London G20 summit sparks riot

from The National

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World leaders met today for a summit that could fix the global economy as demonstrators attacked a bank in an anti-capitalist riot in the British capital.

Demonstrators laid siege to the Bank of England and smashed the windows of a nearby bank that has become a symbol of the financial crisis rescue carried out by the British government which will be discussed at Thursday’s Group of 20 summit in the city.

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Beyond Here Lies Nothing; Surging Further Into the Afghan Abyss

by Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque

“Their goal is to save what they care about in ways that they know.” — Tom Englehardt

“Beyond here lies nothing:/Nothing done and nothing said.” – Bob Dylan

The political class has failed us. At every level, they have failed us. Republican and Democrat, they have failed us. Liberal, conservative and centrist, they have failed us. They have lived on lies, and lived by lies, for so long that they no longer know how to comprehend the truth, much less communicate it or – God forbid – act on it. And so they plow on deeper into the darkness, in zombified pursuit of pointless goals, heedless of the signposts warning of danger, like some demented wagon train dragging a load of dead mules toward the edge of a cliff.

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U.S. private sector axes 742,000 jobs in March

from Reuters

Job losses in the U.S. private sector accelerated in March, more than economists’ expectations, according to a report by ADP Employer Services on Wednesday.

Private employers cut jobs by a record 742,000 in March versus a 706,000 revised cut in February that was originally reported at 697,000 jobs, said ADP, which has been carrying out the survey since 2001.

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Videos from the Protests at the G20


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Riots hit London ahead of G20 meet

from DailyNews

Two Days Ago

Two Days Ago

Thousands gather in London to protest the G20 summit and handling of the economic crisis. Rioters force their way into the Royal Bank of Scotland, trying to storm the Bank of England while others clash with police on a day demonstrators have branded ’Financial Fool’s Day’

G20 protesters clashed with riot police in downtown London yesterday, breaking into the heavily guarded Royal Bank of Scotland and smashing its windows. Earlier, they tried to storm the Bank of England and pelted police with eggs and fruit.

At least 4,000 anarchists, anti-capitalists, environmentalists and others jammed into London’s financial district for what they called “Financial Fool’s Day.” The protests were called ahead of today’s summit of world leaders, who hope to take concrete steps to resolve the global financial crisis that has lashed nations and workers worldwide.

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Soccer Fans get even with Riot Police

What ever happened to “Never leave a man behind”?

Now I want you to watch very carefully what happens. Isn’t there a code about not leaving a fallen partner behind?

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Terror as a Tool of Empire

by Chris Floyd, ICH
Here’s a purely hypothetical scenario. Let’s say you were a dedicated imperial militarist who believed that your country’s security, prestige and financial interests could best be served by war and the ever-present threat of war. Let’s say you had some really hot and juicy operations going on, endless deadly conflicts that were pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into your war machine and entrenching national policy even more deeply in the militarist philosophy – the machtpolitik – that you believe in.