#YouStink Isn’t Another Arab Spring — It’s The Death Of Western-Born Monopoly Capitalism

“Lebanon has became the capitalist cautionary tale. This is what radical capitalism looks like when applied absolutely,” a journalist and lecturer tells MintPress. “I think we can agree it is not working.”

A Lebanese anti-government protester holds his national flag as Lebanese riot policemen stand guard behind barbed wire that blocks a road leading to the parliament building, during a protest against the on-going trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Lebanon's prime minister says he hopes that political talks between senior politicians will help end government paralysis that has sparked angry street protests. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

BEIRUT --- Un-tethered by ethnicity and religious affiliation, Lebanon’s youth are uniting in protest, aiming to defend their shared values and country against the effects of corruption and monopolies birthed by capitalism. On Aug. 29, for instance, an estimated 10,000 people gathered in downtown Beirut, calling for the resignation of the

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Auto Mafia: State Bans On Tesla Sales Expose Monopolistic Nature Of Franchise Laws

Once seen as the wheels of choice for the environmentally conscious or the socially pretentious, Tesla Motors is shifting in major ways the conversation about electric cars. So what’s stopping sales from keeping pace with gas-guzzlers and other traditional autos?

Elon Musk

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, poses beside a Tesla in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Photo: Richard Drew/AP On Sunday, Tesla Motors, the producer of the world’s first fully electric sports car, pitted one of its luxury sedans, a Model S P85D, in a quarter-mile drag race against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The P85D, which is capable of

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Energy Bill Advancing Through Mexican Congress

Historic bill would open state-run oil industry to private investment.

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress gave general approval to historic legislation that would open the state-run oil industry to private investment, but final passage was delayed by a debate on its provisions that continued throughout the night and past dawn on Thursday. Just hours after the measure passed the Senate

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Wikileaks: US Pushes To Strengthen Sweeping Copyright, Intellectual Property Rights’ Treaty

Wikileaks released documents of U.S. secret negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

As the saying goes, “if you don’t succeed the first time, try, try again.” Despite the defeats of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Protect IP Act (PIPA), the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and a host of other intellectual property rights laws, the Obama administration is stubbornly pushing forward in strengthening media copyright

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