America sees the’ looting’ of the US Treasury, and the money given to a Wall Street ‘criminal class’, journalist Chris Hedges told RT. He adds that ordinary people are caught in the vice of unregulated corporate capitalism – with no escape.
RT: We have seen a lot of violence and instability over the last couple of years: the Arab Spring, foreign intervention in Libya, uncontrolled debt problems and riots in the US and throughout Europe, threats of global recession. How do you think these political and economic crises feed off of one another and keep the momentum going? Continue reading
One World Trade Center, the giant monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the September 11 attacks, today laid claim to the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper.
At 2pm, workers erected steel columns that made its unfinished skeleton 1,251 feet high, just enough to peak a foot over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building.
The New York Port Authority and building owners also held a press conference in which they officially celebrated the landmark moment.
Scroll down to see a timelapse video of construction of One World Trade Center
A mountain rescue expert died when he asked to dropped from a rope as he dangled beneath a helicopter – only to fall on to a jagged crevasse below.
The rescue chopper had been scrambled to save a 40-year-old climber who had plunged nearly 150ft down the the precipice on the Grossvenediger mountain range in Austria’s East Tyrol.
Alpine policeman Franz Franzeskon, 52, and two colleagues were being lowered on a harness when freak high winds set in and they asked the pilot to release them instantly.
David Cameron will have the grim task of ordering the Armed Forces to shoot down a passenger airliner over Britain to prevent a suicide attack on the Olympic Games.
The Prime Minister will have his finger on the trigger as an unprecedented defensive ‘ring of steel’ is thrown up to protect London 2012.
The public will witness a show of military strength not seen at home since the Second World War.
TWO Kurdish men aged 24 and 29, set themselves on fire outside the Interior Ministry yesterday morning and were taken to hospital with minor burns.
The Turkish men of Kurdish origin arrived at the Interior Ministry at around 8am.
Around half an hour later, they set fire to dry leaves just across the gated entrance to the ministry, then jumped into the blaze, burning parts of their bodies. Continue reading