nations in September 2015. While setting out an ambitious pre-election program for cutting edge modernization of Russia's infrastructure and economy, Putin's remarks were understandably overshadowed by his warning to the Americans, punctuated by demonstrations of ultra-high tech nuclear and hypersonic conventional weaponry: you did not listen to us then [when abrogating the ABM Treaty, expanding NATO, or meddling in Ukraine and Syria], but you will listen to us now.Read More
by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the International Schiller Institute
In a trans-Atlantic atmosphere of hysteria against Russia and China that can only be understood as pre-war propaganda, President Putin dropped a bombshell in his annual State of the Union address which has redefined the strategic balance. He announced that Russian forces had acquired weapons based on new physical principles, including a new intercontinental missile capable of moving at 20 times the speed of sound, with excellent maneuverability. It can therefore outmaneuver all existing air defense and missile defense systems and render them obsolete. These new systems, which include nuclear-propulsion cruise missiles, fast submarine drones and laser weapons, were Russia's answer to the unilateral termination of the ABM Treaty by the U.S. in 2002, and the launch of the global U.S. missile defense system. Since then, all negotiations have fallen on deaf ears. "They did not listen to us. Now they will listen to us!" Putin emphasized.
The response from the Western media and politicians ranged from attempts to ridicule Putin's new arsenals as technologically impossible, mere pre-election bluster—to concerns about a new arms race, as if one were not already long in progress ago, thanks to NATO's eastward expansion.Read More
March 9 -- Contrary to the hyperventilation from major U.S. media, which claim the resignation of Gary Cohn is more evidence of the chaotic and dysfunctional character of President Donald Trump's presidency, a Washington insider described it is a major defeat for the City of London/Wall Street financial elite which have dominated U.S. economic policy for decades. Further, he said, he is delighted by the news, as it opens the possibility that Trump can get back to the economic themes that helped him win the 2016 election. In particular, he pointed to restoring Glass Steagall banking separation, and the prospect for a "LaRouchian approach" to infrastructure development. Cohn, he added, has been the inside operative for those bankers and neo-liberal financial titans who fear Trump could follow the economic program outlined by LaRouche. Reading between the lines of the anti-Trump media, it becomes evident that this is the real reason Cohn's departure is causing so much angst on Wall Street.
Cohn, who served as the Chair of the National Economic Council, resigned in opposition to the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports announced by Trump earlier in the week. The New York Times on March 6 identified Cohn as the "strongest voice for free trade in Trump's inner circle," writing that, though a Democrat, he "served as a proxy for the business wing of the Republican Party" -- a reference to the fact that among Cohn's closest allies in the fight to prevent Trump from reversing the free trade policies of his predecessors, Bush and Obama, are House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Both Ryan and Hatch are Republicans.
More direct in its coverage, the Capitol Hill daily Politico began its article on Cohn's departure, "Wall Street is losing its main man in the White House."Read More
Posted by Harley Schlanger on March 04, 2018
March 2—It is not exactly a secret that so-called neo-conservatives in the U.S. State Department and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in conjunction with "left-wing" speculator and City of London operative George Soros, collaborated in the regime change coup in Ukraine in February 2014, which overthrew the democratically-elected government of Viktor Yanukovic. Former Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, the unabashed neocon Victoria Nuland, bragged that the U.S. and related agencies, such as the NED, spent $5 billion to lay the groundwork for the coup.
What is not generally known, however, due to the lying coverage in the Trans-Atlantic "Fake News" media, is that included in this unholy alliance of coup plotters were armed militia units made up of neo-Nazis, who were responsible for the bloodshed on Maidan Square in Kiev, and which threatened the ethnic Russians, which constitute the majority of the population in the eastern Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. The lie that there was no neo-Nazi involvement has been maintained, despite ample evidence to the contrary, including interviews with militants pronouncing admiration for Hitler's collaborators in the Bandera movement in Ukraine during World War II, when Ukrainian units murdered ethnic Poles, Russians, and other "non-Ukrainians", including Ukrainian Jews. The armed "Banderistas" and related thugs have been incorporated into the security apparatus of the Kiev regime, and continue to march in the halls of Parliament and on the streets, under banners with pictures of Bandera, the Nazi collaborator, and symbols going back to their alliance with the Nazi SS.Read More
Caterpillar is an American Fortune 100 corporation which designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, markets and sells machinery, engines, financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network.
In one such network, Caterpillar has been investing heavily in China, having set up 25 facilities across the nation as it seeks to gain a significant share of what is undoubtedly the largest construction and mining equipment market in the world. Typically at any one of these facilities stretched across China, Caterpillar will display their machinery and a local network of dealers look to gain technological insights so as to then find prospective buyers in China. What is interesting is that already, a fair percentage of the equipment is being bought for projects across Eurasia and also Africa.Read More
The expansion of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative recently saw another significant development whereby China has opened up the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges to allow domestic and international companies to issue bonds to finance projects under the OBOR initiative.
The fact that the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) stated that government-backed institutions in countries along the OBOR can also issue bonds in China is a clear statement of intent to open up the Chinese markets for investment opportunities which will be mutually beneficial to all parties concerned in yet another example of a win-win situation.Read More