24th August, 2016
Coalition to end terrorism takes shape
Russia's efforts to turn the tide against the new wave of terrorism unleashed by Anglo-American regime change operations is taking hold, as nations realise that their self-interest lies in joining the fight to stop international terrorism in its tracks. At the same time, China is using the G20 and a series of other upcoming summits to promote its One Belt, One Road initiative and a new financial architecture to rebuild the world economy.
Articles include the following:
- Solution to derivatives danger could bring down system
- Central banks turn Ponzi as monetarism breaks down
- 'Advanced economies' suffer declining incomes
- China mobilises for Belt and Road to lift world economy
- Another London-based recruiter of terrorists convicted
- Western propaganda hits overdrive as China, India declare support for Syria
- Russian diplomacy produces big shifts in southwest Eurasia
- Nauru files expose fascist policy
- Time for the truth: Who killed Diana?
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'Free market' smashes milk producers
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25th August, 2016
End the price gouging of natural gas: nationalise our natural resources!
Australia will soon overtake Qatar as the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world—while domestic consumers pay the highest gas prices on Earth! Experts accuse gas production and exploration companies BHP, Santos, Origin and Shell, which between them control the domestic market, of colluding to keep prices high by rationing their domestic output, while ramping up exports of gas priced at a fraction of the domestic market. This illicit cartel ought to be broken up; instead, the Turnbull government is using this manufactured crisis to steamroll opposition to new coal-seam gas fracking projects that will enrich the gas cartel even further.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council—comprising federal Minister for Resources and Energy Josh Frydenberg, his New Zealand counterpart Simon Bridges, and the relevant minister from each Australian state and territory—discussed gas supply and pricing at its 19 August meeting in Canberra. In their subsequent communiqué, the ministers asserted: “The international price of LNG and the need for improved access to domestic supply is contributing to higher wholesale gas prices.” This is either unacceptable incompetence, or a blatant lie: readily available figures prove the ministers wrong on both counts.
For example, investigative journalist Michael West and energy market analyst Bruce Robertson reported on 15 July that the June LNG spot price in Japan, Australia’s largest export market, was US$4.27 per gigajoule (GJ), versus an average of US$6.87/GJ in Australia’s East Coast market comprising Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide—60 per cent higher. “This is even more bizarre”, they noted, “when you consider that, before the gas is shipped six thousand kilometres to Japan at a cost of US$0.75GJ, it first has to be liquefied at an LNG plant at a cost of US$1.50/GJ.”
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