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Amnesty International: Israel Remains the Occupying Power in Gaza and is Thus Bound By the Law Of Occupation

American and Israeli Media Fail to Tell the Big Story Amnesty International notes today: Israel maintains sole control of Gaza’s air space and territorial waters, and continues to prohibit any movement of people or goods in or out of Gaza … Continue reading

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Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, who runs Global Research and the Centre for Research on Globalization. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation in the Rada (Parliament) and that of the entire Cabinet on Thursday, July 24.  This decision was … Continue reading

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America Is the Only Country with a Favorable View of Israel

The U.S. Is the Only Country Which Supports Israel No Matter What It Does Americans – living in a huge country which has never really been invaded, and as the sole superpower – are famous for being out-of-touch with how … Continue reading

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You’re Much More Likely to Be Killed By Brain-Eating Parasites, Texting While Driving, Toddlers, Lightning, Falling Out of Bed, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, a Financial Crash, Obesity, Medical Errors or “Autoerotic Asphyxiation” than by Terrorists

Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism The U.S. Department of State reports that only 17 U.S. citizens were killed worldwide as a result of terrorism in 2011.* That figure … Continue reading

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Report: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Hid Behind Passenger Plane, Pulled Away and Dropped Bombs, and Then Hid Behind Plane Once Again

Is THIS Why the Plane Was Shot Down? Senior U.S. officials now admit that the Malaysian airlines passenger plane was likely accidentally shot down. The Russian government claims Ukrainian fighter jets were flying very close to Malaysian Flight 17 when … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Argument that Gazan Civilians Aren’t Innocent Is the Exact Same One Bin Laden Used To Justify 9/11

American Academic Embraces the Logic of Terrorists Yesterday, Matt Breuning pointed out the insanity of a Wall Street Journal op/ed trying to justify Israel’s killing of civilians in Gaza: In the Wall Street Journal, Thane Rosenbaum [from NYU school of … Continue reading

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U.S. Officials: The Missile May Have Been Launched By a “Defector from The Ukrainian Military Who Was Trained To Use Similar Missile Systems”

Rampant Speculation … Few Facts U.S. officials said earlier today that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was probably shot down by mistake … and there was no proof that Russia was directly involved. The Los Angeles Times reports: U.S. intelligence agencies … Continue reading

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Senior U.S. Intelligence Officials: Russia Was Not Directly Involved, and The Most Likely Explanation Was the Plane Was Shot Down By MISTAKE

Despite the War Drums, There Is No Evidence that Putin Shot Down the Malaysian Airplane Over Ukraine We’ve previously documented civilian planes have accidentally been shot down by Ukraine, Russia, the U.S., Israel and China, and that the Malaysian plane … Continue reading

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Instead of Providing Evidence for Russian Guilt in Plane Shootdown, U.S. Says: Just TRUST Us … Because Those Iraq War Lies Are Ancient History

Image by Michael Rivero U.S. State Department Says: We’re the Good Guys, and Russians Are Liars … So Just Take Our Word For It In the following 5-minute clip from a question and answer session between State Department spokeswoman Marie … Continue reading

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Key Piece of Video “Evidence” for Russian Responsibility for Malaysian Plane Shootdown Debunked

Video of Rebel Buk Launchers Headed Back to Russia? No – Images From Ukraine-Held Territory Since May Mish is a highly-respected financial blogger. His Global Economic Analysis site routinely wins awards such as: New York Times: NYT 10th Annual Year … Continue reading

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Exclusive: High-Level NSA Whistleblower Says Blackmail Is a Huge – Unreported – Part of Mass Surveillance

The Untold Story In the NSA Spying Scandal: Blackmail It is well-documented that governments use information to blackmail and control people. The Express reported last month: British security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert … Continue reading

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Dear Fellow American: Do You Remember Iraq? Syria? ANYTHING?

How Can Americans Fall for Pro-War Propaganda So Soon After Learning of the Deceptions In Selling the Iraq and Syria Wars? Dear fellow American: Do you remember that our government lied us into a war in Iraq? Do you remember … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Lied to Pretend that Accidental Russian Shootdown of Commercial Plane Was Intentional … Three Decades Ago

The U.S. Has Previously Carried Out a Major Disinformation Campaign to Malign Russia We noted yesterday that Ukraine, Russia, the U.S., Israel and China have all accidentally shot down commercial airplanes. Ray McGovern – a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired … Continue reading

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Downed Malaysian Jet Intensifies Russia Bashing

By Chris Ernesto In Thursday’s USA Today, self-described liberal Democratic strategist Bob Beckel wrote, “(Earlier) empires tried to dominate the world, mostly by military aggression.  The United States has never sought to be an empire.” You hope that most people … Continue reading

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UN High Commissioner: Mass Surveillance Violates International Law … and Snowden Should NOT Be Prosecuted

Mass Surveillance Violates U.S. Law Despite the fancy footwork of government lawyers, mass surveillance undoubtedly violates the U.S. Constitution.   See this, this and this. After all: Mass spying by the NSA violates our freedom of association It violates our Fourth … Continue reading

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Ukraine Possessed the Type of Missile System Which Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17

The Use of an SA-11 Missile Fired from a Buk Missile System Proves Nothing The American government and media are loudly proclaiming that it must have been the Russian loyalists within Ukraine who shot down the plane because they possessed … Continue reading

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President Obama and Pentagon: We DON’T KNOW Who Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17 Over Ukraine

World Calls for a Ceasefire While the U.S. is blaming Russia – and Russia blaming Ukraine – for the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine, please remember that no one yet knows who did it. The New … Continue reading

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Was Malaysian Airlines MH-17 ACCIDENTALLY Shot Down Over Ukraine?

Was It An Accident? While it is too early to know who shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine yesterday, it would be good to remember that airlines have accidentally been shot down numerous times in the past. After … Continue reading

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Are Governments Using Evidence of Homosexuality and Child Pornography to Blackmail People … Including High-Level Officials?

Sexual Blackmail Is Apparently Common The Express reported last month: British security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures, a Home Office whistleblower alleges. The former civil … Continue reading

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Was the Shootdown of the Passenger Jet Over Ukraine a False Flag?

Who Benefits? Everyone agrees that the sniper attack in Ukraine which started the regime change was a false flag attack. Eric Zuesse claims false flags are continuing to this day in Ukraine: Writing at professorsblog.com, this great historian, Dr. de Noli, … Continue reading

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Snowden: NSA Employees Routinely Pass Around Nude Photos Obtained Via Mass Surveillance

NSA Spies On Americans, Then Passes Around Their Nude Pictures and Videos Edward Snowden just told the Guardian: Snowden …. Made a startling claim that a culture exists within the NSA in which, during surveillance, nude photographs picked up of … Continue reading

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The Losers From U.S. Sanctions: AMERICAN Businesses

U.S. Sanctions Against Foreign Nations Are Hurting American Companies Who are the losers from U.S. sanctions?  American companies. Two giant U.S. business groups – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers – ran ads in the New … Continue reading

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3 Congressmen Call for Release of Secret 9/11 Documents After Reading Them

All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It’s “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing Congressman Thomas Massie read the 28 classified pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 … Continue reading

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Only 14% of Americans Sympathize with Palestinians. 73% of Republicans – and 44% of Democrats – Sympathize With Israel

Israel Is Winning the Propaganda War Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza? So far, Americans don’t know or don’t care … A new poll by Pew shows that only 14% of Americans sympathize with Palestinians, while 51% – including … Continue reading

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Big Corporations Have An OVERWHELMING Amount Of Power Over Our Food Supply

By Michael Snyder. From our fields to our forks, huge corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply every step of the way.  Right now there are more than 313 million people living in the United States, … Continue reading

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What Exactly Are the Spy Agencies Actually DOING with their Bag of Dirty Tricks?

Note: Update below … SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF WHAT THEY MAY BE DOING Newly-released documents from Edward Snowden show that the British spy agency GCHQ has developed numerous offensive digital tools. But what exactly are they doing with these dirty tricks? … Continue reading

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The Whole World Opposes Drone Warfare … Except for the U.S. and Israel

… And One Poor African Country A new poll from Pew shows that majorities in every country polled oppose drones … except for Israel, the U.S. and Kenya: Why Kenya? Perhaps because drones have been successfully used to stop poaching … Continue reading

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Eglin Air Force Base Busted Gaming Reddit

Evidence of Web Manipulation By a Specific Military Installation The Pentagon and spy agencies have been busted manipulating the Internet – including social media – in order to promote false propaganda and to stifle dissenting information. Earlier today, newly-released Snowden … Continue reading

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The Head Of ‘The Central Bank Of The World’ Warns That Another Great Financial Crisis May Be Coming

By Michael Snyder. Most people have never heard of Jaime Caruana even though he is the head of an immensely powerful organization.  He has been serving as the General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements since 2009, and he … Continue reading

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New Snowden Docs: British Spies Seed the Internet with False Information, Including the Ability to Manipulate the Results of Online Polls, Artificially Inflate Pageview Counts On Web Sites, “Amplif[y]” Sanctioned Messages On Youtube, and Censor Video Content Judged To Be “Extremist”

More Evidence of Web Manipulation We’ve noted for years that the Pentagon and spy agencies manipulate the Internet – including social media – in order to promote false propaganda and to stifle dissenting information. We’ve also discussed some of the … Continue reading

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Israel v. Gaza: The Big Picture

Primer On Israeli War In Gaza Americans get only filtered news from the mainstream media. So here’s the big picture: All 6 Former Israeli Security Chiefs Slam Occupation of Palestine Holocaust Survivors Criticize Israeli Policy Towards Palestinians War in Gaza … Continue reading

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Israeli Interior Minister: “The Goal of the Operation Is to Send Gaza Back to the Middle Ages”, “Destroying All the Infrastructure Including Roads and Water”

Is Israel Trying to Bomb Gaza Back to the Dark Ages? We noted Friday that Israel is bombing Gaza back to the stone age to get Hamas … But ISIS – NOT HAMAS – claims credit for attacks against Israel. … Continue reading

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Did Anyone Live In Palestine Prior to the Formation of Israel?

There Were People In Palestine Many claim that no one lived in Palestine prior to the formation of the state of Israel. Indeed, Israel was sited in Palestine under the slogan: “A land without a people for a people without … Continue reading

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Proof that NSA Is Still Lying About Spying on Americans

“The Ultimate Goal of the NSA is Total Population Control” The NSA has been caught in lie after lie about its surveillance on Americans. This is nothing new.  An NSA whistleblower told Washington’s Blog: They were asked 40 years ago … Continue reading

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What Americans Need to Know About Iran

Stunning Facts About Iran You’ve Never Heard Before Preface: I was born in the U.S., and have lived here my whole life.  I am a patriotic American, and put America first. I come from a Judeo-Christian background, and I am … Continue reading

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Israel Is Bombing Gaza Back to the Stone Age to Get Hamas … But ISIS – NOT HAMAS – Claims Credit for Attacks Against Israel

Hamas Had Nothing to Gain – And Everything to Lose – By Starting Violence Now Update: The New York Magazine confirms, “It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All“. Israel is currently bombing Gaza … Continue reading

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NSA’s Retention of Intimate Details and Photos of Innocent Americans Which are Admittedly “USELESS” for National Security Shows Malintent

” ‘Collect It All, Know It All’ Is Actually the Stasi Model” The Washington Post reported last week: Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from … Continue reading

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US Military Admits Spending Millions to Study Manipulation of Social Media

Part of a Long-Term Effort to Spread Propaganda Through the Internet The Guardian reports: The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, … Continue reading

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High-Level NSA Official: the NSA Has Become “J. Edgar Hoover On Super Steroids”

Spying On – and Blackmailing – Politicians, Generals, Judges, Lawyers and Citizens The newly-published revelations from Edward Snowden show that the NSA and FBI spied on an American citizen running for political office: The NSA also surveilled a U.S. citizen … Continue reading

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Why Should I Care Who the Government Harasses?

Hiding Your Head In the Sand Doesn’t Work … Preface: After learning that the NSA and FBI have targeted him for exhaustive surveillance, prominent Muslim-American attorney told Glenn Greenwald: All Americans should be outraged and concerned by the surveillance. “Because … Continue reading

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Big Banks Want Power to Declare Cyber War

Merger of Big Banks and National Security Power … What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Bloomberg reports: Wall Street’s biggest trade group has proposed a government-industry cyber war council to stave off terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily … Continue reading

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Governments from Around the World – Including Western, Islamic, Asian and African Nations – ADMIT They Carry Out False Flag Terror

Painting by Anthony Freda Governments from Around the World Admit They Carry Out False Flag Terror Governments from around the world admit they carry out false flag terror: A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that … Continue reading

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57 Years Ago: U.S. and Britain Approved Use of Islamic Extremists to Topple Syrian Government

Have the U.S. and Its Allies Intentionally Balkanized Syria Into Smaller Regions? BBC reports that – in 1957 – the British and American leaders approved the use of Islamic extremists and false flag attacks to topple the Syrian government: Nearly … Continue reading

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FDA Finally Grants Controversial Cancer Doc Permission to Complete Clinical Trial of Alternative Therapy

We’ve previously written about the cancer doctor whose work has been brutally suppressed by big pharma and the cancer industry, Stanislaw Burzynski. While we are not medical professionals – and have no opinion as to the efficacy of his approach … Continue reading

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Obama’s Ukrainian “Afghan Trap” Plays Out

Guest Post by Robert Barsocchini. Mr. Barsocchini is a historical researcher, investigative journalist, and writer for the film industry. Just as the USA lied and said it was illegally invading Panama, Grenada, and other tiny, weak countries and barbarically massacring … Continue reading

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NSA Targets As “Extremists” Americans Who Simply Wish to Protect Themselves from Oppression

Like a Cancer that Treats Any Immune System Response as a Threat to Be Challenged In the wake of revelations about the extent of mass surveillance by the NSA and other agencies, people are trying to protect themselves by adopting … Continue reading

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ISIS Is Taking Over Iraq Using Captured American Weapons

By Michael Snyder.   ISIS is marching through city after city in Iraq, and they are doing it with American weapons.  Thanks to a series of stunning victories in recent months, ISIS has captured a vast array of U.S. military … Continue reading

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US Govt Spied On German Parliamentary Investigation Into US Govt Spying On Germans

Similar to NSA’s Spying On U.S. News Media to See What They Knew About NSA Spying The German Parliament is holding hearings into NSA spying on Germany. (Senior NSA veterans Bill Binney and Thomas Drake provided testimony). A German intelligence … Continue reading

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Freedom: Summed Up In One Image

Source: The Vulgar Trader, via Barry Ritholtz. Background.

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Independence Day: What the He!! HAPPENED to America?

“We Have Become Such Grumbling Drones — Powerless, Passive, And Frankly A Bit Pathetic. Our Government Is Openly Trying To Strip Away Core Privacy Protections and Increase Police Powers At Every Level. Yet, We Have Fallen Victim” to Stupid Divide-And-Conquer … Continue reading

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average: A Fata Morgana

Image by Anthony Freda Guest post by Wim Grommen. Mr. Grommen was a teacher in mathematics and physics for eight years at secondary schools. The last twenty years he trained programmers in Oracle-software. He worked almost five years as trainer … Continue reading

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Americans’ Sense of Freedom Plummets By 12% … Our Belief in “Widespread Corruption” In the U.S. Jumps 20% … and Our Trust in All 3 Branches of Government Hits Historic Lows

Problems Are All Related … The Christian Science Monitor reports: According to a new [Gallup] poll, Americans have become significantly “less satisfied with the freedom to choose what they want to do with their lives.” Seventy-nine percent of US residents … Continue reading

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Definitive Analysis: War Is Bad for the Economy

(Another) Idiot Economist Says We Need “Major War” to Save the Economy Preface: Two weeks ago, well-known economist Tyler Cowen (a professor at George Mason University) argued in the New York Times that wars – especially “major wars” -  are … Continue reading

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18 Signs That The Global Economic Crisis Is Accelerating As We Enter The Last Half Of 2014

By Michael Snyder. A lot of people that I talk to these days want to know “when things are going to start happening”.  Well, there are certainly some perilous times on the horizon, but all you have to do is … Continue reading

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Government Stops Glenn Greenwald from Publishing His Big Snowden Revelation … But Others Will Release ALL of the Snowden Documents to Prevent a War

New Snowden Revelations in July It’s been a dramatic day for whistleblowing news. A month ago, Glenn Greenwald announced that he was going to publish his biggest story yet: the names of those the NSA has been spying on. Earlier … Continue reading

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Top NSA Officials: U.S. Has Turned Into Stasi Germany or Soviet Union

What the Heck Happened to America? Senior NSA executive Thomas Drake is an expert on spying in Stasi Germany … having studied it for years. Drake told Washington’s Blog that the U.S. has adopted the Stasi model: “Collect it all, … Continue reading

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U.S. Relies On Law from Governments Which Don’t Even HAVE a Constitution to Justify Assassination of U.S. Citizens By Drone

U.S. Relies On Law of Non-Constitutional Countries The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says: No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law …. So how did the legal memorandum “justifying” assassination … Continue reading

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Attorney General Eric Holder Paid No Attention to Bank Fraud: “Wall Street Wasn’t Even On His Radar”

Holder: A Stooge for Wall Street Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements that prosecuting Wall Street fraud would hurt the economy is exactly backwards: the experts say that failing to prosecute fraud is dooming our economy. But prosecuting fraud was never … Continue reading

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4 Ways that Mass Surveillance Destroys the Economy

Prosperity Requires Privacy Privacy is a prerequisite for a prosperous economy.    Even the White House admits: People must have confidence that data will travel to its destination without disruption. Assuring the free flow of information, the security and privacy of … Continue reading

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When the Herd Turns

Great short video, interviewing one of our favorite economists … Steve Keen: Background here, here, here and here.

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From Ancient Egypt to Modern America, Spying Has Always Been Used to Crush Dissent

What Americans Need to Know About the History of Spying Americans are told that we live in a “post-9/11 reality” that requires mass surveillance. But the NSA was already conducting mass surveillance prior to 9/11 … including surveillance on the … Continue reading

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The Chaos In Iraq Is By DESIGN

The Real History of the American Strategy for Iraq and the Middle East Neoconservatives like Paul Wolfowitz planned regime change in Iraq more than 20 years ago … in 1991. But the goal wasn’t just regime change (or oil).  The … Continue reading

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For Hillary Clinton, US Plutocratic Gain Ranks Above Women’s Rights

Guest Post by Robert Barsocchini. Mr. Barsocchini is a historical researcher, investigative journalist, and writer for the film industry. Hillary Clinton, indeed, speaks out strongly for and supports women’s rights – except when they get in the way of the … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Senior NSA Executive: NSA Started Spying On Journalists in 2002 … In Order to Make Sure They Didn’t Report On Mass Surveillance

The Story of NSA’s “First Fruits” Program Has Never Been Told You may have heard about the government’s spying on the Associated Press. And high-level NSA whistleblower Bill Binney told Washington’s Blog that the government also spied on Pulitzer Prize-winning … Continue reading

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Senior NSA Executive DEMOLISHES Intelligence Agencies’ Excuse for 9/11

9/11 Should Have Been Stopped The U.S. government pretended that 9/11 was unforeseeable. But overwhelming evidence shows that 9/11 was foreseeable. Indeed, Al Qaeda crashing planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was itself foreseeable. The fallback government … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Senior NSA Executive: OF COURSE They’re Collecting Everyone’s Content, As Well As Metadata

The Government’s “Limited Hangout” In Mass Surveillance The NSA claims that it only collects our “metadata”, and not our content. Washington’s Blog called senior NSA executive Thomas Drake and asked him whether it’s only metadata we have to worry about, … Continue reading

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Senior NSA Executive: Spy Agencies Seduced by Power to “Collect It All”

The “Dataddiction” of America’s Spies: “No Detox at the Data Center … You’re High All the Time” While Edward Snowden’s revelations have made Americans aware of mass spying by the NSA, there has been very little discussion of the psychology … Continue reading

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Senior NSA Executive: We’re In a Police State

“We Have a Significant Element of Our Government In League With Corporations and Other Unelected Officials Who’ve Decided That The Constitution Is Essentially Null And Void” Thomas Drake is a decorated Air Force and Navy veteran, who has been awarded … Continue reading

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Washington’s Blog Interviews Senior NSA Executive Thomas Drake

Thomas Drake is a decorated Air Force and Navy veteran, who has been awarded numerous medals including: Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Ridenhour prize Sam Adams Award Drake was a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior … Continue reading

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Indications that the U.S. Is Planning a Nuclear Attack Against Russia

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  Daniel Estulin is saying the same thing. By Eric Zuesse: On Wednesday, June 11th, CNN headlined “U.S. Sends B-2 Stealth Bombers to Europe,” and reported that “they arrived in Europe this week for training.” Wikipedia notes that B-2s … Continue reading

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Islamic Jihadis Take Over Second-Biggest City In Iraq … But Al Qaeda Wasn’t Even IN Iraq Until the U.S. Invaded

Idiotic U.S. Policy Is Making Al Qaeda Stronger Than Ever The U.S. “war on terror” has increased terrorism. Here are the number of terror attacks in Iraq between 1979 and 2011 courtesy of the National Consortium for the Study of … Continue reading

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No Wonder Impeachment Was “Off the Table”: Democrats Approved Mass Surveillance and Torture … and the Subsequent Cover-Up

Pelosi Was Briefed On – and Covered Up – NSA Spying On Americans When a teen asked Nancy Pelosi last week why she supports unconstitutional NSA spying, Pelosi responded that the NSA lied to Congress about what they were doing, … Continue reading

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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter: Americans Bounced Back Faster After the Great DEPRESSION than the Great RECESSION

Underneath the Propaganda, Americans Are In BAD SHAPE … Pulitzer prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston has researched economics, wages, taxes and related issues for many years. He’s written numerous books on those subjects. Writing for the San Jose Mercury News, … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Government Border-Guards Abandon Post at Russian Border

By Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s central government, located in Kiev, has given up manning the country’s border with Russia at areas in the southeast where popular opposition to the Kiev authorities has overwhelmed the Kiev government’s ability to police the border … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT: NSA Whistleblower: Snowden Never Had Access to the JUICIEST Documents … Far More Damning

NSA Spying On Congress, Admirals, Lawyers … Content As Well As Metadata … Cheney Was Running the Show NSA whistleblower Russel Tice was a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush … Continue reading

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Why Ukraine’s Civil War Is of Global Historical Importance

By Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s civil war started on 2 May 2014, when supporters of the February-coup-imposed (click on that link if you don’t know about that coup) Ukrainian central government firebombed Odessa’s Trade Unions Building, incinerating hundreds of Odessans who opposed the coup. This civil war … Continue reading

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If We Refuse to Be Terrorized, We Win and the Terrorists Lose

Image by Anthony Freda   “If You Are Scared, [the Terrorists] Win. If You Refuse To Be Scared, They Lose” Northwestern professor Peter Ludlow writes in the New York Times: Philosophers have long noted the utility of fear to the … Continue reading

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Greed Is Good? Where Will America’s Sick Obsession With Wealth And Money End?

By Michael Snyder. Everywhere you look, Americans appear to be extremely obsessed with wealth and money.  These days, networks such as CNN endlessly run “news stories” with titles such as “Best cars for the super rich“.  We have television shows … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need to Re-Start the Cold War?

Preface by Washington’s Blog: In the book To Win a Nuclear War: The Pentagon’s Secret War Plans, one of the world’s leading physicists – Michio Kaku – reveals declassified plans for the U.S. to launch a first-strike nuclear war against … Continue reading

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Don’t Beg For Your Privacy … Take It Back!

All words and all art by Anthony Freda. Snowden ‘exposed’ what many of us knew years ago, because other NSA whistleblowers already revealed that our government was illegally spying on all of us and collecting our data. The Constitution is … Continue reading

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5,000 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent

Tyrants Have Always Spied On Their Own People Spying has been around since the dawn of civilization. Keith Laidler – a PhD anthropologist, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a past member of the Scientific Exploration Society – explains: … Continue reading

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PSYOPS – Wars Are Fought On and Off the Battlefield

Source: Online-Psychology-Degree.com

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Government Treated Peaceful Boycott As Terrorism

Anyone Who Questions the Powers-That-Be May Be Labelled a “Terrorist” The Partnership for Civil Justice (a public interest legal organization which the Washington Post called “the constitutional sheriffs for a new protest generation”) reported this week that the Obama administration … Continue reading

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Even the ARCHITECT of the Drone Assassination Program Saya Obama Has Gone Too Far … “Creating Terrorists Rather Than Eliminating Them”

Top Counter-Terror Chief Slams Drone Assassination Program Clinton and Bush’s counter-terror czar – Richard Clarke – is the guy who created the drone assassination program. Specifically, he was the first person to implement a program to assassinate using drones, when … Continue reading

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War Makes Us Poor … And Drags the Economy Down Through the Floor

Image courtesy of Steve Hess Top Economists Say War Is Bad for the Economy Preface: Many Americans – including influential economists and talking heads – still wrongly assume that war is good for the economy. For example, extremely influential economists … Continue reading

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How and Why the U.S. Has Re-Started the Cold War (The Backstory that Precipitated Ukraine’s Civil War)

By Eric Zuesse. When the Cold War ended, in 1990, Russia was in a very weak position, no real threat at all (except for nuclear weapons, but the nuclear rivalry had been greatly reduced via arms-control agreements). Communism was proven … Continue reading

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The Velocity Of Money In The U.S. Falls To An All-Time Record Low

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  Read this for background on why the velocity of money has crashed. By Michael Snyder: When an economy is healthy, there is lots of buying and selling and money tends to move around quite rapidly.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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White House Launches Propaganda At TROLL Level

White House Purchases Google Key Words to Slam Putin Russian writer idaltae tweeted the following: Whitehouse launches propaganda at troll level pic.twitter.com/S45vJokXN2 Because she didn’t say what search term she used to pull up that ad – and because we … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Sticker Shock: Financing Costs More than Construction

By Ellen Brown. Funding infrastructure through bonds doubles the price or worse. Costs can be cut in half by funding through the state’s own bank. “The numbers are big. There is sticker shock,” said Jason Peltier, deputy manager of the … Continue reading

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Can Solar Roadways Generate Electricity, Create Jobs, Keep Our Roads Ice-Free, and Warn of Hazards?

Solar Freaking Roadways! We at Washington’s Blog are big proponents of decentralized energy production and storage, because it is key to protecting against terrorism, fascism and destruction of our health, environment and economy. We noted in 2011 that a Dutch … Continue reading

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What Would REALLY Happen to Snowden If He Returns to the United States?

Painting by Anthony Freda He Won’t Be Able to Tell His Side of the Story SecState John Kerry said that Ed Snowden really needs to “stand up in the United States and make his case to the American people.”  Kerry … Continue reading

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Snowden: “We Have a System of Pervasive, Pre-Criminal Surveillance Where the Government Wants To Watch What You’re Doing Just to See What You’re Up To, To See What You’re Thinking, Even Behind Closed Doors”

Government Engaging In Pre-Crime Monitoring And Analysis When NBC’s Brian Williams interviewed Ed Snowden in Moscow last week, one of Snowden’s most interesting statements was left on the cutting room floor. Specifically, the following statement was cut from NBC’s broadcast … Continue reading

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Bush’s Anti-Terror Chief: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Can Be Tried at the Hague for War Crimes They Committed In Iraq

Obama Has Also Committed War Crimes Bush’s top counter-terrorism official for his first year as president – Richard Clarke – tells Democracy Now that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld committed war crimes in Iraq … and that they can be tried … Continue reading

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Intelligence Committee Doesn’t Care If Targets Are Even IDENTIFIED Before They Are ASSASSINATED

Government Sees No Need to Know Who It’s Killing Matt Stoller – one of the best bloggers around, and also a fantastic researcher of Congressional records – tweeted this gem: Well this is messed up. pic.twitter.com/DRyTxo61wK — Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) … Continue reading

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The U.S. ‘News’ Media Show How to Do Propaganda About Ukraine’s Civil War

By Eric Zuesse The New York Review of Books is a leading intellectual publication in the United States, and it (like all of the major U.S. “news” media) has “reported” on the Ukrainian civil war as having been incited by … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers Guaranteed Freedom of the Press … Even For Bloggers

Image by William Banzai Freedom of the Press Geared Towards Protecting Critics of Government Corruption … Not Government Apologists The First Amendment to the Constitution provides: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Safeguard Creation, Because If We Destroy Creation, Creation Will Destroy Us”

Scripture Calls for Protection of Nature Many people assume that conservative Christian values are to exploit nature without regard to the consequences. But Pope Francis disagrees.  As MSNBC reported last week: “Safeguard Creation,” [the Pope said], “because if we destroy … Continue reading

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U.S. Media Lie, Yet Again

By Eric Zuesse Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President Reagan, but in the decades since, he has transformed, because he has become disheartened by the constant lying from the U.S. news-media, especially after “Saddam’s … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s New President Makes Cautious Opening Moves

By Eric Zuesse Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected (by voters only in Ukraine’s northwest – not by the whole country) Ukrainian President, says that his top priority is ending the Ukrainian civil war, and bringing his country back together again, especially … Continue reading

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Gold Manipulation Is Out In the Open

How Long Can It Continue? We’ve noted for years – for example here, here and here- that gold prices are manipulation. We pointed out in January and February that gold manipulation is going mainstream. At least one giant bank has … Continue reading

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