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A meeting in Bali of the WTO is trying to force through a free trade agreement in a desperate effort to save the moribund Doha Round — and perhaps to save the WTO itself from a long overdue demise.
We are continuing to report on the developments around the situation in Ukraine, and these are two developments that occurred in recent hours.
No-Confidence Vote Fails in Kiev, Opposition Calls for Escalation
The House Judiciary Committee held an extraordinary hearing on the "President's Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws," tuesday, December 3rd. As one Representative pointed out, it was in the very chamber in which the hearing took place yesterday that in 1974 the ranking member of the committee, a Republican, called for the impeachment of Richard Nixon.
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, stands on the brink of a default, with $70 billion in debt, which Wall Street bloodsuckers say, should be paid by imposing brutal austerity on the island's impoverished population.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in Brussels for the NATO-Russia Council meeting on Wednesday, responded sharply to a NATO Foreign Ministers statement released yesterday which attacked the Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovich for refusing to commit suicide by joining the European Union, and for supposed "repression" of pro-EU protestors.
There is a brawl brewing in Britain over the disclosures made by NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
The Empire tried to further twist the "bail-in" knife into the heart of America yesterday. In Detroit, a Federal bankruptcy judge gave the go-ahead for the city to enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy and, explicitly, to eviscerate public sector retirees' pensions, which he falsely said were no different from other debts.
We just published a round-up discussion of the major developments in the situation in Ukraine, which can be viwed here.
Since that publication, there have been some relevant updates, which we print below.
First is a Senior German Politician, openly criticizing the EU approach to Ukraine, recognizing their rights to independence and sovereignty.