California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers  22/07/2014

California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there...

Mother Jones

SNB Agrees Swap Line With PBOC as Swiss-China Trade Rises  22/07/2014

The Swiss National Bank and the People’s Bank of China agreed to establish a bilateral currency swap line, bolstering access to trade finance in the Swiss franc and strengthening the international use of the yuan...

Bloomberg Business Week

The dollar's 70-year dominance is coming to an end  22/07/2014

Within a decade or so, a “reserve currency basket” may emerge, with central banks storing wealth in a mix of dollars, yuan, rupee, reals and roubles, as well as precious metals...

The Telegraph

Les BRICS s’organisent contre "les diktats de l’Occident"  22/07/2014

Les BRICS s’efforcent de démontrer que toutes ces cultures et civilisations distinctes sont capables non seulement de coexister de manière pacifique, mais aussi de s’enrichir mutuellement de par leur diversité...

Russie Info

1989-2014: D’un mur à l’autre  21/07/2014

Cette année, nous célébrons le 25° anniversaire de la chute du Mur de Berlin. Mais nous avons une bien triste manière de célébrer l’un des rares événements positifs dont l’Histoire nous a gratifiés : nous sommes en train de reconstruire ce Mur...

Newropeans Magazine

India throws WTO free-trade agreement in doubt  21/07/2014

India could yet scuttle a landmark trade deal struck in Bali, Indonesia, last year, despite widespread lobbying by other countries for it to support the plan at a meeting of the G-20 Trade Ministers forum in Sydney on Saturday...

Wall Street Journal

In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates  21/07/2014

Rodney Durham stopped working in 1991, declared bankruptcy and lives on Social Security. Nonetheless, Wells Fargo lent him $15,197 to buy a used Mitsubishi sedan...

New York Times

The Last Drop: America's Breadbasket Faces Dire Water Crisis  21/07/2014

While a high-pitched wind rattles the windows, and assaults a flapping, fraying American flag in the front yard, Lucas Spinhirne knows he’s staring into an abyss that many in Texas—and across the world—may be forced to contemplate...

NBC News

Manifs pro-Gaza en France: les erreurs des médias  21/07/2014

Faux incendie de synagogue, photo d'Iran présentée comme prise en France... La presse a fait des erreurs dans sa couverture des débordements liés aux manifestations pro-palestiniennes à Sarcelles et Paris ce week-end...


Crash en Ukraine : un échec général  19/07/2014

La destruction du vol MH17 illustre l'échec militaire des séparatistes, l'échec national de l'Ukraine, la ruine de la stratégie russe et l'absence totale de la diplomatie occidentale...

Les Echos

Welcome to the Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble  17/07/2014

In Spain, where there was a debt crisis just two years ago, investors are so eager to buy the government’s bonds that they recently accepted the lowest interest rates since 1789...

New York Times

US - Health Care Facilities Are Leaving Poor City Neighborhoods  17/07/2014

At a time when research shows that being poor is highly correlated with poor health, hospitals and doctors are following privately insured patients to more affluent areas rather than remaining anchored in communities with the greatest health care needs...


Record Number of Americans Not in Labor Force in June  17/07/2014

The number of Americans 16 and older who did not participate in the labor force climbed to a record high of 92,120,000 in June, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)...

CNS News

Juncker : "La monnaie unique protège l'Europe"  17/07/2014

M. Juncker a aussi plaidé pour la mise en place d'une "espèce de gouvernement économique" de la zone euro, car "nous devons cesser le ridicule de nous faire représenter en tant qu'une des monnaies les plus fortes du globe par tant de représentants qui souvent se contredisent"...

Le Point

The Rise of the Non-Working Rich  17/07/2014

We don’t have to sit by and watch our meritocracy be replaced by a permanent aristocracy, and our democracy be undermined by dynastic wealth. We can and must take action — before it’s too late...

Robert Reich

L’alliance des BRICS ajoutera de la justice à l'économie mondiale  17/07/2014

Les pays des BRICS ont l'intention d'intensifier les positions communes dans les affaires internationales et d’augmenter ainsi leur portée pour l'économie mondiale, mais ils n'envisagent pas de créer une alliance militaro-politique, a déclaré le président de la Fédération de Russie Vladimir Poutine...

Voice of Russia

Call for unity in Brics media  17/07/2014

News organisations of the five Brics countries must work together to improve their international influence and counter the unbalanced global information flow still dominated by the west, President of China's Xinhua News Agency Li Conjung said on Tuesday...


Iraqi opposition forces discuss political solutions to crisis in Amman meeting  17/07/2014

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi oppositions forces met Wednesday in the Jordanian capital to debate solutions to Iraq’s growing political and security crises, according to sources who attended the conference...

Asharq al-Awsat

Schulz walks careful line on politics of EP commissioner hearings  17/07/2014

The European Parliament is formally only allowed to reject the EU commission as a whole. But it has previously managed to use the threat of this power to reject individual nominees...


Orwellian Newspeak And The Oil Industry's Fake Abundance Story  17/07/2014

When what you are saying is so obviously at odds with the plain truth, it is useful to choose your words carefully to obscure this fact. This was the strategy of the Ministry of Truth, the propaganda arm of the authoritarian government depicted in George Orwell's novel 1984. The altered language was called Newspeak, a variant of standard English....


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GEAB N°87 - Contents

- Published on September 17, 2014 -

Europe 2020 – Community or empire?

. EU explosion: Scottish referendum, Eastern European countries’ failed integration Read public announcement

. French reshuffle: « atlanticisation » of the French government or rapprochement with Germany? Subscribe

. Next Commission : renewal for better? or for worse? Subscribe

. NATO summit : First-class burial or starting point of a European defence? Subscribe

. The US coalition against the Islamic state: International method or constitution of a Western camp? Subscribe

. Brazil and the November general election: risk of torpedoing South American regional integration and the BRICS project Subscribe

. Japan: return to the East or transformation into an anti-Chinese base? Subscribe

. The World – the Great Recession Subscribe

Once upon a time there was America

. A superpower destroyed by its hubris – and destroying the world Subscribe

. The US – the sick man of the world Subscribe

. - A broken political system… and a biased guardian of the Constitution Subscribe

. A social system on its last legs Subscribe

. A bankrupt education system Subscribe

. And how is the economy doing? Subscribe

Investments, trends et recommendations: Retirees: avoid the worst

. How to protect yourself? Subscribe

. Gold: the instruction book Subscribe

Results and analysis GlobalEurometer
The summer 2014 shock: the Ukrainian crisis, the monetary crisis, the Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean crisis, social crises, even in the US, this summer will have been a “transitional” shock for Europeans. Subscribe