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Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine. Status-Quo Truce-Lines Agreed.

Russia’s Leader Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists’ Aim to Become Part of Russia. But Separatists Will Almost Certainly Receive Reconstruction Aid from Russia. Eric Zuesse The great German newspaper German Economic News, headlined on Saturday, September 20th, “Welcome Russia at the G20 … Continue reading

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Russia’s Leader Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists’ Aim to Become Part of Russia

Eric Zuesse The leader of the Ukrainian separatists says that their efforts to get Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to accept their territory as being a part of Russia have been firmly rejected by Putin’s Government; and, so, “We will build our … Continue reading

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Shale Fracking Is a “Ponzi Scheme” … “This Decade’s Version of The Dotcom Bubble” … “A Lot In Common With the Subprime Mortgage Market Just Before It Melted Down”

A Losing Bet In 2011, the New York Times wrote: “Money is pouring in” from investors even though shale gas is “inherently unprofitable,” an analyst from PNC Wealth Management, an investment company,  wrote to a contractor in a February e-mail. … Continue reading

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U.S. Targets Islamic State’s Lucrative Oil Smuggling Operations

With U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement of an open-ended plan for airstrikes on the Islamic State (IS), the U.S. and its allies will need to degrade the power and influence of the Sunni jihadist group, and that means reducing its … Continue reading

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The U.S. Has Already Completed Regime Change In Syria (1949), Iran (1953), Iraq (Twice), Afghanistan (Twice), Turkey, Libya and Other Oil-Rich Countries

Syria Everyone knows that the U.S. and its allies have heavily backed Islamic terrorists in Syria in an attempt to implement regime change in that country. But did you know that the U.S. previously carried out regime change in Syria? … Continue reading

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A Public Bank Option for Scotland

Guest post by Ellen Brown. Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18th to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. As video blogger Ian R. Crane colorfully puts the issues and possibilities: [T]he People of Scotland … Continue reading

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The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence

Oil David Cameron and the British media have been freaking out about the potential Scottish independence. They’ve blathered on about “history”, “common defense” and other red herrings. But it’s really all about oil … Specifically, if Scotland becomes independent, it … Continue reading

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U.S., NATO, Hold Joint War Games in Ukraine, and Give Ukraine Weapons, to Continue Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

Eric Zuesse During 15-26 September, the U.S. and 14 other NATO countries are holding war games in Ukraine, in order to assist the Ukrainian military to eliminate Ukraine’s cultural Russians. Ukraine is not yet a NATO country, but aims to become one; … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice: “We Are In that Brave New World, and We Are Capable of Being In that Orwellian World, Too”

Top Politicians Warn of Fascism Current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said yesterday in reference to spying and drones: We are in that brave new world, and we are capable of being in that Orwellian world, too. Two former … Continue reading

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Corruption of ‘Emily’s List’ Is Hidden by Liberals

Eric Zuesse A liberal website buried this huge scandal, by giving it the sleep-inducing headline “You Know Who Always Wins in Elections? Lobbyists, Consultants, NY’s Organized Politics.” Then, the anonymous Democratic-Party-activist-blogger, buried his real news yet deeper, by waiting till … Continue reading

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The Big Lie in the ‘News’ ‘Reporting’ About Ukraine and Russia

Eric Zuesse Here it is, in purest form, via a typical ‘news’ ‘report’ from CNN: “While questions about Russia’s tactics remain, its strategy has become more clear: The Kremlin appears to have decided to prevent Ukraine turning West and leaving what Russia … Continue reading

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World’s Second-Biggest Internet Payment Network – PayPal – Will Accept Bitcoin

Bitcoin Is Going Mainstream We’ve previously noted that Reddit, Virgin Galactic, Overstock.com, two big Las Vegas hotels, a Congressman, and many businesses now accept Bitcoin. So does Dish Networks. But a huge shift just occurred, which virtually guarantees that Bitcoin … Continue reading

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Big Banks Manipulated $21 Trillion Dollar Market for Credit Default Swaps (and Every Other Market)

Derivatives Are Manipulated Runaway derivatives – especially credit default swaps (CDS) – were one of the main causes of the 2008 financial crisis. Congress never fixed the problem, and actually made it worse. The big banks have long manipulated derivatives … Continue reading

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Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

By Ellen Brown In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest … Continue reading

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URGENT: BLOCK UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT POROSHENKO ADDRESS TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS!

Please personally rewrite for yourself and send an email letter like this to the press secretary of the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, and viralize this urgent message:   —   From: Eric Zuesse … Continue reading

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Russia Has Now Joined the Ukrainian Civil War, and Is Lying to Deny It

The Ukrainian Portion of V.P. Biden’s Harvard Kennedy-School Address, Oct. 3rd Eric Zuesse [INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Almost everything that our Vice President said about Ukraine and Russia, in this speech he delivered at Harvard on October 3rd, is a lie or … Continue reading

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Israel v. Palestine: Yet Another Gas War?

War in Gaza = War Over Natural Gas? We noted in 2012 that the real reason for Israeli-Palestinian fighting in Gaza may be over Gaza’s huge natural gas reserves. The following post by Julie Lévesque at Global Research provides insight … Continue reading

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NYT, Chrystia Freeland, on Ukraine: ‘This is not a civil war.’

Eric Zuesse The New York Times  publishes many wildly false articles, and this will expose only one of them, as an example: According to Christia Freeland, writing there, on September 5th, the conflict in which the Ukrainian Government has since May 9th been bombing … Continue reading

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The State of the Battle in Eastern Ukraine

Eric Zuesse  Showing what’s left after the invading troops were allowed to leave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhFEwfF9wz0 http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/1766826.html And, then, there is this summary of the situation, by the Russian military analyst, “Vineyard of the Saker”: “all the signs are that the JRF [Junta Repression … Continue reading

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Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine: CNN Finally Talks to Our Regime’s Victims There

Eric Zuesse Obama has definitely been defeated in Ukraine, and this is now clear because the news reports and videos and photos of our victims there, which were previously available only online and outside America, are starting to be communicated even … Continue reading

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Soros Signals Argentina’s Shale is Biggest Place to Be

One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize —and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller … Continue reading

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Big-Oil CEO Faces Failure by Keeping His Eyes Closed about Global Warming

Head of Oil Company that’s Most at Risk Of Declining Value From Oil & Gas Is Burying His Head in the Tar-Sand About It Eric Zuesse According to the landmark study of the impact that the rising world concerns about global warming … Continue reading

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Falsehoods in the NYT’s Editorial, ‘Mr. Putin Tests the West in Ukraine’

Eric Zuesse The only way to expose lies is within context; so, this will be somewhat lengthy: The Times  editorial opens with a falsehood: “There is no longer any doubt: Russian troops are in Ukraine, not as volunteers, as the rebel commander in Donetsk would have … Continue reading

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Why I Removed My Name from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s E-Mail List

Eric Zuesse They asked me why, and I told them why: http://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/unsubscribe/ 2 Sep. 2014 Please tell us why you are unsubscribing:   Her equating Israel’s massive bombing of Gaza with the paltry and (by comparison) almost inconsequential bombing of Israel by Hamas made me sick, especially … Continue reading

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Republican Bigs Consider Donating to Hillary Clinton

America’s Aristocrats Declare Victory Against the Public; They War Now Mainly Against One-Another Eric Zuesse On August 31st, the Republican political site Politico bannered “Wall Street Republicans’ Dark Secret: Hillary Clinton 2016,” and Ben White and Maggie Haberman delivered a blockbuster report about … Continue reading

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The U.S. Is Now a ‘Third World’ Country

4.3% of Americans Survive on Less than $2/Day —  That’s Considered Poor in Even the Poorest Lands Eric Zuesse Slightly more than one American household with children in every 25 is surviving on less than $2 per day of income … Continue reading

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Diane Ravitch Condemns ‘Accountability’, I Dissent, She Responds. So: Let’s All Discuss It.

Eric Zuesse On August 29th, America’s leading voice on ‘reform’ of k-12 education condemned President Obama for being supportive of ‘accountability’ in our educational system. Headlining “Why Is the Obama Administration Making War on Teachers,” she closed by wondering, “Why did President … Continue reading

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The Day Tokyo Got Blasted by Fukushima Radiation

3/15/2011 On March 15, 2011, the winds shifted … The Fukushima radiation which had been blowing out to sea suddenly turned and hit Tokyo: The image is a screenshot we took from a video released by the French government radiation … Continue reading

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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not … Continue reading

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I Blame The Central Banks

For the coming bond bubble disaster By Chris Martenson. Cross-Posted from Peak Prosperity. The current bubbles in financial assets — in equities and bonds of all grades and quality — raging in every major market across the globe are no … Continue reading

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More than 50,000 U.S.-Backed Troops Are Fighting in Ukraine’s Civil War. Why?

Eric Zuesse The U.S. Government installed in February 2014 the current Ukrainian Government, which started Ukraine’s civil war against the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, who reject this Government. The U.S., and the Ukrainian Government that the U.S. installed, call the residents there “terrorists,” for … Continue reading

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The Crazy Money Incentive Which Led to Ferguson

You Won’t BELIEVE Why Police Harass So Many African-Americans In Ferguson We recently noted that the terrible handling of the economic crisis was one of the underlying causes of the conflict in Ferguson, Missouri. We pointed out in 2010 that … Continue reading

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Big Banks “Bought” Congress … So Credit Derivatives Are Bigger than Ever

The Causes of the 2008 Crisis Have Never Been Addressed We’ve noted for years that Washington never reined in the risky derivatives which helped cause the 2008 crash … and so the big banks hold more derivatives than ever. We’ve … Continue reading

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Former Mafia Boss Who Did a Lot of Business with Wall Street: Buy Physical Gold and Silver, Because Wall Street Steals Your Money

Crime Boss: Wall Street Has No Ethics The Colombo crime family’s former boss – Michael Franzese – says even he doesn’t trust Wall Street. Franzese – played by Joseph Bono in the 1990 Martin Scorsese movie “GoodFellas” – spent 10 years … Continue reading

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“Nazi Safaris in Ukraine: Militiaman Fighting Against Government Forces Speaks Out – ‘Some Are Willing to Pay to Hunt Insurgents’”

via: http://www.globalresearch.ca/nazi-safaris-in-ukraine-militiaman-fighting-against-government-forces-speaks-out-some-are-willing-to-pay-to-hunt-insurgents/5396524 “Nazi Safaris in Ukraine: Militiaman Fighting Against Government Forces Speaks Out – ‘Some Are Willing to Pay to Hunt Insurgents’” Highlights from an interview with an insurgent in southeastern Ukraine. Posted by Eric Zuesse. Written by Ilja Degtjarov. Original at … Continue reading

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Our ‘Enemies’ in Ukraine Speak

Eric Zuesse  co-posted along with with RINF Alternative News America’s ‘news’ media do not let the victims of Ukraine’s civil war — the people who are dying and being driven out from the southeastern regions of that country by the new … Continue reading

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Peak Inequality: The .01% And The Impoverishment Of Society

By David DeGraw. This is an adapted excerpt from my new book, The Economics of Revolution. I: The Ultra-Rich .01% II: The Systematic Impoverishment of Society III: Economic Slavery IV: Hidden Wealth & Shadow Banking V: The Aristocracy & The … Continue reading

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The Terrible Handling of the Economic Crisis Is a Cause of the Ferguson Riots

Bad Economic Policy Is Partly to Blame for Ferguson We noted 3 years ago that the terrible handling of the economic crisis would lead to civil unrest and riots. We noted that: A study this month by economists Hans-Joachim Voth … Continue reading

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What Effect Would Ebola Have On Our Economy?

The Economic Effects of Ebola Preface: Ebola will obviously have a devastating effect on those areas of West Africa where the disease is currently raging.  After all, no one wants to travel to an Ebola hot spot. But this essay … Continue reading

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Krugman: War Is BAD for the Economy

“War Necessarily Inflicts Severe Economic Harm Even On the Victor” We pointed out in 2009 that war is bad for the American economy. We noted in 2012 that military spending as “stimulus” can’t work, because conditions are different than they … Continue reading

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The REAL Looting Is Happening On Wall Street … Not In Ferguson, Missouri

Images by William Banazi Who Are the Worst Looters? The looting in Ferguson, Missouri is inexcusable. The hoodlums – apparently out-of-towners – are not only stealing and destroying private property for no good reason, but they are giving the peaceful … Continue reading

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VIDEOS: Ethnic Cleansing as a Political Tactic, Trashing Ukrainians

Getting Rid of Residents of Regions that Voted ‘the Wrong Way.’ Here’s How Obama’s Team Eliminates the Electorate  for Viktor Yanukovych (Whom Obama Overthrew in February 2014), Trashing Them So As To Assure that ‘Democracy’ in Ukraine  Won’t Elect Another … Continue reading

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Washington Post: Europe Is Stuck In a “Greater Depression”

“It’s a Little Misleading to JUST Call This a Depression. It’s WORSE than That” The Washington Post’s Wonkblog reports: Europe hasn’t recovered, because it hasn’t let itself. Too much fiscal austerity and too little monetary stimulus have, instead, put it … Continue reading

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Barely Reported, Then Totally Ignored: The EU’s Obsequiousness to Obama’s Nazism Regarding Ukraine

Eric Zuesse On 7 February 2014, Oriental Review posted “What about apologizing to Ukraine, Mrs. Nuland?” including a link to the recordings of two successive phone-conversations, uploaded to the Internet the day before, one (up through 04:10) with Obama’s Victoria Nuland telling the U.S. … Continue reading

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Two Spanish Anti-Fascists Go to Ukraine to Join Battle Against Ukraine’s Nazis

Submitted by Eric Zuesse The article below is translated from Russian without the original’s accompanying photos, which can be seen by clicking on the original: http://politikus.ru/events/26682-on-hatu-pokinul-poshel-voevat-chtob-zemlyu-v-donecke-fashistam-ne-dat.html and it’s based on the Spanish-language “Two Spaniards at the Battle of Donetsk, No … Continue reading

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Can U.S. Democrats Salvage Their Party and Country?

Why It’s Essential for All Democrats to Email Now to their Democratic Representative in the House, to Salvage the Democratic Party, and the Nation Eric Zuesse My email, below, to my Democratic Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, presents … Continue reading

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Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement, Odious Debt or Pillage?

Guest post by Ellen Brown. Argentina has now taken the US to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to go bankrupt. … Continue reading

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Ukraine-News Flash: Bloodiest Days of Ukraine’s Ethnic Cleansing Expected to Come Now

Eric Zuesse A reliably well-informed resident in the area that Obama’s Ukrainian regime is ethnically cleansing (i.e., exterminating and/or expelling) has informed this reporter (and all of this source’s previous reports to me have subsequently turned out to be true): … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Conflict: a History and Status-Report, for Ukraine, U.S., and the World

See Barack Obama’s Real Achievements in Ukraine, with Your Own Eyes, via Videos: They’re Like George W. Bush’s Real Achievements in Iraq, But Authentically Nuclear Eric Zuesse (This article will consist primarily of videos documenting actual events. The links that … Continue reading

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Obama’s Africa Summit: a Sign of Weakness Rather than Strength

Bridges Versus Bombs Obama is meeting with a number of African leaders this week. But rather than a sign of strength, it’s a sign of weakness. The Guardian reported Sunday: Barack Obama is convening the largest ever gathering of African … Continue reading

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New stock market crash, a pattern?

By Wim Grommen. Mr. Grommen was a teacher in mathematics and physics for eight years at secondary schools.  The last 15 years he studied transitions, social transformation processes, the S-curve and transitions in relation to market indices. Articles about these … Continue reading

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Sanctions Against Russia: U.S. and EU Shoot Themselves In the Foot

Sanctions Against Russia Are Hurting the West We noted last month that major American business groups are opposed to sanctions against Russia, as they hurt U.S. businesses. We pointed out that sanctions against Russia are backfiring because they are: Pushing … Continue reading

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Too Big to Fail Has NOT Ended … It’s Only Gotten WORSE

Despite “Mission Accomplished” Announcement, the Giant Banks Are Worse Than Ever Last week, Paul Krugman said too big to fail is over: There was indeed a large-bank funding advantage during and for some time after the crisis, but it has … Continue reading

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Systematically Reconstructing the Shoot-Down of the Malaysian Airliner: The Guilt Is Clear and Damning

Eric Zuesse On July 22nd, zerohedge bannered sarcastically, “Flight MH-17 Black Boxes To Be Analyzed In ‘Impartial’ London,” and reported that they would be analyzed by the U.S.-allied, anti-Russian, pro-Ukrainian, British Government. A mere four days later, on the 26th, CBS News  headlined … Continue reading

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America’s Immune System Has Failed … So the Cancers of War and Corruption are Spreading

U.S. Has Lost the Immune System Created by the Founding Fathers When someone is exposed to a germ, his immune system fights it off. If his immune system stops functioning, he can’t fight off even minor bugs … and he … Continue reading

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Standard & Poor’s: Runaway Inequality Dampens GDP Growth, Leads to Boom/Bust Cycles and Discourages Trade, Investment and Hiring

Inequality Also Dampens Social Mobility, Increases Political Pressure and Produces a Less Competitive Workforce Standard & Poor’s released a report on inequality today, concluding: Higher levels of income inequality increase political pressures, discouraging trade, investment, and hiring. Keynes first showed that … Continue reading

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Evidence Is Now Conclusive: 2 Ukrainian Government SU-25 Fighter-Jets Did Shoot Down that Malaysian Airliner. No “Buk” Missile Ground-Shot Was Involved.

Preface by Washington’s Blog: The New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Sydney Morning Herald,  International Business Times and many other news sources have reported that the numerous holes in the wreckage of Malaysian airlines flight 17 are shrapnel … Continue reading

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Obama’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread in Ukraine, Updated to 31 July 2014

Obama’s U.S. Presidency Now Is Definitely Crashing and Burning, in Ukraine. Kiev’s Government, Which Obama Installed in February Coup, Now Collapses. Eric Zuesse BACKGROUND: In late February 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and his CIA overthrew the democratically elected pro-Russian … Continue reading

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Official ‘Investigation’ into Downing of the Malaysian Plane Is Now Clearly a Hoax.

A Suspect in a Possible Crime Is Appointed to Co-Investigate It: Downing the MH-17.  Is the Investigation, into the Malaysian Plane’s Downing, Itself a Criminal Operation?  Eric Zuesse As was pointed out by investigative journalist Donn Marten at OpEdNews on July … Continue reading

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The Basic Reality, and Simple Truth, of Ukraine’s Civil War

Eric Zuesse Obama appoints the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who do this sort of thing rather randomly to the people, the … Continue reading

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First Examination of Malaysian MH-17 Cockpit Photo Shows Ukrainian Government Shot that Plane Down

Eric Zuesse On July 30th, a German pilot headlined at anderweltonline, “Shocking Analysis of the ‘Shooting Down’ of Malaysian MH17,” and he provided the first public analysis of the photos that were available immediately after the disaster, of the plane’s cockpit, and … Continue reading

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Polls Show Mutual Hostility Soars Between Russians and Americans

Eric Zuesse As the world’s two nuclear super-powers gird for possible war against each other, and the United States sends nuclear weapons to the rim of Russia, and Russia holds war-games to test its responses, the publics in both countries are increasing … Continue reading

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Top Financial Experts Say World War 3 Is Coming … Unless We Stop It

Nouriel Roubini, Kyle Bass, Hugo Salinas Price, Charles Nenner, James Dines, Jim Rogers, David Stockman, Marc Faber, Jim Rickards, Paul Craig Roberts, Martin Armstrong, Larry Edelson, Gerald Celente and Others Warn of Wider War Paul Craig Roberts – former Assistant … Continue reading

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Obama’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread in Ukraine

Is Obama’s U.S. Presidency Now Crashing and Burning, in Ukraine? Kiev’s Government He Installed in February Seems Now Collapsing Eric Zuesse A news report that includes an alleged leaked document from the head of the Ukrainian Security Service, V.O. Nalyvaichenko, to the … Continue reading

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Why the Democratic Party Will Die Unless a House Democrat Introduces a Resolution to Impeach President Obama

Eric Zuesse The only individuals who possess the Constitutional power to introduce a bill of impeachment against the President are the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans there have said that they won’t do it, and the reason … Continue reading

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Our Troops March and Drive Into Eastern Ukraine Bearing Nazi Insignia and Mass-Death

Eric Zuesse This summarizes a new video, filmed during 2-24 July 2014, uploaded to youtube on July 27th: “Azov recruits” are the Ukrainian Obama regime’s elite SS force, shown swearing their oaths, proudly holding WolfsAngel (German Nazi-insignia) flags. Mothers in … Continue reading

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The Obama Regime’s Awesome Hypocrisy

Eric Zuesse Voice of America headlined on July 26th, “US Defense Department Warns of Arms to Eastern Ukraine,” and quoted General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, as asserting: “My fear is actually, you know if I have … Continue reading

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Wall Street Shadow Banking: You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: “Time to Reboot”

One thing to be said for the women now heading the Federal Reserve and the IMF: compared to some of their predecessors, they are refreshingly honest. The Wall Street Journal reported on July 2nd: Two of the world’s most powerful women of … Continue reading

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U.S. ‘News’ Media Propagandize for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse Typical is TIME  Magazine, which headlined on 24 July 2014, “In Russia, Crime Without Punishment.” The sub-head, from Simon Shuster, “reporting” for the Russia-hating regime of Barack Obama, in the Russia-hating Ukrainian capital Kiev, was the even-more-slanted, propagandistic: “Vladimir … 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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America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President, Barack Obama, himself placed nazis into control there; the nazi control was imposed by him, via his agents. … Continue reading

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Obama Leads Republicans’ War Against Russia

Senate’s Republicans Want U.S. War Against Russia Over Ukraine, Propose U.S. Weapons-Makers’ Tax-Relief and Subsidy Act of 2014. They’ll Probably Get Their Way. They Carry Obama’s Real Agenda. Eric Zuesse S. 2277 in the U.S. Senate is a bill with 26 … Continue reading

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Republicans Rule Out Obama-Impeachment. But Democrats … We’ll See:

Eric Zuesse President Obama is the most-despised American President in history; he’s dragging his Party down, but will Democrats impeach him, as Republicans did not  impeach Bush (and thereby they became justifiably despised along with him, and so lost the … 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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Did the Other Shoe Just Drop? Big Banks Hit with Monster $250 Billion Lawsuit in Housing Crisis

For years, homeowners have been battling Wall Street in an attempt to recover some portion of their massive losses from the housing Ponzi scheme. But progress has been slow, as they have been outgunned and out-spent by the banking titans. … 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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America Is Guilty if We Don’t Prosecute Obama

Eric Zuesse I write both as a Democrat (which Barack Obama merely claims to be, but shows by his actions that he is not) and as an American (which he, unfortunately, actually is, but which Republicans often deny), in the … Continue reading

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Looking for the Next Oil Boom? Follow the Tech

Much larger than Eagle Ford and once thought to have reached peak production, new technology has brought us full circle back to the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where the recent shift to horizontal well drilling has rendered … 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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Who Profits from Ukraine’s War

an investigative report, by Eric Zuesse To start with, an explanation is needed for this article’s sheer length: The civil war now raging inside Ukraine is a turning-point in world history, regarding many different respects: For one thing, this civil … Continue reading

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How Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Congressional Republicans, Worked Together to Create the Flood of Refugee Children Into the U.S

Eric Zuesse Frances Robles of The New York Times headlined on July 9th, “Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border” and reported: More than half of the top 50 Central American cities from which children are leaving for the United States are in … 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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Your Tax Dollars at Work, in a Far-Away Land

This Is What Ethnic Cleansing Looks Like (After the Cleansing) Eric Zuesse VIDEO: “03 07 2014 Kramatorsk. Stankostroy district after shelling” (NOTE: The “terrorists” are all gone. Does that make you feel safer?) VIDEO: “Lugansk. Ukraine Airstrike Residential Area. 2 July 2014 (LPR)” (NOTE: … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s “Terrorists” Talk.

Their Message Is to America:  “Please Stop Terrorizing Us!” Here’s How That Can Be Done. Eric Zuesse A 41-minute documentary has been produced and is online, “Ukraine Crisis Today,” interviewing “terrorists” (as our side calls them) who have been bombed by the … Continue reading

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Why America Hates and Despises Victims

Eric Zuesse. Dateline: 3 July 2014 Here are photos of residents in southeastern Ukraine and of their homes that we bombed yesterday, and you see the corpses, and the grieving survivors. But Americans call them “terrorists,” even though these people … 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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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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Gallup Poll Finds Ukraine Cannot Be One Country

Eric Zuesse An April poll of Ukrainians, published in June by Gallup’s Broadcasting Board of Governors, found two shockingly opposite countries: one, in the northwest, where the view of the U.S. is favorable among more than 50% of the population; and … Continue reading

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“Ukraine’s Gangster State”

Posted by Eric Zuesse, from Russian Television, with Michael Hudson: http://michael-hudson.com/2014/06/ukraines-gangster-state/ “Ukraine’s Gangster State” June 30, 2014. By Michael [VIDEO is included.] Hard and fast insights on Ukraine’s land-grabbing, with some frightening developments unfolding. I am interviewed briefly. This could well … Continue reading

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Obama Capitulates in Ukraine War:

His Agents Seek Putin Peace Deal. Eric Zuesse On June 29th, I headlined “Obama Seems to Be Losing Ukraine War.” The latest verification of that is dramatic: The website of the EuroMaidan, Euro Maidan Press, headlined on June 30th, “The new consensus: a … Continue reading

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Ukraine: The International War-Criminal Is Obama, Not Putin

Eric Zuesse In February this year, the Obama Administration violently overthrew the freely-elected and Russia-friendly President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. We hired gunmen dressed to appear to be from the Yanukovych government firing into the “Maidan” crowd who were demonstrating against … 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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America Seems to Be Losing Ukraine’s War:

Indications Its Kiev Regime Is Crumbling. Blowback to America Could Be Substantial.   Eric Zuesse Reports coming in, both from professional analysts, and from well-informed residents of the Ukrainian areas where we are bombing the residents and assassinating their leaders (whom our … 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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Pew Poll: America Is Becoming a Nation of Political Enemies

Eric Zuesse “A threat to the nation’s well-being” — that’s what 36% of Republicans think of Democrats, and what 27% of Democrats think of Republicans. Furthermore, “Today, 92% of Republicans are to the right of the median Democrat, and 94% of Democrats … Continue reading

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Three New Evidences that Obama Is a Fascist

Eric Zuesse 1: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/wikileaks-trade-inservicesagreementsecrecy.html and here is more detail on that: http://www.world-psi.org/sites/default/files/documents/research/en_tisaresearchpaper_final_web.pdf and here is even more, the draft document itself: https://wikileaks.org/tisa-financial/press.html Obama, it turns out, thinks that financial services, and all services, are too regulated by governments in public, and should … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Brilliant Strategy for Nuclear-Blitzing Russia

  Eric Zuesse There is no mystery as to why Russia is making preparations for being hit by a U.S. nuclear attack. When the U.S. toppled the freely elected, pro-Russian, President of Ukraine, in February of this year, and replaced him with … Continue reading

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Our People in Ukraine Vandalize a Russian Bank

  Eric Zuesse   On Monday, June 22nd, a video was posted to youtube showing (starting at 3:00) a Russian bank being vandalized in Ukraine by a mob of “Right Sektor” thugs, which is the same organization who were used by Obama’s team (led … Continue reading

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