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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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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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Of Course Bush and Cheney Lied About Iraq

We in the alternative media reported over and over and over and over and over and over that all of the insiders knew that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Vox writes: Mother Jones’s David Corn has been … Continue reading

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Legalized Murder and the Politics of Terror

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 protester yells at police in front of the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters after … Continue reading

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War On The Streets Of America: Protesters Attack Police Officers In Major Cities All Over The Nation

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. This is what a nation looks like when it starts melting down from within.  A series of very disturbing incidents of police brutality against young black males has caused a firestorm to erupt … Continue reading

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Brexit-Beleaguered Bankers Back to Begging for Bailouts!

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. Nothing is more shameless in a bedazzling sort of way than rich banksters standing on the public curb with their hands out. First, we had the admission this past week by a major French bank that … Continue reading

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The Clinton Foundation?

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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How to Stop the Carnage? STOP THE WAR!

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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Spread the Word: The TRUTH About Spying

Preface: A Good American is the best documentary I’ve ever seen.  It explains mass surveillance on Americans, why 9/11 wasn’t stopped, and how corruption has made us all vulnerable to terrorism. This film has the ability to wake people up to … Continue reading

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Election 2016 Emigre Super Blocs- How the Emigres Function

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. “Walled safely inside their gerrymandered districts, incumbents are insulated from general-election challenges that might pull them toward the political center, but they are perpetually vulnerable to primary challenges from extremists who … Continue reading

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The Sniper Shooting in Dallas Was Both Murder and Blowback

By Dan Sanchez, DanSanchez.me. Five police officers were killed and six were injured in Dallas yesterday when snipers opened fire during a protest of the recent police killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. This mass shooting was a despicable … Continue reading

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The War on Weed Part II: Monsanto, Bayer, and the Push for Corporate Cannabis

By Ellen Brown, EllenBrown.com. California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (AUMA) is a voter initiative characterized as legalizing marijuana use. But critics warn that it will actually make access more difficult and expensive, squeeze home growers and small farmers out … Continue reading

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If Senseless Violence Continues, America Will Be a Total Police State in No Time

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, As soon as I saw the video of the Alton Sterling shooting on Wednesday, I had a very, very bad feeling about where this was all headed. In fact, I became so … Continue reading

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Socrates: debt and the cyclical rise and fall of societies

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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Every Single Bloody Market Is Manipulated!

The Credit Market Is Manipulated Giant American banks said they had to be bailed out or else the American economy would crash. It wasn’t just the $700 billion “Tarp” bailout in 2008. In reality, a large portion of the big … Continue reading

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NSA Whistleblower: Clinton Emails Damaged U.S. National Security Much More than Manning, Assange Or Any Other Whistleblower

Clinton Revealed “Intelligence Methods” and Sources FBI director Comey said today that Hillary Clinton running emails containing government information on an unsecured, private server was not as bad as former CIA director Petraeus sharing classified documents with his lover. But … Continue reading

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Thoughts After Chilcot

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. I hope today that people will remember Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Carne Ross, and Katherine Gun, who were all prepared to give up excellent … Continue reading

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American and British Leaders Were Warned that Iraq War Would INCREASE Terrorism

The alternative media has reported for more than a decade that the Iraq war has increased terrorism. For example: The U.S. has undertaken regime change against Arab leaders we don’t like for six decades. We overthrew the leader of Syria … Continue reading

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‘Currency Crash’ Drives British Pound To A 31 Year Low As Deutsche Bank Sinks To The Lowest Level Ever

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The fallout from the Brexit vote continues to rock the European financial system.  On Wednesday, the British pound dropped to a fresh 31 year low as confidence in the currency continues to plummet.  … Continue reading

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Merkel Urged to Temper NATO’s Belligerence

U.S. intelligence veterans are calling on German Chancellor Merkel to bring a needed dose of realism and restraint to the upcoming NATO conference, which risks escalating the dangerous new Cold War with Russia. MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany … Continue reading

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