Senate Votes to Approve $500M Sale of Precision-Guided Munitions to Saudi Arabia

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On Capitol Hill on the 13th of June 2017, the Senate has voted 53 to 47 to approve the sale of $500 million in precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia. A surprising number of senators voted against the deal, amid increasing concerns about the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has killed more than 10,000 people and included devastating attacks on civilians that human rights groups say may constitute war crimes.

What is High Frequency Trading? And how does it affect us? with William Black

William Black - Hochfrequenz-Handel
In this video professor of economics and law, former financial regulator and author of the book, The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One, William Black, explains how financial trading functions at financial centres such as New York, London, Frankfurt, etc. He also talks about the policies of the Trump administration and whether they are going to exacerbate or resolve the systemic threat posed by the financial industry.

The rich History of Kurdish Media Persecution in Europe

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Wenn in der Türkei ein weiterer Fernsehsender dicht gemacht, eine andere Zeitung geschlossen oder gar Journalisten festgenommen werden, ist Europa (zurecht) in heller Empörung. Mehr als 149 Medien sind seit dem Putschversuch vom 15. Juli 2016 bereits geschlossen worden, Tendenz steigend. Nicht ein Tag vergeht ohne Nachricht über weitere Verhaftungen. Zuletzt war es die deutsche Journalistin Mesale Tolu, die für das mittlerweile ebenfalls verbotene Özgür Radyo gearbeitet hatte. Sie sitzt seit mehr als zwei Wochen im Gefängnis.

Yanis Varoufakis: Why the Universal Basic Income is a Necessity – VIDEO

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In this video former finance minister of Greece, professor of economics, author and founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25), Yanis Varoufakis, argues why a Basic Income is necessity today. His arguments take into account a macro socio-economic, psychological, philosophical and moral perspective. In addition Varoufakis after the speech addresses a wide range of questions from the public.