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Catholic Church and Pope Francis: Religious institutions are exempted from nonprofit disclosure rules, so nobody knows how rich they really are. - Slate Magazine

246 words by attila written on 2013–04–08, last edit: 2013–04–08, tags: banks, capitalism, church, empire, finance, system

Catholic Church and Pope Francis: Religious institutions are exempted from nonprofit disclosure rules so nobody knows how rich they really are. - Slate Magazine.

{–Vow of poverty my ass.–}

Roni pointed out that my first attempt at flippant commentary falls on … read more

Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor | OregonLive.com

167 words by attila written on 2012–12–26, last edit: 2012–12–26, tags: capitalism, china, empire, globalization, rights, system

Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor | OregonLive.com.

It is impossible for me not to be skeptical but even so the best possible face you could put on this would be: some English-speaking person faked a note by an internee at a Chinese forced labor camp and … read more

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs | World news | The Observer

49 words by attila written on 2012–11–05, last edit: 2012–11–05, tags: banks, capitalism, drugs, empire, mexico, pigs, wod, zh

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs | World news | The Observer.

This is not news and the article is not recent but I don’t have a pointer to a source on this anywhere and this is as good as any. … read more

Islamic banking: Usury-free week celebrated

269 words by attila written on 2012–11–06, last edit: 2012–11–06, tags: banks, capitalism, finance, islam, usury

Islamic banking: Usury-free week celebrated.

This is not a great URL. The writing is bad and I have no interest whatsoever in interfaith gatherings or believers of any persuasion. Nonetheless the fact that there is an organization and a conference … read more

Monsanto versus the people - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

94 words by attila written on 2013–01–24, last edit: 2013–01–30, tags: agro, capitalism, corp, ip, patents, pigs, system

Monsanto versus the people - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

This author has been hammering on Monsanto consistently. She does a good job of pointing at sources and staying factual. It is difficult not to sound like like an hysterical conspiracy theorist when writing … read more

Mexican drug gangs dig into mining industry - Features - Al Jazeera English

15 words by attila written on 2013–01–04, last edit: 2013–01–04, tags: capitalism, drugs, env, mexico, wod

Mexican drug gangs dig into mining industry - Features - Al Jazeera English.

We are all narcos. … read more

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis | VICE United Kingdom

172 words by attila written on 2013–08–25, last edit: 2013–08–26, tags: banks, capitalism, crash, finance, gold, pigs, system

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis | VICE United Kingdom.

This is one of several articles at this vice.com place that have caught both of our eyes recently they have several sister sites including one focused on MMA one on hacking culture news etc. … read more

Violent economic ‘reforms’ and the growing violence against women - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

82 words by attila written on 2013–01–01, last edit: 2013–01–01, tags: agro, capitalism, rights, system, women

Violent economic ‘reforms’ and the growing violence against women - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

A privatised corporate state must rapidly become a police state. … An economics of deregulation of commerce of privatisation and commodification of seeds and food land and water women and children … read more

What’s all the fuzz about money? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

70 words by attila written on 2012–04–05, last edit: 2012–04–05, tags: capitalism, currencies, p2p, zh

What’s all the fuzz about money? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

This article expresses the core of an idea that I’ve wanted to write about under Capitalist Fairy Tales : the fairy tail of growth. I don’t like how this Bauwens fellow expresses it and I don’t agree with … read more

WinCo: Low-Key, Low-Cost Grocer Called ‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ | TIME.com

108 words by attila written on 2013–08–27, last edit: 2013–08–27, tags: capitalism, corp, future, positive

WinCo: Low-Key Low-Cost Grocer Called ‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ | TIME.com.

Even when the world is falling down around your ears there are still opportunities to profit by not sucking. You’d think the powers that be would’ve made this illegal by now but somehow not yet. I’ve never … read more

Usury is an Inter-Cultural Weapon of Mass Destruction

349 words by attila written on 2012–10–15, last edit: 2012–10–15, tags: capitalism, finance, usury

I’ve wanted to write something about this topic for a long time but never feel like I have it together or have any time to think properly. It also has ocurred to me that there are probably other more knowledgeable people than me who have thought about this. There is … read more


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