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Continuing EU Membership for Indy Scotland is Possible – Special EU Status for Scotland in the UK is Impossible

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Alyn Smith was excellent in the European Parliament yesterday. He was doing exactly what the SNP need to be doing – building … Continue reading

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‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Our carceral state banishes American citizens to a gray wasteland far beyond the promises and protections the government grants its other citizens… When the doors finally close and one finds oneself facing banishment to … Continue reading

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What Is The Government Preparing For?

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. You may not be getting prepared for a major national disaster, but the government sure is.  I have been informed that in recent months numerous emergency food companies have been contacted by the … Continue reading

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Another Media Setup?

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. This picture has been all over twitter, promoted by every high level Blairite you can think of, from JK Rowling down. Yet … Continue reading

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The Glorious Dictatorship of Uzbekistan

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. A very curious puff piece has turned up in the Guardian for holidays in Uzbekistan, which fails entirely to mention that it … Continue reading

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Kuenssberg Goes Into Overdrive

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. 170,000 Labour members voted against Jeremy Corbyn in the last leadership election. Any of them can expect to be made briefly famous … Continue reading

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EU v. Brexit = Class War

Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid notes: In terms of socio-economic groups, 57% of ABs (upper/middle class – professional/managers etc) voted remain, 49% of C1s (lower middle class – supervisory/clerical or junior management/administrative), 36% of C2s (skilled working class) and 36% of … Continue reading

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European Banks Have Their Worst Two Day Stretch EVER As The Global Financial Crisis Intensifies

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Over the last two trading days, European banks have lost 23 percent of their value.  Let that number sink it for a bit.  In just a two day stretch, nearly a quarter of … Continue reading

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Economic Predictions for Summer 2016: The Epocalypse Keeps Crashing

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. Brexit — the second major landslide in the Year of the Epocalypse — has bankers all over the world scrambling to pick up and prop up their crumbled facades this week. This is one more jolt in the developing global economic collapse … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges Discusses Israeli Occupation With Israeli Journalist Amira Hass (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 Chris Hedges goes inside Israel and the occupied territories with Amira Hass in this week’s episode of … Continue reading

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Kremlin: Brexit Is Like Soviet Breakup

Brussels 2016 = Moscow 1991? The last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, previously said: The most puzzling development in politics during the last decade is the apparent determination of Western European leaders to re-create the Soviet Union in … Continue reading

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What next after Brexit?

By Steve Keen – economics professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London – Debt Deflation blog. A cliché—“Expect the Unexpected”—has happened. As I noted in “The Divisive Brexit Vote”, though I … Continue reading

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Multiple Crises in Democracy

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. There is a strong strand of belief among the political class that Boris Johnson has no intention of taking the UK out … Continue reading

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We Just Witnessed The Greatest One Day Global Stock Market Loss In World History

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. More stock market wealth was lost on Friday than on any other day in world history.  As you will see below, global investors lost two trillion dollars on the day following the Brexit … Continue reading

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Brexit Is Really a Vote Against Washington Control Over Europe

It is historically documented that the European Union was largely created by the CIA, U.S. State Department and other Americans interests. The U.S. has used the EU to push pro-bank, pro-austerity, anti-little-guy policies throughout the European continent. And the U.S. … Continue reading

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Brexit Launches Existential Crisis for EU: “Disintegration of the EU practically irreversible.”

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. At long last the tyranny of the global financial elite has been slammed good and hard. You can count on them to attempt another central bank based shock and awe campaign to halt … Continue reading

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It’s Still the Iraq War, Stupid.

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste? … Continue reading

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The Planned Obsolescence of Consumer Sovereignty

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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US imperialism the BREXIT culprit

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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EU Bankster Contagion

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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Intel Veterans Blast “Dissent Memo” on Syria As “Reckless”

MEMORANDUM FOR:  Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Subject:  Beware Foggy Bottom Dissent Dissent and disagreement within the foreign policy and national security bureaucracy only comes to the public’s attention when there … Continue reading

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How the News Agenda is Set

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. David Cameron gets heckled every day of his life. The media never bother to report the names of the hecklers or the … Continue reading

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4 Reasons the Twin Towers Could NOT Have Been Brought Down With Explosives On 9/11

Preface: We’ve previously shown that 9/11 couldn’t have been an inside job, because: 9/11 was thoroughly and exhaustively investigated by the 9/11 Commission, Congress and U.S. scientific agencies No one could have foreseen 9/11 Government officials didn’t have time to … Continue reading

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Brexit = Liberation

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Black Friday: Shocking Brexit Vote Result Causes The 9th Largest Stock Market Crash In U.S. History

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Has the next Lehman Brothers moment arrived?  Late Thursday night we learned that the British people had voted to leave the European Union, and this could be the “trigger event” that unleashes great … Continue reading

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Brexit Wins: Why That’s Great News for Europe, Too

By Dan Sanchez, DanSanchez.me. British voters have elected to leave the European Union in a national referendum. The UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage declared Friday Britain’s “independence day.” That is quite a statement given British history. A little … Continue reading

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2008 All Over Again

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges   Financial markets in the United States and worldwide face uncertainty and potential crisis after Britain voted … Continue reading

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What Is the EU?

The European Union: History and Meaning What Is the EU? To answer that question, we have to look back at the history of its creation.  In fact, few Europeans – or Americans – know the secret who and why of … Continue reading

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The Calm Stroll to Independence

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Scottish nationals have two supra-national citizenships. One is UK citizenship, the second is EU citizenship. In democratic referenda over the past two … Continue reading

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Brexit: Brits Lead Anti-Establishment Rebellion in European Departure

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. Regardless of the extent to which global fear mongers are right about the economic catastrophe that will hit every shore of the world after the Brexit, the most significant fact of the Brexit will … Continue reading

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The War on Weed Is Winding Down – But Will Monsanto Be the Winner?

By Ellen Brown, EllenBrown.com. The war on cannabis that began in the 1930s seems to be coming to an end. Research shows that this natural plant, rather than posing a deadly danger to health, has a wide range of therapeutic … Continue reading

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Is THIS Why the British Pound Is Getting Decimated After Brexit?

The British economy has gone into the tank as part of the EU. Economics professor Richard Werner (the inventor of Quantitative Easing) has shown that Brexit will not hurt the British economy. So why is the pound getting pummeled right … Continue reading

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Brexit Wins! Next Stop: Frexit, Italexit and Swexit

Congratulations to Great Britain! The Brits have voted to exit the European Union. Next up: Frexit, Italexit, Swexit, Netherlexit… etcexit?

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The Amount Of Stuff Being Bought, Sold And Shipped Around The U.S. Hits The Lowest Level In 6 Years

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. When less stuff is being bought, sold and shipped around the country with each passing month, how in the world can the U.S. economy be in “good shape”?  Unlike official government statistics which … Continue reading

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Brexit live stream with Julian Assange, Brian Eno, Craig Murray and many other guests.

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. In a first-of-its-kind, live broadcast from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange and an exciting panel of special guests … Continue reading

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The Tories Will Knit Back Together Quicker than Joe Ledley’s Leg

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. The purpose of the Conservative Party is simply to be in power. The object of power for them is to make sure … Continue reading

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Unwatched

By Joe Giambrone, Political Film Blog. Orlando spree shooter Omar Mateen was on an FBI “Watch List,” but then removed. Not much watching it seems. Had the FBI better things to do than keep track of a possible terrorist? The military-industrial-complex … Continue reading

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Southern California Time Bomb: The Ground Surrounding The San Andreas Fault Is ‘Rising And Sinking’

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. If you reside on the west coast, you are living on borrowed time.  As you will see below, stress has been building up along the San Andreas fault for more than a century, … Continue reading

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EU Basics – Your Guide to the UK Referendum on EU Membership

By Professor Richard Werner, economics professor at University of Southampton, and the inventor of quantitative easing. The British people should be clear about just what they will be voting on at the EU referendum this Thursday. What does it actually … Continue reading

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The Divisive Vote Over Brexit

By Steve Keen – economics professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London – Debt Deflation blog. Andrew Watt has written a passionate critique of my support for Brexit (“Progressive economists should … Continue reading

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The REAL Story Behind the Balkans … Precursor to 9/11 and ISIS

By Michael Springmann, former diplomat in the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service, with postings to Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in Washington, D.C. Springmann was the head of the U.S. consular official in Jeddah, … Continue reading

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I Will Vote Remain Because I Love My Mum

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. After voting tomorrow I shall fly down to take part in an alternative online referendum results programme from the Ecuadorian Embassy with … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just the UK – Widespread Support for EU Referendums Seen Across the Continent

Submitted by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Actions have consequences, and people can only be pushed so far before they snap. I believe the Paris terror attacks will be a major catalyst that will ultimately usher in nationalist type … Continue reading

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Not the Chilcot Report

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Peter Oborne is everything Chilcot will not be: concise, honed, forensic and devastatingly logical. Oborne’s Not the Chilcot Report is the most … Continue reading

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Negative Interest Rates Aren’t Working Because They Haven’t Been Tried

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. There is a lot of chatter about how central banks and their member banks have moved from lowering interest rates to negative interest rates and just as much talk about why it is accomplishing … Continue reading

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A Week in the Life of the American Police State

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.”—Adlai Stevenson, 23rd Vice President of the United States If you’ve been caught up in the circus … Continue reading

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REDACTED: All The Kingdom’s Men

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. Over the weekend, … Continue reading

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If You Value Life, Wake Up!

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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Con Vs. Con

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) Mary Altaffer / Julio Cortez / AP Photo During the presidential election cycle, liberals display their gutlessness. Liberal organizations, such … Continue reading

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Republican Operatives Launch All-Out Effort To Unbind The Delegates And Deny Trump The Nomination

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. If you think that Donald Trump already has the Republican nomination locked up, then you don’t understand what is going on behind the scenes.  It has long been my contention that the elite … Continue reading

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