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Bye Bye Middle Class: The Rate Of Homeownership In The United States Has Hit The Lowest Level Ever

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The percentage of Americans that own a home has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.  During the second quarter of 2016, the non-seasonally adjusted homeownership rate fell to just 62.9 percent, which … Continue reading

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Deutsche Bank Profit Plunges 98 Percent As The Outlook For ‘The World’s Riskiest Bank’ Darkens

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The biggest and most important bank in the biggest and most important country in Europe continues to implode right in front of our eyes.  If you follow my work regularly, you probably already … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges and Jill Stein Speak at Socialist Convergence During Democratic Convention (Video)

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges The United States is at a transformative moment. What should progressive-minded citizens do after the Democratic National … Continue reading

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The Killings of Tony Blair

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Tonight I am appearing at a panel discussion following the screening of the long-awaited film by George Galloway, The Killings of Tony … Continue reading

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The 1 Percent’s Useful Idiots

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges   Not everyone is celebrating the Democratic Party’s nomination of Hillary Clinton for president. (C-SPAN) PHILADELPHIA—The parade … Continue reading

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NSA Whistleblower: Not So Fast On Claims Russia Behind Hillary Clinton Email Hack

The mainstream media alleges that Russia was behind the hack of the DNC’s emails. The media is parading out the usual suspects alleged experts to back up this claim. Washington’s Blog asked the highest-level NSA whistleblower in history, William Binney … Continue reading

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Terror Attacks And Mass Killings Are Becoming A Daily Event

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Terror attacks and mass killings are happening so rapidly now that it is really difficult to keep up with them all.  In fact, as you will see below, so far there have been … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges and Robert Reich Debate the Future of the Progressive Movement (Video)

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention revealed discord within the Democratic Party, as supporters of Bernie … Continue reading

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Something Wicked This Way Comes from the Tar Pits and Oil Sands — Crude oil price rally destroyed

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. The crude oil price rally has been completely destroyed, though I’ll admit I was wrong when I predicted crude oil prices would plummet in March or April as the perfect storm developed against … Continue reading

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Barbarians at the Gates

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. A Typical Raiding Party of Corbynistas and Cybernats A key weapon of the neo-liberal establishment in delegitimising the emergence of popular organisation … Continue reading

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Michael Moore Explains Why Donald Trump Will Win In November – And It Actually Makes Perfect Sense

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Michael Moore is a radical leftist that is trying to destroy everything that America once stood for, but for once he is making sense.  In his recent article entitled “5 Reasons Why Trump … Continue reading

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Credit Card Companies Specifically Target Less Educated And Less Sophisticated Americans

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The big credit card companies don’t make much money off of those that pay their bills on time, and so they often specifically target less educated and less sophisticated consumers that don’t really … Continue reading

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The New European Fascists

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges   Government leaders in Poland are promoting a neofascist ideology. (Wikipedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0) WARSAW, Poland—Jaroslaw … Continue reading

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Trump the Neocons

By Michael Hudson, Michael-Hudson.com.   Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He … Continue reading

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Emigre Super Bloc Part 5 The Failed Turkish Coup – An Exploded View

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Is Fethullah Gulen the feeble, kindly imam that mainstream media is making him out to be? Hardly. What this article will show is that Gulen is instead a career ultra-nationalist bent … Continue reading

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Failed Turkish Coup: Sabotage, Incompetence or Deception?

By Federico Pieraccini. Originally published at Stategic Culture. The Coup in Turkey remains yet to be understood but the first consequences are starting to reveal themselves To understand the coup in Turkey, we have to analyze the reasons that led … Continue reading

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Emigre Super Bloc Part 4- Clinton’s Jihadis | Will the Super Delegates Vote YES to More Terrorism?

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. By the end of this section, you will understand Islamic terrorism better than most analysts. Where it came from, where it’s going,who’s driving it there will be to a large degree … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Convention Speech Highlighted The Truth About America’s Decline

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. America is in decline.  There are some that still attempt to deny this, but the reason why Donald Trump’s campaign slogan has so strongly resonated with the American people is because deep inside … Continue reading

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19.4 Trillion Dollars In Debt – We Have Added 1.1 Trillion Dollars A Year To The National Debt Under Obama

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. In 2006, U.S. Senator Barack Obama’s voice thundered across the Senate floor as he boldly declared that “increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices … Continue reading

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The Importance of Protesting Inequality at the Democratic National Convention (Video)

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges On Monday at 3 p.m., Chris Hedges will join Green Party candidate Jill Stein and a number … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Staged Coup Has Resulted In A Purge Of 50,000 Teachers, Judges, Soldiers And Government Officials

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Barack Obama’s “friend” in Turkey is a deeply corrupt radical Islamist dictator that has just staged a coup to consolidate his grip on power.  As I have reported previously, 1,845 “journalists, writers and … Continue reading

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There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility of an Armed Revolt

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute.   “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison America is a ticking time bomb. All that remains to be seen is who—or what—will set … Continue reading

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Fox, Gould, Werritty and Israel – Please write to your MP

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Now that Liam Fox is back in the Cabinet and Matthew Gould, ex-Ambassador to Israel, in in charge of Security in the … Continue reading

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Axe-Wielding Terrorist Attacks Train Passengers In Germany And A Police Car Is Firebombed In Florida

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Crazy people committing random acts of senseless violence is rapidly becoming the “new normal” in the western world.  On Monday, a police vehicle was firebombed in Daytona, Florida by someone that was enraged … Continue reading

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Mhairi Black on Trident

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Note that the government benches are almost empty. The people who bothered to be present and listen to the debate were overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Baton Rouge, Nice, Dallas, Orlando – A Dark And Distressing Time Has Descended Upon The Civilized World

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Does it not seem as though events are starting to accelerate significantly?  Since I warned that something “had shifted” and that things had “suddenly become more serious“, we have seen the worst mass … Continue reading

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US NATO pressures EU support

By Michael Hudson, Michael-Hudson.com.   Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He … Continue reading

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Financially Approved Financed History

By Michael Hudson, Michael-Hudson.com.   Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He … Continue reading

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That Far Left Entryist Takeover of the Labour Party

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. At its height in the 1980’s, Militant claimed 8,000 members. In 2013 its descendant, the Socialist Party, claimed 2,500 members and crowed … Continue reading

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Writing as Resistance

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges   A group of Jews are escorted from the Warsaw Ghetto by German soldiers in 1943. (AP) … Continue reading

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29 Pages Revealed: Corruption, Crime and Cover-up Of 9/11

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. First and foremost, … Continue reading

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The Timing Trap for Scotland

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. It is self-evidently essential to negotiate for Independent Scotland to remain in the EU, in advance of Brexit taking effect. But those … Continue reading

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Attempted Coup in Turkey Must Be Denounced

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. There should be no equivocation. The answer to Turkey’s problems is not a military coup against an elected government and a return … Continue reading

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Erd-o-GONE?

The Turkish dictator Erdogan (Recep Tayyip Erdoğan) has just been deposed by a military coup. The military said that it took over due to “rising autocratic rule and increased terrorism“. You have to know the history of the Turkish military … Continue reading

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Beware of Good News That Puts Lipstick on a Hillary

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. … or hair coloring on Donald Trump. Neither one helps. Do you scratch your head as I do, when you read one story in the news that says retail sales grew in June … Continue reading

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Has a Stock Market Melt-Up Begun for a Stock Market Crash in 2016?

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. Melt-ups precede a major stock market crash, and by all appearances we may be in a melt-up right now that could cause a stock market crash in 2016. First, a small bit of euphoria kicked up permabull adrenaline in the … Continue reading

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Time for Nicola to Pick a Fight

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. It is time for straight talking. Philip Hammond stated the plain truth when he said that Scotland could not have a different … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Stop Terrorism? Here’s How …

The 9 Ways to Stop Terrorism In the wake of the barbaric terror attack in Nice, France, everyone is arguing over what we should do to stop further terrorism. Some say we need more war against Islamic countries … or … Continue reading

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America Wastes About HALF The Food That It Produces While Hunger Runs Rampant Around The Globe

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Is the United States the most wasteful nation on the entire planet?  We are all certainly guilty of wasting food.  Whether it is that little bit that you don’t want to eat at … Continue reading

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The Entirely Fake Owen Smith

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Even the mainstream media feel compelled to drop hints that Owen Smith is not what he is being promoted as. The Guardian’s … Continue reading

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War Is Coming And The Global Financial Situation Is A Lot Worse Than You May Think

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. On the surface, things seem pretty quiet in mid-July 2016.  The biggest news stories are about the speculation surrounding Donald Trump’s choice of running mate, the stock market in the U.S. keeps setting … Continue reading

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The Myth of the ‘War on Terrorism’

Debunked At Last By Justin Raimondo. Originally published at AntiWar.com. Remember “We’re fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here”? That was the justification for the worldwide war on terrorism the Bush administration trumpeted in … Continue reading

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Gestapo America

Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, Associate Editor for the Wall Street Journal, and Senior Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.  A former economics professor, Dr. Roberts is listed by Who’s Who in America as … Continue reading

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Central Bank Wonderland is Complete and Now Open for Business — The Epocalypse Has Fully Begun

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. Summer vacation is here, and the whole global family has arrived at Central-Bank Wonderland, the upside-down, inside-out world that banksters and their puppet politicians call “recovery.” Everyone is talking about it as wizened … Continue reading

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“Moderate” US-Backed Islamic Rebels Are Committing Summary Execution, Torture, Kidnapping and Other War Crimes … And Imposing Sharia Law

In a new report, Amnesty International documents war crimes by US-backed groups. Ahrar al-Sham.  Secretary of State Kerry just said that this group is a “subgroup” of both ISIS and Al Nusra (Al Nusra is Al Qaeda).  Ahrar al-Sham is … Continue reading

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Video of the Day – U.S. Official Can’t Answer Any Questions About the Covert Arming of Syrian Rebels

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, If for some bizarre reason you still have any faith left in the U.S. government, this should take care of it.

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The Dow And The S&P 500 Soar To Brand New All-Time Record Highs – How Is This Possible?

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The Dow and the S&P 500 both closed at all-time record highs on Tuesday, and that is very good news.  You might think that is an odd statement coming from the publisher of … Continue reading

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Central Banks Directly Buying Stocks to Boost Market

In 2014, we noted: Several central banks are directly buying stocks. They include the central banks of Switzerland, Japan, Israel, the Czech Republic, and a total of 23 percent of all nations worldwide. (And it has long been rumored that … Continue reading

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Those That Wanted To Get Prepared Have Already Gotten Prepared By Now

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Is the time for warning people to prepare for what is ahead coming to an end?  For years, bold men and women all over America have been sounding the alarm and warning people … Continue reading

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Europe’s Economic Crisis Has Spread from the Periphery to the Core

We’ve noted for more than 5 years that the European crisis would spread in the following order … more or less: Greece → Ireland → Portugal → Spain → Italy → UK We also warned that the EU’s approach to … Continue reading

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